Slideshow: 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!
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.
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, Plastic
Yum, Plastic
Dumpling often settles for an empty plastic water bottle when nobody is love-patting or feeding him.