Use The Fork, Luke: The Star Wars Cookbook For Kids

February 10, 2013

We’ve Been Baking With The Star Wars Cookbook For Kids

Fancy getting in the kitchen AND some 70’s-style Star Wars nostalgia? We dusted off the Star Wars Cookbook For Kids.

Star Wards cookbook for kids

Fancy making some Wookie Cookies? Yoda Soda? Obi-Wan Kebabs? Han-burgers? Well the Star Wars children’s cookbook should be right up your…galaxy, far, far away.

The book belonged to a mini Alex and is a concoction of pun-tastic recipe names and brilliantly creative toy model and food photos. I completely forgot we had it; I found it earlier, sandwiched on the shelf between a Jamie Oliver and a Lorraine Pascale and thought it was too good not to blog about.

The Star Wars Cookbook For Kids

Cooking was always fantastic fun when you were younger wasn’t it? All that flour, mess and utensil-licking potential. And what more fun for children of the 70’s and 80’s than to make Star Wars themed treats?

Use the fork, Luke: Star Wars cookbook for kids

Just checked and you can still get this on Amazon, but it’s out of stock and a pretty hefty£18! Probably worth a scour of charity or second hand book shops instead if you want a copy.

Also on a children’s literary theme, my two favourite books when I was younger were by Shirley Hughes. I loved Dogger (about a stuffed dog, what else? Stop sniggering, we’re talking about far more innocent times) and Moving Molly, because I had a stuffed dog and we moved house a lot when I was a child. My mum saved copies of both and sent them to me when I was pregnant. They are still just as magical as I remembered, including the amazingly detailed illustrations. I can still only make it about a third of the way through either before sobbing, so haven’t read them to Eliza yet. Shirley Hughes featured in lots of childhoods, didn’t she? Here’s an interview with her and her daughter in the Saturday Guardian.


  • Steph

    February 10, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Ahh Dogger used to be my favourite too! I had a toy dog that looked exactly like Dogger, and when I lose him just before my birthday (which is helpfully just before Christmas) my Mum scoured the shops to find me a replacement. The only one she could find that came close was in Debenhams, but they only had the window display dog left, so she had a massive argument with the manager until he let her buy it! 😀 I’ve never read Moving Molly but I’m sure I would have loved it. We moved 6 or 7 times as a kid.
    The Star Wars is also going on my Valentines wishlist hehe.

    Steph xx

    1. gillian

      February 19, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      That sounds like a Shirley Hughes story in itself! I also had a dog that was like Dogger, and the thought of ever losing him was agonising. Moving Molly is equally as good. Hope you got the book for V Day! x

  • Sarah Park

    February 16, 2013 at 11:06 am

    These Star Wars cook book is absolutely perfect for my boys who gets excited everytime they see Star Wars items. And they love messing around in the kitchen as well.

  • gillian

    February 19, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    You should get it for them! Think it’s fair to say the recipes aren’t particularly challenging…:-) Looks like a fun one to do together x.

  • Chris Stillwell

    February 21, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Love the Star Wars images, the book sounds great fun.

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