Part of my first job out of college involved getting newspapers from around the country to monitor reportage about the issues the association was concerned with. Wednesday papers were always the best because I could also comb through the food sections for neat recipes, wines, etc.
Fast forward a decade and Wednesdays still find me combing through food sections from across the country ... but now I do it online. Some weeks are sparser than others, but it's neat to see what wines are being recommended in Seattle or Los Angeles, what apple recipes are coming out of Boston, and what the latest things are in D.C. It also gives me a chance to read some really incredible food writers, particularly Hsiao-Ching Chou in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Here's a list -- in no particular order -- of some of the newspaper food sections I read (some more regularly than others):
- The Washington Post
- Seattle Post-Intelligencer
- The Los Angeles Times
- The Boston Globe
- The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune*
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- Chicago Sun-Times
- Toronto Star
- Indian Country**
- The (Lafayette) Advertiser
- The (Portland) Oregonian
- The Charlotte Observer
- The Anchorage Daily News
- Honolulu Advertiser
** No regular food section online, but look for Dale Carson's "Native Cooking" column among other food stories.