While the department treated everyone to drinks and baked and fried chicken, faculty and staff brought in side items and desserts. Dr. Babcock shared her mashed sweet potatoes, Dr. Oestreich brought his couscous dish, and Dr. Kraus contributed his potato pancakes. Not to be outdone, Dr. Neil Johnson provided us with salmon, caviar and a jar of Vegemite. Fo those who aren’t Australian, Vegemite is a dark brown food paste made from leftover brewers’ yeast extract with various vegetable and spice additives.
Everyone in the department brought their appetites and good cheer!