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  • 7 Incredible Street Foods Every World Traveler Must Try

    How many items from The Daily Meal's savory and sweet street foods bucket list have you tried?How many items from The Daily Meal's savory and sweet street foods bucket list have you tried?While many travelers make it a priority to book a table at Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, some of the best food - street food - can be had for a fraction of the cost, in the most unlikely of places.

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    From stainless steel push carts and dubious-looking night market stalls to kiosks and the backs of bicycles, street food is ubiquitous around the world.

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    From the familiar New York City hot dog and Belgian pomme frites to the venerated Vietnamese bánh mì and lesser-known Taiwanese stinky tofu, street food comes in a palette of palate-pleasing dishes, from savory, deep-fried munchies like Amsterdam's kroket to sweet treats like a Breton crêpe.

    The Daily Meal has canvassed the globe, eating everything from crowd-pleasing gelato to a fear-inducing but oh-so-amazing spleen sandwich, to curate its list of 10 favorite street foods sure to provide any traveler, from the novice to the pro,

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  • Creative and Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Wedding Cake

    Cherish your special day with these recycled wedding cake ideas. Cherish your special day with these recycled wedding cake ideas. The wedding day is over, and the honeymoon bags are finally put away. And as your mind wanders back to that special day, you remember the three layers of frosted wedding cake sitting in your freezer.

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    Let's face it - even though it can be one of the most expensive items on your wedding bill, the wedding cake often gets passed up for the band and dancing, and at the end of the night you're left with the bulk of it to bring home. The cake is beautiful and delicious, and wasting it by throwing it away is the last thing you want to do, but oftentimes it's hard to avoid. We know that an all-day pajamas and television marathon while you enjoy the middle layer probably isn't in your plans for your first few months of marriage, so consider that there are other creative ways to use up that colossal confection.

    Chef Robin Selden knows how important it is for you not to waste your wedding cake. As an executive chef at Marcia Selden Catering, a company

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  • 5 Incredibly Awesome Record-Breaking Food Feats

    Worlds Largest Omelette Worlds Largest Omelette There's something about the quest for a world record that brings out the wackier side of our nature. Records in sports are impossible to achieve unless you're a world-class professional athlete, but food-related records are seemingly attainable as long as you're willing to put a lot of work into it. And from creating the world's largest pizza to eating the most Swedish meatballs in one minute, there are some wild food feats out there. We've rounded up the Top 5 and ranked them according to level of outrageousness.

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    While most of us might not ever get the chance to break a record, almost everyone enjoys being the best in their circle at something. It's validating to be the go-to person when a circumstance arises; whether it's in an athletic, intellectual, or even culinary arena. Who doesn't want people begging them to be on their trivia or recreational team, or have their friends and family petition for a certain dish to make an appearance at a

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  • Have You Ever Seen a Doughnut Wedding Cake?

    Wedding caDonut Wedding CakeDonut Wedding Cakekes are an art form - an edible art form for that matter. And for many brides, the wedding cake is just as important as the dress and bouquet on their big day. A wedding cake is not something that is simply eaten and forgotten; it makes a statement with how good it looks, how great it tastes, and it reflects the bride and groom as a couple.

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    A backyard wedding can be anything but conventional. After all, who needs cake when you have donuts? This creative couple was looking for more than your average slice of cake for their wedding.

    So they called on famous Voodoo Doughnut Shop in Portland, Ore., to provide a variety of their tastiest treats. They are artfully stacked on a wooden pedestal tier that is perfect for a rustic cabin wedding!

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    From fairy-tale castle cakes to themed movie cakes, there's a cake for everyone.

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    -Jessica Chou, The Daily Meal

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  • 7 Creative Ways to Make Delicious Wings

    One of the beauties of chicken is that it's essentially a blank canvas.One of the beauties of chicken is that it's essentially a blank canvas.The classic Buffalo or hot wing is typically coated in a hot sauce (Frank's Red Hot if you're the real deal) after being fried. While we have nothing against this classic preparation and, in fact, have included a superb recipe below, one of the beauties of chicken is that it's essentially a blank canvas for whatever seasonings or flavor profiles you want to cook it with.

    You can go with an Asian-inspired dish using ginger and garlic or try Indonesian flavors with turmeric, coriander, and garlic, or give them an Italian flare with Parmesan and parsley - whatever you choose, they will work fantastically. Just as long as you don't mess up while cooking them.

    Tip: If you're hosting a large party, pre-bake the wings and then quickly cook them in the fryer or under the broiler to warm them and crisp them up right before serving.

    Ginger-Turmeric Wings Recipe

    This recipe was inspired by my mother's traditional Indonesian fried chicken, ayam goreng. But instead of deep-frying the wings, I

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  • 5 Things You Need to Have at Thanksgiving Dinner This Year

    10 Things You Should Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner10 Things You Should Bring to Thanksgiving DinnerAfter years of hosting Thanksgiving at your house, you are finally off the hook. Don't get us wrong, we love planning Thanksgiving dinners more than the average folk, but every now and then it is nice to be the guest and not the host. This year, someone else can stress about making the perfect turkey and the not burning the pumpkin pie - all you need to do is show up, right?

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    Well, not exactly. While you may be eager to pass the buck this holiday, if you ever received any help over the years, you know how appreciated it was. Manners dictate that no matter how much the host insists, you should never show up to a holiday empty-handed. After all, this new host is taking a huge weight off your shoulders. The least you can do is bring something useful.

    "Useful" can be an ambiguous term. Of course you can always bring a dish, but most likely since your host has been planning this meal for quite some time, they have the food covered.

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  • Essential Tailgating Tools from Your Kitchen

    Portable StovePortable StoveCan you feel that?

    It's the distinct change of season, and it's in the air. The weather is getting cooler, leaves are changing colors, and the holiday season chatter is just about to begin.

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    And of course, there's the biggest hint of all that a new season has arrived - the start of football.

    For many, tailgating has become a sport in and of itself. There are competitions and practice runs, special equipment, and game plans. And when it comes to tailgating, you really can't overplay the importance of good equipment. As any good tailgating chef will tell you, the games and drinks can only get you so far, because the food at a tailgating party is really the main event.

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    Here, we've rounded up some important - if somewhat unconventional - essential tailgating equipment that the most seasoned tailgater uses to make sure their cook-athon goes off without a hitch. From

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  • Perfect Pork: 3 New Delicious Pork Recipes

    Pork is an easy and inexpensive ingredient.Pork is an easy and inexpensive ingredient.Whether you are grilling a pork chop, shredding pork shoulder for tacos, or simply using bacon and all its possibilities, we can all agree that pork is a juicy and delicious ingredient. Pork is an inexpensive alternative to beef, and like chicken, it can take on bold flavors. Check out a few of these recipes and be inspired to incorporate pork into your next dish.

    This week, the Cook editors at The Daily Meal wanted to showcase pork. We put the Culinary Content Network and our staff to the test to come up with tasty pork recipes that are anything but boring. Here are some of the highlights:

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    As the weather cools down, there is nothing like coming home to an apartment filled with the aroma of meat that has been slow-cooking all day. These carnitas made my kitchen smell amazing, and they were delicious and easy to make, too.

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    Green Chile Pork Taco Recipe

    Green chiles are a trademark of Southwest

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  • 5 Easy Stir-Fry Recipes You Have to Try

    Korean Spicy Stir-Fried SquidKorean Spicy Stir-Fried SquidStir-fry is the savior of the busy weeknight cook. Once all of the meat and vegetables are chopped and the sauce is mixed together, it takes just minutes to cook everything and get dinner on the table. And it's an attractive and far tastier option than popping a frozen pizza into the oven - it takes less time, and results in a healthier and balanced meal, with fresh vegetables, lean protein, and carbohydrates. So why not give it a try?

    Before you stir-fry: It's generally a good idea to start a pot of rice or the rice cooker first thing. That way, by the time the stir-fry is done, the rice will be done, too.

    Then, prep all of your ingredients. Things happen fast while stir-frying; this isn't the time to be chopping vegetables while meat is cooking on the stove.

    Why you should stir-fry: Keeping a carbon steel wok seasoned requires regular use. Otherwise, the wok will lose its patina, the natural nonstick coating that forms over time on the cooking surface. Click here to see How to

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  • LeBron James’ Wedding Weekend

    Lebron James Wedding WeekendLebron James Wedding WeekendBasketball living legend LeBron James married his high school sweetheart over the weekend in lavish style and perfect privacy. While the NBA star had a strict no phone policy, he sure didn't restrict much when it came to the weekend's food or entertainment.

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    The weekend wedding at The Grand Del Mar was reportedly kicked off with a "welcome barbecue" and ended with a "farewell brunch." The details surrounding the festivities are scant, due to the couple holding guests to a very strict privacy policy, but The Village Mill Bread Company, a local vendor near the wedding site, reportedly told Fox affiliate KSWB that someone ordered 500 loaves of brioche from them to be delivered Saturday, but didn't confirm it was for the wedding.

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    The actual reception reportedly featured a five-course meal with many appetizers, but in the interest of privacy, the director of catering at The Grand Del Mar declined to comment on

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