Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Special cheese delivery from dhorst
Special cheese delivery from dhorst

Longtime Serious Eats/Slice community member Diana Horst, aka dhorst (read our interview with her here), spoiled us with a package of awesome cheeses from Wake Robin Farm in Jordan, NY. She recommends the Trillium; so do we. Thanks, Diana!

Burger time
Burger time

Kenji broke out the cast iron skillet for a Burger Lab post on dry aged burgers, coming next week.

The Serious Eats ladies at work
The Serious Eats ladies at work

This week Jamie, Niki, and Erin huddled together to give Jamie a crash course in "How To Make Serious Eats Work." ...Because Jamie is our new managing editor! We'll tell you more about her next week.

Cereal swag
Cereal swag

Cereal obsessive Leandra received some goodies from General Mills in preparation for her visit to their headquarters in Minneapolis.

Beer o' clock!
Beer o' clock!

Our buddy Sean Lily Wilson of Fullsteam Brewery in North Carolina stopped by the office to drop off a growler of his Summer Basil beer. Each batch is brewed with six pounds of NC-grown basil! Thanks Sean!

Kenji's broken tooth
Kenji's broken tooth

Here's Kenji showing off his broken tooth from an old bike accident. ...Thanks, Kenji.

Shopping for strawberries
Shopping for strawberries

Max made ice cream for a friend's wedding this weekend, which meant heading to the Chinatown markets and sniffing out the best strawberries, carton by carton.

All the strawberries!
All the strawberries!

20 pounds for 40 bucks. Not bad!

PORCHETTA TIME!
PORCHETTA TIME!

How to boost office morale: with the pork fat-soaked magic of DiPalo's porchetta! (Also works for halting office productivity.)

Happy Serious Eaters
Happy Serious Eaters

Smiles from Craig, Jamie, Erin, Ed, and Niki.

Striped bass
Striped bass

Kenji took Thursday morning off to go on a fishing trip in the Long Island Sound with chef Harold Dieterle. They came back to the office that afternoon with a 17-pound striped bass. Aw yeah.

Let the fish breakdown begin
Let the fish breakdown begin

Harold slices while Kenji documents.

Niki and Harold talking about fish heads, maybe
Niki and Harold talking about fish heads, maybe
Fish feasting time
Fish feasting time

Using a quarter of the whole fish, Harold and Kenji made striped bass sashimi, pan roasted striped bass with its liver, and striped bass puttanesca. You'll read more about them soon in an upcoming post.

Happy times with Yuba
Happy times with Yuba

Niki and Jamie strike a pose while Yuba...does not.

Whoa, Yuba face
Whoa, Yuba face
Happy Yuba!
Happy Yuba!
Happy Yuba, continued!
Happy Yuba, continued!
Hambone sees a treat
Hambone sees a treat
Get ready...
Get ready...
MRRRAAAHH
MRRRAAAHH