Gallery: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

And closer
And closer

What a slacker.

And one more view
And one more view

Because Hambone's resting position needs to be fully documented for the good of humankind.

Another face squish
Another face squish

What we learned today: Hambone doesn't like it when you do this to his face.

"Nobody loves me"

Black and white really seals the deal.

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

SUUGGAAARR!!!
SUUGGAAARR!!!

"I asked for two things and they sent me their whole product line." NY editor Max was pretty happy when he opened this giant package from Wholesome Sweeteners. Rob, Carey, and Niki shared in the joy.

More mozzarella
More mozzarella

Ed and Kenji followed up on last week's mozzarella tasting with another mozzarella tasting. (And Kenji got a haircut. Finally!)

Doodle, accomplished
Doodle, accomplished

AHT editor/doodler Robyn gives an overenthusiastic thumbs up to her doodle for Chris Crowley's xiao long bao post. She feared her blob dude looked too much like his brain fell out.

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Pepsi Next, bringing you the next level of soda can packaging
Pepsi Next, bringing you the next level of soda can packaging

Pepsi sent us a six pack of their new mid-calorie soda. A regular box just wouldn't do.

Clean up day
Clean up day

This week we started doing something we should've done when we moved in: We bought new furniture (thanks, Paramus Ikea), rearranged the furniture we already had, and cleaned out foodstuffs and kitchenware we no longer needed.

Stuff, stuff, and more stuff
Stuff, stuff, and more stuff

This is totally what Niki signed up for when she became a Serious Eats intern. Yeaaah. Thanks, Niki, for sifting through all this stuff!

Uncovered treasures
Uncovered treasures

"Anyone need birthday candles? Or meat hooks?"

The Ikea Crew
The Ikea Crew

Kenji, Max, and Leandra show VÄRDE who's boss.

Tuppy orphanage
Tuppy orphanage

While cleaning out a cabinet, Robyn unleashed a mountain of neglected plastic containers (or as Robyn likes to call them, "tuppies").

Hambone
Hambone

Yeah, we know you only look through this slideshow for Hambone photos. Let the Hambones begin.

Hambone, not helping
Hambone, not helping

Hambone, sitting and staring while Kenji worked on our new kitchen island.

Hambone, really not helping
Hambone, really not helping

And then he flopped over.

Closer
Closer

Squishy face action, here we come.