December 9, 2010 | 8:00am
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, 13 of the year's best cookbooks; Obikà Mozzarella Bar gets 1 1/2 stars; and Heather and Jenny Goldberg, the sisters behind Spork Foods, bring vegan to the people.
The New York Times, Julia Moskin on the year's best cookbooks; how junk food is comfort food on Capitol Hill; and restaurant owners who rule the dining room.
The mathematics of dining out with friends during a recession; and rebuilding the food pyramid for 2010, at the Boston Globe.
At Chicago Tribune, Amanda Hesser and her latest cookbook; and standout recipes from the year's best cookbooks.
Holiday cookie recipes; and great holiday gifts for food people, from The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The results of the annual holiday cookie contest, from The Dallas Morning News.
From the Modesto Bee, breakfasts you can make ahead; and why alcohol and caffeine (in the form of Four Loco) can make a bad combination.
At the Denver Post, holiday cookie recipes; and in the kitchen with Martha, via iPad.
Holiday gifts to make, give and eat; and the joys of fonduta, or Italian-style fondue, at the Chicago Sun-Times.