Rune Factory 5 Cooking Table - How to Build and Place

Image of the cooking process in Rune Factory 5.

You'll need the Rune Factory 5 cooking table if you want to make delicious recipes in this popular JRPG. It'll quickly become a staple item in your home, letting you test out different combinations of ingredients to conjure up a range of tasty meals. Getting your hands on it isn't especially simple though, which is why we're here to help.

This Rune Factory 5 cooking table guide will not only explain what that specific item does in the game, but we'll also detail how to build one for yourself. That's on top of a look at how to place your cooking table, on top of some more general exploration of how you cook, and how to get more recipes.

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What Is the Rune Factory 5 Cooking Table?

The Rune Factory 5 cooking table is a resource used to craft new recipes and cook food. It's one of the various crafting tables you can purchase from the stores in Rigbarth, before putting it in your home to compile ingredients to form new dishes.

The cooking table is therefore the best way to convert your disparate ingredients into something more cogent, and the incredible variety of recipes means you'll end up spending plenty of time at the table.

Image of Studio Palmo's shop in Rune Factory 5, with the cooking table highlighted.
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How Do I Build the Rune Factory 5 Cooking Table?

Building the cooking table in Rune Factory 5 is a rather simple process, which will be good news to prospective Rigbarth chefs. You need to head to Studio Palmo and talk to the eponymous saleswoman, who will generously gift you the cooking table for free.

Since you unlock it as part of the game's soft-guided tutorial, you don't need to worry about forking out any cash - though subsequent cooking tables will cost you 500G each.

How Do I Place the Rune Factory 5 Cooking Table?

Once you've spoken to Palmo for the first time about the cooking table, you're asked where you want it to be sent. You're given three options: send it straight to your room in SEED HQ, send it to one of your farm dragons, or carry it yourself. Choose the option that suits you best (we recommend sending it straight to your home), then go and check to see where it is.

Once it's in the destination of your liking, you can move it around to suit the position you prefer. The controls are quite sensitive when moving furniture, so it may take a few tries to get right.

Image of the cooking table recipes menu in Rune Factory 5.
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How Do I Use the Rune Factory 5 Cooking Table?

With your cooking table placed, it's time to get to whipping up some recipes. Head over to it and choose the cooking option. You can then choose whether to follow a recipe, which will tell you which quantities of which ingredients you need or to freestyle a dish yourself.

Freestyling a dish involves putting in a random selection of the items at your disposal, hoping to make something that sticks. Sometimes you'll end up making a failed recipe, which won't do you any good if you eat it or give it to one of the townsfolk. Therefore, a lot of the time you'll want to follow the pre-prepared recipes for the sake of ease.

How Do I Get More Recipes In Rune Factory 5?

Getting more recipes is quite a passive process, involving a lot of luck. That's because recipes are unlocked by consuming recipe bread, a certain type of consumable that gives you a new cooking or weapon recipe each time you eat it. These are limited in quantity and quite expensive though, so you'll have to hope you get lucky to unlock the very best meals.

That's it for our guide to the Rune Factory 5 cooking table. We've gone through what it is, how to get it, and everything you need to know about crafting up dishes in the game. Now you can go forth and treat the citizens of Rigbarth to some of the best meals out there! If our guide has made you hungry for more RPGs, take a look at our Cookie Run: Kingdom Affogato build guide. Alternatively, you can check out our Cookie Run: Kingdom tier list to find out which characters are the best.

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