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.

The Los Angeles Times looks at the gratin; 1 1/2 stars for Jamie Lauren's Beechwood Restaurant; and checking out Okinawan food at Habuya in Tustin.

More fun with doughnuts, with more (and more) doughnut shops opening; the ups and downs of raising goats in urban settings; and cooking with shaved steak, at The New York Times.

The cupcake fad continues inexorably onward; and dinner for 2,000 at The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, from The Boston Globe.

Top 20 deals at Orange County Restaurant Week; and O.C.'s Casey's Cupcakes wins “Cupcake Wars.” from The Orange County Register.

At Chicago Tribune, how to shop and cook on a budget; and your Top Chef recap.

Checking in with the North America Pizza & Ice Cream Show, at the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Man versus food, or the motivations vary for attempting local food challenges, from The Baltimore Sun.

At The Washington Post, Andreas Viestad reviews Nathan Myhrvold's “Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking”; and two beef-loving U.S. Navy employees launch a meat-brokering business, White House Meats.

The Denver Post considers the relative importance of Denver on the culinary map.

More fun with brining, at the Chicago Sun-Times.

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