National papers waver between late summer and fall in their food coverage this week - late summer produce, fall cooking.
In Washington, D.C., they have recipes for vegetarian fried rice, fall scallop and corn chowder, and chicken paillard. They also suggest adding a potato to muffins and they have an inspiring article by Nick Malgieri on Bartlett pears.
In Cleveland they have a history of Spam (which happens to be quite interesting!) and an ongoing profile of a 4-H teen and her competition steer. They also offer nine steps for a clambake and a lively discussion of the price differences in shopping at farmers markets.
In Boston there's a recipe for a fun kids' party - Chefs at Play. They also give advice on choosing fall fruit, a recipe for chocolate pinata cake, and a review of the new Italian cookbook Cucina del Sole.