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Zelda Breath Of The Wild Guide To Cooking Food: Best Dishes & More

Zelda Breath of the Wild Guide
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Zelda Breath Of The Wild Guide To Cooking Food: Best Dishes & More

One of the features in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild allows Link, the protagonist, to cook his own meal. This gives him the chance to increase the effects of the food instead of just eating it raw. This Zelda Breath Of The Wild guide will teach players how the hero can fully utilize each ingredient in the best possible way.

Eating raw food would only restore a small amount of Link’s heart, his health bar, so it is better to eat them cooked. Not only would it restore a portion of health, it would also give certain side-effects useful for him. This Zelda Breath Of The Wild guide will show the possible side-effects that some of the cooked food can bring.

Food Ingredient Requirement

In order to fully use this Zelda Breath Of The Wild guide, Link has to have the required ingredients in order to cook the right food. Ingredients consist of three types in the game: food, critters and insects, and monster parts.

Link can find all those ingredients in the open world of Hyrule. To name a few, he can find Apples in trees, Restless Crickets in grass, and Bokoblin Horns from Bokoblins. Aside from food items, he cannot eat the other items raw.

Each ingredient would have a special effect described in it. Meanwhile, some food items and all critters would only reveal their effect once cooked. According to GameSpot, aside from restoring hearts, the 11 effects that cooked food can have include:

  • Chilly (heat resistance)
  • Electro (shock resistance)
  • Energizing (restores stamina)
  • Enduring (extra stamina)
  • Hasty (movement speed up)
  • Hearty (extra hearts)
  • Fireproof (flame guard)
  • Mighty (attack up)
  • Spicy (cold resistance)
  • Sneaky (stealth up)
  • Tough (defense up)

Best Dishes to Cook

Link can use any of the food effects depending on the situation he is in so it’s wise to collect as many ingredients as possible. In order to start cooking, he must have a cooking pot which is normally found in towns, stables, and camps.

Start a fire underneath and Link can finally start cooking his meal. Go to the inventory and select the ingredients to be used for the cooking. Once picked, let Link hold them and stand over the cooking pot and choose “cook.”

According to EuroGamer, the game would introduce several kinds of dishes: Health Dishes, Roasted Food, Frozen Food, Status Dishes, and Elixirs. The best ones to go with include Health Dishes, Status Dishes, and Elixirs. Make sure that Link would have the balanced amount of each every time he goes on a journey.

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