Maz Kanata’s Romanesco Apple Bacon Quiche

    Maz Kanata’s Romanesco Apple Bacon Quiche / Check out our blog for lots of Star Wars Party food recipes and downloadable labels! Great for a Birthday Party or a May the Fourth be with you Party. / #starwars #starwarsparty #theforceawakens #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #starwarsfood #quiche #romanesco #mazkanata #maz #rey #takodana #apple #bacon #recipe / maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

“Roma-what?”, I asked for the second time.  M4P friend Mary Beth had to say it 3 times before I got it,  “R-O-M-A-N-E-S-C-O!  You know, that green fractal cauliflower that Rey eats at Maz Kanata’s place in The Force Awakens.”

Maz Kanata’s Romanesco Apple Bacon Quiche / Check out our blog for lots of Star Wars Party food recipes and downloadable labels! Great for a Birthday Party or a May the Fourth be with you Party. / #starwars #starwarsparty #theforceawakens #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #starwarsfood #quiche #romanesco #mazkanata #maz #rey #takodana #apple #bacon #recipe / maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

I had never heard of it, and even though (at the time) I had seen the movie 3 times, I have to admit I had not even noticed that Rey ate in Maz Kanata’s Tavern and Castle.  But as soon as Mary Beth got me up to speed, I was of course “all over it.”

After watching the scene more than a few times, my guess is it that Rey is served a raw fruit salad (with grapes or olives and romanesco, among other things) in a hollowed-out apple.  But for all the raw veggies we eat at our house, no-one in our family voluntarily eats raw broccoli or cauliflower, so modifications had to be made.  After some brainstorming and tinkering, I am proud to present:  Maz Kanata’s Romanesco Apple Bacon Quiche!

Maz Kanata’s Romanesco Apple Bacon Quiche / Check out our blog for lots of Star Wars Party food recipes and downloadable labels! Great for a Birthday Party or a May the Fourth be with you Party. / #starwars #starwarsparty #theforceawakens #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #starwarsfood #quiche #romanesco #mazkanata #maz #rey #takodana #apple #bacon #recipe / maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

Before you start following the recipe I should mention that this is a “recreation.” When I made it, I wrote it down in a Google Drive document, and at some point since then the cloud “ate” it,  I guess it was a yummy recipe…  So now I am trying to recreate it best I can. I apologize for any inaccuracies!  (I will update as needed the next time I make them)

It is important that you let the cheese/egg/cream mixture sit for a while. It will thicken up a bit, preventing it from leaking through any holes or thin spot in the apples .

The romanesco is really tasty!  I love steamed broccoli, but really don’t like cauliflower at all.  This tastes like neither, and makes a great side dish all on its own.

Notes:

I find it very amusing that they use a fractal food in The Force Awakens,  since the movie is almost a fractal in itself: a re-telling of a common story, which in turn is part of a larger repeating story arch.  I would assume this is on purpose.  If you have not read the Star Wars Ring Theory  by Mike Klimo, you absolutely should.  His theory (which could just as easily be called Star Wars Fractal Theory), talks about how the 3 original movies and the 3 prequels work together, how they mirror each other, and create a larger repeating story arc.

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