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, 1 1/2 stars for Fraîche; checking out Krua Siri in Thai Town; and making Pop Tarts at home.

The New York Times looks at Blood, Bones & Butter and Gabrielle Hamilton, the chef (Prune) who wrote it; an ode to coconut oil; and judging Napa cabernet's class of 2007.

The Boston Globe considers when bad websites happen to good restaurants; and the joys of the Aga range cooker.

Actor Chazz Palminteri opens a Baltimore restaurant, or finally, where to shoot The Usual Suspects, Part 2, at The Baltimore Sun.

A paean to the slider, from The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

At Chicago Tribune, Geneva chef builds an entire kitchen out of chocolate; Mardi Gras oyster recipes from Bill Daley.

A consideration of quinoa, the grain of the Incas, at The Modesto Bee.

Cookbook author Najmieh Batmanglij's Persian food revolution; and how to have a beer-pairing dinner at home, from The Washington Post.

A Chicago culinary instructor and food blogger starts a food-based “salon,” at the Chicago Sun-Times.

A consideration of gourmet burgers in Las Vegas, at The Denver Post.

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