Cooking is one of the newer crafting miniskills. Its sister miniskill is Gathering. The cooking permit is purchased within the Culinary Institute in the Crafters Union in Delos for a cost of 200 credits.
Cooking abilities include:
|Prepare||Prepare existing recipes.|
|Grain||Use grain to prepare new ingredients.|
|Recipes||Create your own recipes.|
|Milk||Use milk to prepare new ingredients.|
|Preserve||Salt your food to increase its life span.|
|Alteration||Make minor alterations to recipes you prepare.|
|Portions||Wasting less means larger portions.|
Ingredients such as milk, salt, grain and flour may also be used to create new ingredients such as pasta, dough, cheese and butter. The following lists the possibilities:
|Dough||1 grain, 2 water, 2 flour|
|Pasta||1 egg, 1 grain, 1 water, 2 flour|
|Cheese||3 milk, 1 salt|
Finally, chefs are able to design their own recipes. However, contrary to the process of tailoring and jewellery design, chefs must specify the necessary ingredients needed as well as the first-person and third-person messages given when the dish is consumed.
Ingredients currently available are: salt, sugar, flour, spices, seeds, nuts, fruits, vegetables, cheese, butter, eggs, grain, dough, pasta, meat, fish, poultry, milk, water, oil, chocolate.
Cooked dishes require a cooking stove or campfire. A single stove exists in each city and can also be purchased as a permanent, unmovable piece of furniture directly from Fronck, manager of the Delosian Furniture showroom for 200,000 gold sovereigns. For a period of time, a portable potbellied stove was also available from the Shop of Wonders at a price of five mayan crowns.
The following is a list of the base recipes sold in the Culinary Institute in Delos:
|a plate of cooked food||a bowl of cooked food|
|a cup of cooked food||a platter of cooked food|
|a plain drumstick||a plain cake|
|a plain pie||a recipe for a plain loaf of bread|
|a skewer of cooked food||a plain steak|
|a plain haunch of meat||a plain salad|
|a plain pastry||a plain sandwich|
|a plain tart||a plain wrap|
|a plain cupcake||a plain muffin|
|a plain bread roll||a plain scone|
|a plain bagel||a plain cookie|
|a plain doughnut||a plain burger|