Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Congratulations Renu!
Congratulations Renu!

You may remember our Pepperidge Farm Halloween Baking Contest back in October. Say hello to our winner, Renu Devi of Seattle, who was flown out to New York to visit SEHQ and show us how she makes her prize-winning puff pastry entry. Here she is sautéeing some onions for the filling.

Stuffing
Stuffing

Each puff pastry square gets a spoonful of the onion and potato filling (she adapted her recipe slightly from the original one in last fall).

Finished puffs!
Finished puffs!

So golden-brown and deliciously flaky, we gobbled up the whole sheet of puffs. Thanks Renu!

Napping Hambone
Napping Hambone

Hello, Hambone puddle.

The puddle woke up
The puddle woke up
DORITOS-THAT-TASTE-LIKE-TACOS TIME
DORITOS-THAT-TASTE-LIKE-TACOS TIME

It's rare the whole office rushes to the kitchen. What was the occasion? The arrival of...Doritos Locos Tacos Chips. Yup, they taste like Taco Bell.

Video shoot
Video shoot

Jessica and Kenji took over the kitchen this morning to shoot a video on beer cooler sous-vide/blowtorch steak.

Yuba, want some steak?
Yuba, want some steak?

Oh, yes, she does.

Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

"Omg gimme"

Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Hambone got some steak, too
Hambone got some steak, too

Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Hambone wants more steak
Hambone wants more steak

Hambone being denied steak = sad, sad Hambone.

Yuba face!
Yuba face!

Such a good face.

Photograph: Max Falkowitz]