Back when I was in grad school my classmates often used to hold potluck dinners. I recall one that had a “Brassica” theme (so, mustards, cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, etc.). Every dish had to contain a member of the genus as a key ingredient. This made dessert problematic. IIRC, someone just brought a tub of vanilla ice cream relabeled as “mustard ice cream”.
So, what are your best stories of biology-themed potlucks?
Oh, and consider this an excuse to revisit our old post asking if you’ve ever eaten your study organism. 🙂