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, a consideration of the apron; a story on biscotti; and S. Irene Virbila revisits Valentino and bestows 3 stars.

Louisiana officials say that the state's seafood is just fine, despite the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf Coast; a recipe for coconut shrimp with pineapple salsa, from the Times-Picayune.

In The New York Times, Mark Bittman makes sushi without the fish; making moonshine in the 21st century; and Sam Sifton reviews Nate Appleman's East Village pizza joint, Pulino's.

Where to eat on Mother's Day if you're in Cleveland; and the Midwestern city discovers Tecate beer, at the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

At the Denver Post, Rockie's pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez (who recently pitched a perfect game) loves his mother's Dominican cooking; a consideration of the safety issues surrounding raw milk.

At the Boston Globe, a new generation of Vietnamese-American chefs reinvent crawfish cooking; a consideration of your mother's cooking.

Spike Mendelsohnh's 20 burgers of summer, at The Seattle Times.

Discovering the joys of tandoori fish; a slim volume helps bulk food buyers, at Chicago Tribune.

The inherent problems of eating live octopus, at the New York Daily News.

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