Recipes Through Time and Space

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Title: Recipes Through Time and Space
Publisher: U.S.S. Scorpion fan club, Walter's Cookbooks
Editor(s): Sherry Bass and Tammy Cancilla
Date(s): c. 1988
Medium: print
Size: octavo
Fandom: Star Trek
Language: English
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Recipes Through Time and Space is a 148 page cookbook put together by the U.S.S. Scorpion fan club of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. The cookbook includes a variety of recipes, usually named after Star Trek: TOS or Star Trek: NG characters, but also named after various other media characters (Star Wars, Batman, Flintstones, Sesame Street, etc.). Recipes were donated by Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan) and by Majel Barrett-Roddenberry (Christine Chapel). No editors are listed, but the introduction by the club president implies that Sherry Bass and Tammy Cancilla were the editors.

U.S.S. Scorpion

The U.S.S. Scorpion, NCC-4017 fan club was part of STARFLEET: The International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc.. At the time of this publication, they had 55 members. Christopher E. Cancilla was President and additional officers included a Historian and a Recreational Officer. It is unclear how long the club remained active, but a club website listed for them was deactivated no later than 1998.


Celebrity recipes

The cookbook contains sections on Appetizers, Beverages, Breads and Rolls, Cakes and Cookies, Desserts, Main Dishes, Soups and Salads, Vegetables, and "Potpourri" (Miscellaneous). It also includes an index and appendices on calorie counting, substitutions, measurements, suggestions for cooking meats (14 pages!), etc.

Dating the Cookbook

The cookbook has no publication date, but it is almost certainly from 1988 or very soon after that. Recipes in the book are named after many Star Trek TOS characters and races, many characters from Season 1 of Star Trek: Next Generation (1987-88), some characters from the beginning of season 2 (1988), and no characters, races, etc. from the second half of season 2 (1989) or later seasons. There are 10 recipes named after the Romulans, who first appeared in the last episode of season 1, but became major plot elements in season 2.