Gallery: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Breakfast at Maison Kayser
Breakfast at Maison Kayser
We may be serious eaters, but...we don't usually look this serious while eating. Here's general manager Alaina, ad sales director Jen, Jen's husband Matt, New York editor Max, and Serious Eats founder Ed digging into a good portion of the breakfast menu at Maison Kayser.
Damn, Those Are Some Good Cookies
Damn, Those Are Some Good Cookies
Erin and Leandra sum up everyone's reactions to Dorie Greenspan's Beurre & Sel cookies quite nicely: "Oh my god these cookies are so good ohmygodmusteatcookiesforever."
Sharing the Cookie Love
Sharing the Cookie Love
Alaina, intern Hally, doesn't-usually-look-like-he-has-bloodlust Ben, and Max join the cookie tasting.
Animal Cookie Time
Animal Cookie Time
What happens when Dorie's cookies run out? Leandra and Hally opened a bag of Archway's Iced Circus Animal cookies. Not on the same level as Dorie's cookies, but still tasty.
Goldfish...FROM SPACE
Goldfish...FROM SPACE
Robyn got excited about the space adventures goldfish we have in the office for an upcoming tasting. "They taste better because they're shaped like space things!"

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Chichi With Noodles = Happy Chichi
Chichi With Noodles = Happy Chichi
While doing research for her next Slurped post, Chichi gets ready to dig into a plate of hand pulled noodles at Tasty Hand Pulled Noodles.
More Noodling
More Noodling
Part of the fun/frustration with these noodles: They're super long.
Yuba Looking For Her Next Bite
Yuba Looking For Her Next Bite
Kenji spent the last week at home doing some final tweaking and photo-shooting for his upcoming book (November 2013!), which means that Yuba and Hambone spent their afternoons trying to eat everything in sight taste testing. It also meant that his wine fridge got converted to a produce fridge, and that of course, the water in the kitchen got shut down, necessitating multiple trips back and forth to the bathroom for dish washing. Yuba did not assist.

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Yuba Thoughts
Yuba Thoughts
"Kenji, I am not sure what to make of this leftover blob of cheesy broccoli gratin, but I will eat it anyway," those bug-eyes seem to say.

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Hambone Thoughts
Hambone Thoughts
"While Yuba wears herself out over there trying on her best snarly-frog-bat-pig-sausage impersonations, I, on the other hand, will take the stoic approach and wait for the broccoli to come to me."

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Leftovers
Leftovers
This is what the remnants of a day spent cooking through half the vegetable chapter looks like. Luckily, there were mouths and hands nearby to take all the leftovers. so... many... leftovers...

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Hambone-less
Hambone-less
With Hambone away, we had to do something to fill the void.