Pick Wednesday. If the San Francisco Chronicle does, actually, end its Sunday stand-alone food section
, as The New York Times reported Wednesday, it would be in pretty good company if it moved its food coverage to Wednesdays.
"Some do Thursdays but Wednesday is most common," said Rick Edmonds, media business analyst for Poynter, in an e-mail. "Having food content and related advertising (much of it preprinted inserts) in one issue is a plus for the advertisers."
Linda Stradley tries to keep up with American newspapers and their food coverage
through her web site, What's Cooking America
. But it can be hard, she said in an e-mail with Poynter.
"Keeping them updated was even harder," she wrote. "For some reason the newspapers like to change their links."
And sadly, she said, they're all downsizing.
"I always looked forward to reading them. The Internet has probably caused this."