Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom — How to Cook Food in TotK

Here's how you can cook in Tears of the Kingdom.

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Cooking food in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is actually a familiar process to returning fans from Breath of the Wild. If you played it, you’ll feel right at home with cooking in Tears of the Kingdom. If you didn’t play Breath of the Wild, don’t worry: How to cook is a simple process.

How to Cook in Tears of the Kingdom

Using Fire to Cook Food

Cooking in Tears of the Kingdom requires some fire, whether you make it yourself or get comfy with a fire pit. You can drop food items like mushrooms, and apples into a fire to get them to cook. You’ll see white smoke rise from the food as it cooks, and it’ll disappear after a few seconds when the cooking is finished.

You can cook this way near any open fire which makes it useful in a pinch. Light the grass or use flint and wood to create a fire on the fly. Cooking simple foods this way increases their restoring value as well so it’s important to remember early on.

Use a Pot to Cook Food

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You can use pots to cook more complex foods in Tears of the Kingdom by tossing up to five ingredients into a pot at a time to prepare fully-fledged dishes. Doing this usually produces meals that substantially restore health and can even grant status buffs depending on what you make.

You’ll come across recipes on your journey to cook increasingly effective foods. Very early on you’re able to make Simmered Fruit using five apples, which is useful for some substantial recovery early in the game.

As the game goes on you can even get portable pots that you can set up and use just about anywhere. Any recipes you make or discover are saved in your recipe book which can be viewed in your inventory anytime.

Experiment more with the recipes and discover what you can do when it comes to food in Tears of the Kingdom. For more help with the game, check out our other Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom guides on GameSkinny.

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