When you've been working at Serious Eats for long enough, you eventually start to notice little patterns in Overlord Ed's personal quirks. You'll come in early in the morning to find the shower in the back bathroom recently used and Ed's green towel hung up over the bar, but no Ed in sight and wonder to yourself, did Ed come in really early, take a shower, then go back home? You'll hear his distinctive walk coming down the hall and brace yourself, because you know that he's walking in with a bag full of pastries. "I just stopped in at François Payard for breakfast. I got one of everything on the menu. Robyn—can you take photos?"
Then we get to his odd relationship with the refrigerator. Step into Serious Eats and get ready to forget everything you know—or thought you knew—about what should and shouldn't go in the refrigerator. Half eaten bag of chips from the counter? Into the fridge they go. Leftover fried chicken?
Don't even think about it. Ed's been known to eat three-day-old unrefrigerated fried chicken from time to time. Candy and chocolate? Definite fridge material. Mutton barbecue shipped from Owensboro Kentucky? The fridge will ruin it, insists Ed.