A Meal Fit For A Thesis Defense
June 17, 2010 9:46 AM Subscribe
What food should I bring for my thesis defense?
posted by cabezadevaca to Food & Drink (17 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My thesis defense is tomorrow, and according to departmental tradition, I need to show up with something edible for my committee members. What should I bring?
Ideally, it should be something light and snack-y, something that can be easily transported via public transit, and something that can be eaten without undue fuss or mess. One of my committee members is vegetarian, so my offering to the academic altar needs to be meat-free. There are three people in my committee, and any extra food will be parceled out to department secretaries or lurking graduate students, so I'd prefer to err on the side of too much food rather than too little. Something sugary would probably be most appreciated.
I have a wonderful kitchen and a well-stocked pantry, and I have no qualms about baking something tonight or tomorrow morning. What can I bring that will offer at least a little (positive) distraction from my actual thesis? (Because so long as they're chewing, they can't ask me questions...)