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 on Wednesday. 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.

At The Los Angeles Times, Betty Hallock learns the easier way to make soba noodles, and explores our city's sherry cocktails.

At The New York Times, Robert Simonson looks over this decade's new cocktails, and Sam Sifton tries to pin down the city's top dishes of the year.

The Boston Globe's Debra Samuels pushes for a rib eye roast on New Year's eve, and the food staff discuss their favorite things of 2009.

The Chicago Tribune shows off their favorite recipes of 2009.

At The San Francisco Gate, Michael Bauer picks the city's best restaurants of the year, and Tara Duggan gives a recipe for New Year's pozole.

The Washington Post's Jane Black and Bonnie S. Benwick present a timed hors d'oeuvre challenge.

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