- "Roast ten cans of denta beans. Once that's done, steep them with some boiled whilk milk and a good amount of thalassa seeds."
- ―Torro Sbazzle teaching Gersolik to prepare a beverage containing whilk milk
Whilk milk was a major ingredient in the creation of a drink that was popular on the planet Coruscant. When making the drink, one had to steep ten cans-worth of roasted denta beans in boiled whilk milk.
In 3 ABY, Torro Sbazzle, Executive Chef of the tibanna gas mining colony Cloud City, instructed her sous-chef, Gersolik, to steep some roasted denta beans in boiled whilk milk when preparing a banquet for the Imperial Darth Vader. In 4 ABY, while comparing a young Imperial gunnery officer to a whilk calf, human New Republic Special Forces sergeant major Jom Barell commented that he enjoyed the taste of whilk milk as a child.
Behind the scenes
Whilk milk was first mentioned in Aftermath, a 2015 novel by Chuck Wendig. The beverage was named in the short story "But What Does He Eat?" by S.A. Chakraborty. The story was published in the 2020 anthology From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back.
- "But What Does He Eat?"—From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back (Mentioned only) (First identified as whilk milk, simultaneous with From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back audiobook)
- From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back audiobook (Mentioned only)
- Aftermath (First mentioned, simultaneous with Aftermath audiobook)
- Aftermath audiobook (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- "But What Does He Eat?"—From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the events of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back in 3 ABY. Since "But What Does He Eat?" takes place during those events, its events must also take place in 3 ABY.
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary states that Temmin Wexley and Norra Wexley were reunited on Akiva thirty years before the Starkiller incident, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 34 ABY. Therefore, their reunion and the events of the novel Aftermath, including the indirect mention of whilk milk, took place in 4 ABY.