What's the country reading today, foodwise? Here's a roundup of some of the food-related stories from other newspapers, many of which print their food sections midweek. 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, a profile of Bill Chait, the guy behind Rivera, Sotto, Playa, Short Order, etc.; checking out House of Chicken in Hawthorne; and the joys of the hearty Mexican stew puchero.

At The New York Times, a war correspondent finds comfort food — in a war zone; 3 stars for Italian sandwiches; and Yannick Alléno's Parisian hot dogs.

The joy of paczkis for Polish Fat Tuesday; and going without an oven, at the Chicago Sun-Times.

The top 10 burgers in Baltimore, from The Baltimore Sun.

Eating meat and considering the morality of it simultaneously; and the considerable joys of cazuelas, at The Washington Post.

From The Cleveland Plain Dealer, an international beer festival and other local beer happenings.

Favorite mac & cheese recipes; and a new wave of mixologists elevate Boston's bar culture, at The Boston Globe.

At the Chicago Tribune, chefs, bars and brewers join forces for beer collaborations; and high-profile male chefs get men back into the kitchen.

Local families and the joys of buying local meat, from The Sacramento Bee.

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