Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Swim, Yuba!
Swim, Yuba!

Yuba had her first swimming lessons this week in a little stream running through the Navarro River Redwoods State Park near Mendocino.

Find the Hambone
Find the Hambone

Hambone tried his best to look really, really big, but failed. Badly.

Swim, Hambone!
Swim, Hambone!

And guess what? After some hemming and hawing, Hambone realized that his separation anxiety was more powerful than his dislike of water, so he came wading in to see what it was all about. He was splashing and playing non-stop once he realized that it ain't so bad after all.

Yuba nap
Yuba nap

Nap time in the garden for Yuba while Kenji makes pizzas.

Yuba awakens
Yuba awakens

Is that pizza I smell?, she seems to say.

Yuba wants quiche
Yuba wants quiche

Yuba eyes a slice of quiche from Tartine Bakery suspiciously.

Dinner at Han Dynasty
Dinner at Han Dynasty

Ben, Niki, Max, Jamie, Kenji, and a few significant others took a trip to Han Dynasty, a Philadelphia Sichuan restaurant who just opened their New York outpost in the East Village. Many chilies were consumed.

Dinner at Han Dynasty
Dinner at Han Dynasty

Yeah, we occasionally over-order when we go out...

Anchovies
Anchovies

Anchovy taste test, here we come!

[Photographs: Robyn Lee]

Tasters
Tasters

Paul, Ben, Tracie, and Jamie are surely thinking, "This is the best taste test ever."

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Wheel of fish
Wheel of fish

Not to be confused with this wheel of fish.

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Editorial meeting
Editorial meeting

Niki, Kenji, Ed, and Jamie gather 'round for our editorial meeting.

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Poke!
Poke!

Niki tries to turn him off by giving him a poke on the nose. Yuba knows it's no use.

Alright, here you go.
Alright, here you go.

Just a little taste.

What About Yuba?
What About Yuba?

er... Hey Niki, I'm over here. I likes pork too...