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


1. These are the Most Instagrammed Restuarants of 2016 | Thrillist

Calling all foodies and social media fanatics: This is definitely the list for you. The tallies are in, and Thrillist has counted the most Instagrammed food spots of 2016 — hold on, we’re adding these 25 restaurants to our bucket list NOW.

2. To Find Out Who You Are, Peer Into the Cheese Ball | New York Times

Cheese and crackers? Sure, why not. Giant cheese ball? Stop the presses, you’ve got our attention now. The American midwest is spreading the love by sharing their appetizer secret — a mixture of shredded cheese, cream cheese, and butter, all rolled in nuts and herbs. Warning: pairs perfectly with your drink and cocktail party vibes.

3. I Tried To Host A 1970s Dinner Party And It Was A Disaster | Buzzfeed

After reading this, we’ve never been more thankful for Hummus and Harissa. Sophia makes a 1970s dinner, and while it’s definitely a trip down memory lane, it’s also a total no-no (insert copious amounts of gelatin). The 1970s called, and they want their recipes back. No prob, 2016 will gladly hand them over.

4. Pasta Production | Mashable

Before getting a good spaghetti-and-meatball meal was only a grocery store away, people ~worked~ for their carbs. These photos showcase the mission that was making nothing into noodles. So yum, so history — cue the boiling water.

5. Gifts for All the Cooks in the Kitchen | Food52

Secret Santa anxiety getting to you? Check out Food52’s top gifts for the baker in your life. Frying pans, knife sharpeners, cookbooks, and more — if they can’t get out of the kitchen then you can’t go anywhere else to find the perfect present.