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, 2 stars for Sotto; a review of Matt Armendariz' cookbook; and checking out the Argentine-Italian restaurant Del Tomate.

At The New York Times, Eric Asimov considers Kölsch, the ideal hot-weather beer; why food trucks are being chased out of midtown Manhattan; and chefs improve on fire.

An ethnobotanist looks at extreme weather's effect on chili peppers; and cooking lobster at home, from The Boston Globe.

A 10-year-old aspiring food critic writes on his own blog; and Bryan Voltaggio's new project will let customers buy what they eat, at The Baltimore Sun.

How to make a truly good biscuit, at Chicago Tribune.

At The Denver Post, checking in on Denver's food truck scene; and perfecting the art of homemade ice cream.

Potato salad goes global, at The Charlotte Observer.

What to do with a hot dog other than put ketchup and mustard on it, at The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Cooking with wine; and considering whether foam is trendy, cliche or actually necessary, at The Washington Post.

At The New York Daily News, chefs pick their favorite U.S. restaurants.

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