When it comes to culture, we’re interested in lots of it… music, art, sport, and most of all, food. Here’s what we’re into this week:

1) 5 Food Events Not to Miss in December | LAMag

A giant gingerbread house and a chocolate seminar? Sign us up! If you are in LA this winter season, check out these five foodie festivities you won’t want to miss.

2) The Dirty Secret of Meal Kit Services | The Kitchn

Pre-packaged meal kits are simple, fast, and on the rise; but their increase in popularity has us considering another aspect of their convenience — the massive amount of packaging they require. Take a look and see the astonishing amount of trash generated by only one week’s worth of meals.

3) So Gifted | Tasting Table

Holiday hosts go through a lot just to ensure you and your friends and family have a great time; the least you can do is bring them a little something to say thanks. These unique gift ideas will surely have your host ready to ring in the New Year. Plus, keep an eye out for our go-to holiday gift ideas coming up later this month!

4) What Happens to Your Body When You Run | Mashable

We all like to think we know what happens to our bodies when we start running regularly: building stamina, making daily activities easier, releasing endorphins. But that’s just scratching the surface: Mashable dives into some of the most significant things that go on within your body — from the first time you start running to a year later. Head over here for our favorite spots to put in some steps in the District!

5) The Less is More Guide to Holiday Decor | Refinery29

December brings the pressure of having extreme, hyper-festive holiday decor. No matter how large or small your living space, Refinery29 has you covered with a list of ways to incorporate small touches of holiday cheer into your place.