Best Food News on the Web: 7/13/2012

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

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

The Best 'Chopped' Application You'll Read All Day Get this guy on television, ASAP. Please read. 

Munchies Aside, Pot May Help Curb Obesity Researchers are examining the effects of smoking weed on obesity, diabetes, and other weight-related health issues. 

 

EAT/DINE

America’s Most Outrageous French Fries A collection of deliciously unique french fries, in honor of National French Fries Day. (So good.)

How Many People Could Live for a Year on Corn Used for Biofuels? New studies show negative effects of rising ethanol production on global food market. Read on.

 

TRAVEL

Best Beach Eats Around the World Sun, sand, and food. Pictures too. 

Mario Batali’s 9 Favorite Restaurants Around the World Batali dishes his favorite places to dine across the globe. (He is the expert.)

 

COOK

How to Caramelize Sugar Understanding caramel is as easy as learning how to make it. (And here's how.)

Cucumbers Are Calling Cucumbers are all the rage this summer, so get inspired with these recipes and see if you can contend with TDM’s Recipe SWAT Team challenge. 

 

RECIPES

Galbi Recipe The most popular backyard/outdoor barbecue dish in Korean homes.

Jalebi Recipe Crunchy little sweet treats, courtesy of India.

 

ENTERTAIN

Big Food: Great Dishes That Bring People Together Around the world, large-format dishes bring people together. (What could be better than big food?)

Celebrity Go-To Party Recipes What are the stars serving up at their parties? We have the inside scoop.

 

VIDEO

Jon Bonnell On His New Book 'Texas Favorites' Don't mess with Texas. 

Michelle Bernstein's Summer Entertaining Tips Watch and learn. 

 

DRINK

The Can Van Brings Beer Canning to Breweries Five grad students get the mobile beer canning service rolling.

Hump Day Cocktail From ShakeStir: The Festina Bellini Recipe A beer-based cocktail that takes bellinis to a whole new level.

 

FROM THE DAILY MEAL'S CULINARY CONTENT NETWORK

Ingrenients, Inc. brings us "5 Health Benefits of Watermelon."

10th Kitchen stirs up some "Cucumber-Cilantro Margaritas."

 

 

Last week's Week in Review: 7/5/2012

 

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