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
elBulli to Reopen for a Month for Hollywood's Sake 'EL BULLI' producer Jeff Kleeman shares that Ferran Adrià will reopen so the actors can immerse themselves in the experience.
Danny Bowien Says Mission Chinese Is Overhyped, Talks Backlash and Spandex We chatted with the Mission Chinese chef last night about possible expansions and that Momofuku '80s video.
What Do Chefs Give Up for Lent? Meat? Chocolate? Booze? Surrounded by food and drink all day, these food folk need extra fortitude to deprive themselves.
Duff Goldman: 'I Really Didn’t Expect Any of This' The 'Ace of Cakes' pastry chef will be baking a wedding cake for a couple denied for being gay.
How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter by Matt Kepnes Truly frugal ways to travel the globe and eat cheaper on the road.
150 Years and Still Going Strong: How Bacardi Rum Is Made A step-by-step guide to the rum-making process.
8 High-Sodium Foods That Are OK to Eat Sodium, au naturel, is not as bad as it seems with these helpful tips.
9 Surprising Ways to Add More Fiber to Your Diet You know you need more fiber in your diet, but have you thought of these ways to do it?
Rebirth Kickin' Chicken and Wicked-Ass Waffles Recipe The combination of salty chicken, sweet waffles, and syrup makes your taste buds do a dance.
Barbecue Oysters Recipe Served with bourbon barbecue sauce and blue cheese rémoulade, these fried oysters offer delicious little bursts of flavor that will delight party guests.
25 Date Nights at Home Spend a great night with your better half in the comfort of your own home.
Take a Bite Out of These 14 Heart-Inspired Cakes Just in time for Valentine’s Day, these love-themed confections will make your heart sing.
Ricardo Zarate Dishes on His New Restaurant Paiche We talk to the Los Angeles-based Peruvian chef about what's next for him, sourcing ingredients, and sustainability.
At the Chef's Table: Wolfgang Puck Part 1 We sit down with the Spago chef to discuss his childhood inspirations and first job.
What Your Drink Order Says About You on a Date What your drink really says about you on a date — and how to impress your date at the bar.
What's the Newest Starbucks Drink to Hit Menus? Hint: it's a variation on your favorite Starbucks drink, this time with a new flavor.
FROM THE DAILY MEAL'S CULINARY CONTENT NETWORK
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Tyler Sullivan is the Assistant Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @atylersullivan