Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Malcolm is here!
Malcolm is here!
MALCOLM IS IN THE BUILDING! Translation: "THE SERIOUS EATS OFFICE STOPS WORKING TO FOCUS ON THE CUTENESS." He didn't want to leave Momma Alaina's arms.
Malcolm, get to work!
Malcolm, get to work!
He was more interested in the marker and squishy piggy than the computer.
"It's you, Malcolm!"
Malcolm, meet Malcolm! If only we knew what was going on in his brain...
Bagel breakfast
Bagel breakfast
We rarely break out bagels, lox, and cream cheese for breakfast. We really should more often.
FRIDAY!
FRIDAY!
TIME TO BREAK OUT THE BLOODY MARYS (and orange juice).
The Serious Eats crew
The Serious Eats crew
Tall people, from left to right: Ed, Carey, Erin, Max, and Ben.

Short people, from left to right: Leandra, Jen, Malcolm-wielding Alaina, and Robyn.

(Kenji was out sick this day. :C)

[Photograph: Dana Abu-Dayyeh]

Malcolm mid-chew
Malcolm mid-chew
Malcolm looking like he's about to do a little dance
Malcolm looking like he's about to do a little dance
One of many Malcolm Faces
One of many Malcolm Faces
BUBBLES!!!
BUBBLES!!!
Bored with bagels? Time to break out the bubbles.
Still focusing on the bubbles
Still focusing on the bubbles
Someone's pooped
Someone's pooped
Who needs a crib when you can shove two Ikea chairs together?
Hambone squish
Hambone squish
We can't resist doing this. He's so very squishy.
Hambone scratch
Hambone scratch
He probably enjoys this more than head-squish.
Hambone, just sittin'
Hambone, just sittin'
Hambone, ready to cook?
Hambone, ready to cook?
We received a denim apron in the mail. And so...we made Hambone wear it.
Still aproned
Still aproned
Kenji consoles aproned Hambone.
Yuba, dog masseuse
Yuba, dog masseuse
Clinton wants a cupcake
Clinton wants a cupcake
Chicago editor Nick's dog Clinton is so ready to eat this dog cupcake from Sprinkles.

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Xiao long bao time!
Xiao long bao time!
We ate lunch at Shanghai Gourmet with Chichi for some Slurped research. But no reason to restrict ourselves to noodles when there's xiao long bao!
Sad Chichi
Sad Chichi
Alas, the xiao long bao weren't good, probably worse than when Kenji reviewed them.