Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Hot Cocoa Tasting
Hot Cocoa Tasting
We tried a total of 18 cocoas over the course of two days in a blind tasting. Swiss Miss, we could spot you from the first sip.
The Aftermath
The Aftermath
Cocoa tastings mean many cocoa-crusted mugs to wash after. (Thanks, Hannah!)
SE Holiday Party
SE Holiday Party
There were many reasons to celebrate on Monday night at Torrisi. The holidays of course, as well as our fourth birthday, and we just finished writing a book! Which we're pretty excited about. Here's Ed toasting to all of the above reasons.
Dumpling, Meet Dumpling
Dumpling, Meet Dumpling
And I couldn't help but bake Dumpling-shaped gingerbread cookies. Please note the crazy eyes on both (one is made of chocolate chips).
Dumpling Eats Dumpling
Dumpling Eats Dumpling
He went for the ears first (smart move). Don't worry we picked off the chocolate chips to avoid poisoning his little dog body.
Kenji's Bench-Presses Prime Rib
Kenji's Bench-Presses Prime Rib
Pat LaFrieda sent us 58 pounds of dry-aged and wet-aged prime rib for a side-by-side tasting. Kenji took it home to cook (Dumpling was drooling at his feet) then answered every question you've ever had about buying, storing, and cooking prime rib here ยป