Birthday duck liver mousse "cake"
Monday was Kenji Lopez-Alt's birthday! Since he's not a huge fan of sweets, we celebrated with duck liver mousse.
Not the best way to eat duck liver mousse
Unfortunately, all we had to eat with it was random cheese-filled cracker sandwiches we found in our cabinet.
Hambone goes for it
Hambone probably liked it the most out of the whole office.
We need to clean the fridge more often
While cleaning out the fridge, Kenji found a treasure: long forgotten mini bananas. ...And then he said goodbye to the bananas.
First look at the Food Lab book
Most exciting package this week: six pints of gelato and sorbetto from Capogiro in Philadelphia, one of our favorite gelato shops in the country (as mentioned in our book)! They sent us pistachio, Bacio, sea salt, pumpkin (made from Lancaster County neck pumpkin), Concord grape, and cactus pear. Yup, they all taste awesome. Thanks, Capogiro!
Best thing about receiving ice cream in the mail, aside from the ice cream: You get to play with dry ice!
French pastry tasting
Aside from gelato, another good way to start the day is with pastries from the newly opened Dominique Ansel Bakery.
Someone's feeling left out
Hambone stared at us from his doggy prison (aka, right by Kenji's desk) as we stuffed out faces with pastries. Sorry, Hambone!
Taste test prep
Less exciting than gelato and French pastries: instant mashed potatoes and boxed stuffing. Yup, it's time for Thanksgiving taste tests.
Mashed potatoes, ready!
Ten kinds of instant mashed potatoes; let's do this.
Behold, a rainbow of beiges.
After seeing Christine's post about Goldenberg's Peanut Chews, Goldenberg sent us a whooooole lot of Peanut Chews (in updated packaging)! And we ate the heck out of 'em. Thanks, Goldenberg!
Hambone and Slice editor Meredith Smith played with his new friend Webigail.