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, checking out some restaurants on Ventura Boulevard in the SFV; the newspaper's Holiday Cookie Bake-Off; and cooking with the kids on Hanukkah.

At The New York Times, when the chef's pasta maker is his (Italian) mother; on the joys of herring; and Eric Asimov's wine books worth reading.

The new trend of quality supermarket in-store dining; and coffee as the recession-proof luxury at The Boston Globe.

Considering the Spanish tapas pintxos as the ultimate party food; and how to make a good brisket, at the Chicago Sun-Times.

At the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, making spiced nut mixes for the holidays.

The Washington Post's top 10 food-related apps, from where you'd think it would be from.

Going to be in northeast Ohio on Christmas and need a place to eat? The Cleveland Plain Dealer lists what's open; and making Polish ponchiks (doughnuts) for Hanukkah.

From Chicago Tribune, the trick to a great holiday roast; and a considering rugelach recipes.

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