Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Baguette Taste Test
Baguette Taste Test

This is what a taste test of 27 different baguettes (two of each) from all over New York City looks like. Some say it looks like heaven. It is...for the first few bites. By the end, you never want to eat a baguette again.

Rémy, Keeper of the Baguettes
Rémy, Keeper of the Baguettes

Collecting all the baguettes for the taste test was a group effort. Here's intern Rémy with her baguette haul.

Baguette Prep
Baguette Prep

Max and our bread columnist Andy Coe organize the baguettes for the tasting

Baguettes + Butter Log
Baguettes + Butter Log

The baguettes surround the butter log like sharks surrounding their prey.

Unleash the Butter Sweats
Unleash the Butter Sweats

Yup, that butter log didn't survive until the end of the day.

Time to Taste
Time to Taste

Rip into those baguettes!

The Food Lab's Chocolate Chip Cookies
The Food Lab's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Kenji did a bit of chocolate chip chip cookie experimentation this week for a future post.

Cookies!!!
Cookies!!!

OH GOD THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL!

...But they didn't taste awesome. I mean, they weren't bad, but Kenji can definitely do better. We'll surely be eating more cookies in the office as he tweaks the recipe. Yessss.

Jamie Having a No-Internet Crisis
Jamie Having a No-Internet Crisis

Bereft of internet service, Jamie wrapped herself in many layers and scorned the gods with OATS.

Bleh
Bleh

Kenji was making stuffing chips at home earlier this week. This is what Yuba thought of them.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Whatever
Whatever

Hambone was similarly nonplussed.

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

More Yuba!
More Yuba!

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]