This guide will show you how to cook food in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BotW). Learn the benefits of cooking, as well as how to find a pot and get started cooking right away!
Cooking up foods is one of the best ways to recover hearts. Cooking food is very important, especially when exploring new areas and battling high-level monsters in the game. Be sure to stock up some food before going on an adventure!
Unlike other Zelda games, enemies don't drop hearts when defeated, so keeping food on you will allow you to heal whenever you need.
Cooking up foods in the game will provide you with a variety of powerful and useful buffs, some of which may be very helpful for traversing certain areas. The effect of each cooked food will vary depending on the ingredients you will use, and the method you used to cook it.
|Cold resistance||Spicy Pepper, Sunshroom, Warm Safflina, Sizzlefin Trout|
|Heat Resistance||Hydromelon, Chillshroom, Cold Safflina|
|Electricity Resistance||Volfruit, Electric Safflina, Voltfin Trout|
|Attack Boost||Mighty Bananas, Razorshroom, Mighty Thistle, Mighty Carp, Mighty Porgy, Razorclaw Crab|
|Defense Boost||Ironshroom, Fortified Pumpkin, Armoranth, Armored Carp, Armored Porgy, Ironshell Crab|
|Movement-speed Boost||Fleet-Lotus Seeds, Rushroom, Swift Carrot, Switf Violet|
|Stealth Boost||Silent Shroom, Blue Nightshade, Sneaky River Snail|
Eating up cooked foods restores more hearts compared to eating the ingredients raw. You will need to cook more food when you manage to increase your heart to recover faster and efficiently.
This is the best way to cook a food, as it provides stronger effects. To cook food using a Cooking Pot, follow the steps below.
Cooking food using a fire is the most basic way to cook a food in the game. It won't provide the same effects as using a pot, but it is still better than eating ingredients raw. Follow the steps below to see how it works.
Note: There are some ingredients that cannot be cooked using this method.
Another way to cook a food is by freezing ingredients. The steps below show how it works.
Note: Only meats and fish can be cooked using this method.
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