How to Cook Food in Tears of the Kingdom

Become a chef by learning how to cook food!

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
3 Min Read

Cooking food is essential in The Legend of Zelda. Just like in Breath of the Wild, you need to use various ingredients to make a proper meal. Depending on what you choose, you can either get a great recipe or one that you should avoid. That is why we will show you how to cook food in Tears of the Kingdom.

There are tons of ingredients and recipes in the game. Fans of Breath of the Wild will be familiar with a lot of them but if you are a new player, this guide is perfect for you. Without further ado, let’s dive right in and get started.

Tears of the Kingdom: How to Cook Food

How to Cook Food

There are a few ways in which you can cook food in Tears of the Kingdom. The ideal method is to go near a cauldron with a fire under it. Stand next to it and press “A” to start cooking. This will open a menu where you have to choose different ingredients and make the food.

Hasty Mushroom Skewer

Depending on what you select, you can make food that will give you a lot of buffs and restore tons of HP. The more you cook, the more recipes you’ll unlock. Plus, you can also view various recipes for each ingredient to keep track of what you can make with it.

Alternatively, you can hold an item and place it over a campfire to roast it. After a short while, the raw food will get cooked and you can pick it up. Cooked food will always give more stats and restore more hearts than raw/uncooked food.

The better ingredients you add, the better the end result will be. Since there are a lot of items in the game, it takes a lot of trial and error to find the best combinations. You can read the description of certain uncooked food to get a hint as to which combinations will work.

Make sure that you try out different ingredients to see which one makes the perfect meal and use it to restore HP and gain buffs like more attack, better defense, and even more speed for Link.


That’s everything you need to know about how to cook food in Tears of the Kingdom. Food plays a vital part in The Legend of Zelda since it allows you to restore HP and gain various buffs. Depending on which ingredients you use, you can get great cooked food that is quite useful.

What do you think about the cooking mechanic in Tears of the Kingdom? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.
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