Slideshow: 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!
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!
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.