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 cult of the AeroPress coffeemaker; Hostaria del Piccolo gets 2 stars; and a Middle-Eastern menu for Purim.

At The New York Times a paean to the leek; Joan Nathan considers Purim; and Eric Asimov looks at the wines of Priorat in Spain.

A former professional ballerina opens a restaurant; and taking a look at the Irish dish colcannon for St. Patrick's Day, at the Denver Post.

How to slow cook an oft-overlooked piece of the animal: the legs, from the Chicago Tribune.

The Washington Post looks at a Virginia wine that might rival Bordeaux; and finding great Texas BBQ in D.C.

How to make a great corned beef and cabbage dinner, from The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

At The Boston Globe, a great story about two nutritionists who give advice about feeding picky eater kids; and some fun ways to cook squid. (No, the stories are not related.)

Bushmill's Irish whiskey holds a contest on Facebook, with winners heading to Ireland to learn whiskey secrets — and probably drink some — from the New York Daily News.

The long history of butter, plus its many uses, at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

The Chicago Sun-Times brings us more fun with potato recipes, again for St. Patrick's Day.

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