Gallery: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Rick Bayless at SEHQ
Rick Bayless at SEHQ

Yesterday one of our favorite chefs Rick Bayless came to our office to demonstrate how he makes guacamole and margaritas from his new book, Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamoles, and Snacks. Kenji and intern Paul shot video of Rick and Ed in the kitchen.

Rick Bayless at SEHQ
Rick Bayless at SEHQ

Ed is ready to go with the clapperboard.

Rick Bayless at SEHQ
Rick Bayless at SEHQ

Probably talking about avocados or something.

Guacamole Time
Guacamole Time

The moment we had all been waiting for: permission to eat the guacamole, in this case a version with chopped apples and roasted fennel.

That Day When Work Ended Really Early
That Day When Work Ended Really Early

After stuffing ourselves with guacamole and tortilla chips, the margaritas came out—special margaritas with ginger syrup, kaffir lime, and cava. After a round of margaritas, the office productivity went way down.

Rick Bayless and the Serious Eats Crew
Rick Bayless and the Serious Eats Crew

All of the Serious Eaters in the office gathered around for a photo with the margarita and guacamole king Rick Bayless. All smiles!

Making Liver Stuffing
Making Liver Stuffing

Chichi and Ben spent Tuesday afternoon making liver stuffing for Chichi's Nasty Bits column. Here, they're tasting the liver purée.

Making Liver Stuffing
Making Liver Stuffing

Oh yeah, that's the stuff.

Pillsbury Biscuit Tasting
Pillsbury Biscuit Tasting

Remember that day we tried ten kinds of refrigerated Pillsbury biscuit dough? Yeaaahhh.

Biscuit Leftovers
Biscuit Leftovers

We had a lot of stale biscuits after our biscuit tasting. The biscuits weren't happy about it.

Leandra + Oreos = Yay
Leandra + Oreos = Yay

When Leandra brought in a bunch of specially flavored Oreo cookies (along with one non-Oreo cookie), she looked like the happiest kid in the candy store.

Deluxe Cookies n' Cream Ice Cream Oreos
Deluxe Cookies n' Cream Ice Cream Oreos

Leandra wasn't content with the cookies n' cream filling in the Cookies n' Cream Ice Cream Oreo, so she mashed a cookie into it for a deluxe version.

Essex Street Market Tour with Dorie Greenspan
Essex Street Market Tour with Dorie Greenspan

Max and Robyn met up with Dorie Greenspan for a tour of Essex Street Market, where you'll find Dorie's Beurre & Sel cookie stall. Here, Dorie and Max get ready to dig into tacos from Brooklyn Taco Co.

Grilled Cheese Break
Grilled Cheese Break

During the tour, Robyn found her new favorite grilled cheese sandwich at Saxelby Cheese.

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Weekly Editorial Meeting
Weekly Editorial Meeting

We sat around the kitchen and chatted with our editors in San Francisco and Boston via Google Hangouts. (Yes, the laptop is sitting on boxes of pie from Balthazar Bakery.)

Capo's in San Francisco
Capo's in San Francisco

Here's our SF gal Lauren Sloss at the newly opened Capo's (check out her First Look on Slice), sitting in front of one of the more intimidatingly awesome spreads of food ever.