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"These delectable discs are meat free but packed with enough protein to keep your hunt goin' strong until you've claimed every last bounty."
―Strono Tuggs[1]

Parwan Nutricakes were golden brown, battered, disc-shaped savory cakes. The protein-packed vegetarian nutricakes were a favorite of the Parwan bounty hunter Derrown,[1] whose homeworld was the planet Parwa.[2]

Artiodac chef Strono Tuggs worked for the pirate queen Maz Kanata at Takodana Castle. Kanata's patrons tended to be dangerous beings, but Tuggs appreciated bounty hunters' professionalism and fulfilled their special requests. Visiting Takodana before a mission, Derrown asked Tuggs for a month's supply of nutricakes and taught Tuggs the recipe. Tuggs found them tasty enough to keep a stash for himself.[1]

After Kanata's castle was destroyed[1] in 34 ABY,[3] Tuggs started his mobile restaurant, Tuggs' Grub, which he often brought to Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo on the planet Batuu. He served his favorite dishes and published recipes from his menu in his cookbook The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook, including the recipe for Parwan Nutricakes, which he recommended serving with dipping sauces and included as a component of his Felucian Garden Spread.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Parwan Nutricakes were introduced to the new Star Wars canon in the 2019 recipe book Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook, written by Marc Sumerak and Chelsea Monroe-Cassel. The out-of-universe recipe is made with chickpeas as a protein source, along with garlic, cumin, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, egg, flour, and olive oil.[1]

Although the name originated in the Star Wars Legends continuity, Parwan nutricake was a different type of food. Ortolan musician Max Rebo mentioned that he hoped to eat spiced Parwan nutricake in "And the Band Played On: The Band's Tale," a short story by Kevin J. Anderson that was published in the 1996 anthology Tales from Jabba's Palace.[4] In the 2003 video game Star Wars Galaxies, the Parwan nutricake item was depicted as a loaf-like cake with filling and described as a "healthy bread-like dessert,"[5] unlike the new canon's savory, disc-shaped entrée.[1]


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