Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Beurre & Sel
Beurre & Sel
We popped into the Essex Street Market location of Beurre & Sel, Dorie Greenspan's new cookie shop, to say hello to Dorie and her son Josh...and to get lots of cookies.
Josh and Dorie
Josh and Dorie
Josh and Dorie get ready for a photo. But first, Dorie insists taking off the rubber glove.
Josh and Dorie
Josh and Dorie
The happy cookie team. We'll have a feature on Beurre & Sel soon!
Goldfish Tasting
Goldfish Tasting
We also tasted loads of Goldfish this week. ...Or grazed on loads of Goldfish. It's hard to not eat a little bit every day.
Leftover Desserts Break
Leftover Desserts Break
Ben brought in leftovers from his family's Rosh Hoshana dinner, including his cousin Ellen's cinnamon-chocolate chip coffee cake (foreground, from this awesome Smitten Kitchen recipe) and his mom's sea salt brownies and mandelbread (mandelbread recipe here). Everything was so good we all stopped working to shove homemade sweets in our mouths! Erin was definitely the most excited.
Peanut Butter Attack
Peanut Butter Attack
Our peanut columnist Lee Zalben sent us loads of peanut butter (96 jars?) from his company Peanut Butter and Co. Super PB-lover Carey was quite chuffed.
Peanut Butter Attack
Peanut Butter Attack
"Share? Ok, I guess."
Peanut Butter Attack
Peanut Butter Attack
And thus the frenzy of peanut butter tasting began. From left to right: Dana, Jessica, Rebecca, Jen, Leandra, and Carey.
Ed and the Tornado Potato
Ed and the Tornado Potato
Thanks to the San Gennaro Festival, we can buy these spiral-cut fried potatoes right by our office building. And thus Ed came in brandishing a Tornado Potato.
Ed and the Tornado Potato
Ed and the Tornado Potato
Oh noes.
Yuba Stare
Yuba Stare
Kenji's in lockdown, don't-leave-the-apartment-until-it's-finished mode working on his upcoming book, which means that Yuba and Jamón spend a lot of time sitting and staring at him. Yuba tries to use her Jedi mind tricks to get some braised chicken out of him. It sometimes works.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Hambone Stare
Hambone Stare
Hambone's thoughts: All your beans are belong to us.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]