How to cook in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

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May 26 - Cooking in Tears of the Kingdom is a great way of healing quickly.

Knowing how to cook in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom will be essential in completing your journey. With the world being larger than ever and an even higher limit on max hearts, you’re bound to face some tough challenges. This is where food can help you overcome even the toughest of scenarios.

Eating a whole bunch of food in the middle of a crisis will never not be funny in video games and the same is true for Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. This cooking guide can provide you with all the necessary knowledge to become a skilled chef in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, so keep reading to find out how.

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Why is Cooking Important?

Cooking in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is essential as it lets players create dishes using various ingredients in the game's world. The right combination of ingredients can boost Hearts, Stamina, Attack Strength, Defense, and Stealth abilities.

The name of an ingredient can give clues about its effects, such as the "Hearty Radish" that recovers hearts and adds temporary bonus hearts. Cooking is very flexible, allowing experimentation with ingredients to create unique dishes with various effects. The freedom to experiment is exciting, with no set recipes or guidelines to follow.

How to cook in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

To cook in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, you must have a cooking pot with a fire lit underneath it. The ingredients can be sourced from different places in the game, such as meat, vegetables, mushrooms, and plants, with a wide range of possibilities available. Once the ingredients have been obtained, you can start cooking by just chucking them into the cooking pot.

Cooking pots can be found throughout Hyrule, including in stables, villages like Hateno and Kakariko, and even some enemy camps. However, you must be cautious in the latter case as you may have to deal with hostile enemies before accessing the cooking pot. Luckily, Zelda Tears of the Kingdom introduces the portable cooking pot, which is exactly what the name suggests — a cooking pot you can take anywhere!

Cooking without a pot

However, if you can't find a cooking pot nearby, there are other ways to cook your food in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. One option is to use flint and wood to start a fire and cook your ingredients individually.

You can also use Red Chuchu Jelly to create a flame to cook food. Remember that this method won't allow you to combine ingredients, but it's a great option if you just need a quick meal. Simply place your raw meat or vegetables near the fire, and they will cook. Just don't leave them there too long or they will burn up and disappear.


How to use the recipe book

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom will introduce a highly requested new feature to the cooking mechanic that was not present in Breath of the Wild: a Recipe Book. This book will allow you to keep track of your culinary creations and refer back to them later.

While the Recipe Book will not discourage you from experimenting with new food combinations, it will be beneficial for remembering more complicated recipes that yield the best benefits. You can simply load up a recipe card for a dish you’ve made before.

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