Best Food News on the Web: 8/3/2012

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

New Hampshire Chick-fil-A Sponsoring Gay Pride Fest A single franchise of the chicken chain has stepped up to sponsor the state's gay pride festivities.

New York Art Gallery Serving (Free) Grilled Rat Samplers Those suckers last week had to pay $100 for their rat meal; you can have it for free. (Read.)
 

EAT/DINE

Mash-Ups, Fast-Food Style 11 fast-food and brand-name matches made in heaven.

9 Artsy Restaurant Menus These colorful, design-savvy menus could double as decorative wall art.
 

TRAVEL

Bromance Getaways: 8 Testosterone-Fueled Trips Bros, bros, bros.

London’s Hot Tables Frank Laino, executive head concierge for The Stafford London by Kempinski, dishes on London’s top tables.

How to Eat Like a Celebrity Chef on the Road Celebrity chefs Andrew Zimmern, Anne Burrell, Nadia G., and Robert Irvine reveal their favorite snacks to eat while on the go.
 

COOK

10 Things to Know About Peruvian Cuisine The 10 most important things to remember about Peru and its food.

Favorite Regional Dishes From Competing Olympic Countries Times, scores, and medals aside, these countries make a mean dish in the kitchen.
 

RECIPES

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Recipe Quick and easy Latin-inspired twist with a smoky chipotle sauce and a garnish of grilled pineapple coins and avocado balls.

Tuna Sliders Recipe A Japanese-inspired tuna slider recipe with a little green wasabi tobiko and spicy mayonnaise (both easily found at a Japanese supermarket) to lend a kick to the fatty tuna.
 

ENTERTAIN

Dips That Break the Mold Stray away from the French onion dip, back away from the vegetable — we’re getting creative here.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s Dinner Dates Past Things may be rocky right now, but we take a look at the coy couple’s happier times.

Literary Food Moments in Young Adult Books How food plays a role in 'Harry Potter,' 'The Hardy Boys,' and more. (Keep reading.)
 

VIDEO

Jose Andres Part 1 In this first installment of At the Chef’s Table with José Andrés, TDM talks with the chef about his upbringing in Spain and particularly good family food.

Paul Qui on his New Restaurant Concept Qui gives TDM the inside scoop. Tune in.
 

DRINK

Soda Causes Permanent Weight Gain, Study Finds A recent study from the University of Bangor found that soda changes the body's metabolism.

World's Strongest Coffee Has 200 Percent More Caffeine, Promises You'll Love It Death Wish Coffee is as deadly as it sounds, but the company promises it's delicious.

The Victorian Lemonade Recipe A twist on the traditional mint julep, from the Golden Age of cocktails. Cheers.

 

FROM THE DAILY MEAL'S CULINARY CONTENT NETWORK

The Skillet Chronicles whips up a summer spritzer from hibiscus flowers.

Jenny McCoy: Sweets from a Seasonal Kitchen brings us the inside scoop on peaches. 

 

Last week's Week in Review: 7/27/2012

 

Tyler Sullivan is The Daily Meal's assistant editor. 

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