Links We Love: Dumpling Soup, Cooking Laws & Sandwich Art

A look at what we’re reading, cooking, and clicking this week.

• To start the Chinese New Year off right, make a batch of perfect dumpling soup. theKitchn

• There are laws of physics, laws of thermodynamics, and laws of baking — are there also fundamentally immutable laws of flavor pairing? Wired

• Chinese cuisine in the UK has a reputation for being gloopy Anglicized takeaway, but there's a rich history stretching back to the mid-19th century. UK Independent

• Perfect for pairing with astronaut ice cream: a new Chilean cabernet sauvignon is aged with meteorites. Discovery News

• Throwing a dinner party can be an undertaking, but we love chef Michael Mina's strategy of simple dishes, no fussy serving, and lots of list-making. Wall Street Journal

• A perfectly poached egg is one of the culinary holy grails — but it's not as hard as you might think. (Our favorite step is the one where you make a tornado.) Gilt Taste

• Roasting walnuts with fresh sage and a little bit of syrup creates a sweet-and-savory treat that's perfect for munching. Food 52

Pictured: Artist Brittany Powell's contemporary artist-inspired sandwiches imagine what Piet Mondrian, Marcel Duchamp, or Damien Hirst might eat for lunch. Low Commitment Projects

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