Gallery: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Pie Tasting
Pie Tasting
There were 40 pies in our office this week... and we ate them all. We're getting a head start on November pie coverage!
A cake made of pies
A cake made of pies
You may remember the Cherpumple, the turducken of dessert? Three layers of pie embedded in three layers of cake. (Wait, that really exists?) We finally got to try one from Three Brothers Bakery in Houston. This one's actually called the "Pumpecapple" since it's pumpkin, pecan, and apple.
Baby Pie vs Momma Pie
Baby Pie vs Momma Pie
SE intern Haley holds up the smallest and largest pies in our tasting (and to the side, Kenji holds up a quarter for size comparison).
"Food? Food. FOOD!"
Here's Hambone asking if he can try a bite of a cheesesteak from Dalessandro's in Philly.
Naptime
Naptime
This is what happens when Kenji leaves his sister and his dog alone together in the back seat of the car after about the seventh sandwich tasting stop of the day on a two-day road trip down the east coast.
Special BLT delivery from wichcraft
Special BLT delivery from wichcraft
Damn, wichcraft, I don't know if you gave us enough sandwiches. They dropped off a tray off BLTs (and corn salad and potato chips and mini blueberry pies) in honor of the return of their BLT season, which is really celebrating the return of tomato season (since it's pretty much always B and L season). They use Eckerton Hill Farm tomatoes.
All the Num Pang Sandwiches
All the Num Pang Sandwiches
For this week's Num Pang review we used our collective stomach powers (left to right: Erin, Kenji, Will, and Haley) to taste 10 sandwiches.
Light-speed Hambone
Light-speed Hambone
WOOOOSH THERE HE GOES (nah, he was just walking, at normal speed).
Yawning Hambone
Yawning Hambone
Purple tongue action!
Hambone, staring into your soul
Hambone, staring into your soul
He probably wants food.
Face smushy Hambone
Face smushy Hambone
Hambone has grown into the rest of his skin quite well, but his face shall always be smushy.
Strawberry Prezel Salad Delivery
Strawberry Prezel Salad Delivery
Alex Penfold, our "American Classics" columnist and blogger of Blondie and Brownie (she's the Brownie half), brought in a batch of her latest column for us to try: Strawberry Pretzel Salad. Don't be put off by the name; it's a refreshing dessert of salty crushed pretzel crust topped with rich whipped cream and strawberries in strawberry gelatin. We still have some leftovers in our freezer come to think of it...
Candy wall crawling test
Candy wall crawling test
We got some corn-flavored gummy candies in the office this week from a Chinese supermarket. The flavor: sort of like burnt popcorn. The texture: like no other candy we've had before. But Kenji managed to pin it down: "These feel like Wacky WallWalkers." He stuck one on the wall to test it; indeed, it sort of stickily rolled down.