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, L.A.'s hot dog renaissance; a consideration of the Mexican drink pulque; and a look at Tofu King, where you can find stinky tofu.

At The New York Times, asking whether cookbooks are becoming obsolete; Eric Asimov on wines for Thanksgiving dinner; and turning to the crowd to raise money for new restaurants.

Predicting Michelin in Chicago; and some must-try fall recipes at Chicago Tribune.

Cleveland has apparently become food obsessed, according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

At The Boston Globe, that paper's fall 2011 cookbook suggestions; and big values in little wines.

Making homemade crackers, plus lots of recipes, at The Sacramento Bee.

An ode to apples, (via the AP); and the ongoing renaissance of Denver's restaurant scene, at The Denver Post.

Checking in on some new Baltimore food trucks; and a guide to celebrating Thanksgiving at local restaurants, at The Baltimore Sun.

LA Weekly