- "I mix in whatever is in season—from jogans to shuura—but the sweetness of the shi-shok is what really brings it all together."
- ―Strono Tuggs on his Shi-Shok Fruit Bowls, The Life Day Cookbook
Shuura was a type of edible fruit that had green and red skin and light green flesh. It tapered from a wide base to a more narrow top. In 22 BBY, the humans Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker were served shuura and other fruits while dining together in Varykino Villa on the planet Naboo. Skywalker used the Force to lift a shuura from Amidala's plate and move it to his own, where he cut a slice from it using a knife and fork and then floated the slice back. Laughing, Amidala caught the slice on her fork and ate it.
The Artiodac chef Strono Tuggs would use anything from shuura to jogan fruit alongside shi-shok when making his Shi-Shok Fruit Bowls depending on what was in season. He noted this in the recipe that he included for the fruit salad in his cook book The Life Day Cookbook, which he released at some point after his first book's release in 34 ABY.
Behind the scenes
In the new Star Wars canon, shuura first appeared in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, a prequel trilogy film released on May 16, 2002. The scene was filmed on July 19, 2000 on Stage 4 at Fox Studios and used some fruits supplied by the film's art department. The fruit was then named in canon by the 2021 cook book Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook, which was written by Jenn Fujikawa and Marc Sumerak. The name was first used prior to the film's release in the Star Wars Legends novelization of Episode II, which was written by R. A. Salvatore and released on April 23, 2002.
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
- Darth Vader (2020) 3 (In flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook (First identified as shuura)
Notes and references
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones to 22 BBY.
- 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.
- Star Wars Year By Year: A Visual History, New Edition
- Creating the Worlds of Star Wars: 365 Days
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones novelization