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Zelda Breath of the Wild: How to Cook Food

How to Cook Food – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

With Zelda: Breath of the Wild almost upon us, players will be soon venturing out into the dangerous lands of Hyrule to solve puzzles, destroy bosses, and destroy hundreds of pots. Yet, one cannot do this on an empty stomach as Nintendo has implemented a cooking system based around the various fruits, herbs, and meats that you can acquire when playing. It’s important to note that there are two main categories of items that you can cook, elixirs and food, however the method will still remain largely the same.

In order to cook food in Zelda: Breath of the Wild you will need to approach one of the metal bowls scattered all across Hyrule and light the fire underneath. You can eat a lot of the items raw, but these will only give you a very small portion of your hearts back so make sure to always cook your food. When you approach the fire go into your inventory, scroll to the left until you hit materials, select the item you want to cook and choose hold. You can have Link carry multiple items, so this can speed up the cooking process if you are short for time. Then approach the metal bowl and Link and hit A to have him throw the items into the pan. After some cute rhythmic music, you will obtain a new tasty dish.


After this, you will be shown what the new item is and how many hearts it will restore upon eating it. Remember, monster parts and food will not mix so don’t try to hunt these enemies if you are in need of food. You’ll also want to use ferries when cooking as they will give you a major increase int he amount of health received from the item, even if it a little morbid. Every item also will give you minor boosts such as a defensive buff, so try and make sure to stick with ingredients that all compliment the same status effect.

If you are going to cook elixirs you’ll need to obtain some other ingredients like monster parts, critters, and a food item. You will come by food and monster parts naturally, however, for critters this means you’ll need small animals like bugs or small reptiles. Don’t pass these creatures up when you are exploring as they’re vital to your elixirs in Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Then go through the same motions you did for cooking and you’ll get a powerful status increasing potion to help you turn the tide of battle. This is an essential skill you will need to master in Zelda: Breath of the Wild  if you have a hope of saving Hyrule so spend some time familiarizing yourself with recipes and certain food types.

Now that you know how to cook food and elixirs in Breath of the Wild, be sure to check out our Wiki for more tips, guides, and info.

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