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, more fun with blowtorches; 2 stars for Aburiya Toranoko in Little Tokyo; and the California Cook considers bread crumbs.

Julia Moskin asks, Can recipes search engines make you a better cook?

Fried sweetbreads on waffles; and Sam Sifton reviews Gotham Bar and Grill, at The New York Times.

At Chicago Tribune, Bill Daley's grilling strategies; the joy of cast iron pans; and pictures of “evil and odd food.”

A consideration of new celebrity cookbooks; cookies for spring parties; and giving tofu a try (eh, we thought they meant actually making it), at the Denver Post.

At the Chicago Sun-Times, the way to culinary enlightenment through cookbooks; and a consideration of peat and whisky. Yes, that bog stuff.

An homage to the old recipe collection; and considering malfatti, or Tuscan dumplings, from the Boston Globe.

The Washington Post takes a look at aligote, apparently the second white wine of Burgundy, after chardonnay.

From The Baltimore Sun, Preakness cocktails; and apps for paying the tab and browsing beers.

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