Best Food Moments of 2014

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Best Food Moments of 2014

From food mash-ups galore to a pizza delivery at the Oscars, we look back on the biggest moments in food during the year 2014.

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Greenest Super Bowl Ever

Fans come hungry, not only for the game, but for the food. When Seahawks and Broncos fans descended on New Jersey's MetLife Stadium for Superbowl XLVIII, they were entering one of the first stadiums in the world to achieve certification for meeting environmental standards set by the Green Restaurant Association, making it the "Greenest Super Bowl Ever."

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Pizza at the Oscars

Stars dressed up, Oscars were awarded and the host, Ellen DeGeneres, fed pizza to celebrities. Ellen's joke during the Academy Awards became reality when Big Mama's & Papa's Pizzeria in Los Angeles delivered pies during the awards show!

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The Epic Potato Salad Party

"I'm just making potato salad. I haven't decided what kind yet," Zach Danger Brown wrote on his Kickstarter campaign page in July. Though he only asked for, at most, $100 to make two different potato salads, he ended up earning $55,000 with the help of nearly 7,000 people's donations and threw an epic potato salad party.

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Year of the Kimchi

Kimchi is having its best year ever, creating more of a buzz on social media than Sriracha and Cronuts, combined. Try it in a recipe like Pork and Kimchi Dumplings or if you're feeling adventurous, this Kimchi Bloody Mary is a must-try!

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Nostalgic Noshes

Fans campaigned for 12 years to have Coca-Cola revive the 1990's soda Surge in September, and the cult-favorite beverage joined other limited edition foods like Crispy M&M's and Burger King's Yumbo sandwich to form this year's trend of nostalgic foods making big comebacks.

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Mobile Ordering

On October 28th, Taco Bell's website and social media accounts went dark, taking 10 million Facebook fans and 1.4 million followers on Twitter into the darkness with it, as part of a bold campaign to promote a new mobile ordering app. Many chains, like Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts and Domino’s, explored app technology in the year 2014.

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Cronut Recipe Revealed

Time named the Cronut one of the best inventions of 2013. So it's no surprise that when its creator Dominique Ansel revealed the fried pastry's secret recipe on Good Morning America weeks before his cookbook's release, it made plenty of buzz.

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Flamin' Hot Costume

When Katy Perry stepped out this Halloween dressed as a giant Flamin' Hot Cheetoh, we were impressed, not only by the creativity of her costume, but also the pop singer's spot-on taste in spicy snacks.

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Food Mash-Ups Galore

Many food mash-ups tried to top last year's Cronut, a croissant-donut hybrid, including unusual eats like the ramen fries (to accompany your ramen burger), the Donnoli and more recently the Ramnut. Cronut inventor Dominique Ansel dreamed up new creations like the Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot filled with milk, Ice Cream Sundaes in a can and the Waffogato, a waffle-shaped ice cream with maple syrup espresso.

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It's been a year filled with plenty of tasty memories. From an endless wave of food mash-ups that tried to topple the croissant-donut hybrid Cronut's reign to a star-studded pizza party during the Oscars, food has been part of the year's biggest news. With 2014 coming to close, join us as we look back at some of the most buzzed-about food events of the year.

Check out the slideshow above to discover the biggest moments in food during 2014.

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