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Authors Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Marc Sumerak sat down recently with Attractions magazine to discuss their latest book, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook, which arrives 5th November. It’s packed with delicious sounding recipes (Munch-Fungus Loaf, Tepasi Taffy) and drinks (Photon Fizzle, Bantha Chai) and the authors discuss their inspirations.

What inspired you to craft these galactic recipes?

Cassell: I’ve been hoping to have the chance to work on an in-world Star Wars cookbook for years now, so when the question came, I was so excited to jump on board! It can be enormously rewarding to contribute to a fandom in such a unique and delicious way.

How did you find the voice for Strono “Cookie” Tuggs?

Sumerak: Although Strono Tuggs only appeared for a few moments in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” we, fortunately, got a heaping helping of ol’ Cookie in the short story “A Recipe for Death” by Landry Q. Walker, featured in the book “Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens: Volume 1.” So really, it was just a matter of digging into the source material and letting Cookie’s unique voice and rich history simmer in my brain as I wrote.

Stay tuned as we’ll be bringing you our review of the book over the next few days before we jet off to New York Comic Con and chat with the Insight Editions team about this and other Star Wars projects they have coming our way.

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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook
  • Hardcover Book
  • Monroe-Cassel, Chelsea (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 176 Pages - 11/05/2019 (Publication Date) - Insight Editions (Publisher)