The Thursday Edition: A Roundup of Newspaper Food Stories

What's the country reading today food-wise? Here's a roundup of some of the food-related stories from other newspapers, many of which print their food sections mid-week. And remember, even if you don't actually buy papers these days (or not; this paper is free), it's where most of your content comes from. Surf away. Just remember that spilling your macchiato over your keyboard is a lot more expensive than spilling it across newsprint.

At the Los Angeles Times, S. Irene Virbila gives 2 1/2 stars to Waterloo & City; and Sarah Karnasiewicz delves into homemade popsicles.

Kim Severson at the New York Times writes about personal-sized watermelons; while Eric Asimov enters the world of mezcal.

The Washington Post's Kristen Hinman declares a bowl of mussels the unofficial dish of Washington; and Joe Yonan suggests that if you cook just for yourself, you ought to start enjoying shallots.

Lisa Donovan at the Chicago Sun-Times tells you to leave your corn husks alone; as Janet Rausa Fuller enjoys this year's crop of tomatoes.

Emily Wise Miller teaches you how to make honey-hoisin ribs over at the Dallas Morning News.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel gives us recipes from their state fair; and Mary-Liz Shaw offers tips for your summer preserves.

William Hageman at the Chicago Tribune asks if the Dorset naga is the hottest pepper in the world; while Julia Edwards finds uses for basil other than pesto.


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