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"A favorite among the Wookiees, this timeless steamed puddin' showcases a juicy berry gathered from the forest floors of Kashyyk."
―Strono Tuggs, The Life Day Cookbook[1]

Wasaka Berry Pudding was a favorite dessert of the Wookiees on their homeworld of Kashyyyk, made from the local wasaka berries. Almost every single Wookiee family had a generations-old recipe for the pudding, each feeling that theirs was the best and that it was worth fighting anyone who disagreed.[1]

At some point after publishing his first cookbook[1] in 34 ABY,[2] Artiodac chef Strono Tuggs included a recipe for Wasaka Berry Pudding in his second cookbook, The Life Day Cookbook. He chose the included recipe after much deliberation, selecting a bright and tart variation that he considered universally appealing and mouthwatering. Tuggs also included a warning to readers a slight change to the recipe could anger its Wookiee eaters enough to react violently.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Wasaka Berry Pudding was introduced to the new Star Wars canon in the 2021 recipe book Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook, authored by Jenn Fujikawa and Marc Sumerak. The out-of-universe recipe for the pudding in The Life Day Cookbook calls for raspberries, honey, butter, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, vanilla extract, flour, whole milk, salt, raspberry jam, and lemon juice.[1] In the Star Wars Legends continuity, wasaka-berry pudding first appeared in The Wookiee Storybook, a 1979 young readers' title authored by Eleanor Ehrhardt and illustrated by Patricia Wynne.[3]


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.
  3. The Wookiee Storybook