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Our top 10 Daily Dish blog posts of 2011

January 3, 2012 |  7:00 am

InaLast year was full of big headlines in the food world. Newsmakers included the "Barefoot Contessa's" Ina Garten for rejecting a 'Make-A-Wish' cancer patient (though she later accepted), a report revealing the alarming number of calories in your favorite restaurant dishes, and Rush Limbaugh for criticizing the First Lady's weight and nutrition campaign.

The Food section captured all the news here on the Daily Dish blog. Here's a look back at our top 10 blog posts of 2011:

1. ‘Barefoot Contessa’ taking heat for repeatedly rejecting ‘Make-A-Wish' cancer patient

2. Chick-Fil-A declares Cow Appreciate Day 2011: Get your free meal on

3. Rush Limbaugh criticizes First Lady Michelle Obama’s weight, nutritional campaign

4. 8 things you probably shouldn’t eat at a chain restaurant

5. It’s Easter: How to make hard-boiled eggs, and more

6. Gordon Ramsay aghast at ‘Lady Victoria’s’ treatment at Gjelina

7. Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten was unaware of request, but will now host her young fan

8. One dish is served free – with gratitude – at Café Gratitude

9. What’s in the box at Father’s Office?

10. Nascar fans, meet the funnel bacakonator


Test Kitchen video tips: Homemade almond meal

Food Network star Guy Fieri's 'off da hook' new jewelry line

Andrew Zimmern from 'Bizarre Foods' to stop by Royal/T in January

Photo: Ina Garten. Credit: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times