I wrote earlier in the spring about a Death Star BBQ, which I haven’t spotted in many places online, but Menkind have a cheaper version. Just the legs aren’t so long, so it’ll need a firm surface to live on, or you’ll need to do a bit more bending.
Look, at nearly £900, someone is going to have to have been really, really good to find Santa’s got this on the sleigh for them. But it would make one hell of talking point in the garden, and I include it as multi-functional piece, as you could toast marshmallows over it, hence making it perfect for a Star Wars loving food lover.
Let’s hope the new film produces quotes that are just as memorable for just as long as we’ve enjoyed the originals for. In the meantime, enjoy the excitement and may the Force be with you!
I’ve written before about slight Star Wars obsessions in my family, mainly on my brother’s side. I mean, my niece and nephew have avoided been called Leia and Luke but there’s plenty of Star Wars stuff in that house.
We have matching Star Wars cookie cutters from a trip to Williams-Sonoma a couple of years ago, and had great fun decorating them with the kids. If George Lucas is reading, we have some new colour scheme ideas for you!
I wrote earlier on in the year about Lakeland moving on from Doctor Who to Star Wars, and there’s certainly plenty of goodies in there that you could pick up ready to make your own goodies for any May the Fourth celebration.
If you need inspiration, then there are even at least two Star Wars cookbooks. I don’t know how I’ve held off buying these for my brother yet, it is highly tempting. I’m not really sure which one I’d pick, so perhaps it’s good that Christmas and his birthday are close together.
Definitely a great time to have some fun with your food! And may it be with you!
Very unscientific, but was feeling nosy about what books people ended up looking at on here. Possibly just because I’m nosy, or because it might tell us something about where home cooking is going. Or it may just tell you what kind of person I am, as these are the titles that I must rank more highly for on a search engine. I think there may be some differences between my top 5, and Amazon’s.
So, in classic reverse order, these are the top 5 on my blog for the past 12 months:
Number 3: Short and Sweet by Dan Lepard – same post, same list for Santa, same lack of this on my bookshelf. Every time I see a recipe from it or people raving about things they’ve baked from it then I wonder why it doesn’t live here. Maybe the birthday fairy will take note.
Number 2: Eggs by Michel Roux – this came from a post in October last year, when there was a collision of “weeks” all in one week, giving you the odd combination of National Egg, Curry and Chocolate Weeks all in the same week. This book was my rep for the eggs, and I don’t know whether it’s that people need a lot of inspiration on what to do with eggs, or just about having a little of that Roux magic in the house.
And finally, the very top of the tree in the last year….
I wrote a post before about cookbooks from different characters, like Snoopy and Harry Potter, and I’ve come across a few more, but with more of a film and TV theme, that I thought were fun, and would be conversation starters with anyone browsing your cookbook shelves. They might even have some pretty decent recipes in too! I just think they’d raise a smile or two when someone unwraps any one of these.
Official “Bewitched” Cookbook – I’d love this one on so many levels. Was a huge fan of the show as a kid, and it surely taps into the whole early 60s vibe as well. Pre dinner martinis anyone? It also apparently contains the special recipes that saved Darrin’s career, and who knows when those might come in useful!
Zuzu Bailey’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” Cookbook – it’s not Christmas until the angel gets his wings, and maybe they get wings when we cook from this. These are good old-fashioned American recipes inspired by the fictional town of Bedford Falls. I can see myself making Potter Pot Pie and Silver Bells Christmas Cookies and settling down with the tribe to watch the film.
Pulp Kitchen – Recipes for the Good, Bad and Ugly – this is great for food loving film buff, with recipes inspired by all kinds of films and genres. From The Godfather to Bridget Jones Diary (blue string at the ready), Casino Royale to the Sound of Music, there are all kinds of recipes to add another dimension to your film viewing.
The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes – I’m very tempted to buy this for my brother, and imagine it will be a source of pride to any other Star Wars geeks and fan boys. In fact, it’s almost worth it for the photography alone, but then what other cookbook do you have that has Princess Leia Danish Dos and Mos Eisley Morsels? I would say this was actually aimed at smaller cooks, but sure there are some very big kids who would really appreciate this!
Love at First Bite: the Unofficial Twilight Cookbook – I seem to remember that vampires don’t eat proper food, but couldn’t see that there wouldn’t be a cookbook to go with this hugely successful franchise. So there are Bites at Dawn, also known as breakfast, and even Howl at Twilight cocktail recipes. I would say it was again one for a real fan, though probably fan girls in this case!
Like I said, these are all a bit of fun, but sure there will be recipes in here that you’d have great fun making, and it may be a great way to introduce a reluctant cook into the kitchen. Just wiggle your nose and see what happens!