Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Oreo tasting
Oreo tasting
We received a huge package containing every American variety of Oreo. And so we tasted all of them. Yup, what a life.
Oreo tasting
Oreo tasting
Managing editor Carey Jones, cereal fanatic Leandra Palermo, and fast food columnist John Edwards did most of the eating.
Oreo tower
Oreo tower
Carey took on the task of building an Oreo tower. Because you can't not do that when you have so many Double Stuf Oreos at your fingertips.
Just need a few more creme patties...
Just need a few more creme patties...
Okay, that's enough
Okay, that's enough
That's what a stack of 50 Double Stuf fillings looks like.
Timber!
Timber!
Alas, it didn't hold up on its own.
Tot Monster
Tot Monster
Behold, the Tot Monster. It's a bit distressed.
Irish oats
Irish oats
National managing editor and oat enthusiast Erin Zimmer met with a representative from the Irish food boards to discuss oats. Thanks to Ireland's temperate weather, they grow the plumpest, happiest oats.
Gin-infused penguins
Gin-infused penguins
What happens when you stick gummy penguin candies in a jar with gin overnight? Their tummies swell with gin! Erin shared her infusion project with us. Much cuter than jello shots.
Dog break
Dog break
Having a dog in the office provides a great excuse for taking a break. Carey stepped away from her computer for a few minutes to give Yuba some attention.
Oh, Yuba.
Oh, Yuba.
"I want the meat give me the meat"
Yuba gave off a bit of a snarl as Robyn dangled a small piece of ham above her head.
"I am so close to the meat I can almost taste it"
"SO VERY CLOSE"
Licking those chops
Licking those chops
"Is that for me?"
Every once in a while Yuba walks over to give a bug-eyed, tilt-headed, half-snarly stare towards the kitchen.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

A whole lot of olive salad
A whole lot of olive salad
How much olive salad do you need to make 1,000 servings of muffuletta for the Sweetlife Festival? Try eight gallons. Now that's a lot of olives...
A whole lot of meat
A whole lot of meat
Not only did Salumeria Biellese provide the meat for those 1,000 servings of muffuletta, they also lent a truck to transport it in.

[Photograph: Jessica Leibowitz]