Slideshow: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Daniel, meet Hambone!
Daniel, meet Hambone!

Our new Culinary Director Daniel Gritzer joined us this week. He'll be working in recipe development, equipment testing and taste tests. He tried to say hello to Serious Eats mascot Hambone, but Hambone was unimpressed.

Say hello to Daniel!

Yuba, also unimpressed
Yuba, also unimpressed

Yuba opened her eyes, took a look around, and passed right back out.

Yuba does her t-rex impression
Yuba does her t-rex impression

Yuba doesn't have vocal chords, but that doesn't stop her from trying her darndest to growl and stake her territory. RAWR

CRUNCH
CRUNCH

Daniel bites into a sample. They're...ok. Not perfect yet.

HELLO I AM A PHOTOBOMB
HELLO I AM A PHOTOBOMB

Intern Lily pops in to say hello. Actually, she says HELLO!!!

Niki the mixologist
Niki the mixologist

Niki works on some recipes for our post Just 1 Bottle: 14 Cocktails to Make With Tequila and a Trip to the Grocery Store.

Mashing mangoes is part of our job. Really.

Whoah. Hold up.
Whoah. Hold up.

Niki is SHOCKED by the way Leang cuts his doughnut. (Actually, she's doing her happy doughnut dance.) Intern Rabi has no idea of the drama going on behind him.

Macaroni and cheese waffles, anyone?
Macaroni and cheese waffles, anyone?

What do you do when you start the day with doughnuts? Have macaroni and cheese waffles with bacon for lunch, of course. This is part of our continuing quest to answer the question: Will it Waffle?

Waffle Tasting
Waffle Tasting

The answer? Yes, yes it does.

MAH PRECIOUSSS
MAH PRECIOUSSS

It's like Catcher (Cricket) in the Rye (bread).

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

Meeee-OW
Meeee-OW

Pixel does her best "sad kitty" pose. It's a very good way to solicit pity pets.

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]