Star Wars Has Revealed Yoda’s Biggest Secret – In The Kitchen
Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures newest oneshot has revealed Yoda’s secret baking recipe and more about the Jedi master in the process.
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #5 and Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures Galactic Bake-Off Spectacular, on sale now.
In the Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures Galactic Bake-Off Spectacular (by Daniel José Older, Vita Ayala, Jo Geyoung, Toni Bruno, Jake M. Wood, Riley Farmer and Heather Antos), Jedi Masters Torben “Buckets of Blood” Buck and Kantam Sy work together to prepare Yoda’s specialty “Sweet Story Custard Cakes.” As the name suggests, the secret ingredient in these cakes is a story told by the baker(s) to an audience. The one-shot even includes a copy of the recipe, written by Claudia Gray, so readers can make the treats at home.
The story that Buckets of Blood and Kantam tell is touching. However, the real highlight of the one-shot is the subtext implications of Yoda, his background, and his focus on community.
The stories at the heart of “Sweet Story Custard Cakes” focus on cooperation and self-improvement. The story of Buckets of Blood and Kantam tells how they worked together to help evacuate older Jedi from the star wars the equivalent of a Jedi retirement home during the Great Catastrophe. The story reaffirms the bond between Buckets of Blood and Kantam while connecting with the Younglings and Padawans, building community while creating delicious treats.
While Yoda wasn’t actually present for the “Galactic Bake-off Spectacular” recipe, his secret ingredient highlighted Yoda’s role in the Jedi Order. His interest through the ages of star wars saga was the education of Younglings and Padawans, making Yoda the first master of many Jedi. For example, in the Star Wars: The High Republic sub-series, he leads the young Jedi on disaster relief missions, but disappears while searching for information about the Nihil’s plans in Star Wars: The Adventures of the High Republic #5 (by Daniel José Older, Harvey Tolibao, Pow Rodrix, Manuel Bracchi, Rebecca Nalty, Jake M. Wood, Riley Farmer, Elizabeth Brei and Heather Antos). Buckets of Blood and Kantam choosing Yoda’s recipe showed the enduring significance of Yoda’s influence.
Yoda’s desire to connect and focus on community is evident throughout his role in Star Wars: The Clone Wars also. In “Destiny”, the twelfth episode of the series’ sixth season, Yoda trains with the Five Priestesses to test his connection to the Force and learn how to, as Yoda stated, “manifest”. [his] During the training, the priestesses showed Yoda two futures to help him fully understand himself. One possible path ends in tragedy and another in the fulfillment of Yoda’s desires. those who are dead or lost to the dark side. This vision of his deepest desires shows how much he appreciates his “found” Jedi family, emphasizing the importance he places on building community. Yoda must recognize and reject the illusion of advancing in his training. The moment he does so foreshadows his self-imposed exile, a tragic act of self-sacrifice intended to save the community even though he has severed his connection with it.
Yoda’s secret recipe could be a dish he learned on his travels. However, the “Sweet Story Custard Cakes” could also be part of his cultural heritage. Food is essential to building community in all cultures around the world; why wouldn’t it be the same a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? There is still little information available about Yoda’s younger years or even his species in the star wars saga. These cakes could reveal a culture of respect for community and connection through oral storytelling.
The recipe could also have bittersweet implications for Grogu’s past. Since they are the same species, the cakes could also be part of Grogu’s cultural heritage. He might even have grown up with Yoda baking those cakes before Order 66 snatched Grogu away from his Jedi family. Of course, that would make Grogu’s years alone even more heartbreaking.
So while the recipe and the lore surrounding it are heartwarming, they also offer a bittersweet glimpse into who Yoda was before the ultimate tragedy of Order 66 and the rise of Palpatine’s Empire. More importantly, it reveals the Jedi Master’s commitment to training young Jedi and instilling a strong sense of community through tradition, history, and food. Although Yoda will always be remembered as a powerful Jedi, perhaps his true legacy should be seen as building a stronger community among Jedi even after his death.
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