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. Why We Can’t Cook on Mars | Lucky Peach

NASA’s current meal plan of freeze-dried foods isn’t going to cut it forever. One obstacle to cooking food on Mars: obtaining the ingredients. This article outlines all the challenges that will make cooking on the planet tricky.

2. Covering Your Pancakes in Maple Syrup Could Be Good For Your Brain | Vice

GOOD NEWS! Maple syrup may protect brain cells from damage and prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s. Read more about the scientific explanation behind this amazing finding.

3. 9 Reasons Not to Pour Your Leftover Coffee Down the Drain | Food52

Nobody likes wasted coffee. Food52 came up with a comprehensive and delicious list of recipes to leverage your leftover coffee — so you never have to pour any of your brew down the drain again!

4. Secret Weapon Ingredients Chefs Keep Stocked at Home | Thrillist

A group of chefs from across the country share their favorite home-kitchen ingredients; you’ll be surprised about some of their selections.

5. The Anti-Packaging Movement | New York Times

Some shops are trying to do even better than recycling by becoming waste-free altogether. Learn about food places across the world leading the way in precycling and other waste-free innovations.