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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, Momed gets 1 1/2 stars; a consideration of El Mesόn Criollo in Van Nuys; and affordable kitchen gifts.

The New York Times looks at bartenders (including those at the Varnish); Eric Asimov on port; and Mark Bittman on the slushie, for their holiday drinks issue.

More fun with babka, and a consideration of cocktail historian David Wondrich and his new book, Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl, at The Boston Globe.

The Denver Post's list of 2010's best cookbooks; and the right potatoes for making latkes.

At The Dallas Morning News, tips for last-minute entertaining.

Top Chef Power Index and results of the 2010 Cookie Contest, at Chicago Tribune.

The Washington Post's list of best cookbooks of 2010; and a holiday gift guide for food lovers.

How to make your own condensed milk; and more gifts for food lovers, at the Charlotte Observer.

Hanukkah in transition, a global feast, at the Chicago Sun-Times.


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