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, 1 1/2 stars for The Old Place, an actual old place near Agoura Hills; checking out Guisados in Boyle Heights; and a consideration of Paso Robles Mourvèdre.

At The New York Times, a model-turned-guru on what to eat; Eric Asimov considers teroldegos; and the arrival of honey mussels.

For Valentine's Day, the many flavors of whoopie pies at The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Lots of chocolate recipes; and 10 winter drinks to try, from The Boston Globe.

A beginner makes red velvet cake, at the Shreveport Times.

Readers share their thrifty kitchen tips from the Charlotte Observer.

An Amish cook discusses seasonality and cooking, from Tacoma's News Tribune.

The Washington Post looks at how chefs who are married to chefs handle Valentine's Day; and dealing with salt consumption in the wake of new sodium guidelines.

Roasting your own coffee, at the San Jose Mercury News.

Chicago Tribune tests rolling pins, which is really cool if you think about it. Hope they made pies.

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