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. Is Butter a Health Food? | The Kitchn

Yes, we read that title twice, too. Loving butter is a pretty universal thing, but it’s easy to feel a little guilty adding it to our meals. What if butter has been a health food star this entire time? The Kitchn investigates this very important topic.

2. 5 Unexpected Psychological Ways Snapchat Improves Your Life | Bustle

More validation that Snapchat is awesome and good for you, too! We are huge fans of the app. Our username is cavagrill, in case you were wondering — because we know you want to add us; PLUS, it’ll improve your life, according to Bustle.

3. Emojis Could Be the New Face of Food Research | Vice

Food researchers are assessing the scientific reliability of emojis to measure elementary school children’s food likes and dislikes. The standout thing to consider: Emojis transcend cultures and countries. Aka emojis could be a great tool for international food research.

4. You Deserve an Entire Cake All for Yourself | Bon Appetit

You don’t have to tell us twice, Bon Appetit! The article points out why it’s easier to scale down cakes to make for yourself than for a group. Put simply, “Cake is good, and it’s easy to make, and you deserve good and easy things.”

5. Some Of Life’s Best Lessons Can Be Found In ‘Lousy’ Kitchen Jobs | NPR

Working in a kitchen can prove to be quite the positive experience. This NPR article points out some lifelong lessons that are learned in the kitchen. The article eloquently states, “relevance can exist in seemingly trivial work experience.” Amen to that.