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The Wednesday Edition: A Roundup of Today's 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 on Wednesday. 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.

The Washington Post asks why discounted food is priced lower in "Gut Check: Sure, It's Cheaper. But Why?"

Los Angeles Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila eats at home, from the Moro cookbooks.

From the New York Times: A departing Frank Bruni plays cultural anthropologist.

A Boston Globe article discusses the history of and symbolism of dates, a significant food during Ramadan.

At the Wall Street Journal, the chain burger wars are heating up: Hardee's and Carl's Jr. will offer rebates to customers who prefer McDonald's.

Times-Picayune food editor Judy Walker continues the story of a New Orleans mirliton grower.