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, Sang Yoon makes tomato-less ketchup; Russ Parsons considers whole grain salads; and checking out Westwood's Café Glacé.

At The New York Times, cooking pork in a fire pit; a look at hydroponic gardens; and chef Seamus Mullen finds healing in food.

Restaurants are tapping wine kegs; and dishes for Ramadan (fast food, literally) at The Boston Globe.

Making nonalcoholic summer 'mocktails' at Chicago Tribune.

Beware of less than nutritious products from reliable health-food brands, from the Times-Picayune.

At The Denver Post, how to make your own soda; and the FDA looks at what gluten-free means (via the AP).

Considering Asian salads, at the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

At The Kansas City Star, mobile markets brings fresh produce to to 'food deserts.'

A look at unlicensed food vendors and underground markets, at The Washington Post.

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