It was with overwhelming horror and self-loathing that I just realized my earlier post of animals eating pizza omitted the most important animal pizza video of them all...Hambone's pizza taste test! (aka The Ultimate Pizza Valentine)
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We opened up the Serious Eats Mailbag this monday to find a package addressed to Official Serious Eats Mascot and Chief Financial Officer Hambone (a.k.a. Jamón). Inside the box was the most darling pizza-shaped dog toy, complete with squeaker in the crust. The toy came to us from long time Slic'er dhorst's dog Miss Ellie, whose friend Tammy Johnson seems to be a master at creating cute things out of cloth over at Fessenden Hill Creations.
What to do with leftovers from an instant mashed potatoes taste test: feed them to Hambone. (Not all of them, just a few spoonfuls.) Watch Hambone lick away potatoes like never before in our playlist of dogs and cats eating mashed potatoes. Subscribe to the Serious Eats channel to get updated about our new videos.
I've shared my opinion on pizza toppings here already but the real question is, what does resident tasting expert and Serious Eats Puppy-At-Large Hambone like on his pies?
What do you do with leftovers from a strawberry yogurt taste test? Repurpose them for a canine version, duh. I can't say that Hambone was particularly discerning in his tastes.
In an attempt to give all the cereals in this tasting a fair shake, we decided to get the opinion of the only cereal virgin in the joint, namely, this guy. Hambone. He accepted the job with great humility and an appropriate amount of gravitas. The weight of responsibility rested squarely on his wrinkly shoulders as he was semi-obediently led away to the far corner of the office while samples were prepared.
This week at Serious Eats World HQ, we tasted a lot of sandwiches, even more pies (including a three-layered cake embedded with a pie in each layer), and watched Hambone do cute things (which means we watched him do anything). Check out our week!
This week at Serious Eats World Headquarters, we ate loads of chocolate sandwich cookies for our Oreo/Faux-reo taste test, filled up our office with Sandwich Festival goods, watched Ed attempt to feed Hambone, and more (and by "more" we mean "Hambone Hambone Hambone").
This week at Serious Eats Headquarters, Hambone imitated a pile of gooey cheese, Serious Eats editor Erin Zimmer went to Spain, we got a huge delivery of books, and more.
This week Hambone went on a food adventure around Cape Cod, we tasted lots of chocolate pudding, met some muddy pigs at a Hudson Valley farm, and more!
Yes, it's the moment you've all been waiting for: PUPPY TIME. Please welcome three-month-old, shar-pei/pug mix (shar-pug!) Hambone Nugget Mondongo Altez to the Serious Eats family. If you ever sense a lack of attention being paid to the site, it's probably because Hambone is distracting us with his soft rolls of fuzzly skin and nonstop-wagging tail and meltingly warm eyes. Some other stuff happened...maybe...[stares at Hambone]...wait, what?...yeah.