Gallery: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Eye on the Prize
Eye on the Prize

Kenji dangles some meat for Yuba. Soon to be meat inside Yuba.

Awkward
Awkward

That time New York editor Max and intern Craig wore nearly-identical outfits.

Salad Tasting
Salad Tasting

Kenji whipped up some kale caesar salads for an upcoming Food Lab post. The response: complete salad destruction. (Guys, we don't get enough fresh greens in the office.) Here's Ben, Ed, and Paul (the newest addition to SEHQ) digging in.

Afternoon Barbecue
Afternoon Barbecue

It's a good day when your afternoon snack is ribs, brisket, sweet potato casserole, slaw, and more from Mighty Quinn's Barbecue. Here Carey reaches over for some sweet pea salad.

Hambone, Meet Lily
Hambone, Meet Lily

New intern Lily met Hambone for the first time this week. She wanted to shower him with love, but it took a while for him to warm up to her. (He was pretty much okay with her by the end of the day, though. Hambone loves everyone!)

Yuba, Meet Lily
Yuba, Meet Lily

Yuba warmed up much more quickly.

Clam Chowder Lab
Clam Chowder Lab

Kenji made four variations of clam chowder for an upcoming Food Lab post. The office smelled amazing.

Tugging
Tugging

Hambone dragged Yuba out from behind the desk.

FIGHT!
FIGHT!

Isn't Yuba cute when she's playing? Yeeeahh.

FIGHT!
FIGHT!

Aw, look at them go.

Cuddle time
Cuddle time

These guys just love each other so much.

Hambone Nap
Hambone Nap

Hambone likes to take solitary naps too.

Hambone...Awake
Hambone...Awake
Ring of Cereal
Ring of Cereal

Few things make our cereal queen Leandra happier than a special cereal delivery.

Chichi at Sanur
Chichi at Sanur

Chichi ate at Sanur for an upcoming Slurped post. Here she is lording over her noodle victims with glee.

A Taste Test for Dessert
A Taste Test for Dessert
Triple Dog Action
Triple Dog Action

What's that under Hambone and Yuba? Oh, nothing, just a gigantic plush dog.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Zzzz
Zzzz

Kenji sometimes spends the day testing recipes in his kitchen at home. This his how his assistants while away the hours between meals.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Feed me feed me feed me feed me
Feed me feed me feed me feed me

This is the view out Kenji's kitchen door every night as he prepares the dogs' dinners. "I CAN HAZ FOODZ NOW?" says Yuba. Hambone takes a more emotional route: "Look into my doleful eyes and see if you can deny me my supper for even one minute longer," he seems to say.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

CAT, WHERE ARE YOU
CAT, WHERE ARE YOU

It was Yuba's first day back in the office after a two week vacation in Boston, which she spent in a house with two cats. She now permanently sleeps with her eyes wide open.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

ALL the dog food
ALL the dog food

It was dog-food day this week at the López-Alt household. Both pups get a special diet, which Kenji prepares in huge batches and freezes. This month: turkey and kale stew!

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]