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, S. Irene Virbila picks her best meals of 2011; on a related note, The Find's best meals of 2011; and… the best recipes of 2011.

At The New York Times, Pete Wells writes his first restaurant review (Wong: 2 stars); on the post-holiday joys of leftovers; and after some weeks as interim restaurant critic, Eric Asimov reflects on the view from the chair.

The best new restaurants in Boston; and Boston's best dishes of 2011 at The Boston Globe.

At the Chicago Sun-Times, brothers revive olive oil production in Georgia; and learning how to eat better rather than dieting.

How to make a better bowl of hot cereal; and more tips on eating better in the new year, at The Washington Post.

At the Denver Post, a look at a handful of American chefs making their mark in the kitchens of Paris.

Checking in with the Blue Diamond plant, almond purveyor to the world, in Sacramento; and tips on biscuit making, at The Sacramento Bee.

Advice on how to roast the perfect roast; and predicting 2012 food trends, from the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Red wines for under $15, at Chicago Tribune.

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