Pocky-esque snack taste test
Robyn held a Pocky vs. Pocky imitators taste test this week. Most people were able to pick out the real Pocky.
People were pretty restrained with their tasting samples. Result: too many leftovers. ...That Robyn mostly ended up eating the next day.
After people were done tasting, they were allowed to dip into Robyn's "Pocky-like but not regular pocky" stash.
Dry-aged beef taste test
The day after the Pocky taste test, Kenji held a dry-aged beef taste test. 'Twas an exciting week for tasting things.
One of the beef chunks didn't make it. Because it had rotted. And now the whole office knows what rotting beef smells like: death taking a noxious poop. Kenji stuck it in a Ziploc bag before vacuum sealing it in a FoodSaver bag and sticking it in the trash.
Yup, that steak's gonna taste reeeeaaaal goooood.
With a fan blowing into his face, Kenji felt inspired.
TASTE THE MEAT
And much funky cheese-flavored beef was eaten that day.
Ice Cream Sampler
Dry ice time
Ice cream companies, do make sure to send plenty of dry ice with your packages. We take great joy in watching sublimation. Here's Max pouring the hot water in as he and Leandra watch the vapor flow.
More dry ice...
Girl Scout cookies
Oh, Girl Scout Cookies, we're going to have fun with you.
Icebox cake time
...Like by turning you into an ice box cake.
Custom banh mi
We cobbled together some custom banh mi. Like General Tso's chicken banh mi. And Di Palo's porchetta banh mi. Yeah, that's good stuff.
Kenji and his new friend
Kenji is in Orlando this weekend. This is one of the new Iil' buddies he made at Lake Meadow Naturals, an awesome humane egg farm outside Orlando. This guy is a heritage breed raised for educational purposes.