Gallery: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Lunch Is Served
Lunch Is Served
Ed's been known to walk into the office armed with a fresh sheet of pizza bianca from Grandaisy Bakery and meat in the other hand—sausage, prosciutto, what have you. It's always a good day when he does.
Welcome, Malcolm Browne Dash
Welcome, Malcolm Browne Dash
Congratulations to Alaina and Anil on the birth of their son. Great name, cute kid! We spent much of the week refreshing his dad's Flickr page to see if any new snapshots popped up.
Ziplocked Chili from Pueblo, CO
Ziplocked Chili from Pueblo, CO
As part of the research for an upcoming Burger Lab post, Kenji contacted Juls Bayci of the Pueblo Colorado Chamber of Commerce for some information about Pueblo Green Chili. He took our request to the next level by stopping by his two favorite restaurants (Romero's Cafe and Papa Jose's cafe), picking up an order of the chili, and sending it to SEHQ overnight, along with a bag of roasted green chilis. Thanks Juls!
Nutcracker Christopher
Nutcracker Christopher
Former Slice intern and SE pecannoisseur Christopher Stephens stopped by to share bags of pecans—whole ones in and out of the shell, cinnamon-sugar ones, and brittle—fresh from his trip to a pecan farm in Texas.
Cracking Tutorial
Cracking Tutorial
Here he is in action with his fancy pecan-cracker. We are pretty sure he doesn't leave home without it.
Dark Chocolate Tasting
Dark Chocolate Tasting
Many of us walked into this tasting as dark chocolate lovers, or at least not haters. After trying 19 of them, let's just say it'll be a while before we go near it again. Stay tuned for the results!
Dark Chocolate Sniffing
Dark Chocolate Sniffing
SE chocolate columnist Liz Gutman stopped by for the tasting. We needed her expert sniffs before formally naming a winner.
Kenny & Zuke's Pastrami
Kenny & Zuke's Pastrami
Want this sandwich platter? Well, get excited. Kenny & Zuke's is now shipping their pastrami anywhere in the country. We're big fans of the Jewish-style delicatessen in Portland, Oregon, and will actually be giving away their pastrami kits to a few lucky readers soon! It includes two pounds of 'strami, a loaf of rye fresh from the K&Z ovens, a jar of Gulden's mustard, and some sweet Jewish pastries (hello rugelach). We encourage the future winners to throw some 'strami on a massive heap of cheese-melted fries like they do it at K&Z.
Ed's Lo-Cal Pizza Face
Ed's Lo-Cal Pizza Face
This actually doesn't capture the fear in his eyes when biting into a slice of 170-calorie pizza and lo-cal meatball sandwich, as expressed in his diet column today. Too much fiber, not enough fat.
Obligatory Dumpling Shots
Obligatory Dumpling Shots
Look into his eyes. But don't stare too long, or yours might turn crazy too.
The Pizza Lab Assistant
The Pizza Lab Assistant
Dumpling doesn't actually care how the pizza stone's position and oven temperature affect the crust, he just wants a bite.
Yum, Adam's Hand
Yum, Adam's Hand
Dumpling gets to mosey around the office occasionally when we release him from puppy prison. Here he discovers Adam's hand. Most likely pizza-scented.
Yum, Plastic
Yum, Plastic
Dumpling often settles for an empty plastic water bottle when nobody is love-patting or feeding him.