Nationwide Food Section Roundup: 07.05.07

Independence Day edition of food sections from around the country...

In Utah they're talking about picnic fundamentals, with a visit to a clown picnic and recipes for bow-tie pasta (of course), grilled banana bread dessert, and tangy chicken. They also do a feature on lavender.

In Indiana they're talking about Americans' devotion to the hot dog, along with a roundup of stylish grill accessories. They also have recipes for a quick Boysenberry Crumble and a reader's Peanut Butter Sheet Cake.

The Chicago Tribune has a primer on salmon to help you sort through all the info. They also discuss the anniversary of The Silver Palate and give their own berry crumble recipe.

In Florida they have a report from Crete on Greek food, including a recipe for the vegetable dish briam. They also recreate British comfort food bangers and mash with a slightly healthier recipe.