Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

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Kenji is unbagging a sous-vide turkey breast. Part of an ongoing series of tests for an upcoming post, and soon-to-be turkey sandwiches for Yvonne and María's book party!

Yvonne and María, Happy Book Mamas
Yvonne and María, Happy Book Mamas

Congratulations to our contributors Yvonne Ruperti and María del Mar Sacasa on their new recipe books! To celebrate, we held a party for them at SEHQ involving much dessert and booze for over 60 guests. Check out Yvonne's One Bowl Baking and María's Winter Cocktails, available now.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

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Andes Devil Cocktail
Andes Devil Cocktail

María also made the Andes Devil, made with our sponsor Kappa Pisco (thanks, Kappa!). Unfortunately, by the time we snapped this photo the pretty pink drink was all gone. Clearly, everyone hated it.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Turkey Melt
Turkey Melt

What do you with leftover sous-vide turkey breast? Make a ginormous open-face turkey melt with plenty of cheese and mayo. Aw yeah.

Turkey Melt Innards
Turkey Melt Innards
Mm, Liver Tub
Mm, Liver Tub

AHT contributor Noah Arenstein stopped by the office with a tub of homemade chopped liver. He's definitely a keeper.

Dry Ice
Dry Ice

Playing with dry ice, one of our favorite pastimes.

Pie for Breakfast
Pie for Breakfast

Sweetie-licious Bakery in Michigan mailed us a few pies to taste. Still delicious after the long journey.

Candy Crush Candy
Candy Crush Candy

We received samples of a new line of candy based on the game Candy Crush. The candy was mostly underwhelming, but it looks kind of pretty if you bother arranging it into rows.