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 Casey Lane's new gastropub The Parish; and Nancy Silverton gives a Master Class on the frittata.

At The New York Times, the considerable joys of buttermilk; why the best whiskey you can drink might not be from Scotland, but from Japan; and Joan Nathan considers Nova Scotia lox.

Why you might reconsider eating snails, which are both cheap and tasty; and deceptively easy ways to cook fish, at The Scotsman.

At the Chicago Sun-Times, how frybread became the most popular food among Native Americans; and checking in on the lesser-known French wine Languedoc.

Flavored or plain, salt adds flavor to many dishes, from The New Zealand Herald.

Making noodles at Martin Yan's new San Francisco restaurant; more fun with escabeche; and five California wine areas to watch, from the San Francisco Chronicle.

At The Wall Street Journal, a consideration of shell beans, or beans that come to your table straight from the pod; and six terrific spice blends to use at home.

Nut butter is a lot more than just peanut butter; and crisps and crumbles for early fall, in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The pleasures of canned sardines; and Mario Batali considers romanesco, plus a recipe, from the Chicago Tribune.

The Toronto Star explores the doughnut trend in Canada.

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