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.

The Los Angeles Times looks at the classic California fish soup cioppino; David Karp on the Dekopon, a rare Japanese citrus; and 2 stars for Petrossian.

At The New York Times, Eric Asimov considers Côtes du Rhônes; checking in on Next, Grant Achatz' new restaurant; and for actresses, is a big appetite part of the show?

Restaurant veterans give their secrets to success; and the cult status of quinoa, at the Denver Post.

At The Modesto Bee, a consideration of the joys of citrus.

Cooking for one; and a reporter writes about his week of reducing salt consumption, at The Washington Post.

A look at the food at Case Western Reserve University's dining hall, at The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

An ode, more or less, to the mortar and pestle, from The Baltimore Sun.

The Boston Globe asks if we have “nutrition fatigue,” or why we talk about whole grains more than we eat them; and a consideration of why we like smoked foods so much.

The Chicago Sun-Times looks at mood-boosting foods (salmon! lentils!).

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