The ultimate gift for Star Trek fans, this is a fun, easy to use, and indispensable guide to the food of the stars—for the Earthbound.
Is there one food that humans, Klingons, Bajorans, and Vulcans would like? If so, what would it taste like? How would you prepare it? Could you find all the ingredients locally?
This is the task that faces Neelix, chef for the USS Voyager, every time he takes on the challenge of trying to feed its crew of 140 food critics. But over the course of their journey, Neelix’s learned a few tricks of the trade. He had to, just as a matter of self-preservation.
Ethan Phillips, in the persona of Neelix, and William J. Birnes, the New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Day After Roswell, throw wide the vaults of interstellar haute cuisine, revealing for the first time the secret preparation techniques behind all those exotic dishes and drinks. The favorite foods of characters from several classic Star Trek series and movie are here, all adapted for easy use in twentieth-first century kitchens.
Ethan Phillips was born into a restaurant family. His father was the owner of the famous New York steak house Frankie and Johnnie's, which still serves up the most delicious sirloin in all of Manhattan. Striking out on his own, Ethan, who plays Neelix on Star Trek: Voyager, became an actor as well as the author of the play Penguin Blues. He has acted in many of the major regional theaters across the country as well as on and off Broadway, and has appeared in many television shows including Star Trek: The Next Generation, NYPD Blue, Chicago Hope, Murphy Brown, HBO’s From the Earth to the Moon, and Benson. His feature films include Jeffrey, Civil Action, For Richer or Poorer, Greencard, The Shadow, Lean on Me, Wagons East, and Man Without a Face, among others. Ethan acts, writes, cooks, and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Patty, an artist.
William J. Birnes, PhD, publisher of UFO Magazine, is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Day After Roswell with the late Lt. Col. Philip J. Corso; the coauthor of The Riverman and Signature Killers with Robert Keppel, PhD; and the editor-in-chief of The McGraw-Hill Personal Computer Programming Encyclopedia. Dr. Birnes lives in Los Angeles and New York with his wife, novelist Nancy Hayfield.