Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Happy Birthday, Ed!
Happy Birthday, Ed!
It was Ed's birthday last Sunday! We celebrated on Monday with Balthazar's coconut cake, one of his favorite desserts.
Cake slice
Cake slice
So much cake and frosting. So much.
Bitters and soda
Bitters and soda
Senior managing editor Carey played around with bitters and soda for an upcoming Drinks piece. Keep an eye out for it!
Blueberries from Chile
Blueberries from Chile
It's always exciting, and rare, when there's fruit in the office. Here's a box of delicious blueberries from Chile, and we devoured them. Plump, juicy, a little tart, a little sweet—everyone was grabbing a handful of these awesome blueberries as they walked by.
Chocolate tasting
Chocolate tasting
We spent a few days this week tasting chocolate from some of our favorite New York City chocolate shops for upcoming Valentine's Day coverage. Here interns Linea and Lily fulfill their intern duties of eating chocolate.
Meat sniff
Meat sniff
Kenji's converted his mini fridge into a meat aging cabinet for a follow up to his Food Lab post about aging (or not aging) beef at home. Here's to hoping that beef is still good after this year's vegan month, which starts today!
Fancy frozen pizzas
Fancy frozen pizzas
Kenji spent an afternoon dressing up frozen pizzas with tater tots, bacon, jalapeños, and more.
Caviar tasting
Caviar tasting
This week Kenji headed over to Petrossian's New York boutique and restaurant to taste some caviar for an upcoming guide. We had 250 grams to taste back at the office. Them's a lot of fish eggs!
Turkish snack time
Turkish snack time
Everyone gather 'round for Turkish bites from Mmm Enfes! From left to right: Tiffany, Max, Erin, Carey, and Ben.
Chichi's new look
Chichi's new look
Kenji had a fondue party at his place for an upcoming post. Chichi got a little creative with the asparagus. Nice look, Cheech!

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Bliss
Bliss
Hambone was waiting under the table all night for this hug.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

NO HUG
NO HUG
NO HUG Yuba... is not as into hugging. More like bugging.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]