Gallery: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Happy Birthday, Leandra!
Happy Birthday, Leandra!

To celebrate Leandra's birthday, Kenji and Max combined their food wizard powers to make a pile of Oreo waffles topped with Really Rocky Road ice cream. We love you, Leandra!

Soak In the Majestic Waffle/Ice Cream Pile
Soak In the Majestic Waffle/Ice Cream Pile
EAT!
EAT!

Kenji, Max, and Leandra dig in.

Cheeteau, Cheetos Perfume
Cheeteau, Cheetos Perfume

Niki received a special delivery this week: a bottle of Cheeteau, Cheetos-scented perfume. She didn't actually spray it on herself. She's smarter than that.

Team Plaid
Team Plaid

Jim, Ben, Leang, and Paul don't dress similarly on purpose. But a few days after this happened...

Team Not Plaid
Team Not Plaid

...THIS HAPPENED.

Serious Eats Fan in the House
Serious Eats Fan in the House

We're always happy to meet Serious Eats fans! This week, Didi of food blog D is for Delicious popped by the office during her vacation in NYC from Dallas.

Frying Chicken
Frying Chicken

Kenji's working on a recipe for General Tso's Chicken, which meant lots of fried chicken nubs for the office. Yessss.

Frying Chicken
Frying Chicken

FRY, NUBBINS, FRYYYYY!

Extra-Chickeny Chicken Nub
Extra-Chickeny Chicken Nub

The one on the left kind of looks like a whole chicken.

Ice Cream Meeting
Ice Cream Meeting

Our editorial meeting was running a bit long, so after about an hour and a half we decided to reward ourselves with lots of ice cream. It increases productivity! ...Yeah!

Dump in Those Pebbles
Dump in Those Pebbles

Max's next Scooped recipe is for sprinkles ice cream featuring a Fruity Pebbles-flavored base. Kids will love it! (And adults. Perhaps under the influence. Of something.)

Soak Up That Fruity Pebbles Flavor
Soak Up That Fruity Pebbles Flavor
So That's What I Look Like
So That's What I Look Like

Here's me taking a photo of the Fruity Pebbles cooking in the ice cream base. I rarely have to stand on the kitchen island to get a photo of something. But damn, I'm short.

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

How We Clean the Ice Cream Paddle
How We Clean the Ice Cream Paddle

After Max churned the ice cream, Daniel grabbed the paddle for a (not so) private moment over the sink.

Waffling Time
Waffling Time

With Kenji out of the office today, Daniel took over waffling duties. His latest creation: waffles with chunks of Entenmann's Softee doughnuts embedded inside (because we happened to have the doughnuts on hand). Not bad!

Pixel Wants Chicken
Pixel Wants Chicken

Hooray, cat fun from Erin Jackson! Here's Pixel's "I want that chicken gimme that chicken" face. Does she get it?

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

Chicken, Achieved!
Chicken, Achieved!

Uh huh.

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

Cricket Close-Up
Cricket Close-Up

Thanks, Dennis, for sharing the Cricket goodness with us. I can almost hear the purring.

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

Cheese Blerf
Cheese Blerf

Not to dishonor Calandra's awesome burrata, but it looked too much like it needed a face for me to resist giving it one.

[Photograph: Chris Crowley]