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, S. Irene Virbila gives Chaya Brasserie 2 stars; Russ Parsons bakes focaccia; and food blogger Jo Stougaard of My Last Bite eats her way through Jitlada's menu.

The New York Times considers Nixon's dinner in China (opera, food, Republicans: what's not to love); Eric Asimov on the rosés of winter; and a profile of restaurateur Gabriel Stulman.

After the hunt, cooking the venison; and salsa recipes for the Super Bowl, at Chicago Tribune.

Two food bloggers' charcuterie project goes viral (or, Charcutepalooza!); and making cozy winter lunches, at The Washington Post.

Getting serious about making your own sourdough bread, with help from Tartine Bread, at The Sacramento Bee.

Chocolate and chili (no, not chile) at the 31st annual University of Okoboji Winter Games, in the Sioux City Journal.

The Denver Post reports on why spoons are disappearing from diners' tables.

Making dumplings for the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration at The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

At The Boston Globe, looking at the pop-up restaurant trend; and the joy of braising.

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