There's a game we play here at Serious Eats in our downtime, and we call it "Guess This Pic." It's very simple: Vicky, our intrepid visual director and photographer par excellence, blows up a detail of one of her photos, and we all try to figure out the subject of the original image—a piece of fruit, sizzling meat, little bits of brittle. We thought that you, our wonderful readers, might get a kick out of it, too, so we asked Vicky to offer up a selection of mystifying images so that you all could play along.
To reveal the original image, just move the slider on the photo to the left. As bona fide experts at the game, we can offer you only one tip, and that's to believe in yourself. Does it help with the game? Not really, but it's good general-purpose advice.