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) Thanksgiving for All: Build a Feast to Please Everyone | New York Times

If you haven’t already created your perfect menu for the Turkey Day, you’re probably a little bit stressed. Thankfully, NYT came up with this awesome quiz that — after you answer some simple questions about your cooking abilities and guest amount — will actually give you a menu and corresponding recipes for all four courses. 

2) China From Above | The Atlantic

From green scenery, to cityscapes, to deserts, this aerial collection of images of China by The Atlantic has us floored. Each of the 27 photos illustrates the vast diversity of the nation, and leaves us with only one question: When can we visit?

3) The Trader Joe’s Snacks Power Rankings | Lucky Peach

If you’re as addicted to TJ’s snacks as we are, you’re in luck. A Lucky Peach contributor sampled and evaluated 20+ snacks carried by Trader Joe’s and ranked them based on their taste and “snackability.” Let’s get tasting!

4) Drink Coffee & Live Forever, Says Science, More Or Less | DCist

Can coffee really improve your health? Recent studies found that coffee consumption could potentially work in a preventive manner, curbing liver cancer, heart disease, and neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s. Need more convincing? The Chicago Tribune reported evidence that suggests people who drink coffee live longer than those who don’t.

5) How to Master the Art of Amtrak Travel | Travel + Leisure

Sometimes train travel really does trump flying — no security lines, no traffic, comfy seats, and less hassle. For those who are Amtrak “regulars,” it’s like clockwork. For those who are a little more amateur at these things, Travel + Leisure is catching us up.