Gallery: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Doughnut Tasting
Doughnut Tasting
On Thursday we tasted doughnuts from 11 places in New York City for breakfast. And lunch. And all-day snacks. You may have read about this doughnut fest in Ed's diet post (er, caloric journey) today.
 Kathy, Doughnut Queen
Kathy, Doughnut Queen
SENY Sugar Rush columnist Kathy YL Chan was in charge of the tasting. Here she is holding out a plate of cut-up doughnuts and doughnut holes.
Dumpling Meets Martha Stewart's Frenchie
Dumpling Meets Martha Stewart's Frenchie
As promised, this edition of TWASEHQ contains Dumpling photos (apologies again about last week's lack thereof). On one of our afternoon walks we had an exciting run-in with Sharkey of Martha Stewart's Daily Wag blog fame. Martha's dogwalker was strolling the streets at the same time. They got pretty friendly, as pictured here. We hope all this shoulder rubbing and sniffing with celebs doesn't go to Dumpling's head. We also hope Sharkey realizes how equally famous Dumpling is!
Kit Kat Chunky
Kit Kat Chunky
The British Kit Kat Chunky wasn't officially part of our Kvikk Lunsj/Kit Kat taste test, but since Robyn found them at Economy Candy in Manhattan, we tried it for the hell of it. Most tasters liked it more than the regular Kit Kat. Here you can see how the super sized version compares to the original.
Instant Oatmeal Tasting
Instant Oatmeal Tasting
Is there such thing as good instant oatmeal? We were determined to find out. Many bowls were washed in the process.
Dumpling, Now a Cone Dog
Dumpling, Now a Cone Dog
We'll spare you the details of Dumpling's eye infection, but he left the vet's office with a cone. It makes sniffing much more challenging! And eating, and walking (he runs into walls more frequently), and he needs eye drops three times a day. But all that aside, how cute is the Conehead?
Happy Cone Day
Happy Cone Day
In anticipation of Dumpling's birthday next week (the big one year old!), I decorated his cone with bows. He tried to chew the orange one off. Everything about that face says partytime!
Manatee Accessories
Manatee Accessories
Ed went to Florida last weekend for a short vacation and came back with a souvenir for our manatee-loving editor Robyn: a plush manatee backpack! There may have been a few squeals of happiness. And she may have worn it for the next few hours. The manatee looks much more alive when filled with objects—not the empty, floppy body here.

This isn't the first time Florida contributed to Robyn's manatee collection. Remember when Big Gay Ice Cream Truck's Doug and Bryan brought back tiny manatee statuettes for her?

Ed, Just Doing His Job
Ed, Just Doing His Job
We ate lunch in Koreatown today and we kind of ate a lot (think this photo times five—you can't see the other eight tables). Don't worry; Ed had help from a bunch of people.