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, 3 stars for the new Hungry Cat; considering Umami Burger; and the precarious state of Gravenstein apples.

At The New York Times, Joan Nathan writes about a boat-to-table initiative; a hot dog renaissance; and Melissa Clark considers the eggplant.

Chefs turn to vegetables as the next big thing; and recipes for main course salads, at Chicago Tribune.

Making proper iced coffee; and considering Italian granita, at The Boston Globe.

At The Denver Post, how to best navigate your local farmers market.

Rethinking margarita recipes; and a consideration of tabbouleh, from The Orange County Register.

Back-to-school lunch recipes; and, on the same theme, back-to-school gadgets, from The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

At The Modesto Bee, grilling lamb instead of the usual suspects.

Seattle food trucks go brick and mortar; and considering a series of wok dinners, at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

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