Zelda: Breath of the Wild Cooking Guide

This Zelda: Breath of the Wild Cooking Guide will help you to cook food in Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild and what is the best food that provides the best buffs and immunity to certain elements.

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild Cooking

There are three steps for cooking food in Legend Of Zelda Breath Of The Wild. The first step is to collect ingredients, the second step is to find a place where you can cook food and third is the most important, cooking food.

In order to cook, Link must have ingredients. Players can get ingredients from hunting animals for meat or gathering fruit, nuts, mushrooms, and vegetables. The animals will run away as soon as Link gets too close, so you will need to be sneaky to get close to them and kill them.

Once the ingredients all collected, all you have to do is find a place to cook food like cooking pots. Sometimes the fire under the pots will not be lit so Link will have to find a way to light it. If it is raining and the place is not covered then you will just have to wait.

The final step is to cook the food with the ingredients the Link collected in the hot cooking pot you just found. All you have to do is select the ingredients that Link has and cook food and that is it.

There are also other methods to Cook food like roasting and environmental cooking. Roasting is very helpful if you are in a need of a quick health boost and you can’t find a cooking pot around then find a more common fire and simply drop ingredients in the fire to roast.

However, you will have to quickly pick up the food as it will burn if left in the fire for prolonged period. Also, roasting does not give as much health boost as properly cooked food.

As for the environmental cooking if you are in a hot climate like inside a volcano. Just drop the ingredient and they will be roasted. In cold areas, some food will flash-freeze into something even more delicious and beneficial to link.

Some ingredients can be roasted straight from the source, all you have to do is keep the torch under and as it is roasted collect it.

Cooking in Breath Of The Wild is simple enough, however, it is not a mindless task of throwing in the ingredients and making something from it. You will have to carefully mix the ingredients to cook the most efficient dishes.

There are two types of dishes, meals and elixir. Meals are cooked from ingredients such as meat, vegetables, and fruit. On the other hand, elixirs are made from monster parts, bugs, and small creatures and with right combination you can create an elixir or food to give you buffs and can heal. However, an elixir is only for buffs.

There are four main types of regular food with a bonus effect of critters and insects and monster parts.

You can climb trees to pick apples, pick spicy peppers off the vine, catch restless crickets in the grass, and kill Bokoblin to get their horns.

Most ingredients have their uses laid out in the description; in case you get lost.

Role of Food in Heart Restoration
The general three types of dishes that you can make. The basic one that only fill your hearts, elixirs that only give you a buff, and status dishes which gives you both, buff and fill up your hearts.

Hearts Restored by a meal is calculated by Total Hearts Restored from each ingredient when raw x 2.

If you add two different ingredients with bonus effects, these two effects will cancel out, making it just normal, Heart-restoring fish-based meal. There can only be one Bonus Effect per meal at any time.

List of Heart-restoring only ingredients and amount of hearts restored.

  • Fairy: 5
  • Raw Gourmet Meat: 3
  • Raw Whole Bird: 3
  • Raw Prime Meat: 1.5
  • Raw Bird Thigh: 1.5
  • Palm Fruit: 1
  • Hyrule Herb: 1
  • Raw Meat: 1
  • Raw Bird Drumstick: 1
  • Hylian Rice: 1
  • Bird Egg: 1
  • Tabantha Wheat: 1
  • Hyrule Bass: 1
  • Sanke Carp: 1
  • Fresh Milk: 0.5
  • Apple: 0.5
  • Wildberry: 0.5
  • Hylian Shroom: 0.5
  • Acorn: 0.25
  • Chickaloo Tree Nut: 0.25

Best Ingredients

There are numerous ingredients in Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild to collect and use. However, there are only a handful of ingredients that truly give the boost a player is looking for. Following are the ingredients that you will need to track down in order to get the biggest buffs.

Best Chilly Ingredients

Chillshroom
This ingredient can be found in the Hebra Mountains by Hebra Headspring near the trees located on the northwest corner of the map. Chillshroom grant heat resistance and is used to cook meals.

Cold Darner
This ingredient can be found in Hyrule Ridge in the fields and especially on the slopes. This ingredient too grants heat resistance and is used to make elixirs.

Best Spicy Ingredients

Sunshroom
Sunshroom can be found in Eldin Canyon which is located to the southeast of the Maw Of Death Mountain. This ingredient grants cold resistance and is used to cook meals.

Warm Darner
Warm Darner is the ingredient found in Hyrule Ridge in the fields and especially on the slopes. This ingredient grants cold resistance and is used to make elixirs.

Best Electric Ingredients

Zapshroom
Zapshroom can be found in Gerudo Highlands on the cliff path or on hillsides. This ingredient grants Link electricity resistance and is used in meals.

Electric Darner
This ingredient too grants Link electricity resistance and is used in elixirs and can be found in Hyrule Ridge in the fields near Lindor’s Brow.

Best Hasty Ingredients

Hasty Ingredients are the ones that grant movement buff or in other words grant increased speed.

Fleet-Lotus Seeds
Fleet-Lotus Seeds can be found in Hyrule Ridge near Rutile Lake around the trees. It grants increased movement speed and is used to create only meals.

Hot-Footed Frog
Hot-Footed Frog can be found in The Great Plateau in the small pools of water and it grants increased movement speed and can only be used to make elixirs.

Best Stealth Ingredients

Silent Princess
This ingredient can be found in Hyrule Ridge near Rutile Lake around the trees. As the name suggests this ingredient boosts Link’s stealth capabilities and is only used to make meals.

Best Power Ingredients

Mighty Porgy
This ingredient gives more attack power and can be found in Lanayru Great Spring in the middle of Horon Lagoon, near the cluster of rocks. This ingredient can only be used to make meals.

Best Defense Ingredients

Tough Porgy
This ingredient grants Link increased defense and can be found in Lanayru Great Spring in the middle of Horon Lagoon near the cluster of rocks. it can only be used to make meals.

Best Stamina Ingredients

Endura Carrot
This ingredient boosts Link’s stamina beyond his max limit and can be found in Hyrule Ridge near Rutile Lake around the trees. This can only be used to make meals.

Best Energizing Ingredients

Staminoka Bass
This ingredient can be found in Hyrule Field in the water or Octoroks may drop them after being defeated. It restores depleted stamina and can only be used to make meals.

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