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"Native to Kashyyyk, the trakkrrrn's meat has a natural spiciness that is brought to the surface when cooked low and slow. Serve a slab of these at your next gatherin', and you're bound to hear endless growls of joy."
―Strono Tuggs, The Life Day Cookbook[1]

Barbecued Trakkrrrn Ribs was a dish made from the ribs of the trakkrrrn, a creature native to the planet Kashyyyk with meat that had a natural spiciness. The ribs were served on the bone with sauce. The Artiodac chef Strono Tuggs claimed that he had never seen Wookieesfurry natives of Kashyyyk known for their appetites—devour anything as quickly as when he had served them Barbecued Trakkrrrn Ribs.[1]

At some point after Tuggs published his first cookbook[1] in 34 ABY,[2] the chef included a recipe for the ribs in the main courses section of his second cookbook, The Life Day Cookbook. He claimed that the spiciness of trakkrrrn meat was best brought to the surface when cooked slowly at a low heat and promised it would leave any Wookiee diner satisfied with nothing but bones left on their plate, though they might need to clean sauce from their fur when they were done.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Barbecued Trakkrrrn Ribs was created as a recipe for the 2021 Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook, a recipe book written by Jenn Fujikawa and Marc Sumerak. The out-of-universe recipe for the ribs uses baby back pork ribs, extra virgin olive oil, packed light brown sugar, paprika, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. The recipe for the sauce uses extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic cloves, chipotle in adobo sauce, ketchup, sweet chili sauce, packed light brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, ground cumin, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.[1] Barbecued trakkrrrn ribs originated in the Star Wars Legends continuity, where they appeared in the 1998 novel Rebel Dawn, which was written by A. C. Crispin.[3]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook
  2. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook establishes that the in-universe book was published at the same time as when the First Order was searching for the Resistance base on Batuu. As that search occurs in Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire, which is set in 34 ABY according to the reasoning here, the cookbook must have been published in 34 ABY.
  3. Rebel Dawn