Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Macaroni and Cheese Prep
Macaroni and Cheese Prep
Chicken, beans, bacon, ham, and more, soon to be stirred into lots and lots of macaroni and cheese. Read about all our macaroni and cheese variations here
Kenji Uses the Force
Kenji Uses the Force
Kenji can control the immersion blender with his mind. TRUTH. ...Or the cheese sauce is really thick, whatevs.
Korean Snack-time!
Korean Snack-time!
In case we weren't already sure that our contributor Chris Hansen was awesome (but we were), he came in this week with armfuls of snacks he brought back from South Korea. DON'T EVER LEAVE US, CHRIS!
Ice Cream Time
Ice Cream Time
As part of "The Continuing Adventures of Leandra's Happy Face," here's Jen and Leandra digging into Max's latest batch of homemade ice cream: fudge swirled peanut butter cup peanut butter ice cream. Yup, that's the good stuff.
Baby Time
Baby Time
More happy Leandra! Here she's enjoying some time with her little friend Miles. He's already a serious and adventurous eater, as he gnawing on some lamb's ear. Of the stuffed animal variety.
WOW!
WOW!
This is the first time we've ever received a package of broccoli. Look at that dude. So buff.
Making Wontons
Making Wontons
Kenji made wontons for an upcoming post. So many little bundles of meat were born.
Sleepy Wontons
Sleepy Wontons
These wontons didn't nap for long. Because then we ate them. Haha! Yeah.
Interns, Eat These Cookies!
Interns, Eat These Cookies!
Please welcome two new interns to the office: Amanda and Tiffany! We made them try a stuffing-flavored cookie from Downtown Cookie Co. It's surprisingly tasty.
YAY, OATMEAL
YAY, OATMEAL
Tiffany, Erin, and Carey dig in!
Nick and Clinton
Nick and Clinton
We love it when Clinton joins Chicago editor Nick during our weekly editorial meetings.
Yuba, Time to Medicate
Yuba, Time to Medicate
This morning after a visit to the vet with Yuba, Kenji had to give Yuba some chicken-flavored medicine. She licked it up with no problem.
Oh, Yuba
Oh, Yuba
Pumpkin-Flavored Dog Treats
Pumpkin-Flavored Dog Treats
Hambone and Yuba were pretty into Trader Joe's pumpkin-flavored dog treats. Look at those jowls go.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Look at those mouths
Look at those mouths

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Yuba Gets!
Yuba Gets!

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Hambone Thoughts
Hambone Thoughts
"Yuba, do you think the sky is maybe made of cheese and pepperoni?"

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Yuba Thoughts
Yuba Thoughts
"Oh…it's so beautiful…cheese…and pepperoni…"

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Sleepy Face
Sleepy Face
Zzzzzzzzzz…

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]