Best Food News On The Web: 11/23/2012

Sure, it's been a busy week. So you may have missed some of the great stories put out by The Daily Meal's talented editors and their fantastic special contributors. But you wouldn't want to head into the weekend having missed some of the best food stories on the Web. So here's a second serving of some of the great food and drink stories that you definitely shouldn't have missed.



'I Poured Turkey Drippings Into Soap' and More Thanksgiving Horror Stories Richard Blais, Spike Mendelsohn, and more chefs share their worst Thanksgivings ever.

RIP: A Brief History of the Twinkie From the very beginnings to the very end, here are some tidbits about the classic cake before it disappears.


The Worst College Food in America Higher education, lower culinary expectations.

The Best Burritos in America Wrapped and ready to blow your mind.


27 Iconic Street Foods Every World Traveler Must Try From Brussels to Beijing, The Daily Meal's savory and sweet street foods bucket list.

Kingsford Factory Tour: How Charcoal Is Made Mark Damon Puckett explores the history of charcoal briquettes while touring the Kingsford charcoal factory.


A Black Friday Survival Guide for the Home Cook Ready, set, go — be prepared this year with this helpful shopping guide for the home cook. 

5 Things I Learned From Bobby Flay A short but sweet encounter with the celebrity chef, who gave me 5 invaluable tips.


Porchetta Recipe Crisp, crackly skin redolent with the flavor and aroma of rosemary, fennel seed, and garlic encases a moist, flavorful interior that's delicious to the last bite.

Olive Oil Cake Recipe This extra-virgin olive oil cake is moist and just a touch sweet. 


The Daily Meal's Guide to Thanksgiving Treats Save these sweet gift ideas for next year's host or hostess. 

8 Tips to Achieving a Unique Soirée Kelven Book and Canard, Inc. are sharing their party planning tips.


Guy Fieri Doesn't Care What Critics Say Pete Wells skewered Fieri's Guy's American Kitchen & Bar — here's what Fieri told The Daily Meal about critics.

Chefs' Thanksgiving Disasters Chefs including Johnny Iuzzini and Bill Telepan divulge their Turkey Day horrors.


The Beers of Thanksgiving NFL Game Day Patriots versus Jets, Redskins versus Cowboys, Texans verus Lions: the beers to go with your team matchup.

10 Alternatives to Boring Hot Chocolate These hot chocolates are anything but traditional: The Daily Meal's favorite hot chocolate around the country.



Ingredients, Inc. brings us "Rosemary Citrus Turkey Rub for Thanksgiving."

Shut Up & Cook whips up some "Roasted Plums with Candied Ginger in Shredded Phyllo Nests."


Tyler Sullivan is the Assistant Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @atylersullivan