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, Nancy Silverton on her chocolate dessert at Mozza; roasting coffee beans at home; and where to eat brunch during the holidays.

The New York Times looks at the year's most notable cookbooks; Eric Asimov on the choices available among great wines; and more fun with chefs at home.

The joys of poaching seafood in olive oil; and a consideration of veal, at the Chicago Sun-Times.

Long-range planning for great holiday parties, at The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The Denver Post's 2011 cookbook gift guide; and a new brewery opens in Arvada.

At the Charlotte Observer, new legislation would let all breweries hold tastings and sales; and Chapel Hill continues to stall its food trucks.

Home cooks and their holiday bazaars and bake sales, from The Modesto Bee.

At Chicago Tribune, a 101 course on holiday cookie decoration; and the results of Tribune's annual holiday cookie contest.

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