Cooking

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How to Begin

To begin cooking, visit Archilaya Gurpleferd at her bakery in the Arena. You may have to run a quick errand before you are allowed to begin the introductory cooking quest. You will be given the first of four cookbooks, The Art of Baking, and asked to prepare one of a selection of dishes. As with all crafting, this book must be equipped in your mind slot during this quest; this may be done by opening up your inventory and dragging the book to the equipment slot that has a picture of a brain. As you advance, you will receive the rest of the cooking books.

Cookbooks

Before you can cook, you need recipes to work from. There are four different books you will acquire as you progress in cooking skills. See the main page, Cookbooks.

Tools

There are many tools that chefs use. These tools are obtained through merchants, or as a reward for completing a quest. Different tools are available in different cites, so be sure to check what the merchants have to offer. See the main page, Cooking Tools.

Equipment

There are other items you need to successfully cook, but they are fixtures in various kitchens, and not items you can carry with you. Look for them in kitchens in various cities. See the main page, Cooking Equipment.

Methods of Cooking

To begin cooking, you must first equip the proper book in the mind slot. To do this, open the inventory window and drag the desired book into the equipment slot that has a picture of a brain. After the proper book is equipped, you must equip a tool if one is necessary; most likely this will be something like putting a kitchen knife in one of your hands. Finally, all of the necessary ingredients must be placed in the proper piece of equipment. These steps are laid out in the recipes in the cookbooks.

Once the ingredients are placed in the proper piece of equipment, with the exception of a combination action, you must wait for time to pass to allow the ingredients to be processed. Just as it takes time to boil water and cut a carrot in real life, so too does it take time to do the same actions in PlaneShift.

Here are the various types of cooking actions you may encounter:

Bake

  • Required equipment: Oven
  • Required tool: none

When baking, each item must be placed in an oven and allowed time to process.

Combine

  • Required equipment: any container
  • Required tool: none

When combining, place all ingredients in the same container, then press the "Combine items in container" button.

Crumble

When crumbling, place your ingredient in the preparation table and then click the "Use" button.

Cut

When cutting, a kitchen knife must be equipped in either hand, and each ingredient placed in a preparation table. Then press "Use" and allow the items to process.

Form

To cut out and form round shapes, equip the circle cutter in your hand and use it on the ingredients in the preparation table.

Grill

  • Required equipment: Grill
  • Required tool: none

When grilling, all ingredients must be placed in a grill and allowed time to process.

Heat

  • Required equipment: Pot
  • Required tool: none

When heating, all ingredients must be placed in a pot and allowed to time to process.

Knead

Dough must be kneaded before it is usable. Simply place it in a preparation table and select "Use".

Mash

When mashing, a masher must be equipped in either hand, and each ingredient must be placed in a preparation table. Then click the "Use" button.

Measure

When measuring, a scoop must be equipped in either hand, and the ingredient to be measured must be placed in a preparation table and allowed time to process.

Mix

When mixing, a wooden spoon must be equipped in either hand, and all ingredients must be placed inside of a wooden bowl. Select the "Use" button and wait for it to process.

Panfry

When panfrying, all ingredients must be placed inside of an iron skillet and allowed time to process.