Best Food News on the Web: 12/27/2013

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Second servings of great food and drink stories from The Daily Meal that you may have missed this week

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You missed them the first time, so grab a helping of these great stories on their second time around.

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.
 

TOP NEWS/HOT ITEMS

Everything Important That Happened in Food in 2013 Way too many stories made the headlines this year. We've condensed it for you.

Neighborhood Cookie Lady Shut Down by Complaint A Minnesota mom has been distributing weekly cookies for 15 years.

 

COOK

8 Foods That Are Good for Your Sex Life Check out this list and let your fantasies run wild.

15 Best Chocolate Cake Recipes Chocolate cake is the highlight of any meal, but find out which recipes are best.

 

RECIPES

Chef Elizabeth Falkner’s Eggnogarita Recipe Falkner's recipe is a combination of brandy, rum, and bourbon with homemade crème anglaise, shaken ice cold with ice and a sugar nutmeg rim.

Carnitas de Lechon Recipe Oven-roasted shredded suckling pig, habanero-sour orange salsa, chicharron salad and guacamole.

 

EAT/DINE

8 Foods That Shouldn’t Be Nuggets We’re not sure who thought these were a good idea.

The Unhealthiest Food in the Food Court We found the unhealthiest menu items at 12 food court staples, and it ain’t pretty.

 

DRINK

13 Fine Sparkling Wines for New Year’s EveThese wines are great for toasting, but they are equally admirable for feasting.

Kombucha! Cookbook Shows You How To ‘Do’ Kombucha Eric and Jessica Child’s cookbook explains everything there is to know about kombucha.

 

TRAVEL

7 Culinary Reasons to Visit Iceland The best kept 'food secrets' of Iceland.

8 Dishes to Try in Peru Local specialties you should try when visiting Peru.

 

ENTERTAIN

8 Tips for Bringing a Date to a NYE Party Lizzie Post helps make the holiday romantic and manageable with these tips.

10 Tips for Making the Perfect New Year’s Eve Toast David Tutera helps us raise our glass with class.

 

VIDEO

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos at The 50 Yard Lounge Barry Frisch of Taquitoria demonstrates how to make delicious buffalo chicken taquitos with just the right amount of kick.

Homemade Chestnut Rigatoni with Braised Veal, Brussel Sprouts and Roasted Squash Colorful, homemade and delicious chestnut rigatoni makes a visually pleasing and taste bud-exciting dish for the holiday season.

 

FROM THE DAILY MEAL'S CULINARY CONTENT NETWORK

The Portland 75 Cocktail This cocktail is tart and Christmas Tree-like.

Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal Getting its name from a very popular ice cream flavor, this baked oatmeal boasts sweet bananas, chopped walnuts and sweet chocolate with a vanilla oatmeal base.

 

Haley WIllard is The Daily Meal's assistant editor. Follow her on Twitter @haleywillrd.

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