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, S. Irene Virbila gives Ecco in Costa Mesa 1 1/2 stars; a look at Sarah Gim's TasteSpotting website; and Russ Parsons considers scrambled eggs.

The New York Times considers Charlie Trotter's position in the current food world; getting flavor from meat without browning; and Eric Asimov considers lagrein.

At Chicago Tribune, Chicago's must-try dishes; and the joys of green lentils.

More beer (as in new stadium stands) at Cleveland Indians games; and a cooking oil tutorial, at the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

How to actually eat well while in college; from The Boston Globe.

From The Denver Post, cooking with booze; and, in a bit of symmetry, easy substitutes to make alcohol-free dishes.

A Sacramento couple mashes up Mexican and Italian cuisines; and some new kitchen gadgets, at The Sacramento Bee.

At the New York Daily News, a gluten-free chocolate sandwich cookie recipe.

What to drink with pork; more fun with Latvian home cooks, from the Chicago Sun-Times.

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