Gallery: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Ed and a Cuban dog
Ed and a Cuban dog
Ed took a week off to travel to Havana with his wife Vicky for their 30th wedding anniversary. They did some humanitarian work and spent their off hours meeting interesting characters at every turn, including this dog.

[Photograph: Vicky Bijur]

Cars in Havana
Cars in Havana
Ed says walking around Havana is like wandering around a fifties movie set. There are cars like this chugging down every street.

[Photograph: Ed Levine]

Souvenir from Cuba
Souvenir from Cuba
Overcoming his wife's protests, Ed bought this amazing 1930s Cuban Coca-Cola sign on the street for a song (not Guantanamera). We're going to hang it in the Serious Eats office somehow.
Ed, strike a pose
Ed, strike a pose
We took headshots this week for our upcoming website redesign. Here's a outtake from Ed's photo session. What a natural.
"Making Stuff with Oreos" Time
Oreo Week gave us an excuse to make a lot of things out of Oreos. Here's Carey in the SE-kitchen-turned-Oreo-workshop. Check out some of the results in our roundup of 14 things to make with Oreos.
Oreogurt tasting
Oreogurt tasting
Erin tried some Oreo-enhanced yogurt.
Bored torching
Bored torching
Max was in charge of torching the marshmallows for the S'mOreos. He's a marshmallow-torching pro.
Pizza (toy) delivery!
Pizza (toy) delivery!
Thanks so much to Slice'r dhorst's dog Miss Ellie for sending us this squeaky toy pizza slice for Hambone and Yuba. They loved it!
Rainbow cookie tasting
Rainbow cookie tasting
We gathered in our mini stairwell for a rainbow cookie tasting. Nice way to end the day.
Ginger juicing
Ginger juicing
Intern Will was on ginger juicing duty for Drinks research.
YUBA IS HERE
YUBA IS HERE
Yuba in the office = smiles all around! Leandra gives some love to Yuba.
What about Hambone?
What about Hambone?
Hambone didn't want Yuba getting all of the attention, of course.
Yuba stare
Yuba stare
Oh, those eyes.
 Another Yuba stare
Another Yuba stare
"Food?"
Robyn must be holding something edible. Surefire way to get this focused Hambone stare.
Even closer
Even closer
Hambone and Yuba playtime
Hambone and Yuba playtime
Let the playtime BEGIN.
Yuba:
Yuba: "I'm going to eat your face, ok?"
[Chomp]
[Chomp]
Hambone:
Hambone: "Nooo I'm not ok with that."
Yuba:
Yuba: "MRAH."
Yuba:
Yuba: "I WIN."
Bottled iced tea tasting
Bottled iced tea tasting
We tasted 11 brands of bottled iced tea. A lot of very sweet, bottled iced tea. Some of us didn't feel so great afterward.
Ingredients
Ingredients
What were all these ingredients for? Oh, you know, this...
Giant bowl of oatmeal
Giant bowl of oatmeal
This giant bowl of oatmeal turned into 18 sweet and savory oatmeal variations.
Oatmeal tasting
Oatmeal tasting
Erin, Carey, Niki, and Max happily tasted the oatmeals. At least, until the 18th sample came out, at which point everyone felt bloaty.
Tired as a dog
Tired as a dog
Jamón and Yuba used to spend all day snoozing around indoors. Now that they have a balcony at Kenji's apartment, all that's changed: They snooze around outdoors instead.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Yuba
Yuba
"I'm bug-eyed, I'm feeling a little high from the heat, but I'm cool with it. Totally relaxed."

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Chichi
Chichi
Chichi, tucking into a crispy pig's tail on Kenji's balcony after a long day of some serious grilling for upcoming recipes.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Hungry Hungry Hambone
Hungry Hungry Hambone
"Can I have some tail, please?" those eyes seem to say. Also pictured: tri-tip, grilled tongue, skirt steak, grilled short rib, radishes, and...yes, ramps.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]