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, a look at what John Sedlar is up to these days; a review of Afghan Express in Gardena; and how to make your own bruschetta bar.

At The New York Times, the joy of kitchen scales; Eric Asimov considers blaufränkisch, an Austrian red wine; and more fun cooking with tinfoil packages.

Appreciating the spicy qualities of ginger and garlic; more fun with booze in popsicles, at Chicago Tribune.

Tailgating with the Cleveland Browns stadium chef at The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The Chicago Sun-Times considers the Chilean dish pastel de choclo; and cooking with mussels.

At The Boston Globe, a guide to vegan and vegetarian dining in Boston.

Making boiled cider, an old colonial favorite; and a guide to local apples, at The Washington Post.

The Denver Post takes a look at the local supper club trend; and making late summer desserts with seasonal fruit.

At The Kansas City Star, a youth farming program for at-risk boys.

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