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. 20 Mains, 20 Sides: These Recipes Are Perfect Pairs | Bon Appetit

Salmon teriyaki and miso soup, double pork carnitas and guacamole, a chicken sandwich with classic coleslaw — some foods just taste better together. Comb through this list of mouthwatering pairings and set your sights on which you’ll be whipping up this weekend.

  1. 7 Common Houseplant Afflictions & How to Cure Them All | Food52

Every not-so-green-thumbed plant owner knows that keeping our little green friends alive can sometimes be harder than it appears; with a little growing know-how, though, you can recognize when your plant is in stress — and learn how to act quickly to bring it back to health in no time.

  1. Why You Need a Ruler in the Kitchen | The Kitchn

Do it for the sauce. Always do it for the sauce. Keeping a metal ruler on hand in the kitchen can be more beneficial than you think — for the perfect balsamic reduction, for consistently sized chocolate-chip cookies, and for the most accurately sliced cakes and confections.

  1. Unbelievable Food and Drink Heists From Around the World | Thrillist

    Okay, real talk: We’re no strangers to an I need-it-and-I-need-it-now food craving; but did you know it’s exactly that type of demand that caused foods to account for 22% of all worldwide cargo thefts in the third quarter of 2015? The jig is up, though, and the black market for some of our favorite foods (cheese, anyone?) has officially been exposed.
  1. Shishito Peppers are the Perfect Snack Regardless of Your Spice Tolerance | Munchies

Like avocados and zoodles before them, shishito peppers are on the cusp of a major food moment. Addictive, flavor-packed, and nutritious, they’re the type of snack that appeals to spice-lovers and supertasters alike. Add ‘em to the grocery list this weekend — a simple three minutes on a skillet (alongside some green onions and arugula) will bring them right to life.