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.

In the Los Angeles Times, a consideration of congee; and an argument for taking Grenache seriously.

The kitchen pot, or what the culture of marijuana means for some chefs; Eric Asimov on the decline of Bordeaux; and an influential urban farmer retires, at The New York Times.

Chicago Tribune has a story about tomatillos; a review of former Spago and Campanile pastry chef Kim Boyce's whole grain cookbook.

A local family raises a small herd of pasture-fed Black Angus cattle, at The Boston Globe.

On the road and in the kitchen in Croatia; and tips for cooking with vegetables, from The Denver Post.

Smoking on the grill is easier than you might think, from The Dallas Morning News.

At the Chicago Sun-Times, making the Indian flatbread roti; a White Sox shortstop, Cuban-born Alexei Ramirez, finds good Cuban food at a local eatery.

The hunt for true grits, at The Charlotte Observer.

From The Modesto Bee, how to turn your freezer into a meal bank.

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