Back in 1978 there wasn’t a kid that didn’t love the Star Wars Holiday Special, a surprise holiday event that featured the stars of Star Wars on our television sets instead of the movie screen.  It’s there we got close-ups of aliens from the Tatooine cantina at Mos Eisley, we saw Boba Fett in action, and we got to meet Chewbacca’s family as they readied to celebrate Life Day.  It was Lucasfilm’s way of getting fans a Christmas special.  For this Christmas Lucasfilm is looking back to Life Day with the new Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook: Official Holiday Recipes from a Galaxy Far, Far Away.

I’ve reviewed several franchise tie-in cookbooks and every one of them is really an excuse to have fun in the kitchen and try something new.  By my count this is the ninth Star Wars cookbook, and although I might be partial to The Wookiee Cookbook and its Boba Fett-uccini, or a Han Sandwich, every Star Wars fan will find something new and fun to try in The Life Day Cookbook It’s available just in time for our Earth holidays, and you can order it in the U.S. here and the UK here.  Check out a preview below.

With recipes by Jenn Fujikawa and tie-in content by Marc Sumerak, here is the description from the publisher:

Celebrate every Wookiee’s favorite holiday—Life Day—with this collection of 50 recipes and crafts inspired by the galaxy’s holiday traditions!

In this follow-up to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook, the acclaimed chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs returns to bring you authentic Life Day recipes from the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk. Guaranteed to help you spread Life Day’s message of fellowship and love, this cookbook will be a scrumptious and festive mainstay in your kitchen!

• CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH STAR WARSWhether your family is celebrating Life Day at the Tree of Life, or in the comfort of your home, this Life Day cookbook will be the most scrumptious and festive addition to your Star Wars library!

• GREAT FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS: This cookbook will teach chefs of any skill level to prepare delicious appetizers, main courses, beverages, and desserts from planets such as Kashyyyk, Endor, Mon Cala, Alderaan, and beyond.

• 50 HOLIDAY RECIPES AND CLEVER CRAFTS: Dozens of mouthwatering recipes, including Bantha Surprise, Wroshyr Bramble, Jelly Life Day Orbs, and Mudhorn Eggnog. Cookie will also show you how to create family-friendly crafts, from your very own Life Day Orbs to Wookiee Robes, that will help you celebrate Life Day, even if you’re not on Kashyyyk!

Here’s a look inside:

This is the latest of the recent library of Star Wars cookbooks, which includes Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook, Star Wars: Galactic Baking, and The Star Wars Cookbook.  Order Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook soon here at Amazon to ensure delivery by Christmas.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg