Cooking

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

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

The Basics[edit | edit source]

All recipes except Jerky[edit | edit source]

Some recipes require ingredients that you can only acquire through farming, like Citronal, Longrass, Rockarrot, and 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 or 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 +35% Melee Damage

+1.2 Health per second

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

+100% Crafting Skill

15m 5h 1 10 20 20 20 5 9
Rockwell Recipes- 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
Rockwell Recipes- 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 +50 Hypothermic Insulation

-25% Food consumption

15m 5h 1 10 20 5 5 2
Recipe Product Effect(s) Duration Spoilage Water.png Fiber.png Amarberry.png Azulberry.png Tintoberry.png Citronal.png Longrass.png Rockarrot.png Savoroot.png Narcotic.png Stimulant.png Sap.png Giant Bee Honey.png
Rockwell Recipes- Medical Brew.png Medical Brew +40 Health 5s 2h 1 20 2
Rockwell Recipes- Energy Brew.png Energy Brew +40 Stamina 5s 1h 1 20 2
Sweet Vegetable Cake +500 Health and heals 15% HP (over 10s)

when force fed to a tamed herbivore

Instant 2h40m 1 25 2 2 2 4 4 2
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 +50% Hypothermic Insulation

+50% Hyperthermic Insulation -80% Weapon recoil

3m 5h 1 20 2 1 1 8 3
Rockwell Recipes- 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 +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 +50% increased Experience gain 20m 5h 1 10 2 2 2 2 5 1
Rockwell Recipes- Meat Jerky.png Cooked Meat Jerky Used for cooking kibbles 2d 1 3 1
Rockwell Recipes- Meat Jerky.png Prime Meat Jerky Used for cooking kibbles 2d 1 3 1
Recipe Product Effect(s) Duration Spoilage Water.png Mejoberry.png Amarberry.png Azulberry.png Tintoberry.png Cactus Sap (Scorched Earth).png
Cactus Broth Scorched Earth Icon.png Reduce water consumption and hide partly from wild animals 10m 1h30 1 10 10 10 30
Recipe Product Effect(s) Duration Spoilage Water.png Aggeravic Mushroom (Aberration).png Aquatic Mushroom (Aberration).png Ascerbic Mushroom (Aberration).png Auric Mushroom (Aberration).png Sap.png Congealed Gas Ball (Aberration).png
Mushroom Brew Aberration Icon.png Protects tame dinos from the effects of radiation 2m 5h 1 5 5 5 5 3 3
Recipe Product Effect(s) Duration Spoilage Water.png Mejoberry.png Azulberry.png Tintoberry.png Narcotic.png Stimulant.png Rare Flower.png Rare Mushroom.png Cooked Prime Meat.png Potent Dust (Mobile).png
Rockwell Recipes- Nir---a Tonic (torn) (Mobile).png Nirvana Tonic Logo Mobile.png Resets Attributes but saves Engrams Instant 5h 1 200 72 72 20 20 24 207
Medical Brew (Potent) Logo Mobile.png +70 Health 5s 2h 1 20 2 1
Energy Brew (Potent) Logo Mobile.png +70 Stamina 5s 2h 1 20 2 1

Kibble[edit | edit source]

Egg-based Kibble are also cooked in a Cooking Pot, taking 30 seconds (4 thatch) and are used as specialized 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 and 1 of either Cooked Meat, Cooked Meat Jerky or Prime Meat Jerky, in addition, almost all kibble recipes require 2 ×  Mejoberries, 3 ×  Fiber and a Waterskin (or other water-container) with at least 25% water in it. Quetzal Egg kibble is currently the only exception which requires 100 ×  Mejoberries and 120 ×  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.

Kibble Egg Type First Resource Second Resource Third Resource Fourth Resource Fifth Resource
Basic Kibble Extra Small Egg 5x Mejoberry 10x Amarberry 10x Tintoberry 1x Cooked Meat 5x Fiber
Simple Kibble Small Egg 2x Rockarrot 1x Cooked Fish Meat -
Regular Kibble Medium Egg 2x Longrass 2x Savoroot 1x Cooked Meat Jerky -
Superior Kibble Large Egg 2x Citronal 2x Rare Mushroom 1x Prime Meat Jerky 1x Sap
Exceptional Kibble Extra Large Egg 10x Mejoberry 1x Rare Flower 1x Focal Chili -
Extraordinary Kibble Special Egg 1x Giant Bee Honey 1x Lazarus Chowder -

Kibble (Mobile)[edit | edit source]

Logo Mobile.png This section is about a feature exclusively available on Mobile
Kibble Egg Plant Matter Other Ingredient(s) Favorite Kibble for Kibble Value
Kibble (Allosaurus Egg) Allosaurus Egg Savoroot Cooked Prime Meat Tapejara, Royal Griffin** 10
Kibble (Ankylo Egg) Ankylo Egg Savoroot Prime Meat Jerky Carno 5
Kibble (Araneo Egg)* Araneo Egg Rockarrot Prime Meat Jerky N/A
Kibble (Archaeopteryx Egg) Archaeopteryx Egg Longrass Cooked Fish Meat Diplocaulus 3
Kibble (Argentavis Egg) Argentavis Egg Citronal Prime Meat Jerky Spino 10
Kibble (Baryonyx Egg) Baryonyx Egg Savoroot Raw Fish Meat Megatherium 5
Kibble (Bronto Egg) Bronto Egg Rockarrot Cooked Meat Jerky Sabertooth 15
Kibble (Carbonemys Egg) Turtle Egg Rockarrot Prime Meat Jerky Bronto 5
Kibble (Carno Egg) Carno Egg Savoroot Cooked Meat Trike, Direwolf, Dire Bear 5
Kibble (Compy Egg) Compy Egg Citronal Cooked Fish Meat Iguanodon 1
Kibble (Dilo Egg) Dilo Egg Citronal Cooked Meat Jerky Ankylo, Doedicurus, Equus, Pachy 1
Kibble (Dimetrodon Egg) Dimetrodon Egg Citronal Cooked Meat Jerky Gallimimus 5
Kibble (Dimorph Egg) Dimorph Egg Longrass Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky Megaloceros 3
Kibble (Diplo Egg) Diplo Egg Savoroot Rare Flower Allosaurus 5
Kibble (Dodo Egg) Dodo Egg Rockarrot Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky Pteranodon, Ichthyosaurus, Mesopithecus 1
Kibble (Gallimimus Egg) Gallimimus Egg Savoroot Cooked Meat Jerky Terror Bird, Castoroides 3
Kibble (Griffin Egg) Griffin Egg Savoroot
Longrass
Citronal
Cooked Prime Meat
Snake Plant Seeds
Royal Griffin, Unicorn 30
Kibble (Iguanodon Egg) Iguanodon Egg Rare Mushroom Prime Meat Jerky Daeodon 5
Kibble (Kairuku Egg) Kairuku Egg Savoroot Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky Angler 1
Kibble (Kaprosuchus Egg) Kaprosuchus Egg Savoroot Prime Meat Jerky 5
Kibble (Lystrosaurus Egg) Lystro Egg Rockarrot Cooked Prime Meat, Cooked Prime Fish Meat, or Prime Meat Jerky Diplodocus 1
Kibble (Megalosaurus Egg) Megalosaurus Egg Rockarrot 2 ×  Prime Meat Jerky Therizinosaur 15
Kibble (Moschops Egg) Moschops Egg Savoroot Cooked Meat Jerky Purlovia 10
Kibble (Oviraptor Egg) Oviraptor Egg Longrass Prime Meat Jerky Megalosaurus 3
Kibble (Pachy Egg) Pachy Egg Citronal Cooked Meat Paracer 3
Kibble (Pachyrhino Egg) Pachyrhino Egg Citronal Cooked Prime Fish Meat Baryonyx 5
Kibble (Parasaur Egg) Parasaur Egg Longrass Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky Raptor 1
Kibble (Pegomastax Egg) Pegomastax Egg Citronal Raw Prime Fish Meat ?
Kibble (Pelagornis Egg) Pelagornis Egg Citronal 10 ×  Chitin Archaeopteryx 5
Kibble (Pteranodon Egg) Pteranodon Egg Rockarrot Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky Carbonemys 3
Kibble (Pulmonoscorpius Egg) Pulmonoscorpius Egg Longrass Prime Meat Jerky Rex, Beelzebufo 5
Kibble (Quetzal Egg) Quetzal Egg 3 ×  Rockarrot 3 ×  Prime Meat Jerky Mosasaurus, Giganotosaurus, Dimetrodon 15
Kibble (Raptor Egg) Raptor Egg Longrass Cooked Meat Jerky Mammoth 3
Kibble (Rex Egg) Rex Egg Longrass Prime Meat Jerky Plesiosaur, Quetzal 15
Kibble (Sarco Egg) Sarco Egg Rockarrot Cooked Meat Jerky Stegosaurus 5
Kibble (Spino Egg) Spino Egg Savoroot Prime Meat Jerky Megalodon 10
Kibble (Stego Egg) Stego Egg Citronal Prime Meat Jerky Argentavis 5
Kibble (Tapejara Egg) Tapejara Egg Rockarrot Cooked Prime Meat Kaprosuchus 10
Kibble (Terror Bird Egg) Terror Bird Egg Citronal Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat, or Cooked Meat Jerky Woolly Rhino 5
Kibble (Therizinosaurus Egg) Therizino Egg Citronal Angler Gel Basilosaurus 15
Kibble (Titanboa Egg) Titanoboa Egg Longrass Cooked Meat Jerky Gigantopithecus, Dunkleosteus 10
Kibble (Trike Egg) Trike Egg Savoroot Cooked Meat Jerky Sarco 3

* = This Kibble is not craftable.

** = This Creature prefers another Kibble over this one, but this Kibble can still be used to tame the Creature effectively.

RP Oriented Cooking System[edit | edit source]

The Custom Cooking System allows survivors to create their own 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 (However, this is not required as they can be added into the recipe in the cooking screen).

  • A Note MUST be placed in the 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 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 with at least 25% water; however, foods do not require water, unlike any 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.