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, Jonathan Gold reviews Hui Tou Xiang Noodles House in the SGV; S. Irene Virbila visits local restaurants with prix-fixe menus; and Russ Parsons considers zucchini.

At The New York Times, the difficulty of eating healthfully when you're a father who cooks for (and eats with) your kids; grilling with spices; and the joys of meal-planning services.

Don't get hung up on whether a dish is authentic; making gelato and sorbetto at home, at the Chicago Sun-Times.

At the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the benefits of dark over white chicken meat.

A consideration of quick pickles; how to make simple sauces; chef Tony Hu continues his expansion, at Chicago Tribune.

Tennis star Maria Sharapova launches her own line of candy, Sugarpova; and convicts cook for tourists on an Italian island, at the New York Daily News.

What kind of foods to pack when you go on vacation; and the problem when a banned food is also a cultural delicacy, at The Washington Post.

The myriad ways to prepare seasonal squash, at The Sacramento Bee.

At The Dallas Morning News, recipes to beat the triple digit temperatures.

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