Gallery: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Hambone!
Hambone!
We're starting off this slideshow with Hambone because no one should have a problem with that.
Max, the happiest dessert eater
Max, the happiest dessert eater
Sugar Rush-er Kathy watches Serious Eats New York editor Max chow down on Naha's chocolate dessert at Dessert Professional's 19th Annual Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America event.
Robyn, another happy dessert eater
Robyn, another happy dessert eater
Photographer Robyn tries this passion fruit and mango dessert...for the second time that night.

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Leftovers, come and get 'em
Leftovers, come and get 'em
When leftovers from Mission Chinese hit the table, everyone pounces. Here intern Will takes a look at the goods, with fellow interns Sam and Molly in the back.
Sandwiches, destroyed
Sandwiches, destroyed
The table was covered with sandwiches from Court Street Grocers, but then everyone ate them. (Robyn was too busy taking photos of the sandwiches to get to them before they were eaten. Oops.)
Juice tasting
Juice tasting
After the sandwich gorging, it was time for a Red Jacket Orchards juice tasting. Will and national managing editor Erin pour away.
Condensed milk on Greek yogurt
Condensed milk on Greek yogurt
When you have leftover condensed milk lying around, you try it on everything. Like an afternoon snack of Greek yogurt and honey.
Egg testing
Egg testing
Chief creative officer Kenji labels eggs before sticking them in the sous vide machine. We're testing the eggs at the greenmarket to find the best. Stay tuned for the results.

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Visit from Michael White
Visit from Michael White
Chef Michael White came over to our office to deliver gelato from his restaurant Osteria Morini and say hi. Here he chats with SE overlord Ed.

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Michael vs. Hambone staring contest
Michael vs. Hambone staring contest
Hambone wants gelato
Hambone wants gelato
Kenji pulled Hambone back just before he could lick the gelato. Aw.
Best ice cream sandwich, coming right up
Best ice cream sandwich, coming right up
We had a few kouign amanns from Dominique Ansel Bakery and lots of gelato from Osteria Morini. What to do, what to do...
Best ice cream sandwich, coming right up
Best ice cream sandwich, coming right up
Oh yeah, sandwich the gelato between the halves of a split kouign amann. Win.
Erin's ice cream sandwich-eating face
Erin's ice cream sandwich-eating face
Robyn's ice cream sandwich-eating face
Robyn's ice cream sandwich-eating face

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

"Meh" Hambone
Hambone getting bored? Time to break out a foodstuff.

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

"Interested" Hambone
Hold anything above Hambone's head and he'll probably show interest in it. He'll quietly stare at first, but wait too long and he'll throw in some gentle pawing.

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

"GUMMY BEAR IS MINE"

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

"...It is chewy"
This is Hambone's "I'm chewing on a gummy bear" face.

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Yuba
Yuba
Yuba looks like she's not feeling great because...she's not feeling great. :( We hope you get over your tummy troubles soon, Yuba!

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Egg peeling and mashing
Egg peeling and mashing
Interns Molly and Jodi went on "egg peeling and mashing" duty for our egg taste test. It's a thrill-a-minute when you're an intern at Serious Eats.
Let the egg tasting begin
Let the egg tasting begin
Bowls of mashed egg, waiting to be eaten. Filling the office with...smell.
Blindfolded taste test
Blindfolded taste test
It's not every day Kenji asks Carey, "Can I blindfold you and feed you scrambled eggs?"

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]