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 Osteria Drago, Celestino Drago's new place on Sunset Blvd.; and S. Irene Virbila considers where to go for pasta.
At The New York Times, Pete Wells gives Le Cirque one star (wow); holding onto your heritage in the kitchen; and better eating through bacteria.
Recipes from and a review of Nancy Singleton Hachisu's book Japanese Farm Food (which we reviewed here recently too); and checking out Tokyo ice cream shops, at The Japan Times.
Chefs visit Portland -- and bring their recipes with them; and healthful after-school snacks, at The Oregonian.
How to construct your own clambake, from the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
At The Wall Street Journal, a consideration of hard cider; and more fun with packed lunches.
Michael Bauer reviews Plaj, where the inspiration comes from Scandinavia as much as San Francisco; and making a tomato sauce for more than pasta, at the San Francisco Chronicle.
From the Chicago Sun-Times, what to eat when you're watching football; mezcal is not just for drinking anymore; and pairing potatoes and fennel.
The joys of flavored and infused olive oils; and thousands attend the 29th annual Maryland Wine Festival, at The Baltimore Sun.