Every so often, we round up posts, videos, and even playlists to entertain you while you cook, and provide conversation fodder for tonight’s Blue Apron dinner. The lunar new year begins today, shepherding in the Year of the Horse, and so our minds have turned towards Asia, where new year’s traditions prove particularly delicious.

How to make your own mochi, the chewy dessert traditionally eaten at the near year.

An amazing, extensive, drool-worthy round-up of all the Chinese New Year favorites, from Use Real Butter.

Want to celebrate with something simpler? Check out our recipes for simple stir-fries, from Ginger Beef with Tatsoi to Kung Pao Tofu.

Who needs the Super Bowl? Get rid of the dips and pulled pork, and host a dumpling party instead!