Cooking is a traditional skill with the primary purpose of keeping you alive. It is easily the most efficient way to gain health or boost other skills, and can also be fun and profitable along the way. The higher your cooking skill, the better food you can cook which, in turn, restores more health. The higher your cooking level, the less likely you are too burn your food. There are a number of ways to cook food. You can use a range, fire, or an iron spit if you are a member. Fires can be used to cook only meat, fish, and teas. Cooking currently has over 50,000 players who has 99.
You can get meat by killing chickens, cows, bears, and giant rats. If you have a cooked piece of meat, you can cook it again and it will burn. Below is a list of different kinds of meat and how much it heals your health.
You can get raw fish by fishing.
Members can get snails by using the slayer skill. Once they find and kill the snail, they can then pick it up and cook it.
|Thin Snail||12||70||5 to 7|
|Lean Snail||17||80||6 to 8|
|Fat Snail||22||95||7 to 9|
Oh pies. These are delicious and very helpful ingame. Here is how to make a pie:
1.Mix flour and water to make pastry dough
2.Place dough in an empty pie dish
3.Fill “Empty Pie” with your choice of filling depending on what pie you are cooking*
4.Cook the pie with fillings (i.e. redberries, meat, mud, etc.) on a Range.
- Here are the second ingredients for pies:
Redberry pies call for redberries which can be found at the port sarim food shop, or you could grow them using the Farming Skill
Meat pies require cooked meat from a cow, bear, chicken, rat, or rabbit
Mud pies require mud. You can make mud by mixing compost water and clay.
Apple pies require a cooking apple
Garden pies requires a tomato, cabbage, and onion
Fish pies require cod, trout, and a raw potato
Admiral pies require tuna, salmon, and raw potato
Wild pies require raw bear meat, raw rabbit meat, and raw chompy meat
Summer pies require a strawberry, a watermelon, and an apple. See Farming Skill from strawberries and watermelons.
How to make stews:
1.Get a bowl and fill it with water from a source
2.Get cooked meat and a potato and add them to the water.
3.(only if you are making curry) Add spice to the mix or you can add 3 curry leaves from the farming skill.
4.Bake the mix
|Spicy Stew||Spicy Stew||25||117||11|
Ah yes bread. Here is how to make bread:
1.Get flour and water
2.Mix the flour and water and you will get bread dough
3.Bake “bread dough” on a range
|Pitta Bread||58||40||Cannot be eaten|
How to make a pizza:
1.Mix flour and water and click pizza base
2.Use a tomato and a slice of cheese on the pizza base.
3.Add any toppings wanted
- Pizza is like pies in that pizza is eaten in two bites.
How to make a Cake:
1.Get an egg, milk, some flour, and a cake tin
2.Click on either the egg, milk or flour (it does not matter which) and then click on the cake tin
3.Bake the mix
4.(Only for Chocolate Cakes) Add chocolate dust to the finished cake. This adds 30 xp
- Cakes are eaten in 3 bites to eat the cake fully.
 Baked Potato
Baked potatoes are a members only food. To make baked potatoes, cook a potato on a range only. If cooked on anything else, it will burn. To make alternate types of baked potatoes, add the desired ingredient.
|Potato with Butter||39||95.5||14|
|Potato with Cheese||47||199.5||16|
|Mushroom and Onion Potato||64||270.5||20|
|Tuna Sweetcorn Potato||68||309.5||22|
How to make wine:
1. Obtain a jug of water (use any jug with a fountain).
2. Add some grapes
3. You will get unfermented wine which will ferment in about 10 seconds
How to make Tea
1.Get a bowl and fill it with water
2.Wearing gloves pick some nettles and use the with the water
3.Boil the “nettle water” on a range or fire
4.Use the bowl of nettle tea with a cup
|Picture||Name||Cooking Level||Cooking Experience||Healing*|
Brewing takes longer than any other type of cooking and involves much more ingredients. Brewing is also a members only skill.
To brew, you need 2 bundles of barley malt, a pot of ale yeast, 2 buckets of water and an ingredient that varies depending on what you want to make. Head to the brewery in either Keldagrim or Port Phasmatys, and pour your 2 buckets in the tub. Add the barley malt, then your ingredients and finally the ale yeast. Next, wait for a while, as much as an entire day in some cases. Once it's matured, turn the tap to fill the barrel next to the vat (make sure the barrel is empty first), then use beer glasses on the barrel and you'll get 8 beers for each barrel.
To make cider, you need 16 cooking apples, a pot of ale yeast, and 4 empty buckets. Head to the brewery and put four of the apples in the nearby cider barrel. Your character will squish the apples, making a bucket of apple mush. Once you have 4, add them, then the ale yeast into the fermenting vat and wait.
While brewing ales, you can brew a "matured" ale which is slightly more stronger than normal and is indicated by a (m) next to the name.
Most ales can temporarily raise or lower some of your stats, with matured ales raising them by one more than normal. Unfortunately, the positive effects of ales do not stack, however the negative effects do, so for example drinking 2 dwarven stouts in quick succession will only raise your mining and smithing levels by 1, but will lower your attack by 8, and your strength and defense by 6.
 Gnome Cooking
Gnome cooking is used mostly in the Gnome Restaurant minigame although the food still heals you.
 Cooking Gauntlets
Cooking gauntlets are steel gauntlets charged to burn less foods when worn. Steel gauntlet is a reward from the quest Family Crest. To change a steel gauntlet into a cooking gauntlet, talk to Caleb in Catherby. The gauntlets will help burn less tunas, lobsters, swordfishes, monkfishes, and sharks.
These are the approximate levels that will enable you to stop burning a fish:
|Fish||Name||No gauntlets||With Gauntlets|
From my experience, raw monkfish stops burning at 90 cooking. I burned 2 monkfishes per inventory at average at 89 cooking but I didn't burn a single one from 90-94 cooking.
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