Gallery: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Monday morning table
Monday morning table
Our table isn't usually covered with this much stuff. Oreos, non-Oreos, cereal, Vietnamese take-out, peanut butter, and Chinese candies galore!
Chocolate sandwich cookie taste test
Chocolate sandwich cookie taste test
We tasted 12 kinds of chocolate sandwich cookies for our taste test (results here). At least, we thought it was 12; Oreos were in there twice to test (or mess with) our taste buds.
Pickle photoshoot
Pickle photoshoot
Intern Shell took photos of 12 brands of pickles for an upcoming pickle taste test. ...And then her hands smelled like pickles for the rest of the day. And apparently she now hates pickles. Oops.
Puppy prison
Puppy prison
Hambone chills a lot in his puppy prison, aka, the area within a three-food radius of Kenji's desk.
Shake!
Shake!
Kenji feeds Hambone a treat after getting a shake. For the record, it was not an Oreo.
"Come back, Kenji!"
Hambone is so attached to Kenji that when Kenji goes to the bathroom, Hambone whines and waits right outside the bathroom door. The wait probably feels like an eternity in dog-time.
Delicious puppy tails
Delicious puppy tails
Hambone likes running around in circles while biting his own tail. We'll get this on video someday so you can get the full dizzying experience.
Sandwich Festival Drinks
Sandwich Festival Drinks
Here are just some of the drinks we got for tomorrow's Serious Eats All-Star Sandwich Festival. We were getting bottle deliveries all week. If you need anything from the cookbook library behind the boxes, well, you'll have to wait until next week.
Special meat delivery
Special meat delivery
Today Kenji received a special slider patty delivery from Pat LaFrieda for tomorrow's Sandwich Festival, where Kenji will be making a thousand sliders. Check out more of the ingredients on A Hamburger Today.
Pickles, pickles, and more pickles
Pickles, pickles, and more pickles
We cleared out the fridge to make way for buckets of Sandwich Festival pickles.
Attempting to feed Hambone
Attempting to feed Hambone
Ed tried to get in Hambone's good graces all week after accidentally scaring Hambone by making a too-loud noise. Judging from Hambone's indifference to Ed's peace offering of dried cuttlefish, a treat that Hambone likes, Ed has yet to win back Hambone's affection. Aw.
Still attempting
Still attempting

Ed: For the love of god, please take this treat! I'm on the floor and everything!

Hambone: ...[stares]

Ed: [weeping on the inside]

And...still attempting
And...still attempting

Ed: WOULDN'T YOU LIKE SOME FOOD?

Hambone: ...[stares]

One more try
One more try
Here's Ed and Kenji trying to give Hambone a cuttlefish treat.
Ah, finally
Ah, finally
And Hambone finally gets his treat!...from Kenji's hand. (Don't worry, Ed; Hambone will like you again! Maybe.)
Happy Hambone
Happy Hambone
Because you made it to the end, here's a happy Hambone.