The fine folks at Attractions Magazine have been able to catch up with Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Marc Sumerak, the authors of the upcoming book Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook.
We caught up with the authors Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Marc Sumerak on what inspired them to create these unique recipes (including ones you won’t find in the parks), how they captured the voice of Strono “Cookie” Tuggs, the Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo chef who serves as the ‘author’ of the cookbook, and more:
What inspired you to craft these galactic recipes?
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.
What is your process like for crafting these cookbooks inspired by legendary properties like Star Wars and Game of Thrones?
No matter the project, I always start by making a list of what’s canon in the world. In this case, it’s mostly what we’ve seen in the films, along with some novels, comics, etc. Then I build outward from there, trying to represent the various worlds, cultures, history, and so on. After that, it’s a matter of balancing the number of side dishes, main courses, etc. I am always prone to having too many drinks and desserts, since they’re my favorites!
Read the interview in full at the link below. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook is out on November 5th, 2019 and you can preorder it now from Insight Editions., or get it early from Insight Editions at New York Comic Con.