BDO-cooking-guide

Introduction to Cooking

Cooking can be a useful and lucrative life skill to have in Black Desert. It is used to create a variety of dishes that can give buffs (many of which can be traded to other players) and restore energy to your workers and pets. The byproduct dishes that are created during crafting can be traded in for cooking experience, contribution experience, beer, milk, and silver.

Cooking requires the use of a cooking utensil placed in a residence. The utensil has durability and will need to be replaced as it wears down (it cannot be repaired). See Tools of the Trade below for details.

Depending on your skill level, you have a chance to proc an increased yield in production and/or higher quality items, as well as additional byproducts. Also, as you level the cooking skill higher there is a chance for a cook to not consume energy.

Mass Production

To mass produce a recipe, add the ingredients for a single cook of the desired item and select the ‘Produce Continuously’ button to the right of the ‘Cook’ button. Hit ‘Yes’ on the warning popup and then enter the number of times you wish to cook. make sure you have adequate space in your inventory for the dish and the byproducts. This is a great way to AFK cook large numbers of a dish.

Tips & Making Money

  • Cooking quests in major cities (such as Olvia) are great for leveling your cooking skill, but are time consuming.
  • A cooking costume is awarded when you reach Professional that provides bonus XP. Similar upgradable cooking costumes can be crafted or purchased on the market.
  • Before you get a cooking outfit, two to three pieces Hercules Might Armor will allow you to carry more ingredients for a round of cooking and has plenty of sockets for XP bonus gems.
  • For profit, watch the market. Experience food is always in demand, but a flooded market will drive the price down and leave your items up for too long.
  • Ingredients to more complicated dishes may yield a good return in silver on the market with the proper infrastructure in place.
  • Eggs are a bottle neck for many recipes. Invest in poultry farms early and use human workers with high luck to increase your egg yield.

Tools of the Trade

Cooking requires the use of a Cooking Utensil that comes in three varieties: Cooking Utensil, Intermediate Cooking Utensil, and Advanced Cooking Utensil. Standard Cooking Utensils can be purchased from a cooking vendor for 1000 silver or made at a level 1 Tool Workshop. The Intermediate and Advanced Cooking Utensils must be crafted at a level 2 and 3 tool workshop.

Cooking Utensil

  • Level 1 Tool Workshop
  • Durability: 100
  • (15) Rough Stone, (10) Melted Iron Shard, (2) Black Stone Powder

Cooking Utensil (Intermediate)

  • Level 2 Tool Workshop
  • Durability: 500
  • (25) Rough Stone, (15) Melted Iron Shard, (10) Logs, (7) Black Stone Powder

Cooking Utensil (Advanced)

  • Level 3 Tool Workshop
  • Durability: 900
  • Cooking Time Reduced by 1 Second
  • (20) Polished Stone, (20) Melted Iron Shard, (5) Usable Scantling, (14) Black Stone Powder

What to do with Byproducts

Most cooking recipes will yield byproducts that can be turned in for rewards. The in game text is not 100% accurate, so here are the items, turn in npcs, turn in amounts, and rewards.

  • Strongly Seasoned Dish
    • Turn In NPC: Xian Merchant Guild (Short one, South Heidel)
    • Turn In Amount: 3x (NOT 5x)
    • Reward: Milk (1-2 per set)
  • Dish with Weird Texture
    • Turn In NPC: Villager (Turning a spit, lower market, South Heidel)
    • Turn In Amount: 5x
    • Reward: Silver
  • Dish with More Ingredients
    • Turn In NPC: Villager (Next to Olivia, Heidel)
    • Turn In Amount: 2x (NOT 5x)
    • Reward: Beer (1-2 per set)
  • Taken Out Food
    • Turn In NPC: Villager (Short one, Next to Olivia, Heidel)
    • Turn In Amount: 5x
    • Reward: Cooking EXP
  • Dish with Poorly Prepared Ingredients
    • Turn In NPC: Beekeeper (Alejandro Farm)
    • Turn In Amount: 5x
    • Reward: Contribution EXP

Recipes

Use the search function in your browser (ctrl+F) to find specific recipes in this list.

An asterisk (*) after an ingredient means that it can be bought from a vendor.

For all recipes you can follow these general substitution rules:

  • 1 ingredient of GREEN grade can be replaced by 2-3 white grade ingredients and vice versa.
  • 1 ingredient of BLUE grade can be replaced by 3-5 white grade ingredients and vice versa.
  • 1 fresh fish can be replaced by 2 dried fish and vice versa.

Key:

  • Cereals: Wheat/Barley/Corn/Potato/Sweet Potato
  • Fruit: Strawberry/Grape/Apple/Cherry/Pear/Banana/Pineapple
  • Vegetables: Pumpkin/Tomato/Cabbage/Paprika/Olive
  • Plants: Sunflower/Rose/Tulip
  • Meat: Any Meat other than Bird or Reptile
  • Reptile Meat: Lizard/Waragon/Worm/Cheetah Dragon
  • Bird Meat: Chicken/Flamingo/Kuku Bird
  • Seafood: Cuttlefish/Squid/Terrapin/Jellyfish/Crawfish/Crab/Octopus/Starfish/Shellfish/ Seahorse

Recipes with specific requirements from the list above will have them listed in parenthesis.

Basic Ingredients

*Eggs can be gathered by workers at Bartali Farm and Finto Farm south of Velia as a rare drop. High luck workers and investing in the nodes will increase yield.

*Milk can be gathered by the cow milking mini-game and as a reward for several daily quests. The mini-game requires 5 energy each time.

Cheese

  • Use Drying
  • (1) Milk
  • 1:1+ Yield

Cream

  • Use Shaking
  • (1) Milk, (1) Sugar*
  • 1:1+ Yield

Butter

  • Use Shaking
  • (1) Cream, (1) Salt*
  • 1:1+ Yield

Flour

  • Use Grinding
  • (1) Cereals
  • 1:1+ Yield
  • ***Each grain yields a different type of flour that do not stack with each other.

Dough

  • Use Shaking
  • (1) Flour, (1) Mineral Water*
  • 1:1+ Yield

Vinegar

  • Use Cooking Utensil
  • (1) Sugar*, (1) Leavening Agent*, (1) Fruit, (1) Cereals

Essence of Liquor

  • Use Cooking Utensil
  • (1) Flour, (1) Leavening Agent*, (1) Fruit

Dressing

  • Use Cooking Utensil
  • (1) Olive Oil*, (1) Egg, (1) Salt*, (1) Mineral Water*

Red Sauce

  • Use Cooking Utensil
  • (1) Base Sauce*, (2) Sugar*, (2) Mineral Water*, (1) Meat

White Sauce

  • Use Cooking Utensil
  • (1) Base Sauce*, (1) Milk, (2) Cooking Wine*, (1) Fruit

Cooking Potions

These potions are made using the processing menu and the ‘Simple Cooking’ option.  They are an improved replacement for MP and energy potions that are sold by merchants as they are lighter.

Grain Juice

  • (3) Cereals, (1) Mineral Water*
  • Yields 9+
  • Effect: Immediately heals HP by+75. (Weight: 0.3 LT)
  • Proc: Concentrated Grain Juice

Concentrated Grain Juice

  • (3) Grain Juice
  • Yields 1
  • Effect: Immediately heals HP by+125. (Weight: 0.6 LT)
  • Mass Produce
    • (30) Grain Juice, (1) Sugar
    • Yields 10

Highly Concentrated Grain Juice

  • (3) Concentrated Grain Juice
  • Yields 1
  • Effect: Immediately heals HP by+200. (Weight: 1.00 LT)
  • Mass Produce
    • (30) Concentrated Grain Juice, (1) Sugar
    • Yields 10

Refined Grain Juice

  • (3) Highly Concentrated Grain Juice
  • Yields 1
  • Effect: Immediately heals HP by+275. (Weight: 1.75 LT)
  • Mass Produce
    • (30) Highly Concentrated Grain Juice, (1) Sugar
    • Yields 10

Worker Food

These dishes are used to restore energy to your workers.

Beer

  • Skill level: Beginner 1
  • (1) Sugar*, (2) Leavening Agent*, (6) Mineral Water*, (5) Cereals
  • Use: Restores 2 Energy to Workers
  • Proc: Cool Draft Beer – Restores 3 Energy to Workers

Oatmeal

  • Skill level: Apprentice 1
  • (3) Milk, (3) Onions, (2) Honey, (9) Flour
  • Use: Restores 5 Energy to Workers
  • Proc: Refined Oatmeal – Restores 6 Energy to Workers

Fish Fillet Chip

  • Skill level: Apprentice 1
  • (2) Dried Fish, (3) White Sauce, (7) Flour, (2) Salt*
  • Uses: Restores 5 Energy to Workers
  • Proc: Mouth Watering Fish Fillet Chip – Restores 6 Energy to Workers

Cheese Pie

  • Skill level: Skilled 1
  • (4) Dough, (7) Cheese, (3) Butter, (3) Egg
  • Uses: Restores 7 Energy to Workers
  • Proc: High Quality Cheese Pie – Restores 8 Energy to Workers

General Buff Food

These dishes are used to increase your stats.

Max Stamina

Soft Bread

  • Skill level: Apprentice 1
  • (6) Dough, (2) Leavening Agent*, (2) Egg, (3) Milk
  • Use: Max stamina +100 for 30 minutes
  • Proc: Moist Milk Bread – Max stamina +100 for 45 minutes

Lizard Kebab

  • Skill level: Apprentice 1
  • (6) Reptile Meat, (2) Red Sauce, (4) Vegetables, (4) Onion, (7) Cereals
  • Use: Max stamina +100 for 30 minutes
  • Proc: Plain Lizard Kebab – Max stamina +100 for 45 minutes

Meat Pie

  • Skill level: Apprentice 1
  • (4) Meat, (6) Dough, (2) Sugar*, (2) Olive Oil*
  • Use: Max stamina +100 for 60 minutes
  • Proc: Plain Meat Pie – Max stamina +100 for 75 minutes

Movement Speed

Fried Fish

  • Skill level: Beginner 1
  • Dried Fish x2, Flour x3,*Deep Frying Oil x3
  • Uses: Movement Speed Rank +1 for 30 min
  • Proc: Crispy Fried Fish – Movement Speed Rank +1 for 45 min

Fish Fillet Salad

  • Skill level: Apprentice 1
  • Dried Fish x4, Dressing x2, Onions x3, Cheese x2
  • Uses: Movement Speed Rank +1 for 60 min
  • Proc: Fresh Fish Fillet Salad – Movement Speed Rank +1 for 75 min

Max Stamina + Movement Speed

Meat Sandwich

  • Skill level: Skilled 1
  • Soft Bread x1, Meat x7, Cheese x3, Vegetables x6
  • Uses: Movement Speed Rank +1 for 90 min, Max Endurance +200 for 90 min.
  • Proc: High Quality Meat Sandwich – Movement Speed Rank +1 for 110 min, Max Endurance +200 for 110 min.

Accuracy

Steamed Fish

  • Skill level: Beginner 1
  • (1) Fish, (2) Garlic, (2) Salt*, (3) Mineral Water
  • Use: All Accuracy +4 for 30 min
  • Proc: Plain Steamed Fish – All Accuracy +4 for 45 min

Steamed Seafood

  • Skill level: Apprentice 1
  • (2) Seafood, (3) Hot Pepper, (2) Salt*, (6) Mineral Water*
  • Use: All Accuracy +4 for 60 min
  • Proc: Plentiful Steamed Seafood – All Accuracy +4 for 75 min

Aloe Cookie

  • Skill level: Beginner 1
  • (5) Aloe, (7) Dough, (3) Honey, (4) Sugar*
  • Use: All Accuracy +4 for 30 min
  • Proc: Sweet Aloe Cookie – All Accuracy +4 for 45 min

Damage Boost

Grilled Sausage

  • Skill level: Beginner 1
  • (6) Meat, (1) Onion, (2) Pepper, (2) Salt*
  • Uses: All AP +1 for 30 min
  • Proc: Smoked Sausage – All AP +1 for 45 min

Boiled Bird Eggs

  • Skill level: Beginner 1
  • (3) Egg, (6) Mineral Water*, (1) Cooking Wine*, (1) Salt*
  • Uses: All AP +1 for 30 min
  • Proc: Appealing Boiled Bird Eggs – All AP +1 for 45 min

Stir Fried Meat

  • Skill level: Beginner 1
  • (7) Meat, (2) Base Sauce, (2) Onion, (3) Hot Pepper
  • Uses: All AP +1 for 60 min
  • Proc: Special Stir Fried Meat – All AP +1 for 75 min

Max HP

Meat Stew

  • Skill level: Beginner 1
  • (5) Meat, (2) Flour, (2) Cooking Wine*, (3) Mineral Water*
  • Use: Max HP +30 for 30 min
  • Proc: Thick Meat Stew – Max HP +30 for 45 min

Steak

  • Skill level: Apprentice 1
  • (8) Meat, (2) Salt*, (2) Garlic, (2) Red Sauce
  • Use: Max HP +50 for 60 min
  • Proc: Juicy Steak – Max HP +50 for 75 min

Max MP

Fruit Juice

  • Skill level: Beginner 1
  • (4) Fruit , (3) Sugar*, (5) Mineral Water*, (1) Salt*
  • Uses: Max MP +30 for 30 min
  • Proc: Thick Fruit Juice – Max MP +30 for 45 min

Tea with Fine Scent

  • Skill level: Apprentice 1
  • (4) Plant, (4) Fruit, (7) Mineral Water*, (3) Honey
  • Uses: Max MP +50 for 60 min
  • Proc: Tea with Strong Scent – Max MP +50 for 75 min

Experience Buff Foods

(Coming Soon!)

Life Skills Food

Fishing

Exotic Herbal Wine

  • Skill level: Beginner 1
  • (3) Dough, (1) Essense of Liquor, (5) Mineral Water*, (2) Leavening Agent
  • Use: Fishing Speed Rank +1 for 30 min
  • Proc: Full Bodied Exotic Herbal Wine – Fishing Speed Rank +1 for 45 min

Fruit Wine

  • Skill level: Apprentice 1
  • (1) Exotic Herbal Wine, (2) Fruits, (3) Essence of Liquor, (2) Mineral Water*, (5) Cereals
  • Use: Fishing Speed Rank +1 for 60 min
  • Proc: Lucious Fruit Wine – Fishing Speed Rank +1 for 75 min

Aloe Yogurt

  • Skill level: Beginner 1
  • (1) Aloe, (2) Milk, (3) Sugar*, (3) Leavening Agent*
  • Use: Fishing Speed Rank +1 for 30 min
  • Proc: Thick Aleo Yogurt – Fishing Speed Rank +1 for 45 min

Gathering

Grain Soup

  • Skill level: Beginner 1
  • (6) Cereals, (3) Mineral Water*, (3) Cooking Wine*, (1) Salt*
  • Uses: Gathering Speed Rank +1 for 30 min
  • Proc: Special Grain Soup – Gathering Speed Rank +1 for 45 min

Pickled Vegetables

  • Skill level: Apprentice 1
  • (6) Vegetables, (4) Vinegar, (2) Leavening Agent*, (2) Sugar*
  • Uses: Gathering Speed Rank +1 for 60 min
  • Proc: Sweet and Sour Pickled Vegetables – Gathering Speed Rank +1 for 75 min