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 Son of a Gun; checking out the new Peruvian downtown walk-up restaurant Chimú; and a profile of vegan chef Tal Ronnen.

At The New York Times, former partners fight to break up the BLT empire; Eric Asimov considers rum; and making summer cocktails simpler.

Making kids snacks more healthful, and a guide to pairing wine with artisan cheese, at Chicago Tribune.

The Kansas City Star interviews a Kansas City urban farmer who grows 30 kinds of vegetables on an acre of land and cooks the results.

What chefs cook when they camp out; and on a related note, good gear and gadgets for camping, from the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The Denver Post checks out the 2011 Aspen Food & Wine Festival.

A chef spends his days off cooking in his houseboat's galley; and historians trace New England's origins in food, at The Boston Globe.

At the New York Daily News, considering the new label for gluten-free foods.

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