Gallery: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Boneless chicken leg truck
Boneless chicken leg truck

Robyn couldn't pass up a photo of this simultaneously specific and vague truck parked outside our office building in Chinatown.

Sandwich time
Sandwich time

Erin and Ben indulged in the glory of a soft shell crab banh mi. Review coming soon!

Pepper tasting
Pepper tasting

We tasted black pepper from around the world to learn about regional differences in flavor and aroma.

Pepper tasting
Pepper tasting

Carey and Maggie, deep in pepper thought, joined by master spice blender Lior Lev Sercarz.

Pepper tasting
Pepper tasting

Lots of rice to mellow out the pepper. Sneeze count by the end: four.

Frosted Mini-Wheats
Frosted Mini-Wheats

Did you know there were so many kinds of Frosted Mini-Wheats? We didn't. Here's Max and Leandra trying 'em out.

Yuba
Yuba

We didn't get much dog action in the office this week, unfortunately, so thank Kenji for unleashing a batch of outside-the-office dog photos. Like this one of Yuba, sticking out her tongue.

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Hambone
Hambone

And Hambone, sticking out his tongue.

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Double dog hug
Double dog hug

Kenji's younger sister peakid having some quality time with the pups-in-law, including Stella, his older sister Aya's dog. (P.S. Congratulations on your brand new DVM, Aya!)

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Gimme hot dog
Gimme hot dog

Hambone stares wistfully at a package of Hoffman hot dogs, an awesome brand from Syracuse. Yuba thinks it's all just a big joke.

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Gimme hot dog
Gimme hot dog

Yep...wistful...

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Who's the stick champion?
Who's the stick champion?

"Alright, if I can't have the sausage, might as well eat this stick...that is until Yuba tries to steal it from me again."

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]