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ACNH - How to Cook Food

These new dishes look too good to eat! Learn where to get recipes and how to cook and use the brand new food items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Read on to learn more about how to cook food with the Stonework Kitchen, list of recipes, how to get recipes, and more!

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What's the Point in Cooking?

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Cooking is essentially just a different kind of craftng; instead of crafting furniture, clothes, or tools, now you can make food! Cooking can get you a total of 139 food items!

Use Food to Decorate

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You can collect all 139 dishes to decorate around your island! Here's a tip: use the dishes to create a cafe or restaurant area for your island or home!

Eat Food to Gain Stamina

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Just like eating fruits, you can eat food to do actions you wouldn't normally be able to do: like breaking rocks or pulling up trees

What Happens When You Eat Fruit?

How to Cook Food

1  Collect Recipes.
2  Gather ingredients.
3  Use the Stonework Kitchen.
4  Enjoy!

1. Collect Recipes

ACNH - Food DIY Recipes

Recipes are available from a variety of sources: through Nook Miles redemption, through Nook's Cranny, or through villagers and messages in a bottle washed up ashore!

Collect them all to expand your knowledge of dishes that you can cook!

List of Food DIY Recipes

2. Gather ingredients

ACNH - Time to Gather Ingredients

There are plants and vegetables that you can grow by yourself to cook DIY recipes and make tasteful meals in the comfort of your own kitchen.

In addition to pumpkins, there are five new farmable crops: wheat, tomatoes, potatoes, sugarcane, and carrots.

How to Grow Crops

3. Use the Stonework Kitchen to Cook

ACNH - A resident preps a recipe

To cook dishes, you will need the Stonework Kitchen. Press A to interact with the Stonework Kitchen and prep a dish!

The Stonework Kitchen will be available as part of the Be A Chef! DIY Recipes+ which you can avail at the Nook Stop.

What Should You Spend Nook Miles on First?

4. Enjoy Your Meal!

ACNH - A resident drinks a pear smoothie

After prepping a dish, you can do whatever you want to do with it: you can put it on a table as decoration or you can eat the dish and gain points for Stamina.

What Happens When You Eat Fruit?

How to Get Recipes

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Just like creating DIY furniture, it looks like you'll need to use recipes to make food.

List of Food DIY Recipes

Be A Chef! DIY Recipes+

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You can redeem the Be A Chef! DIY Recipes+ pack which is available for 2,000 Nook Miles.

How to Get Nook Miles Fast

Basic Cooking Recipes

ACNH - Buying Basic Cooking Recipes in Nook

Nook's Cranny also sells a cookbook titled Basic Cooking Recipes that sells for 4,980 Bells.

How to Unlock Nook's Cranny

Messages in a Bottle

ACNH - A Food DIY Recipe in a message bottle

Message bottles carrying Food DIY Recipes will also spawn on the beach. Collect the message bottles to get more recipes!

Tip: When viewing it in your pockets, you can even see the difference between a normal DIY recipe and a food DIY recipe!

How Often Does a Message in a Bottle Spawn?

Villagers Cooking Dishes

ACNH - Nan gives away a cherry jelly recipe

You can visit villagers in their homes and come across them cooking! Talk to them while they're cooking to obtain the food DIY Recipe!

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