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, a consideration of Champagne cocktails; 25 easy New Year's dishes; and checking out Orchid Grill & Kabob in Tarzana.
At The New York Times, David Tanis cooks a New Year's dinner; the joys of sorghum; and Eric Asimov on the year in wine.
The 10 best recipes of 2011; and a restaurant visit prompts a look at Southern food history, at the Chicago Sun-Times.
At the Cleveland Plain Dealer, more favorite recipes of the past year; and a New Year's Eve party guide.
The best dishes of 2011 in Boston, at The Boston Globe.
A look at the traditional New Year's dish hoppin' John; and how to have more fun cooking for one at The Washington Post.
2012 food trend predictions, from the Orlando Sentinel.
At The Denver Post, a list of the year's best (and worst) food; and a consideration of the slow-cooker, a great tool during busy holiday times.
35 quick appetizer recipes, from the Detroit Free Press.