Cooking

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The below is a cooking essay written by ZedZap in 1999 and is what UO Lost Lands' cooking system is mostly based from. It has been adapted to remove references to bugs in era, which don't exist here.


I have broken the list of recipes down into categories relating to the type of food being cooked. Any item can be cooked by any skill level, your chance of successfully cooking the item is equal to that of your skill level.

It is possible to make a profit cooking, though very slowly. If you're looking for a quick buck, I suggest tailoring. If you're looking for a skill which can support itself after a fashion and which has a lot of variety in terms of the things you can make and the process whereby you make them, cooking may be for you. When you need some money for it, make bread, but be sure to refill your water pitcher from the sea or a barrel rather than buying water. Don't expect to sell any food to player characters unless you find some "real" roleplayers. Just sell to NPC's and don't worry about it.

Bread
Use this item On this item To get this item Is skill checked?
Wheat (4 sheaves) Flour mill Flour No
Water Flour Dough No
Flour Water Dough No
Dough Oven/Campfire/Forge Bread Yes

Notes:

There are two different images for sacks of flour produced at a flour mill (they are mirror images of each other).

Each sack of flour will produce twenty bits of dough. Each pitcher of water will produce five. Taken together, these facts mean that you will be filling your water pitcher quite a bit. The pitcher can be filled from the sea if you can find an appropriate spot (off a bridge is good) or from a water filled barrel.

Loaves of bread comes in two varieties, one with a crumb hanging off (the kind you see--or used to see--on monsters) and one without. Which you get when you bake a loaf is random.

Meat & Eggs
Use this item On this item To get this item Is skill checked?
Blade Most non-human corpses Cut/Cuts of raw ribs No
Blade Fish 4 raw fish steaks No
Raw cut of ribs Oven/Campfire/Forge Cut of ribs Yes
Raw fish steak Oven/Campfire/Forge Cooked fish steak Yes
Raw bird Oven/Campfire/Forge Cooked bird Yes
Raw chicken leg Oven Chicken Leg Yes
Raw leg of lamb Oven Leg of Lamb Yes
Eggs Oven Fried Eggs Yes

Notes:

Fish steaks no longer weigh more than fish. They now only weigh 1/5 stone each, which is a little more realistic considering that fish weigh 1/5 stone each. The "small fish" that you can purchase from an NPC fisherman seem to be useless for cooking purposes. Fish steaks are probably the best way to raise cooking skill. Fish a while, cut up the fish, then go to an oven and cook them one by one. Your skill will soar in a hurry, and it costs you nothing. Targeting a stack of fish steaks will cook them all at once.

Cooking is not a particularly profitable skill, but I think that cooking raw birds may be close to the most profitable item. You can buy them from a butcher for 2gp each. I have not tried selling them, but I noticed that innkeepers sell them for 20gp. That suggests that you may be able to get 10-12gp for them if you can sell them.

The last three items say "Oven" instead of "Oven/Campfire/Forge" because I have not tested cooking them on either of the last two.


Pies
Use this item On this item To get this item Is skill checked?
Dough Apple Unbaked apple pie No
Dough Cooked bird Unbaked meat pie No
Dough Eggs Unbaked quiche No
Dough Ham Unbaked meat pie No
Dough Peach Unbaked peach cobbler No
Dough Pear Unbaked fruit pie No
Dough Pumpkin Unbaked pumpkin pie No
Dough Cooked fish steak Unbaked meat pie No
Unbaked apple pie Oven Baked apple pie Yes
Unbaked fruit pie Oven Baked fruit pie Yes
Unbaked meat pie Oven Baked meat pie Yes
Unbaked peach cobbler Oven Baked peach cobbler Yes
Unbaked pumpkin pie Oven Baked pumpkin pie Yes
Unbaked quiche Oven Baked quiche Yes

Notes:

I could use some help in finding out how to create a vegetable pie. If anyone knows how, please let me know. I couldn't make a pie from any of the vegetables I tried.

I only tried sweet dough for making pies on fish steaks. I imagine, however, that sweet dough is interchangeable with regular dough for pie making purposes. Personally, I find that a bit odd and I think it may be a bug, though a minor one.

I was able to confirm that you can not produce a pie by using dough on any of the following items: lime, lemon, lettuce, squash, wheel of cheese, gourd (brown), gourd (green), honeydew, watermelon, turnip, carrot, ear of corn, banana, cantalope, grapes, cabbage, onion, bacon, bowl of corn (wood or pewter), bowl of carrots, bowl of lettuce, bowl of potatoes, bowl of peas (wood or pewter), tomato soup. Lettuce, cabbage, onions, carrots, and turnips all come in two varieties. I obtained mine from an NPC farmer and so did not test both kinds.

Pizza

Pizza
Use this item On this item To get this item Is skill checked?
Dough Sausage Uncooked Sausage Pizza No
Dough Cheese Wheel Uncooked Cheese Pizza No
Uncooked Pizza Oven Pizza Yes

Notes:

Pizza is a terribly unprofitable item since it sausage costs 20gp, which is far more than a pizza can be sold for.

Cakes, Cookies and Muffins
Use this item On this item To get this item Is skill checked?
Dough Honey Sweet dough No
Honey Dough unlabeled Sweet dough No
Flour unlabeled Sweet dough Cake mix (for Cake) No
unlabeled Sweet dough Flour Cake mix (for Cookies) No
Sweet dough Honey Cookie mix No
Sweet dough Oven Muffins Yes
Cake mix (for Cake) Oven/Forge Cake Yes
Cake mix (for Cookies) Oven/Forge Pan of cookies Yes
Cookie mix Oven Pan of cookies Yes

Some Words on Wheat:

Sheaves of wheat can not be purchased. They can, however, be harvested on farmland--they grow and respawn much like lettuce, cabbage, and turnips. Fields producing wheat can be found in western sections of Britain, the mainland section of Skara Brae, and one place in southern Yew. The Skara Brae field is not under the protection of the guards.

To harvest wheat, enter the wheatfield and double click the tall stalks of wheat. They will be replaced with a sheaf of wheat which you can pick up and carry in your backpack (weight: 1 stone). Please take note that not all items in the field labeled "wheat" when you click on them are harvestable. Only tall stalks can be harvested. The stubble-looking stuff is just for appearance, though its presence does identify the field as a wheatfield.