Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: 5 ways to learn new recipes easily
You love cooking and have understood how important it is to prepare good dishes in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom to restore your hearts or obtain highly useful effects for exploration? As with the ruby farm, here we offer several techniques to easily find new recipes.
Observe the posters in the Relays
Just like in Breath of the Wild, one of the best ways to learn new recipes is to spot the posters that are in the various relays around the map. Upon entering inside the hostel you will very often see a poster that tells you several ingredients : just identify the foods in question and put them together in a pot to get a new dish.
At the Relais de Delass, for example, the poster shows you a vine tomato and a lumos mushroom. Take both ingredients to get a Lumos Mushroom Tomato Stew that gives you the bioluminescence effect! Ideal for exploring the Deep.
Below, here is the interactive map of the relays to find them easily in Hyrule:
Sometimes, during a side quest, it is necessary to concoct a very specific dish for an NPC who will then give you clues on the recipe to follow. One of the simplest is to help the famous employee with his panels that he keeps dropping. Thanks to Emprise, try to hold his panel so that he gives you a special dumpling which will immediately be saved in your Recipes. Passing this dear Boulieh’s mini-trials will also give you rubies and often other rewards such as arrows or flower bombs.
Another example of a quest is the one given in Cocorico Village where you have to gather the ingredients to give them to a grandfather who wants to cook some gruel. Then you will get the recipe. Or simply the “daily menu” quest in your survival shelter at Fort de Guet.
Find notebooks in the wells
In each village or relay there is generally a well. It is then possible to fall into it to find one or two chests, ingredients and interesting fish. Sometimes you will even come across a cook trying out a new recipe or a abandoned pot with a notebook next to it. By reading the book, you can get clues about a new dish.
The well in Village Cocorico, for example, allows you to find the recipe for Robusto Stuffed Pumpkin with an Armo Pumpkin and meat. The next page even tells you how to make baked apples with 1 apple and 1 lump of butter. In general, all the ingredients mentioned (except the lump of butter to buy in the store) can be found on the ground in the well. On the next page is indicated the recipe for enduro honey apples with 1 honey and 1 apple (to get honey easily, you have to have a fire on you near the bees).
Visit grocery stores
Keep your eyes open when you visit a shop selling ingredients in the different villages! On the shelves could be a parchment or a recipe book. At Village Piaf for example, in the Hebra region, you can learn the dishes Baked Apples, Fish Pie (1 moat of wheat, 1 lump of butter, 1 crystal of salt and 1 fish) and Seed Cake (1 hazelnut, 1 harvest of wheat, 1 lump of butter and 1 sugar cane)!
Talk to NPCs
While exploring Hyrule, remember to talk even to characters who don’t give quests. Some will tell you their favorite dishes and how they went about concocting them. Others, plagued by a few enemies, will be able to thank you by giving you a dish or telling you the recipe. You will also come across, for example, a Goron who dreams of a dish made of… pebbles.