Stardew Valley Walkthrough / Guide: Cooking


Om nom nom. Everybody needs to eat, and Stardew Valley has no shortage of delicious recipes you can cook up. Before you can do this, though, you need to make a substantial upgrade to your house: you need a kitchen. It’s a simple enough proposal, but when you’re just getting off the ground building the kitchen may take a few seasons.

Getting Started

Adding a kitchen to your home requires a visit to the Carpenter’s Shop, as well as the following:
  • 10,000 gold
  • 450 Wood
After requesting the upgrade from Robin and waiting for a few days you’ll get an expanded house with a nice, spacious kitchen in the west wing. The kitchen contains a stove for cooking and a fridge which you can use to store items, just like a Chest. The stove is, of course, the more important of the two features, and it’s here where you can begin preparing meals. Question is, where do you get the recipes for those meals?

Gathering Recipes

There are four ways to collect recipes in Stardew Valley:
  • Watch the Cooking Channel. Check your TV daily and there’s a chance you’ll see the Cooking Channel as an option. The Channel teaches recipes if watched.
  • Befriend villagers. Many of the NPCs in Stardew Valley are cooks in their own right, and will send you recipes in the mail if you give them enough gifts.
  • Purchase the recipe. Gus has a number of recipes for sale at the Stardrop Saloon. Some of these purchases may overlap with recipes you can learn from the Cooking Channel or via befriending villagers.
  • Learn the recipe via Skill levels. This won't happen very often.
It’s not that difficult to gather recipes, but it does take time.

Recipes

Below is a listing of the recipes in Stardew Valley, alongside methods of acquisition. You can check the necessary ingredients and effects of eating each food item by approaching your stove and hovering your cursor over the recipe. You can also check the Cooking tab under Collections in your main menu, but it will only show recipes you've already created.
  • Algae Soup - Clint (three hearts)
  • Artichoke Dip - Cooking Channel
  • Autumn's Bounty - Demetrius (five hearts)
  • Baked Fish - Cooking Channel
  • Bean Hotpot - Clint (seven hearts)
  • Blackberry Cobbler - Cooking Channel
  • Blueberry Tart - Pierre (three hearts)
  • Bread - Cooking Channel, Stardrop Saloon
  • Bruschetta - Cooking Channel
  • Carp Surprise - Cooking Channel
  • Cheese Cauliflower - Pam (three hearts)
  • Chocolate Cake - Cooking Channel
  • Chowder - Willy (three hearts)
  • Coleslaw - Cooking Channel
  • Complete Breakfast - Cooking Channel
  • Cookies - Evelyn (four hearts - check her house)
  • Crab Cakes - Cooking Channel
  • Cranberry Candy - Cooking Channel
  • Cranberry Sauce - Gus (five hearts)
  • Dish O' The Sea - Fishing Skill level three
  • Eggplant Parmesan - Lewis (three hearts)
  • Escargot - Willy (five hearts)
  • Farmer's Lunch - Farming Skill level three
  • Fiddlehead Risotto - Cooking Channel
  • Fish Stew - Willy (seven hearts)
  • Fish Taco - Linus (seven hearts)
  • Fried Calamari - Jodi (three hearts)
  • Fried Eel - George (three hearts)
  • Fried Egg - starting recipe
  • Fried Mushroom - Demetrius (three hearts)
  • Fruit Salad - Cooking Channel
  • Glazed Yams - Cooking Channel
  • Hashbrowns - Cooking Channel, Stardrop Saloon
  • Ice Cream - Jodi (seven hearts)
  • Lobster Bisque - Willy (nine hearts)
  • Lucky Lunch - Cooking Channel
  • Maki Roll - Cooking Channel, Stardrop Saloon
  • Maple Bar - Cooking Channel
  • Miner's Treat - Mining Skill level three
  • Omelet - Cooking Channel
  • Pale Broth - Marnie (three hearts)
  • Pancakes - Cooking Channel, Stardrop Saloon
  • Parsnip Soup - Caroline (three hearts)
  • Pepper Poppers - Shane (three hearts)
  • Pink Cake - Cooking Channel
  • Pizza - Cooking Channel, Stardrop Saloon
  • Plum Pudding - Cooking Channel
  • Poppyseed Muffin - Cooking Channel
  • Pumpkin Pie - Cooking Channel
  • Pumpkin Soup - Robin (seven hearts)
  • Radish Salad - Cooking Channel
  • Red Plate - Emily (seven hearts)
  • Rhubarb Pie - Marnie (seven hearts)
  • Rice Pudding - Evelyn (seven hearts)
  • Roasted Hazelnuts - Cooking Channel
  • Roots Platter - Combat Skill level three
  • Salad - Emily (three hearts), Stardrop Saloon
  • Salmon Dinner - Gus (three hearts)
  • Sashimi - Linus (three hearts
  • Spaghetti - Stardrop Saloon
  • Spicy Eel - George (seven hearts)
  • Stir Fry - Cooking Channel
  • Strange Bun - Shane (three hearts)
  • Stuffing - Pam (seven hearts)
  • Super Meal - Kent (seven hearts)
  • Survival Burger - Foraging Skill level two
  • Tom Kha Soup - Sandy (seven hearts)
  • Tortilla - Cooking Channel, Stardrop Saloon
  • Trout - Cooking Channel, Fish Shop
  • Vegetable Stew - Caroline (seven hearts)

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