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, the growing popularity of shochu in L.A.; connecting WIC participants with produce; and checking out Toni's Soul Burgers and Otis Jackson's Soul Dog.

At The New York Times, Eric Asimov considers barbera wines; Sam Sifton on Next, Grant Achatz' new Chicago restaurant; and reinventing ice cream favorites.

Chicago Tribune on the explosion of local food producers; and the joys of salsa and skirt steak.

10 must-try gluten-free recipes; and looking at the current food “renaissance” at The Denver Post.

At The Dallas Morning News, cold treats for the hottest month; and more fun with mangoes.

Turning gazpacho into salad, at The Detroit Free Press.

The Washington Post looks at cooking for one.

Easy summertime recipes; and considering malt and a couple who runs a malt house, in The Boston Globe.

The importance of composting as you cook; and in defense of eating bugs, at Chicago Sun-Times.

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