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 look back at the author's Mexican tradition of Three Kings Day feasts; S. Irene Virbila gives Scarpetta 2 1/2 stars; and C. Thi Nguyen takes a look at Alhambra's Little London Cafe.
The New York Times looks at the humble plate of hash; Eric Asimov considers the relative merits of dunkel-style beers; and The Now-You-See-It Restaurant.
Cooking at home for your returning college student; and choosing a diet for the New Year, at The Boston Globe.
The Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook, just published, showcases American Indian recipes from the Smithsonium museum cafe; and making pizza with firemen, at the Chicago Tribune.
Want to stop getting fat? Stop reaching for giant portions, reports The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Consumer Reports rates the best mass-produced chicken wings for NFL Game Day; and New Yorkers (and the rest of us) eat a lot worse than they think they do, at the New York Daily News.
At The Washington Post, local chefs trim their own fat; and checking in with Maryland organic farmer Heinz Thomet.
The Times-Picayune considers the region's sugar legacy: at a local museum, in time for the Sugar Bowl, in a cocktail recipe.