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. Weird Toast Will Save You When You Don’t Know What to Eat | Bon Appétit
Too big for snackdom and too small to count as a full-blown meal, size has never stopped weird toast from holding a special place in our hearts. Any purveyor of #ToastTuesday knows this satisfying treat has been our muse for some time now, and it’s easy to see why: “Weird toast involves zero forethought. Weird toast needs to be inspired. It’s an odd-times food. It’s a late afternoon affair or a midnight snack.” Oh, and it lends perfectly to all our Spicy Hummus cravings.
2. Outstanding in the Field: Inside the Ultimate Traveling Dinner Party | The Chalkboard Magazine
Consider the bar officially raised. The food- and travel-loving group Outstanding in the Field is taking walls out of the dinner party equation — and replacing them with wanderlust. From a secret sea cove in Santa Cruz to an is-this-real-life gorgeous setup at the base of Mount Currie, the chosen locations thus far have been nothing short of breathtaking. Check out 13 of the most visually stunning dinners to date (and start planning how you’ll join for the next one).
3. Here’s Why Science Says a Crackly Crust is Essential to the Identity of a French Baguette | The Kitchn
Sandwich science, you had us at hello. Just out in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry is a small-scale study on a mission to find out just *why* French baguette is so delicious (we could give you a far less scientific explanation). Any guesses as to what they found? Hint: The key is in the crust.
4. Is Getting *Outside* of the Gym the Key to Overcoming Your Workout Rut? | Well + Good
TLDR: Probably. “With a little creativity, the gym can be everywhere.” Tune in to see how you can make the jump from jaded gym-goer to champion of creative cardio — a summer of trapezing, rock-climbing, and more could depend on it.
5. Down the Rabbit Hole at LA’s Weirdest, Wildest Bar | Eater
This is just good, plain fun. Leave pretentions at the door of The Rabbit Hole Bar in San Fernando Valley — this nostalgic drink stop tips its (mad) hat to fun. It’s made for indulging your inner child, providing an escape for Alice in Wonderland lovers to take part in the book’s delightfully confusing world of quirk and whimsy.