Hambone and Mini Hambone
"Who is this little punk, and why is he stealing my show?" he seems to ask.
Behold the Cherpumple (more on this craziness here). From top to bottom: chicken pie baked in turkey/duck meatloaf, green bean casserole pie baked in sage sausage stuffing, and sweet potato pie baked in jalapeño corn bread (with cranberry sauce in between each layer).
Village Voice Web Award
Ed proudly holds up the Village Voice Web Award we won for Best Food Blog. Thanks to the Village Voice and our readers for making this happen!
Just a fraction of the nearly 50 kinds of cookies from our Cookie Swap party.
Remember That Time We Made A Cake Train?
Ed had a dream: to make a train of buche de noel cakes. So we made it happen. Here are all the cars lined up before getting snaked together. And this will be the caboose of our look back on 2012 memories.
Ice cream delivery
Palermo Twins Eating Cereal
"Twins sharing cereal out of the same bowl" sounds like it could be a Tumblr blog.
Chasing his tail
Hambone likes to do this thing where he runs around in place while biting his own tail. Yes, it amuses us greatly.
A whole lot of olive salad
How much olive salad do you need to make 1,000 servings of muffuletta for the Sweetlife Festival? Try eight gallons. Now that's a lot of olives...
We received a huge package containing every American variety of Oreo. And so we tasted all of them. Yup, what a life.
Okay, that's enough
That's what a stack of 50 Double Stuf fillings looks like.
Special chocolate delivery
Former intern Christopher Stephens popped by with a special chocolate bar he made during a recent chocolate tour in Belize. WE LOVE YOU, CHRIS.
Oh, Hambone in a Cone
Remember when Hambone was Hamcone earlier this year? Don't worry, the cone won't stay on forever, Hammie.
Attacking the float
This is how we make our interns bond at Serious Eats.
Maria in the SE kitchen
Hambone: Should we continue putting on our show of immeasurable cuteness for the Humans?
Yuba: Yes; maybe they will reward us.
NEW DOG ALERT: Brady!
Our brains turned to mush the day our ad sales director Jennifer Weinberg brought this fluffy dude in.
Wall of Awesome
Chichi, armed with quail
Most people may not be so taken with raw poultry, but our Nasty Bits columnist Chichi isn't most people.
Ed and a Cuban dog
Ed took a week off to travel to Havana with his wife Vicky for their 30th wedding anniversary. They did some humanitarian work and spent their off hours meeting interesting characters at every turn, including this dog.
Special cereal delivery
Giant bowl of oatmeal
This giant bowl of oatmeal turned into 18 sweet and savory oatmeal variations.
We can't resist doing this. He's so very squishy.
Here's Serious Eats general manager Alaina's son Malcolm having deep thoughts about his bagel.
Daddy Kuban and Baby Margot Ming Lui Kuban
On July 24, former Serious Eats managing editor/Slice founder Adam Kuban and his wife Claire Lui welcomed a new, adorable addition to their family: Margot Ming Lui Kuban! Welcome to the world, Baby Slice!
Oyster Farm Tour
Carey, Erin, and Max got a tour of Blue Island Oyster Company on Long Island. This was their sweet ride.
View from the Seaplane!
We got an up close look at the Verrazano Bridge.
We had a lot of stale biscuits after our biscuit tasting. The biscuits weren't happy about it.
Where most see watermelon rinds, Robyn sees "something that needs a face."
Clinton Wants Potbelly
Surprise! Lobster Roll Lunch from Will!
Our former intern Will Gibney came by after spending a couple summer months in Maine to make us fresh lobster rolls! "This lobster was still in a net yesterday."
A special visit from Alton Brown
Dessert at Eddie's Sweet Shop
A Few Scoops.. or 30
Erin and her Pink Banana Squash
Ever heard of a pink banana squash? Neither had Erin before visiting the PSU farmers' market in Portland. Here she is cradling her new friend. More snapshots from the market here.
In case we weren't already sure that our contributor Chris Hansen was awesome (but we were), he came in this week with armfuls of snacks he brought back from South Korea. DON'T EVER LEAVE US, CHRIS!
Peanut Butter Attack
Mac and Cheese Taste Test
Kenji helped Max do a quick blind taste test between some of the brands. ...Kenji really got into it.
Leandra and The Cookie
We understand. It's really easy to confuse "serious" for "sexious."
These wontons didn't nap for long. Because then we ate them. Haha! Yeah.
Lard Bread Tasting
Special Delivery from Cakespy
Kenji Uses the Force
Kenji can control the immersion blender with his mind. TRUTH. ...Or the cheese sauce is really thick, whatevs.
Rick Bayless and the Serious Eats Crew
All of the Serious Eaters in the office gathered around for a photo with the margarita and guacamole king Rick Bayless. All smiles!
Dhorst's No Longer Secret Dipping Sauce
She did this to herself, we swear.
Kalustyans for Lunch
We're on a mission to try every sandwich filling at the cafe above Kalustyan's, so here's lunch: about 18 mezze and some amazing hot sauce.