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, 2 1/2 stars for Pizzeria Mozza Newport Beach; cooking Christmas dinner with a Chinese grandmother's recipes; and novelist Janet Fitch remembers her mother's kitchen.
At The New York Times, the joys of roasting a whole beef tenderloin; David Tanis considers fishmongers' stew; and Eric Asimov and company taste test 20 bottles of blanc de blancs Champagne (pity the newspaperman).
A consideration of gingerbread, a dessert located in Colonial times and history, at The Boston Globe.
Chicago Tribune looks at Christmas food traditions from around the world.
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The Baltimore Sun checks in on local chocolatiers.
How to roast chestnuts on a Weber grill, at The Washington Post.