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, David Karp on Seville oranges; and S. Irene Virbila gives Osteria La Buca 1 1/2 stars.

A discussion of Hmong cuisine and a new cookbook; and comfort food in the form of rice pudding, at Chicago Tribune.

The rise of kosher food; and Eric Asimov discusses German pinot noir in The New York Times.

At The Modesto Bee, the growing popularity of Indian cuisine.

Middle Eastern small plates, or meze, for football parties; and the effects of the Florida freeze in Texas produce markets, from The Dallas Morning News.

The rise of Merlot at Blackstone Winery in Monterey, CA; and high-end espresso from low-end machines, at The Boston Globe.

The Denver Post considers the cost of supplying food to front-line soldiers.

At the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, making your own salad dressings.

The Washington Post navigates farmers markets in the winter.

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