Here’s What to Eat While Binge-Watching Star Wars This Weekend
I am an OG Star Wars geek. I am also a food nerd. I am always trying to make these two things connect. So, when I heard that the first episode of The Mandalorian would premiere with the launch of Disney+ streaming service, I couldn’t wait to pull together a watch party complete with all the geeky food and drinks I could imagine.
In this golden age of streaming, where episodic shows are just as cinematic as big screen movies, themed viewing parties are huge. Getting together with friends to rehash and analyze every scene and coming up with crazy fan theories are all part of the modern-day viewing experience. Throw in some great food and drinks and punny names for it all and you have a great night ahead.
Here is my menu for a Star Wars viewing party, be it for the new Mandalorian series or for a marathon day of watching the original trilogy. I hope you enjoy everything from the deep cuts to the cutesy call-outs and as always, “may the FORK be with you.”
Mandalorian Mushroom Tart
Blurrgs are non-sentient beasts of burden in the expanded universe. While we have no evidence of them being eaten, they look awfully beef-y!
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“Yub nub!” I love a good trail mix. But I like making it at home so I can add tons of different ingredients you don’t normally get in store mixes. Start with a base of popcorn and nuts and layer in tons of fun options. I like beef jerky, candied pecans, dark chocolate, chopped-up natural fruit leather, and for this mix add bear-shaped graham crackers to make it feel really Ewok-y.
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Obi Wan Kebabis
Chicken satay, while technically a kebab, is a perfect party food. A dish with maximum impact and minimal effort. If you have a little time, wrap the bottom of the skewers with some silver duct tape and, using a sharpie, mark them to look like lightsabers.
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Twin Sun(ny side up eggs) over Hutt Hash
Miss watching the twin suns of Tatooine rise over the vast horizon? Well this recipe will make you feel at home. Instead of making wells for the individual eggs, make three or four wells and crack 2 eggs in each to really feel those twin suns.
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This nougat is white and fluffy looking just like the clouds of Bespin, where we first met our Ugnaught friends. Try stirring in some chopped dried cherries for an added tang.
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What? Too soon? Just top it with some whipped cream spiked with bourbon, it’ll be all right.
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“I’d just as soon kiss a Wookie!”
“I can arrange that!”
Maybe not a kiss, but a hearty bite will have you feeling like you got a warm furry hug with these charming Wookie Cookies. Can’t find white chocolate chips? Don’t worry, chop up mini marshmallows or use white sprinkles for the bandolier.
Get the Recipe: Gingerbread Wookie Cookies from Tasty
Boba T. Fett
No need to head to Kamino for clones of this Boba. Get plenty of ingredients because you’ll want more than just one. Try using matcha and sweetened condensed milk for a lovely green tint to match Boba Fett’s armor.
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I bet the Rebel Alliance wouldn’t freeze their Tauntauns off if they had this drink on the ice planet. I like to add a star (Wars) anise and a bit of orange peel to this mix for an extra boost of flavors.
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Blue Milk Cocktails
Luke never had it so good on Tatooine. We brought our Blue Milk to the tropics of Dagobah and made it into a fruity cocktail.
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As smooth and sweet as the man himself, I like spiking this delicious mango lassi with a shot or two of ginger liqueur. Whatever happens, “It’s not my fault!”
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