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, Tom Colicchio considers the under-rated joys of vinaigrette; the return of the California salmon; and a look at downtown's Más Malo.

At The New York Times, New York is having its own Dîner en Blanc; the new soda jerk renaissance; and rosés of a different color.

Boston joins the food swap movement; a Massachusetts woman preserves ancient grains at her Heritage Wheat Conservancy, from The Boston Globe.

A list of America's best beer cities; and Paula Deen may lose her chickens, at The New York Daily News.

The Denver Post considers solitary dining; and previewing Denver's Great American Beer Fest.

A consideration of biscotti, at The Modesto Bee.

The Fancy Food Show comes to Washington, D.C., at The Washington Post.

At the Chicago Sun-Times, where to find kitchen bargains; and when to buy organic if you're concerned with pesticides in produce.

Winners of the newspaper's Lousy Cooks Contest get a cooking lesson, at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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