Cook

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Cooking with Saphryn
Professions
Gathering:
Farmer, Forester, Prospector
Producing:
Cook, Jeweller, Metalsmith,
Scholar, Tailor,
Weaponsmith, Woodworker
Crafting Guide,
Crafted Items

"A long march can be made all the easier with the promise of a good meal at the end. While it may seem a mundane talent, a good cook is every adventurer's best friend!"


Cooking is essential for the survival for all peoples of Middle-earth - but especially Hobbits. Any adventurer can tell you that travelling with Hobbits can be a tiresome task if proper meals have not been provided! However, no matter what your race, a cook can provide food that can help you recover from setbacks like wounds and diseases, increase your Power and Morale regeneration in and out of combat, and even give boosts to your Might and Vitality, or other characteristics.


Associated Vocations: Tinker, Yeoman


A guide to attaining Cook Mastery.

Required Tools


Materials

A list of all component items that are used to craft Cook recipes: Cook Components

  • Novice Cooks sell common cooking ingredients for Apprentice, Journeyman, and Expert tier recipes, and are found near normal ovens.
  • Expert Cooks sell rare ingredients for Artisan, Master, and Supreme tier recipes, and are found near Superior Ovens.

NPC Vendors do not sell crops: fruits, vegetables, grains, and tea leaves. These items must be crafted by/obtained from a player character. A Yeoman (a cook who is also a farmer and a tailor) will be able to grow these cooking ingredients using his farming profession, or find them using the Track Crops skill while adventuring. A Tinker (a cook who is also a jeweller and prospector) is not so lucky; he will need to obtain his crop ingredients from another player that has the Farmer profession.

Fruits and Vegetables

These items may be cultivated by Farmers, using a Vegetable field crafting area. They are used by Cooks in crafting food. Cultivating a well-tended field of vegetables(a Critical success result) may also produce special by-products that can be used by Cooks to create special or improved food recipes, or by Scholars to create dyes. Note that locations in the following table are where the crops are commonly found; all wild crops may be found, at times, in all areas of Middle Earth. Critical result crops used for dyes may be seen in the Dyes table.

Crop Type Item Name Tier Standard / Critical Result Commonly Found Location(s) in the Wild
Blackberry Bunch of Blackberries
5
Standard
Eregion, Forochel, Angmar, The Misty Mountains
Blackberry Honey Blackberry Honey
5
Critical
Pending
Blueberry Bunch of Blueberries
2
Standard
Eregion, The North Downs and The Lone-lands
Cabbage Cabbage
1
Standard
Bree-land, The Shire, Ered Luin
Carrot Fresh Carrot
1
Standard
Bree-land, The Shire, Ered Luin
Cauliflower Head of Cauliflower
3
Standard
The Lone-lands, The Trollshaws, The North Downs, Evendim
Golden Shire Tater Golden Shire Tater
5
Standard
The Trollshaws, Angmar, Evendim, The Misty Mountains
Green Onion Green Onion
3
Standard
The Lone-lands, The Trollshaws, The North Downs, Evendim
Mint Bundle of Mint Leaves
6
Standard
Not found in the wild
Mushroom Mushroom
1
Standard
Bree-land, The Shire, Ered Luin
Raspberry Bunch of Raspberries
4
Standard
Eregion, The Trollshaws, Angmar, Evendim, The Misty Mountains
Royal Tater Royal Tater
6
Standard
Pending
Pea Green Peas
6
Standard
Not found in the wild
Shire Apple Shire Apple
4
Standard
The Trollshaws, Angmar, Evendim, The Misty Mountains
Strawberry Bunch of Strawberries
4
Standard
Eregion, The Trollshaws, Angmar, Evendim, The Misty Mountains
Tater Tater
2
Standard
Eregion, The North Downs, The Lone-lands
Tea Bundle of Tea Leaves
6
Standard
Not found in the wild
Special Tea Leaves Fine Tea Leaf
Perfect Tea Leaf
Young Tea Leaf
6
Critical
Drops rarely from level 51+ creatures
Yellow Onion Yellow Onion
1
Standard
Bree-land, The Shire, Ered Luin

Grains and Hops

These items may be cultivated by Farmers, using a Grain field crafting area. They are used by Cooks in crafting food and drinks. They are never found in the wild.

Crop Type Item Name Tier
Black Barley Bundle of Black Barley
7
Golding Hops Golding Hops
2
North Downs Hops North Downs Hops
1
Oats Bunch of Oats
2
Pride of Chetwood Hops Pride of Chetwood Hops
3
Spring Barley Bundle of Spring Barley
1
Umbel Hops Umbel Hops
5
Winter Barley Bundle of Winter Barley
1

Note that the Tier column in the table above refers to the farming tier at which the item is cultivated, and the cooking tier at which the item is introduced. However, crops may also be used for higher tier recipes. For example, Winter Barley is produced by a tier 4 (Artisan) farmer, and Winter Barley Flour is first used by a tier 4 cook to make Chicken Barley Soup, but it is also used in tier 5 (Master) to make Cream of Barley Soup, and in tier 6 (Supreme) to make Lamb and Barley Soup.

Spices and Critical Success

To critically succeed while crafting an item, a Cook must have achieved proficiency in the crafting tier for that item. After gaining proficiency, the base chance to achieve critical success is 5%.

  • Using player-crafted Cooking Supplies increases that base chance.
    Click through to the tools index to view the percentage for any given tool.
  • Scrolls of crafting lore (produced by a Scholar) give a 1-minute buff, further increasing the chance of a critical success.
    These scrolls provide tiered increases to the critical chance, but they are tiered by player level, not crafting level. Thus, a level 6 Westfold Master Cook can only use the Minor Cooking Lore that gives a 1% critical chance increase, but a level 65 Master Apprentice Cook can use a Scroll of Supreme Cooking Lore that gives a 12.5% increase.
  • Campfire Kits give a critical chance increase for 2 minutes, with higher tiers of Kits giving higher bonuses, up to 8%.
  • Certain recipes have an optional ingredient, plant sprigs (spices); the type of spice used is based on the crafting level of any given recipe, but using a spice in any level gives a flat (not tiered) increase of 45% to the critical chance.

Spices are special, rare crop ingredients that can be used by a cook to improve the flavor of food, producing critical results. They are infrequently produced in fields of other crops from the same tier (e.g. a Tier 1 Sprig of Allspice can be harvested from any of the other Tier 1 fields, such as carrot and mushroom fields). They can also be rewarded as loot from foes; the spice received is determined by the level of the foe that was defeated.

Item Name Tier Levels Dropped Field Types for Cultivation
Sprig of Allspice
1
1 - 12
Carrot, Lily-of-the-Valley flower, North Downs Hops, Longbottom Leaf, Mushroom, Rushlight Pipe-weed, Spring Barley, Southlinch Pipe-weed, Stonecrop Leaf, Sweet Lobelia Pipe-weed, Yellow Onion
Sprig of Mugwort
2
13 - 23
Blueberry, Cabbage, Golding Hops, Hornblower Pipe-weed, Iris flower, Muddy Foot Pipe-weed, Oat, Southern Star Pipe-weed, Tater, Tighfield Choice Pipe-weed
Clump of Chives
3
24 - 34
Bluebottle flower, Cauliflower, Dragon's Breath Pipe-weed, Green Onion, Lengalenas Pipe-weed, Old Toby Pipe-weed, Pride of Chetwood Hops, Roper's Twist Pipe-weed, Shire Sweet-leaf, Sweet Galenas Pipe-weed,
Sprig of Parsley
4
35 - 43
Amaranth flower, Eagle's Nest Pipe-weed, Gamwich Braid Pipe-weed, Raspberry, Saffron flower, Shire Apple Tree, Strawberry, Winter Barley
Sprig of Thyme
5
44 - 50
Bloodwort, Blackberry, Elder, Golden Shire Tater, Summer Green-weed, Umbel Hops, Wizard's Fire Pipe-weed
Sprig of Woolly Mint
6
51 - 65
Fungo's Fuzzy-leaf Pipe-weed, Gold-fire Pipe-weed, Green Pea, Mint, Royal Tater, Tea
Pinch of Westfold Herbs
7
65+
Bilberry, Black Barley, Leek

Recipes

A complete list of recipes by tier

Apprentice Cook Recipe-icon.png Cook Apprentice Recipe Index
Journeyman Cook Recipe-icon.png Cook Journeyman Recipe Index
Expert Cook Recipe-icon.png Cook Expert Recipe Index
Artisan Cook Recipe-icon.png Cook Artisan Recipe Index
Master Cook Recipe-icon.png Cook Master Recipe Index
Supreme Cook Recipe-icon.png Cook Supreme Recipe Index
Westfold Cook Recipe-icon.png Cook Westfold Recipe Index
Eastemnet Cook Recipe-icon.png Cook Eastemnet Recipe Index
Westemnet Cook Recipe-icon.png Cook Westemnet Recipe Index


A complete list of recipes listed alphabetically

An index of items that can be crafted using Cook recipes

Crafting Guild

Crafting Guilds are Reputation factions that grant advantages in recipe execution. Reputation is increased by bartering special crafted items. Membership in a Crafting Guild is exclusive - you may only be a member of one crafting guild at a time.

Cooks of all levels are eligible to join the Cook's Guild, but the guild recipes require Expert tier and above. To join a crafting guild one must first speak to a Master of Crafting Guilds, and they are always found in the vicinity of a guild hall and at many other locations. Then, travel to Michel Delving's Craft-fair in the Shire and speak with Guild Leader Aesseledh to continue the quest. The Cook's Guild Hall is found at the south-western corner of the craft-fair.

Quests

Class Quests

Using Your Skills


NPCs

Novice Cooks

Name Location Region
Esilia Diggerly Combe Crafting Hall Bree-land
Gil Greenbush Three-farrow Crafting Hall Bree-land
Myrtle Brandybuck Buckland Bree-land
Dofri Gondamon Ered Luin
Faengamil Celondim Ered Luin
Gamall Thorin's Hall - The Maker's Hall Ered Luin
Islífur Thorin's Gate, Crafting Hall Ered Luin
Bess Harpham Ost Forod Evendim
Ruby Peabody Tinnudir (Keep) Evendim
Wilibald Goodchild Oatbarton Evendim
Elin Great Lodge of Sûri-kylä Forochel
Aesbrennil Craft-hall of Esteldín The North Downs
Rupert Inskip Trestlebridge The North Downs
Jaspera Noakes Bywater The Shire
Petunia Greenhand Michel Delving's Craft-fair The Shire
Walkelin Bolger Brockenborings The Shire
Wanno Proudfoot Budgeford The Shire
Filegnaneth The Hall of Fire The Trollshaws

Expert Cooks

NPC Location Region
Aesseryn Three-farrow Crafting Hall (Bree) Bree-land
Déorthryth Ost Guruth The Lone-lands
Aeswë The Vineyards of Lórien Lothlórien
Jewel Underhill Michel Delving's Craft-fair The Shire