Goodbye lunch at Toby's
Speech, speech, speech
Ed was prepared with notes for his goodbye speech.
A toast for Erin
No one leaves Serious Eats without a sad, cute farewell card. Erin, you made the alpaca cry! YOU MONSTER.
On Erin's last day, she and Robyn took L-shaped naps.
Happy birthday, Jim! Here are some burning sticks.
We celebrated our ad sales director Jim's birthday with lots of steamed buns from Golden Steamer, but we didn't realize until the last minute that we didn't have candles. ...So Kenji stuck skewers into the buns and torched 'em. Yeaaah HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JIM!
That time Kenji caramelized a crapload of onions
The office stank of onions for a few days. Good times.
Bouncing the light
Valrhona sent us bars of their new Dulcey chocolate, which tastes a whole lot like caramelized white chocolate. In a market full of sad white chocolate products, this is something we're digging.
Oh, hi there, Hambone
And now we begin...dog time.
YUBA FACE, IN YOUR FACE
More Yuba face
Another Yuba face
Robyn: "Does Yuba enjoy it when you do that to her?"
Kenji: "...It's hard to tell what Yuba enjoys."
Hambone, in Lily's face
"What is this creature?"
Yuba and Hambone inspect the body. Is it safe?
Behold, Hambone's new favorite resting spot.
"Get me outta here!"
Yuba is not as into Mr. Bear.
Really, Hambone loves those fluffy bear legs
Aaand back in the crotch
And another Hambone position
Dog struggles: "HOW BADLY DO I WANT THIS COOKIE?"
We wanted to see if Hambone would get up if we put a cookie shard in front of him. He struggled for a while, then decided it was worth the trouble to get up.
Helllooooo, prime rib
Kenji is really into his prime rib.
Yuba, want some prime rib?
Yuba: "I am interested in the meat, yes."
It's the end of the day, so...
Time for Max to lie on Mr. Bear and Niki to twirl around in her chair.