"Even somethin' as ordinary as a rootleaf can be transformed into a feast if you cook it up right. Few folks realize you can roast an entire head of the stuff and carve it just like a hunk of roast shaak. It's got all the potent flavor of my Rootleaf Stew recipe, and it's only about half as pungent!"
―Strono Tuggs, The Life Day Cookbook[1]

Roasted Rootleaf was a vegetarian dish made from a roasted head of light green rootleaf, covered in brown and green herbs and served on top of a bed of gray fungus and orange vegetables. The Artiodac chef Strono Tuggs included a recipe for the dish in the main courses section of his second cookbook, The Life Day Cookbook, which was released at some point after he published his first cookbook[1] in 34 ABY.[2]

Tuggs claimed that the dish had the same potent flavor as his Rootleaf Stew but was only half as pungent. He included the dish in the book to represent using common ingredients, like rootleaf, in inventive ways, especially when good meat was not available. While he admitted that it was not the most traditional entrée to serve during a midwinter festival like Life Day, he claimed that it could be carved up just as well as roast shaak.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Roasted Rootleaf 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 uses a head of cabbage, a medium sliced onion, packed light brown sugar, extra virgin olive oil, orange juice, dried mustard, dried rosemary, sage, dried thyme, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, quartered white mushrooms, diced medium carrots, and divided vegetable broth.[1]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 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.