Gallery: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Pre-French Toast
Pre-French Toast

Pile of white bread, ready to be French toast-ified!

Melt That Butter
Melt That Butter

For optimal Butter Lake Effect, break out the torch.

Getting the Perfect Cut Shot
Getting the Perfect Cut Shot

Daniel wields the knife and fork as Kenji takes cutting shots.

French Toast Innards
French Toast Innards

We thought tackling the French Toast Tower would be easy. It was not. Near the end we feebly chipped away, just slicing off small sections.

BURRAAATAAAA
BURRAAATAAAA

Rarely does anything captivate the office as strongly as burrata. Here's Jamie, Kenji, Niki, Paul, and Leang hovering over creamy mozzarella goodness.

Veggie Burger Taste Test
Veggie Burger Taste Test

Veggie burger taste test for lunch. [Weakly] Yaaay...

[Smush]
[Smush]

Kenji's smush test says: not ready yet.

PAM IT UP
PAM IT UP

Behold, Kenji's intense PAM-ing face.

Veggie Burgers, Ready to Go
Veggie Burgers, Ready to Go
Niki and Ham
Niki and Ham

Here's one of Niki's ham-eating methods. I'm sure she appreciates that this photo is on the internet.

Grilling Time
Grilling Time

We don't have a patio, but we do have a lovely air shaft behind our office. Here's Kenji grilling up some skirt steaks.

Mira!
Mira!

After a long editorial meeting, everyone was feeling sluggish and braindead. ...Until Nick put the spotlight on his baby daughter. YAY, MIRA, YAY, BABY, YAY, HAPPINESS!!!

Puppy Hambone
Puppy Hambone

Due to the lack of new Hambone photos this week (SORRY!!! REALLY!!!), I'll grace you with this photo of lil' Hambone from three years ago.

Cricket and Taco Bell
Cricket and Taco Bell

The latest Cricket action from Dennis: "Looks like my little troublemaker likes Taco Bell, too. Match made in heaven."

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

Hi, Pixel!
Hi, Pixel!

And the latest Pixel action from Erin: "I think Pixel's grooming rituals are the cutest thing ever, but..."

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

Awkward
Awkward

"...It's sometimes awkward when she catches me taking photos of her in those 'private moments.' Oops."

[Photograph: Erin Jackson]

Pixel on the Phone
Pixel on the Phone

Pixel's old school. She uses a rotary phone. In my imagination.

[Photograph: Erin Jackson; doodle: Robyn Lee]