Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Six-pound whoopie pie, anyone?
Six-pound whoopie pie, anyone?

We received a six-pound whoopie pie in the mail this week. How do you eat this thing? Intern Sam demonstrates one method. (Unfortunately, this method involves eating the plastic wrap.)

Whoopie pie, unleashed
Whoopie pie, unleashed

This is what happens when we unwrapped it. Cream. Explosion.

WHOOPIE PIE ATTACK
WHOOPIE PIE ATTACK

This is what Robyn does around giant food.

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Colonial Jamie
Colonial Jamie

We received a colonial-style wig in the mail for some reason. Here's Jamie rockin' it.

Colonial Mayo
Colonial Mayo

And here's a giant tub of mayo...rockin' it.

Gelato break
Gelato break

Here's Max and contributor Kathy Chan digging into a cup of gelato at A. B. Biagi. This new shop is making some of the best gelato we've tried in a while.

Fryday
Fryday

Kenji and Food Lab intern Luke took over the kitchen today with fried chicken and pork roll Rachels.

Kenji's photo studio, aka his dining table
Kenji's photo studio, aka his dining table

We spent Wednesday night at Kenji's apartment to try out some grilling recipes he's testing, like lots and lots of awesome grilled corn.

Yuba and Hambone
Yuba and Hambone

Aside from eating grilled corn, we also got to hang out with Yuba and Hambone YAAAY!

Yuba, bored with the humans
Yuba, bored with the humans
Chomp
Chomp

Robyn digs into a big 'ol bite of jerked chicken at Kenji's Wednesday night barbecue.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Hambone is hungry
Hambone is hungry

"No, Hambone, this chicken is not for you," says Niki, telepathically. He doesn't seem to understand.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Ed
Ed

Ed ponders the deeper meaning of life, the universe, and chicken on Kenji's deck.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

SE crew on Kenji's deck
SE crew on Kenji's deck

Max tries to patiently explain that there is more to life than cole slaw and beer. Ed remains unconvinced while Paul and Tracie are in outright denial. It was a rather metaphysical night that involved much chicken, grilled corn, and slaw. And beer.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]