Use The Forks – Star War Cooking

USE THE FORKS!
Star Wars Cooking
by Kathy Bejma

Good ole Wedge Antilles!


Which Wedge are we referring to? That depends on which scene we’re talking about.Colin Higgins is the first Wedge we meet. He’s the one Luke reassures in the briefing room that hitting the thermal exhaust port won’t be any more difficult than bull’s-eyeing a womp rat. He was fired for not memorizing his lines.The next time we see Wedge, he’s played by Denis Lawson (Ewan McGregor’s uncle). This is trench run Wedge who saves Luke, but then has to bail because he can’t do any more good back there, “Sorry!” In the final film however, David Ankrum was used to overdub all of Wedge’s lines. So that’s 3 different Wedges in the same film- Crazy!

From that point on, things got far less complicated. Denis Lawson played Wedge in The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker. You can also hear his voice over the loud speaker in Rogue One. And he did all that without any help from anyone else- one Wedge united!!Wedge is the only pilot to attack BOTH Death Stars (successfully), and he seems to enjoy blasting TIE fighters, and then flying right though the explosion of their defeat!

He’s truly an asset to any squadron that will have him.
I’m pretty sure they don’t allow snacking to take place in the cockpits of X-Wings, but I bet (given his seniority) Wedge could get away with munching on these Wedge Potatoes, if he was feeling peckish.

Wedge Potatoes

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 Russet potatoes, skins on, sliced into wedges (8 wedges per potato)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt 

Instructions:

1. Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees (F), and line a baking sheet with tin foil. 

2. Place your wedged potatoes into a large bowl.

3. To your potatoes, add the olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper. Stir with a spatula to coat the potatoes. 

4. Spray your tin foil with non-stick cooking spray, and spread your potatoes out evenly, making sure they’re not touching.

5. Bake for 15 minutes, flip them over, and continue baking for another 15 minutes.

6. Remove your potato wedges from the oven, and sprinkle with salt.

7. Serve immediately with ketchup, mustard, or even guacamole!

8. Enjoy while flying through the explosion of your enemy.

BONUS EPISODE – QVC 1996 Star Wars Collectibles Show COMMENTARY

oin us as we watch the 2 magic Steves, Steve Bryant and Steve Sansweet in a classic Star Wars QVC special!! Does George Lucas watch QVC? What is pewter? Is $400 too much for a life-size Yoda? It’s non stop good times as we travel back to 1996 and hope from the comfort of our own couches! 
Celebrate the love, join the Jedi Club and listen today!

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Episode 212 – SAGA YEAR MONTH 3 – The Clone Wars Movie and The Rise of Ahsoka Tano

SAGA YEAR continues as Jason and Gabe look back at that interesting chapter in Star Wars cinematic history, 2008’s The Clone Wars movie. How does it hold up?  What works better in it in 2020 then it did in 2008?  What’s it’s legacy?  After that we give a special spotlight to the real star of the film, Ahsoka Tano!  How did a character who many weren’t sure about at first become one of our favorite Star Wars characters EVER?  Always Trust Lucas!  What’s Ahsoka’s future and how do we feel about all that stuff?   
Listen today and celebrate the LOVE!

BONUS EPISODE – STAR WARS WORD ASSOCIATION WITH SKYTALKERS!

It’s an extra special bonus episode as we welcome back our friends from the excellent SKYTALKERS podcast, Charlotte and Caitlin for an action packed, fun filled round of STAR WARS WORD ASSOCIATION!!  Things go from hilarious to straight to dark and then quickly get rather “quirky”in a way that has to be heard to be believed!!  So go find some bones & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS and SKYTALKERS!
Check out everything SKYTALKERS at:https://skytalkers.com

Episode 211 – The Star Wars FEET Discussion With Tom Spina!

We’re putting our best foot forward and talking about the topic we all need right now STAR WARS FEET! And who else could we get to join us for this groundbreaking subject but our friend, Regal Robot’s Tom Spina! Join us as we explore topics like : what’s inside Chewbacca’s feet, what’s under Jawa’s robes and why Max Rebo is only feet. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll watch an hour go by as you celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS (and TOM SPINA!)

Visit Tom’s cool stuff at :
regalrobot.com
tomspinadesigns.com

BONUS EPISODE – The Skywalker Legacy Documentary Experience

It’s a special bonus episode as we’re talking all about The Skywalker Legacy documentary that’s on the new RISE OF SKYWALKER home video release. What’s are feelings on TROS these days and how does that saturate the viewing of this doc? What are some it’s highs and what are some lows? What’s up with 2 Berus and how about that Kluad footage!? Listen today, walk through a giant wave and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!

Episode 210 – The Best Ahmed Best On Location AOTC Videos

You wanted the Best, you’ve got the Best! It’s the Ahmed Best AOTC On Location videos!!  Long thought lost, these videos showed up online last year (thanks to listener Matthew after hearing our Jar Jar episode) and suddenly all was right in the galaxy again! Listen along as we go over all 30 of the amazing videos with Ahmed talking to legends like George Lucas, John Knoll, Hayden Christensen drinking juice, RICK MCCALLUM and more!!  It’s all sunshine and autographs!  So listen today and celebrate the love of the Star Wars super cult phenomenon !   

Watch all the Ahmed Best On Location videos here : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ7bptPq74BeH1XXp7Uy_bXTEaBUabq5i

Episode 209 – Tales of Tales of the Jedi

When the High Republic publishing initiative was announced, we couldn’t help but be reminded of the classic Dark Horse Star Wars comic series TALES OF THE JEDI!  Also taking place many years before the films and telling the stories of ancient Jedi, the comics went to some wild places that we’re still trying to figure out! How were they created?  What input did Lucas have and how did they inspire the prequels?  What happened as Gabe read many of them for the first time?  Do they make any sense?  

So call up your buddy Ulic Qel Droma & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 208 – The History of Star Wars on Home Video

From the Kenner Movie Viewer to laserdiscs to streaming 4K Macklunkey on Disney +, as long as there’s a way to watch movies at home, Star Wars has been there!  Join Jason and Gabe as they take a look back at the fascinating history of Star Wars movies on home video!  Just about every major release is covered as the saga moves from super 8 to VHS to DVD, Blu Ray and beyond!  It’s a long strange trip into the ever evolving way we want our Star Wars at home!  

So cover up those windows with newspaper & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!  

Episode 207 – Clone Wars Saved and the Return of the Rad Batch

We don’t know if you’ve heard yet but THE CLONE WARS IS BACK!  The legendary show has returned for a final season on Disney + and it’s like we’ve traveled back in time and it never left,  Join us as we look at this joyful return to the prequel era, the legacy of The Clone Wars, discuss the first episode of season seven, The Bad Batch and blow some kisses at our favorite beautiful cyborg spider, Admiral Trench.  
So put on those comfy Clone Wars slippers and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!