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Guide to Cooking

Why cook?

Cooking is useful for making meat and water safe to consume, as well as increasing the nutrition value of every other non-meat food, like vegetables and wheat-derived products.

Furthermore, more complex recipes are also even more nutritious and improve mood. Besides, this also presents interesting RP options, such as being vegetarian, perhaps pork-free, et cetera, some of which could be enforced with selectable traits.

What to eat?

Kitchen implements

See the Full Crafting List for more details about crafting the implements from the list.

Knife Made with either 4 bone pieces or 1 unit of manifold materials: stone, copper, bronze, iron, steel, tin, even gold, silver and diamonds. A versatile tool that is used to cut various foods. Also has other, non-culinary uses described in the Guide to Crafting.
Hammer Made with 5 wood logs or 3 iron ingots (clawhammer, the bottom one, a modern and quicker variant of the hammer). Beat the crap out of food to rid it of any contaminants (at least sizeable ones)! Required in some culinary processes. Same as knife, has use in other areas - Guide to Crafting.
Mill Made with 4 wood. Used to produce flour and cereals.
Rolling pin Made with 1 wood log (!). An essential element of marriage RP.
Fermentation jar Made with 3 glass. Used to obtain yeast, which is essential to the alcoholic drinks production.
Cutting board Made with 5 wood. Used to form meat and mince it before the invention of the meat grinder. Place meat steaks and fish, then mince them with a knife. Place mince on the board and use knife again to make meatballs, which you can then press into patties.
Meat grinder Made with 8 iron. Used to mince fish and various meats. More efficient than the cutting board. The minceable items: steaks, cutlets, fish, ham leg, chicken (carcass, thigh, wing, breast).
Pot Tin pot is made with 3 tin, small copper pot - 3 copper, large - 5. Used to boil water to make it safe to drink (water from wells does not require boiling, unless the surrounding area is unclean.
Cooking pot Made with 8 iron. Used to cook stew and boil food in general. One of the benefits of this fascinating cooking pot is the fact that its contents will never go stale or decompose, allowing you to store food indefinitely!
To boil meat, pasta or vegetables without stewing them, fill the pot with water, add a single item, wait for the message that says "X finishes boiling", then click the pot to remove what you have added.
Dehydrator Made with 5 wood. Used to hang meat and fish cutlets (slice meat and fish with the knife) to dry.
Salting container Made with 6 wood. Used to cure meat and fish with salt.
Drying rack Made with 8 iron. Used to hang certain salted foods to dry (ham, cod, salami etc.)
Canner Made with 7 iron. Used to can food in tin cans.

Food storage

Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.

Most foods will spoil and decay (read, vanish from existence) if left in the open. Some preserved, as well as canned food are an exception and will last as long the world does (until the end of the round). Scattered food may also attract pests, such as mice.

Finding a formerly bursting-at-the-seams pantry devoid of its delicious contents may very well reduce a hungry soul to tears. Fortunately, there are ways to extend the shelf life of your food stock, which boil down to storing food inside any crate or a fridge.

Check here for the decay times for different unstored foods.

Meat and fish products also rot! It takes half the time of full decay! Meaning, it takes a meat slab 15 minutes to decay, but it will become rotten after 7.5 minutes.

Decay time for the food stored in a crate is doubled.

Decay time for the food stored in a fridge is tripled. A fridge must be connected to a power source to work!

Campfire, Oven and Wood Stove

Campfires and ovens can be used to roast food and prepare advanced recipes, as well as to boil water for safe consumption and burn down any uncookable item into a burned mess (disappears after a while).

You can roast plenty of things: vegetables, meat, fish etc.

  • Make a campfire with wood, an oven with iron, or a wood stove with steel. A campfire can cook two items at a time, whereas an oven can cook three at a time, and the best being the wood stove which can cook four items at a time which is the best way to save fuel. Oven and stove also cook much faster.
  • Put some fuel inside (wood or coal, for instance).
  • Place food or container filled with water to boil.
  • Wait for it to finish cooking/boiling.
  • Eat!

A more detailed section on campfires and ovens could be found here.

Ingredients

All great dishes require ingredients! Here you will find the ingredients needed to make your fantastic dishes, uma delicia!

Numbers in the steps description mean there is more than one way to make something (“1” is one way, “2” - another, etc.)

Image Ingredient Steps
Yeast Put either wheat or flour in a fermentation jar and wait for the message about fermentation.
Salt Boil saltwater.
Flour Grind wheat, oat or barley with the mill to get respective kind of flour. Each sack contains 10 units of flour.
Dough - Hold a flour sack in the active hand and a container with water in the off-hand.
- Click the flour sack. A piece of dough takes 5 u of water and 5 u of flour.
Flat dough Flatten dough with the rolling pin.
Dough slice Slice flat dough with a knife.
Spaghetti Cut dough with a knife.
Noodles Cut spaghetti with a knife.
Egg Get a chicken or a turkey to lay an egg.
Cheese Collect milk in a container and add one piece of yeast.
Raw potato sticks Cut a potato with a knife.
Meat cutlet Cut a meat slab with a knife.
Fish fillet Cut a fish with a knife.
Minced meat 1. Put meat steaks and fish on the cutting board and mince with a knife.
2. Grind meat and fish with the meat grinder.
Meatball 1. Add flour to a slab of meat.
2. Form mince on the cutting board with a knife.
Meat patty Put a meatball on the cutting board and press it into a patty with a knife.
Ham leg Butcher a pig.
Stomach Butcher either a cow, a sheep, a goat or a pig. Cow stomach provides more of tripe and sausage casings (the latter starting from the 313 BC epoch).
Sausage casing Cut a stomach with a knife. Filling casings with minced meat makes sausages.
Tripe Cut a stomach with a knife. Tripe is edible raw, but hardly a delicacy.
Chicken carcass Butcher a chicken. Do not roast it whole, it will not work. Cut it into separate parts (below) with a knife.
Chicken breast Cut a chicken carcass with a knife.
Chicken wing Cut a chicken carcass with a knife.
Chicken drumstick Cut a chicken carcass with a knife.

Recipes

There are many different recipes to be made that can perfect your culinary art!

Food

Basic

Image Dish Recipe
Flatbread Roast flat dough.
Bread Roast a ball of dough.
Bread slice Cut bread with a knife (who would have thought?)
Fries Roast raw potato sticks.
Dried meat cutlets Simply take your raw meat cutlets and click on a dehydrator to dry them. In a short time they will come off as dry cutlets.
Dried fish Same as above, only hanging fish fillets.
Spaghetti and meatballs Boil spaghetti in a cooking pot and add a meatball.
Stew Pour 100 units of water into a cooking pot and add any ingredients (meat, vegetables etc. - except salty ingredients) to the pot to make stew. The more ingredients, the better! Let it simmer for a while, and soon it will turn into hearty stew. Click the cooking pot with bowls to fill them. Filled wooden bowls will go bad (disappear) if not eaten.
The advantage of stew is that you get rid of thirst and hunger at the same time, as long as you do not cook it with salty water or dried meat, as those contain salt and will dehydrate you.
Salted cod Put up to 3 codfish in a salting container, add 3 piles of salt and wait 6 minutes.

Complex

Jamon

Delicious Iberian ham.

Image Steps
Take a ham leg and beat it with a hammer to remove the excess blood. Put up to 3 legs in a salting container.
Fill the container with 3 piles of salt. Salting takes 6 minutes.
Hang the salted ham on a drying rack, up to 3 legs on a rack. Drying takes 20 minutes.
When drying is over, slice dried ham with a knife, 5 slices per leg.
Enjoy! Pair with some good red wine and Iberian cheeses.
Salami
Image Steps
Fill 1 sausage casing with 1 minced meat to make a sausage. Put up to 5 sausages in a salting container.
Fill the container with 3 piles of salt. Salting takes 6 minutes.
Hang the salted sausages on a drying rack, up to 5 sausages on a rack. Drying takes 2.5 minutes.
When drying is over, slice salami with a knife, 4 slices per sausage.
Enjoy!

Beverages

Tea

  • Can be drunk directly from the leaves, placed in a container, or dissolved into water.

Milk

  • Use a bucket or pot on a cow, goat, or sheep.

Olive Oil

  • Add olives to a container.
  • Can also be used as lamp or engine fuel.

Grape Juice

  • Add grapes to a container.

Wine

  • Add one piece of yeast to a container with grape juice.

Palm wine

  • Make a tribal pot out of glass
  • Take a knife and a tribal pot in your hands
  • Cut a palm tree with a knife
  • Wait for the palm sap to ferment

Beer

  • Get a barrel and fill it with 100u of water 1u of yeast and 100 of flour.

Canning

Canning is a good way to preserve food for later consumption.

  • Make tin cans with tin. Large cans hold 10 units, regular - 5, small - 3 units. 1 food item = 1 unit.
  • Fill cans with whatever food.
  • Seal cans with the canner, entering a brand name and selecting colours for the can’s design.
  • When the time comes, open sealed cans with a knife, then click them with an empty hand to remove food.
  • Used cans could be recycled back into tin with the furnace.

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