- "Most cooks worry about their soufflé fallin', but the Devaronians added a whole new level of danger to this classic baked dish."
- ―Strono Tuggs, The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook
Devaronian Soufflé was a tangy soufflé that was considered a classic dish, but was also a potential explosive during its preparation. Chef Strono Tuggs witnessed Devaronian cook Sama Macoy cause such a mishap at Takodana Castle, and included the story with his recipe for the dish in his cookbook.
Devaronian Soufflé was known as a classic baked dish with a tangy flavor derived from citrus and cheeses, but its explosive quality distinguished it from other soufflés. While stirring the batter, the cook had to maintain the correct speed or the batter could detonate. The ingredients also included sugar, eggs, salt, and a cooking spice.
- "That's a Devaronian specialty—a kind of tangy soufflé. I seen it before. But you need to know your whisk times. You slow down too much..."
- ―Strono Tuggs
While working at Maz Kanata's castle on Takodana, the Artiodac chef Strono Tuggs held a cooking competition to determine who would replace his deceased sous-chef, Robbs Ely. Unbeknownst to the contestants, he was also determining who killed Ely. In one round, the competitors had an added challenge to dodge blasts from stun cascade rifles. Devaronian prep cook Sama Macoy began preparing her soufflé while working through the stun blasts, but she failed to maintain constant motion in the volatile batter and it exploded in her face. Though all were uninjured, the batter explosion forced her to start over with another dish. Judges Carly and J'Nell, a pair of BD-3000 luxury droids, were unimpressed when she blamed the ingredients instead of her own abilities. Macoy was knocked out of both the competition and the list of suspects in Ely's murder, which had been committed by the droids.
At some point after the Battle of Takodana in 34 ABY, Tuggs included the anecdote about Macoy and a recipe for the soufflé in his cookbook, The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook. He expressed his hope that people following his recipe would experience better luck than Macoy, but if they needed a last-minute replacement after an unexpected detonation, he recommended fried zuchii as an easy alternative.
Behind the scenes
Devaronian Soufflé first appeared in the short story "A Recipe for Death" by Landry Q. Walker, which was included in Walker's 2016 anthology book, Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens: Volume I. The recipe was created for the 2019 cookbook Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook, which was written by Marc Sumerak and Chelsea Monroe-Cassel. The out-of-universe ingredients are butter for greasing, sugar for the batter and for dusting, four separated large eggs, a pinch of salt, softened cream cheese, crumbled goat cheese, lemon juice and zest, and paprika.
- "A Recipe for Death"—Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens: Volume I (First appearance)