Fans lucky enough to have visited Black Spire Outpost at Disneyland in California,—and now Disney World in Orlando—likely grabbed a bite of their Star Wars-themed cuisine. On November 5th, you can create those same delicacies at home with the Galaxy’s Edge Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook, written by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Marc Sumerak.
The book is written from the perspective of Strono “Cookie” Tuggs. He once worked as head chef at Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana. The whole story on him is still unknown, but he left that gig for a “food freighter” operation that serves other planets, including Black Spire Outpost on Batuu. Rumor is he was instrumental in getting the Coca-Cola thermal detonator bottles reinstated to fly, but it’s just a rumor.
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Black Spire recipes
The book contains 176 pages, which means lots of recipes for the Master Jedi Chef at home to try. Of all the preview recipes released so far, I’m really most interested to try Rey’s Portion Bread. Something about a insta-rise green muffin in a pewter bowl makes my stomach rumble. Rings of Hudulla uses a pound of bacon. I love it already!
Galaxy’s Edge Cookbook: Who’s behind all this?
Veteran comic writer and author Marc Sumerak will lay out the story of “Cookie” Tuggs. He’s is an Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated writer and editor, who also has recently penned Star Wars: Secrets of the Jedi for Insight Editions. His other work for Insight includes Hidden Universe Travel Guide: The Complete Marvel Cosmos, Guardians of the Galaxy: Creating Marvel’s Spacefaring Super Heroes, and Ghostbusters: Ectomobile: Owner’s Workshop Manual.
The chef behind the recipes is Chelsea Monroe-Cassel. Her Amazon bio tells us she is the co-author of A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook, and the author of World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook, Hearthstone: Innkeeper’s Tavern Cookbook, and The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook. Her work is a synthesis of imagination and historical research. This passion has led her to a career of transforming imaginary foods into reality. She greatly enjoys foreign languages, treasure hunting, history, and all things related to honey.
More to follow on the delicacies of Black Spire Outpost, along with author interview!
Stay tuned to That Hashtag Show for more information on this and other titles from Insight Editions. We’ll have an exclusive interview with Author and Chef Chelsea Monroe-Cassel coming soon. We’ll also have an in-depth review of the book and some of the recipes. The book hits shelves on November 5th, and is already available for pre-order from many booksellers. What’s the big deal about a cookbook, you say? Even Bounty Hunters have to eat!