As you might've already expected, getting around Elden Ring with any element of ease is not going to be without labour. The hauntingly beautiful world has been crafted by game director Hidetaka Miyazaki, with writing from Game of Thrones author, George R.R. Martin, and a lot of mechanics borrowed from prior FromSoftware games.
One of the most common mechanics is that of crafting. While a lot of the items you may need can be bought from merchants using Runes, many other items will need to be crafted using Cookbooks, as well as various materials and resources that you gather during your journey and throughout fights.
To start crafting, you'll need to acquire a few things first, including Cookbooks. Fortunately, we're here to walk you through it! In this guide, we explain how to craft and where to get all Cookbooks in Elden Ring.
How to Craft in Elden Ring
To craft anything whatsoever, you will first need to get your hands on the Crafting Kit from Merchant Kale for 50 Runes. Once you have this, you will need to gather different Cookbooks to unlock new recipes for craftable items. Cookbooks are not consumables and are only needed once for you to have learnt its contents.
How to Get All Cookbooks in Elden Ring
Cookbooks in Elden Ring can often be found naturally, or purchased from Merchants, but they're just as easy to miss too.
Below, we've listed each Cookbook, its corresponding recipes, and where you can find it! However, we also have a customisable map above from our friends at MapGenie which shows each Cookbook location on the map of The Lands Between.
|Cookbooks||Recipes Included||How to Get|
|Armorer's Cookbook 1||Fire Grease, Drawstring Fire Grease, Fireproof Dried Liver||Ruins north of Murkwater Cave Site of Grace|
|Armorer's Cookbook 2||Firebone Arrow, Fletched Firebone Arrow, Neutralising Boluses, Cured Immunising Meat||Nomadic Merchant southeast of Coastal Cave|
|Armorer's Cookbook 3||Exalted Flesh||Nomadic Merchant southeast of Coastal Cave|
|Armorer's Cookbook 5||Immunizing Cured Meat, Immunizing White Cured Meat||Not Yet Known|
|Armorer's Cookbook 6||Preserving Boluses||Not Yet Known|
|Armorer's Cookbook 7||Giantsflame Fire Pot||Not Yet Known|
|Fevor's Cookbook 1||Sleep Pot||Summonwater Village|
|Fevor's Cookbook 2||Soporific Grease, Drawstring Soporific Grease, Sleepbone Arrow, Fletched Sleepbone Arrow, Sleepbone Bolt||Not Yet Known|
|Fevor's Cookbook 3||Bewitching Branch||Not Yet Known|
|Missionary's Cookbook 1||Holy Water Pot, Scriptstone, Gold-Picked Fowl Foot||Merchant Kale at Church of Elleh|
|Missionary's Cookbook 2||Scriptstone, Grace Mimic, Gold-Pickled Fowl Foot||Not Yet Known|
|Missionary's Cookbook 3||Silver-Pickled Fowl Foot||Smoldering Church Site of Grace|
|Missionary's Cookbook 4||Holy Grease, Drawstring Holy Grease, Haligbone Arrow, Fletched Haligbone Arrow, Haligbone Bolt||Not Yet Known|
|Missionary's Cookbook 5||Sacred Order Pot||Not Yet Known|
|Missionary's Cookbook 7||Rejuvenating Boluses||Not Yet Known|
|Deserter's Cookbook 1||Bone Arrow, Fletched Bone Arrow, Staunching Boluses, Pickled Turtle Neck||Merchant Kale at Church of Elleh|
|Deserter's Cookbook 2||Poisonbone Arrow, Fletched Poisonbone Arrow, Exalted Flesh||Not Yet Known|
|Nomadic Warriors Cookbook 1||Bone Arrow, Fletched Bone Arrow, Bone Bolt||Merchant Kale at Church of Elleh|
|Nomadic Warriors Cookbook 2||Glowstone, Invigorating Cured meat, Invigorating White Cured Meat||Merchant Kale at Church of Elleh|
|Nomadic Warriors Cookbook 3||Pickled Turtle Neck, Poisonbone Arrow, Fletched Poisonbone Arrow, Poisonbone Bolt||Nomadic Merchant in North Limgrave|
|Nomadic Warriors Cookbook 4||Fetid Pot, Roped Fetid Pot||Not Yet Known|
|Nomadic Warriors Cookbook 5||Beastlure Pot||Nomadic Merchant in East Limgrave|
|Nomadic Warriors Cookbook 6||Blood Grease, Drawstring Blood Grease, Bloodbone Arrow, Fletched Bloodbone Arrow, Bloodbone Bolt||Fort Haight|
|Nomadic Warriors Cookbook 7||Stanching Boluses, Soft Cotton, Rainbow Stone Arrow, Fire Pot, Roped Fire Pot||At the end of a collapse bridge, north of Limgrave Tower Bridge Site of Grace|
|Nomadic Warriors Cookbook 9||Rancor Pot||Tombsward Catacombs|
|Nomadic Warriors Cookbook 10||Stormwing Bone Arrow||Guard tower south-east of Liftside Chamber Site of Grace|
|Nomadic Warriors Cookbook 11||Crystal Dart, Spellproof Dried Liver, Shattershard Arrow||Nomadic Merchant in Liurna of the Lakes|
|Nomadic Warriors Cookbook 12||Not Yet Known||Not Yet Known|
|Nomadic Warriors Cookbook 13||Bone Great Arrow, Fletched Bone Great Arrow, Bone Ballista Bolt||Nomadic Merchant in Liurna of the Lakes|
|Nomadic Warriors Cookbook 14||Poison Pot, Roped Poison Pot. Poisonbone Dart||Smoldering Church Site of Grace|
|Nomadic Warriors Cookbook 15||Rotbone Arrow, Fletched Rotbone Arrow, Rotbone Bolt||Nomadic Merchant in south Caelid|
|Nomadic Warriors Cookbook 16||Thawfrost Boluses, Stimulating Boluses||Nomadic Merchant in Ainsel River|
|Nomadic Warriors Cookbook 17||Soap, Oil Pot, Roped Oil Pot||Nomadic Merchant in Siofra River|
|Nomadic Warriors Cookbook 18||Dappled Cured Meat, Dappled White Cured Meat||Nomadic Merchant in Siofra River|
|Nomadic Warriors Cookbook 20||Volcano Pot, Roped Volcano Pot||Nomadic Merchant in Mt. Gelmir|
|Nomadic Warriors Cookbook 22||Rot Pot, Rot Grease, Drawstring Rot Grease||Lake of Rot|
|Nomadic Warriors Cookbook 23||Frozen Raisin, Clarifying Cured Meat, Clarifying White Cured Meat||Not Yet Known|
|Glintstone Craftsman's Cookbook 1||Cuckoo Glintstone||Enemy encampment south of Liurnia Lake Shore|
|Glintstone Craftsman's Cookbook 2||Freezing Grease||Not Yet Known|
|Glintstone Craftsman's Cookbook 3||Albinauric Pot||Not Yet Known|
|Glintstone Craftsman's Cookbook 5||Magic Grease, Drawstring Magic Grease, Magicbone Arrow, Fletched Magicbone Arrow, Magicbone Bolt||Illusory Wall room|
|Glintstone Craftsman's Cookbook 6||Freezing Pot||Small room southeast of Caria Manor gardens|
|Frenzied's Cookbook 1||Clarifying Boluses||Frenzied Flame Village|
|Perfumer's Cookbook 2||Poison Spraymist, Bloodboil Aromatic||Not Yet Known|
|Perfumer's Cookbook 4||Acid Spraymist||Nomadic Merchant in Ainsel River|
|Ancient Dragon Apostle's Cookbook 1||Lightning Grease, Drawstring Lightning Grease, Lightningbone Arrow, Fletched Lightningbone Arrow, Lightningbone Bolt||Not Yet Known|
|Ancient Dragon Apostle's Cookbook 3||Dragonwound Grease||Caelid Catacombs|
That's everything there is to crafting and cookbooks in Elden Ring. Crafting items is pretty straight-forward; the most trouble you'll have is with finding cookbooks and crafting materials.
However, your items will undoubtedly help you when it comes to those tricky boss fights. For more on Elden Ring, check out our guides on on the bosses and where to find Golden Seeds. Additionally, don't forget to check out how long Elden Ring takes to beat!