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 Osteria la Buca; checking in on the state of wine in the Temecula Valley; and the sweet desserts of Sugar Feast, a Ramadan tradition.

The New York Times considers the new Nordic cuisine (check out Red Medicine's Jordan Kahn in the story); Harold McGee on bending the rules on bacteria; and underwater wine-making.

Ree Drummond's Pioneer Woman TV show debuts this Saturday; and a review of El Bulli, the movie, at The Boston Globe.

Kitchen tips from the pros on how to cook better at home; and a review of Next, Grant Achatz' new Chicago restaurant, at Chicago Tribune.

In The Orange County Register, the return of the O.C. Foodie Fest having dinner with The Pioneer Woman.

At The Denver Post, 10 things to eat the next time you're in Denver; and five quick chicken recipes.

Proposed new National School Lunch Program rules could all but suspend starches from public schools, from The Baltimore Sun.

The Washington Post takes a look at two former U.S. Senate aides (Sen. Jim Talent, R-Mo.), who started a barbecue sauce company and are now opening a BBQ restaurant.

What chefs' kids are eating; and checking out new lunch boxes, at the Chicago Sun-Times.

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