Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Banana Snack
Banana Snack
Our national managing editor Erin was traveling through southeast Asia this month and made some friends with an elephant in Chiang Mai.

[Photograph: from Erin Zimmer]

Speaking of Bananas
Speaking of Bananas

One of Erin's favorite street treats in Thailand was banana roti, a fried dough filled with sliced bananas and egg, which then gets drenched with sweetened condensed milk (mmmm). This one she enjoyed in Bangkok along with SE contributor Jamie Feldmar.

[Photograph: Erin Zimmer]

And More Bananas!
And More Bananas!

Here's a banana vender at a produce market in Hoi An, Vietnam. Wouldn't that elephant like to be standing here right now...

[Photograph: Erin Zimmer]

Asian snacks
Asian snacks
Some goodies Erin brought back from Southeast Asia: larb-flavored Pretz, black sesame candy, and ginger coconut toffee.
We eat all the Tasty Bites
We eat all the Tasty Bites
We spent a few lunches eating our way through the whole line of Tasty Bite food pouches for an upcoming taste test.
Birthday bagels for breakfast
Birthday bagels for breakfast

Happy birthday to our general manager, Alaina! We celebrated her birthday (which was last Saturday) in one of our favorite ways: with bagels, lox, and cream cheese from Russ & Daughters.

Tea tasting
Tea tasting
Leandra's boyfriend Sammy stopped by to do a tea tasting with Max with teas from his new company, Everlasting Tea. It's really good!
Pizza Hat
Pizza Hat
Intern Lily got really excited when she found this novelty pizza hat hiding in one of our shelves.
CEREAL, OH YES
CEREAL, OH YES
What could've been a boring Friday morning turned into an epic Friday morning when Leandra unexpectedly received a package of Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch, two of her favorite cereals.
Bacon Pillow
Bacon Pillow
SE intern alum Christopher Stephens stopped by to show us this pillow he crafted out of a bacon sack after attending Zingerman's Bacon Camp last year. Note the bacon scarf he's sporting too!
Pillow baby
Pillow baby
The pillow is so baby-sized. And doodle-on-able.