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.
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Everything You Need to Know About Food During the Government Shutdown There's a salmonella scare, but you might be able to process your passport.
Beer Grain Used to Make Granola Bars Get some beer in the morning with your granola.
White House Thanksgiving Traditions Through the Years Even presidents need to celebrate Turkey Day.
20 Surprising Facts About Food Network and Its Stars The new book 'From Scratch: Inside the Food Network' is full of interesting information.
10 Foods Americans Eat That Are Banned Around the World From mac and cheese to lemon-flavored soda, these common foods in America include ingredients that other countries ban.
Biscuit Bar and More at the New Omni Nashville Hotel The newly opened hotel embraces Nashville, Tenn.’s food scene with 2 restaurants, a bar, and a coffee shop.
Is My Turkey Done? Best Meat Thermometers for the Holidays For Turkey Day success, be sure to use one of these.
How to Poach an Egg in the Microwave Find out how to get a perfectly poached egg in the microwave.
Rustic Caramel Apple Tart Recipe To give an apple tart a new kick, this recipe calls for some homemade caramel.
Four-Onion Pizza with Goat Cheese Recipe This recipe celebrates the many shades of onion.
10 Geek-Themed Weddings If you’re a nerd to the core, here are some authentically geeky ways to get hitched.
10 Haunted House Ideas From Your Kitchen A house of horrors could be hiding inside your cabinet.
Bacon Tips From the Bacon Bar We head to Chef Geoff's Tysons to learn how to properly cook everyone's favorite pork product.
The Best of the Chelsea Market Foods of New York Tours takes us on a delicious tour of all that the historic Chelsea Market has to offer.
Starbucks CEO and Founder Starts Petition Against Government Shutdown Howard Schultz has started a petition, which was made widely available at Starbucks around the country today, that urges the U.S. government to reach an agreement and reopen.
New York City Wine & Food Festival with Ray Isle The executive wine editor of Food & Wine magazine, Ray Isle, gave us some insight into the events he will be hosting at New York City’s Wine & Food Festival next weekend as well as some of his favorite wine experiences.
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Nori Quinoa Salad With fall’s arrival, a hearty grain salad is ideal for supper.
Chocolate Brioche This rich, chocolate and coffee-scented, bittersweet chocolate-studded dough bakes into the most decadent loaf of bread ever.
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