“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.”
Spoilers ahead! Except for Snoke, Maz Kanata is the most mysterious of the new The Force Awakens characters. Portrayed by Lupita Nyong’o in a wonderful motion capture performance, Maz is the “wise old sage” character all good mythical stories need (and Star Wars is missing now that Yoda is no longer in the picture).