Cooking

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Cooking is the act of creating food using a Campfire.png Campfire, a Cooking Pot.png Cooking Pot, an Industrial Grill.png Industrial Grill, or an Industrial Cooker.png Industrial Cooker.

Cooking meat requires a Campfire.png Campfire or an Industrial Grill.png Industrial Grill, while cooking recipes requires a Cooking Pot.png Cooking Pot or an Industrial Cooker.png Industrial Cooker.

The Basics[edit | edit source]

All recipes except Jerky[edit | edit source]

  • Require a Waterskin (Empty).png Waterskin, Water Jar.png Water Jar or Canteen.png Canteen that is at least 25% full.
  • Take 60 seconds to cook in a Cooking Pot.png Cooking Pot (8x Thatch.png Thatch or 2x Wood.png Wood or 1x Sparkpowder.png Sparkpowder per recipe.)
  • Cook using an Industrial Cooker.png Industrial Cooker approximately 10x faster, and it can hold much more items, can be irrigated and is powered by 1 × Gasoline.png Gasoline for 15 minutes.
  • Take 5 hours to spoil.
  • Can be placed on a creature to extend spoiling time to 20 hours.
  • Can be placed in a Preserving Bin.png Preserving Bin to extend spoiling time to 2 days.
  • Can be placed in a Refrigerator.png Refrigerator to extend spoiling time to 20 days.

Some recipes require ingredients that you can only acquire through farming, like Citronal.png Citronal, Longrass.png Longrass, Rockarrot.png Rockarrot, and Savoroot.png Savoroot.

Recipes[edit | edit source]

Recipes can be found in the inventories of various carnivores. Recipes list the ingredients that can be put in the Cooking Pot.png Cooking Pot or Industrial Cooker.png Industrial Cooker in order to craft food that gives extra buffs such as increased insulation, hp regeneration, stamina regeneration, prolonged oxygen and more. The Rockwell recipe items are not required to make any foods, acting only as an in-world guideline to cook the food items.

Some advanced food can be utilized by dinosaurs. They do get the benefit of the food (195.2).

Below is an updated list of current recipes found in the world:

Recipe Product Effect(s) Duration Spoilage Water.png Mejoberry.png Amarberry.png Azulberry.png Tintoberry.png Citronal.png Longrass.png Rockarrot.png Savoroot.png Narcotic.png Stimulant.png Cooked Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat.png
Rockwell Recipes- Enduro Stew.png Enduro Stew.png Enduro Stew +35% Melee Damage

+1.2% Health per second

15m 5h 1 10 5 5 2 9
Rockwell Recipes- Focal Chili.png Focal Chili.png Focal Chili +25% Movement Speed

+100% Crafting Speed

15m 5h 1 10 20 20 20 5 9
Rockwell Recipes- Lazarus Chowder.png Lazarus Chowder.png Lazarus Chowder -85% Oxygen consumption underwater

+1.2% Stamina per second (allow constant swimming)

10m 5h 1 10 5 5 2 9
Recipe Product Effect(s) Duration Spoilage Water.png Mejoberry.png Amarberry.png Azulberry.png Tintoberry.png Citronal.png Longrass.png Rockarrot.png Savoroot.png Narcotic.png Stimulant.png Fiber.png Sap.png
Rockwell Recipes- Calien Soup.png Calien Soup.png Calien Soup +50 Hyperthermic Insulation

-25% Water consumption

15m 5h 1 10 20 20 5 2
Rockwell Recipes- Fria Curry.png Fria Curry.png Fria Curry +50 Hypothermic Insulation

-25% Food consumption

15m 5h 1 10 20 5 5 2
Rockwell Recipes- Medical Brew.png Medical Brew.png Medical Brew +40 Health 5s 2h 1 20 2
Rockwell Recipes- Energy Brew.png Energy Brew.png Energy Brew +40 Stamina 5s 1h 1 20 2
Sweet Vegetable Cake.png Sweet Vegetable Cake +500 Health and heals 15% HP (over 10s)

when force fed to a tamed herbivore

Instant 2h40m 1 2 2 2 4 25 7
Recipe Product Effect(s) Duration Spoilage Water.png Mejoberry.png Rare Mushroom.png Rare Flower.png Raw Prime Meat.png Citronal.png Longrass.png Rockarrot.png Savoroot.png Narcotic.png Stimulant.png Cooked Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat.png
Rockwell Recipes- Shadow Steak Saute.png Shadow Steak Saute.png Shadow Steak Saute +50% Hypothermic Insulation +Night vision

+50% Hyperthermic Insulation -80% Weapon recoil

3m 5h 1 20 2 1 1 8 3
Rockwell Recipes- Battle Tartare.png Battle Tartare.png Battle Tartare +65% Melee Damage +15% Damage resistance

+50% Movement Speed +50% Food/Water consumption +Increased Stamina regen
-0.45 Health per second (-90HP total)

3m20 5h 1 20 2 3 1 1 8
Rockwell Recipes- Mindwipe Tonic.png Mindwipe Tonic.png Mindwipe Tonic +Reset Attributes and Engrams Instant 5h 1 200 20 20 72 72 24
Recipe Product Effect(s) Duration Spoilage Water.png Mejoberry.png Oil.png Sparkpowder.png Raw Prime Meat.png Citronal.png Longrass.png Rockarrot.png Savoroot.png Woolly Rhino Horn.png Black Pearl.png Cooked Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat.png
Broth of Enlightenment.png Broth of Enlightenment +50% increased Experience gain 20m 5h 1 10 2 2 2 2 5 1
Rockwell Recipes- Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky Used for cooking kibbles 2d 1 3 1
Rockwell Recipes- Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Used for cooking kibbles 2d 1 3 1

Kibble[edit | edit source]

Egg-based Kibble are also cooked in a Cooking Pot, taking 30 seconds (4 thatch) and are used as specialised food when taming a creature. Although all kibble types will technically work to tame all creatures, certain creatures have a favorite type of Kibble that is 5x faster than regular food with much less taming effectiveness lost but using the wrong kibble is only 2/3 as effective as using the creature's regular food and will instead decrease the taming effectiveness.

Each Kibble, shown below, is cooked with a specific egg with 1 of the Advanced Crops.png Advanced Crops and 1 of either Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat, Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky or Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky, in addition, almost all kibble recipes require 2 × Mejoberry.png Mejoberries, 3 × Fiber.png Fiber and a Waterskin (Empty).png Waterskin (or other water-container) with at least 25% water in it. Quetzal Egg kibble is currently the only exception which requires 100 × Mejoberry.png Mejoberries and 120 × Fiber.png Fiber instead of the aforementioned quantities.

Fertilized eggs can also be used to make Kibble. Breeding creatures is a great way to generate eggs on-demand.

Egg Vegetable Meat or something else Favorite Kibble for
Allosaurus Egg.png Allosaurus Egg Savoroot.png Savoroot Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat Tapejara.png Tapejara
Ankylo Egg.png Ankylo Egg Savoroot.png Savoroot Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Carnotaurus.png Carno
Araneo Egg.png Araneo Egg (Spider) Rockarrot.png Rockarrot Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky
Archaeopteryx Egg.png Archaeopteryx Egg Longrass.png Longrass Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat Diplocaulus.png Diplocaulus
Argentavis Egg.png Argentavis Egg Citronal.png Citronal Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Spinosaur.png Spino
Bronto Egg.png Bronto Egg Rockarrot.png Rockarrot Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky Sabertooth.png Sabertooth
Camelsaurus Egg (Scorched Earth).png Camelsaurus Egg Scorched Earth Icon.png (Morellatops) Savoroot.png Savoroot 50 × Chitin.png Chitin Thorny Dragon.png Thorny Dragon
Carno Egg.png Carno Egg Savoroot.png Savoroot Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat Trike.png Trike, Direwolf Icon.png Direwolf, Direbear.png Direbear
Compy Egg.png Compy Egg Citronal.png Citronal Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat Pelagornis.png Pelagornis
Dilo Egg.png Dilo Egg Citronal.png Citronal Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky Ankylosaurus.png Ankylo, Doedicurus Icon.png Doedicurus, Pachy Icon.png Pachy
Dimetrodon Egg.png Dimetrodon Egg Citronal.png Citronal Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky Gallimimus.png Gallimimus
Dimorph Egg.png Dimorph Egg Longrass.png Longrass Cooked Meat or Jerky.png Cooked Meat or Jerky Megaloceros Icon.png Megaloceros
Diplo Egg.png Diplo Egg Savoroot.png Savoroot Rare Flower.png Rare Flower Allosaurus.png Allosaurus
Dodo Egg.png Dodo Egg Rockarrot.png Rockarrot Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat Pteranodon.png Pteranodon, Ichthy.png Ichthy, Mesopithecus Icon.png Mesopithecus
Gallimimus Egg.png Gallimimus Egg Savoroot.png Savoroot Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky Terror Bird.png Terror Bird, Giant Beaver.png Castoroides
Kairuku Egg.png Kairuku Egg Savoroot.png Savoroot Cooked Meat or Jerky.png Cooked Meat or Jerky Angler.png Angler
Kaprosuchus Egg.png Kaprosuchus Egg Savoroot.png Savoroot Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky
Lystro Egg.png Lystro Egg * Rockarrot.png Rockarrot Cooked Prime Meat or Prime Jerky.png Cooked Prime Meat or Prime Jerky Diplodocus.png Diplodocus
Mantis Egg (Scorched Earth).png Mantis Egg Scorched Earth Icon.png Citronal.png Citronal Obsidian.png Obsidian Rock Elemental.png Rock Elemental
Megalosaurus Egg.png Megalosaurus Egg Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 2 × Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Therizinosaurus.png Therizinosaurus
Moschops Egg.png Moschops Egg Savoroot.png Savoroot Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky Purlovia.png Purlovia
Moth Egg (Scorched Earth).png Moth Egg Scorched Earth Icon.png (Lymantria) Citronal.png Citronal Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky
Oviraptor Egg.png Oviraptor Egg Longrass.png Longrass Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Megalosaurus.png Megalosaurus
Pachycephalosaurus Egg.png Pachy Egg Citronal.png Citronal Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat Paraceratherium.png Paracer
Pachyrhino Egg.png Pachyrhino Egg Citronal.png Citronal Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat Baryonyx.png Baryonyx
Parasaur Egg.png Parasaur Egg Longrass.png Longrass Cooked Meat or Jerky.png Cooked Meat or Jerky Raptor.png Raptor
Pelagornis Egg.png Pelagornis Egg Citronal.png Citronal 10 × Chitin.png Chitin Archaeopteryx.png Archaeopteryx
Pteranodon Egg.png Pteranodon Egg Rockarrot.png Rockarrot Cooked Meat or Jerky.png Cooked Meat or Jerky Carbonemys.png Carbonemys
Pulmonoscorpius Egg.png Pulmonoscorpius Egg Longrass.png Longrass Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Rex.png Rex, Beelzebufo.png Beelzebufo
Quetzal Egg.png Quetzal Egg 3 × Rockarrot.png Rockarrot 3 × Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Mosasaurus.png Mosasaurus, Giganotosaurus Icon.png Giganotosaurus, Dimetrodon.png Dimetrodon
Raptor Egg.png Raptor Egg Longrass.png Longrass Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky Mammoth.png Mammoth
Rex Egg.png Rex Egg Longrass.png Longrass Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Plesiosaur.png Plesiosaur, Quetzal.png Quetzal
Sarco Egg.png Sarco Egg Rockarrot.png Rockarrot Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky Stegosaurus.png Stego
Spino Egg.png Spino Egg Savoroot.png Savoroot Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Megalodon.png Megalodon
Stego Egg.png Stego Egg Citronal.png Citronal Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Argentavis.png Argentavis
Tapejara Egg.png Tapejara Egg Rockarrot.png Rockarrot Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat Kaprosuchus.png Kaprosuchus
Terror Bird Egg.png Terror Bird Egg Citronal.png Citronal Cooked Meat or Jerky.png Cooked Meat or Jerky Woolly Rhinoceros.png Woolly Rhino
Therizino Egg.png Therizino Egg Citronal.png Citronal Angler Gel.png Angler Gel Basilosaurus.png Basilosaurus
Thorny Dragon Egg (Scorched Earth).png Thorny Dragon Egg Scorched Earth Icon.png Savoroot.png Savoroot Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky Lymantria.png Lymantria
Titanoboa Egg.png Titanoboa Egg Longrass.png Longrass Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky Gigantopithecus Icon.png Gigantopithecus, Dunkleosteus.png Dunkleosteus, Thylacoleo.png Thylacoleo
Trike Egg.png Trike Egg Savoroot.png Savoroot Cooked Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky Sarco.png Sarco
Turtle Egg.png Turtle Egg Rockarrot.png Rockarrot Prime Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Brontosaurus.png Bronto
Vulture Egg (Scorched Earth).png Vulture Egg Scorched Earth Icon.png Longrass.png Longrass Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat Morellatops.png Morellatops

* Some players may have to use Tintoberries instead of Mejoberries when cooking Lystro kibble. It is not currently known why this is happening but according to the DevKit it is mejoberry.


RP Oriented Cooking System[edit | edit source]

The Custom Cooking System allows survivors to create their own Custom Consumable.png Custom Consumable items with custom names and ingredients to provide different effects. In order to create a custom recipe, the items one wishes to use in the recipe should be placed into a Cooking Pot.png Cooking Pot (However, this is not required as they can be added into the recipe in the cooking screen).

  • A Note.png Note MUST be placed in the Cooking Pot.png Cooking Pot before continuing. Once the note is placed inside the inventory, exit the inventory and hold E to access the options menu and select the Create New Recipe option. A new menu will appear with the ingredients in the cooking pot and other options as well, such as the options to choose the name and description of the consumable, as well as the dish type and icon/icon color, with 3 icons for each and a precise RGB color slider with color presets. Currently, the menu does not allow hotkey transfer of items, so they must be moved by dragging and dropping the items.
  • Once satisfied with all options, click Make Recipe to finalize the recipe, and the new recipe will placed into the character inventory.
  • Place the finished recipe into the cooking pot or Industrial Cooker.png Industrial Cooker with the required ingredients and light the fire to begin the cooking process.
  • Only eight stacks of ingredients can be in a single recipe.
  • Drugs and Premade Dishes can not be used in a recipe.
  • All drinks require a Waterskin (Empty).png Waterskin with at least 25% water; however, foods do not require water, unlike any Notes on Rockwell Recipes.png Rockwell Recipes.
  • See the Custom Consumable page for values and the consumable calculator.
  • Crafting Speed provides a bonus to the stats of the recipe when it's created. When cooking, the crafting speed has no influence.