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Cooking Help

Written by Johnny

Special Thanks to Hawk, Simple013, Morty, Damaged500, iStealth, Ambo100, Pig, Macki, Zar_Roc987, Greek Cook, Wiltingplant, Hawk, Golden arm42, Neolitia, Agame, Mage PKR 13 and Mrcsupertain

Cooking is a very easy skill to train; it is also very interesting. It allows you to cook many types of meats, fish, wine, cakes and more! Also, upon achieving level 99 in this skill you could get yourself a cool purple cape and an awesome emote. This guide will show you what food to cook, where to cook the food, how to get food, how much experience you will earn per hour, and other tips on how to raise your cooking skill.

 

Sections:

  • Levels 1-10
  • Levels 10-35
  • Levels 25-40
  • Levels 40-50
  • Levels 50-70
  • Levels 70-85
  • Levels 85-99
  • Obtaining cooking supplies
  • Good places for F2P & P2P cooking
  • Helpful Quests

  • The Cooking Skillcape

Levels 1-10

 

1) Collecting Raw Chicken and Beef

 

cookedmeat.gif Welcome to your cool new skill, Cooking! This section will show you what to cook until you reach level 10. You should already have a whopping 70 XP from Tutorial Island, so let's get started. Firstly, you could do a few things. One of them is complete the quest, Cook's Assistant. Upon completion of the quest you will be granted 300 Cooking XP. This will raise your level to 4, meaning you will burn less food. Remember, you don't have to do that quest, but it's there if you need that extra XP. The next part of this section is the cooking part. If you are in Lumbridge, go to the chicken area and collect raw chickens that are on the floor. To the east of the chickens is a cow field. Collect raw beef. Below is a map of where you will be collecting your food, and where you could cook it if you want to complete Cook's Assistant Quest. You need to collect 65 pieces of food. If your have done the quest, that will be a bit less, around 55 raw pieces of food.

 

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When you have a full inventory, go to the Lumbridge Castle or the cooking pot inside the house that is near the chicken pen. Cook the food on the Cook's range. This special range will help you burn less food, but you can only use it if you have completed the Cook's Assistant Quest. If you haven't completed that quest, you will need to find a fire to cook on. Each chicken or beef gives 30 XP each, so before you know it, your Cooking level should be 10! Congratulations!

XP per raw chicken or beef: 30

XP needed for level 10 (from level 1): 1,084

Amount of chicken or beef needed for level 10 (with Cook's Assistant): 65, (55)

Levels 10-25

 

If you're level 10, you're probably eager to increase your Cooking level to cook even better, more exciting food. These are the fast ways to go about this:

1) Collecting Raw Beef and Chicken

 

cookedmeat.gif This method is identical to the last, except now you will burn less food! To collect the raw food, refer to the map above. Once you have your raw food, you can cook it on the Cook's range if you have completed the Cook's Assistant quest. You'll need to collect around 350 raw beef and chicken to get to level 25. The exact number is 223, but remember you will still burn lots of food. Using the Cook's range will help minimize burning.

 

XP per raw chicken or beef: 30

XP needed for level 35 (from level 10): 21,252

Amount of chicken or beef needed for level 10 (with Cook's Assistant): 350

 

2) Making Scrambled Eggs *

6bsxz04.gif Scrambled Eggs provide good XP for low level P2P cooks. They require level 13 cooking to make, and give 50XP per bowl of eggs. Scrambled Eggs can be made totally free in a complete POH kitchen that stocks bowls, eggs in the teak larder, and has a range. This is how to obtain the ingredients:

Egg - Eggs are obtained from the Lumbridge chicken pen or can be bought from the Culinaromancer's Chest.

Bowl - You can get bowls from General Stores and from the Culinaromancer's Chest.

 

Once you have those ingredients, follow these instructions to make scrambled eggs:

 

1) Withdraw 13 bowls and 13 eggs, or take them from your larder.

2) Use your eggs with the bowls.

3) Cook the eggs on a range.

 

From level 13, which is required to make the eggs, you'll need to make 120 of them. However, because you may burn the eggs, 160 bowls of eggs is a good number. Remember to use the Cook's Range in Lumbridge to help you burn less food!

 

XP per scrambled eggs: 50

XP needed for level 25 (from level 13): 21,252

Bowls and eggs to collect: 160

3) Fishing/Taking Trout or Pike

 

troutcook.gif For this stage, you will be cooking trout, and you'll need level 15 Cooking. What you will need to do is this: go to Barbarian Village, which is west of Varrock. Follow this map to get there if you are unsure.

 

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Enter yourself into a highly populated world, such as worlds 1, 3, 5, or 7. Once you enter these words, begin to say: "taking free raws", or pick up any fish that players may drop. However, if you plan on fishing your raws, you will need feathers and a fly fishing rod. Both can be bought in Port Sarim or the Catherby fishing shop for a small price. This method of obtaining your own fish is faster and much more reliable. When you have a full inventory, run north into Edgeville. Bank your raw fish, and then run back to Barbarian Village. This technique can also be done in Lumbridge, but you are less likely to encounter fishers. You will only need about 120 pieces of trout to achieve level 25 Cooking. The exact number is 78, but remember, you could burn. To minimize burning, use the special range in Lumbridge.

 

XP per trout: 70

XP needed for level 25 (from level 15): 5,431

Amount of trout needed for level 25 (from level 15): 120

Levels 25-40

 

You can do two things for these levels.

 

1) Making Scrambled Eggs

 

6bsxz04.gif Until level 40, scrambled eggs will be slow XP. It is recommended you only cook this food until level 35, because then you can cook pizza and wine at level 35 which is much faster XP. Scrambled eggs only need two ingredients to make, and how to get them is shown below:

Egg - Eggs are obtained from the Lumbridge chicken pen or can be bought from the Culinaromancer's Chest.

Bowl - You can get bowls from General Stores and from the Culinaromancer's Chest.

 

Like before, once you have those ingredients, follow these instructions to make scrambled eggs:

 

1) Withdraw 13 bowls and 13 eggs, or take them from your larder.

2) Use your eggs with the bowls.

3) Cook the eggs on a range.

 

To reach level 40, you'll need to make exactly 588 scrambled eggs. However, you'll burn quite a few bowls of eggs, so cooking getting ingredients to make 620 is recommended. Nevertheless, if you're only raising it to 35 so you can cook pizza and wine, you'll only need 292. This number should be taken up to 330 in case you burn too many.

XP per bowl of scrambled eggs: 50

XP needed for level 40 (from 25): 29,382

Scrambled eggs needed for level 40 (from level 35): 620

Scrambled eggs needed for level 35 (from level 25): 330

 

2) Making pizza

 

plainpizza.gif This is quite a fast method for earning cooking XP, in both P2P and F2P! You need level 35 cooking to do cook pizza. This is how to obtain the ingredients:

Buckets of water - Buckets can be bought from General Stores and filled with water from any water source, like a sink or fountain.

Flour - Flour can be obtained in the Port Sarim grocery store and the Culinaromancer's Chest. One of the best ways to obtain flour is by using empty pots on the flour sacks in the Sinclair Mansion. This gives very fast flour, and barely takes any time at all to get.

Tomato - Tomatoes can be bought from the Port Sarim grocery store, or from the Culinaromancer's Chest. It can also be found in the Bandit Camp in the wilderness.

Cheese - Cheese can be bought from the Culinaromancer's Chest and found in the wilderness Bandit Camp. It can also be found in Aggie the witch's house in Draynor.

 

Once you have those ingredients, do this to make a pizza:

 

1) Get 14 pots of flour and buckets of water in your inventory, and use them with each other. Then choose to make pizza bases.

2) Once you have made enough bases, withdraw 14 of them and 14 tomatoes. Use the tomatoes on the bases.

3) Withdraw 14 half made pizzas, and 14 bits of cheese. Use the cheese with the half made pizzas.

4) Get 28 uncooked pizzas and cook them on a range.

XP per plain pizza: 143

XP needed for level 40 (from 35): 14,818

Pizzas needed for level 40 (from level 35): 140

 

3) Making Wine

 

wine.gif Making wine is very good experience, up there with the best in the whole of RuneScape. This is how to obtain the two ingredients:

Grapes - Found in the Cooks' Guild or the Phoenix Gang hideout. They can also be bought from the Culinaromancer's Chest for 1 gp each.

Jug of water - Jugs can be bought from the Culinaromancer's Chest for 1 gp each. They can also be bought from General Stores. Fill it up at a fountain or sink.

 

Once enough ingredients have been obtained, this is the fastest method for making the wine:

 

1) Fill jugs with water, and withdraw 14 from your bank

2) After obtaining grapes, withdraw 14 from your bank

3) Move one of the jugs of water or grapes to the bottom of your inventory, next to the opposite ingredient.

4) Use the grapes with your jug of water until there are no more left

5) Put everything in your bank

6) Wait 15 seconds for the wine to ferment, and voila, 200 cooking XP!

7) Repeat

 

There is no specific amount of XP that can be earnt doing this, as your technique may vary. Also it is unlikely you will have enough ingredients to make wine for a whole hour, but in an hour you will get 375,000 cooking XP! For level 40, from level 35, you only need around 80 grapes and jugs of water. The exact amount is 75, but sometimes your wine will go bad.

 

XP per jug of wine: 200 XP

XP needed for level 40 (from 25): 14,818

Amount of wine needed for level 40 (from level 25): 75

XP earned per hour making wine: 375,000 XP

Levels 40-50

At a level like 40-50, you're starting to get into cooking lobsters. These won't be very useful to you at this level, because you will burn too many. Using these methods will help you get lots of XP.

 

1) Baking Cakes

 

cake.gif Making cakes can give some good experience for somebody who is levels 40-50 Cooking. This is how to obtain the ingredients to make a cake:

 

Cake Tin - Cake tins can be bought from the General Store in Ardougne and found in the Cooks' Guild.

Pot of Flour - Flour can be obtained in the Sinclair Mansion in Ardougne by using a pot with the flour sacks. Another way is use wheat with the windmill and collect the flour with a pot.

Bucket of Milk - Milk can be obtained by milking a dairy cow. A dairy cow can be found in the Lumbridge cow field. Milk can also be bought in the Culinaromacer's Chest.

Egg - Eggs can be found in the Lumbridge chicken pen, or bought from the Culinaromancer's Chest.

 

Another thing to remember, if you have a complete kitchen with a teak larder in your POH, you can make unlimited cakes free of charge! Once you have those ingredients, you need to do the following to make a cake:

 

1) Withdraw your cake tin into your inventory

2) Withdraw 9 eggs, 9 pots of flour and 9 buckets of milk.

3) Cook your uncooked cakes

 

To be exact, you need 357 cakes to reach level 50, but that should be made up to around 450 incase you burn any.

XP per cake: 180

XP needed for level 50 (from level 40): 64,109 XP

Amount of cakes needed for level 50: 450

 

2) Making Wine

 

wine.gif Wine is still a good option even though it was used in the last section. The wine may sometimes go bad, but not as much as you burn food. This is how to get them:

 

Grapes - Found in the Cooks' Guild or the Phoenix Gang hideout. They can also be bought from the Culinaromancer's Chest for 1 gp each.

Jug of water - Jugs can be bought from the Culinaromancer's Chest for 1 gp each. They can also be bought from General Stores. Fill it up at a fountain or sink.

 

This is how to make wine very fast, minimizing time:

 

1) Fill jugs with water, and withdraw 14 from your bank

2) After obtaining grapes, withdraw 14 from your bank

3) Move one of the jugs of water or grapes to the bottom of your inventory, next to the opposite ingredient.

4) Use the grapes with your jug of water until there are no more left

5) Put everything in your bank

6) Wait 15 seconds for the wine to ferment, and voila, 200 cooking XP!

7) Repeat

 

If you want to get level 50 Cooking from level 40, you need to make 400 wines. The exact number is 350, but some may go bad. It's better to be safe than sorry.

XP per jug of wine: 200 XP

XP needed for level 50: (from level 40): 64,109 XP

Amount of wine needed for level 50 (from level 40): 400

XP earned per hour making wine: 375,000 XP

Levels 50-70

If you're between the levels of 50-70, new fish like lobsters and swordfish can be cooked without too much burning. These few fast methods should make sure you reach level 70 in a minimal amount of time.

1) Roasting Lobsters

lobby.giflobbycook.gif Lobsters are a good fish for cooking. They give 120 XP each, and can be bought and sold at basically the same price. There are two ways to obtain these fish.

 

A) Get the fish yourself. The fish can be fished in a variety of locations. They can be caught from these locations:

(i) Catherby. This is beyond the White Wolf Mountain and is the most common place to catch lobsters for members. Bank or cook your fish to the west.

 

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(ii) Musa Point. You need 30gp to get on the Island. However if you have a Ring Of Charos (a), you can get to Musa Point for free. You could Falador teleport if you wish to bank your fish quickly.

 

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(iii) The Fishing Guild. This require level 68 Fishing to enter, or 65 with a Fishing Potion. The "F" and "Y" docks are the fishing spots. There is a range here, but it is recommended that you bank your fish first, then cook them.

 

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B) Buy the fish yourself. This is much faster although you will lose money in the process. Lobsters can be bought raw in World 1 for 230 GP each (1/6/07) and sold cooked for 200-220gp each. See the World One Trading guide for a detailed explanation.

 

Overall, you need 5,303 Lobsters to get to level 70 Cooking. Making that number closer to 6,000 would be a much safer bet incase you burn lots of Lobsters. Those can be all bought for around 1.3M (1/5/07), or fished for free. Another thing to note is this; if you have completed the Family Crest quest and chose the Cooking Gauntlets, you will not burn lobsters at level 68 cooking.

 

XP per cooked lobster: 120 XP

XP needed for level 70 (from 50): 636,294 XP

Lobsters for level 70 cooking (from 50): 6000

XP earned per hour: 140,000 XP

 

2) Making Wine

 

wine.gif Despite wine has already been mentioned several times, it is still a very good method for XP, and it will continue to be until level 70! This section will tell you how many you need and the XP given. Also a small note on powercooking is given. The usual ingredients are needed, grapes and a jug of water. Incase you don't already know, this is how to obtain them.

 

Grapes - Found in the Cooks' Guild or the Phoenix Gang hideout. They can also be bought from the Culinaromancer's Chest for 1 gp each.

Jug of water - Jugs can be bought from the Culinaromancer's Chest for 1 gp each. They can also be bought from General Stores. Fill it up at a fountain or sink.

 

Once you have those, follow this to make wine fast:

1) Fill jugs with water, and withdraw 14 from your bank

2) After obtaining grapes, withdraw 14 from your bank

3) Move one of the jugs of water or grapes to the bottom of your inventory, next to the opposite ingredient.

4) Use the grapes with your jug of water until there are no more left

5) Put everything in your bank

6) Wait 15 seconds for the wine to ferment, and voila, 200 cooking XP!

7) Repeat

 

That method for making the wine is fastest and will maximize XP. You need to make around 3,250 wines to get to level 70. The exact number is 3,182, but sometimes you may make one or two bad wines. That's 3,250 grapes and jugs of water overall.

XP per jug of wine: 200 XP

XP needed for level 70 (from level 50): 636,294 XP

Amount of wine needed for level 70 (from level 50): 3,250

XP earned per hour making wine: 375,000 XP

Levels 70-85

 

You are up there with the best chefs in RuneScape, and that is something to be proud of. These next few tips for raising your level will help you reach 85.

1) Roasting Lobsters

 

lobby.giflobbycook.gif Lobsters are now a very good way to raise you level for one main reason. That reason being if you have the Cooking Gauntlets from the Family Crest quest, you will not burn any lobsters now. In fact, you will stop burning them at level 68 with the gloves! This means now you will have an exact number to cook. Use the tips above for methods to obtain the fish. But first, you need to know how many lobsters you need to cook to reach level 85. The number is 21,009. If you have cooking gauntlets, there is no need to get extra lobsters because you won't burn anything!

 

XP per cooked lobster: 120 XP

XP needed for level 85 (from 70): 2,520,967 XP

Lobsters for level 85 cooking with cooking gauntlets from 70 (without Gauntlets): 21,009 (21,400)

XP earned per hour: 140,000 XP

2) Making Wine

wine.gif Wine is, still, extremely good experience, even at levels like 70! All it requires are grapes and a jug of water, which can both be bought extremely cheaply. This is how to get the ingredients:

 

Grapes - Found in the Cooks' Guild or the Phoenix Gang hideout. They can also be bought from the Culinaromancer's Chest for 1 gp each.

Jug of water - Jugs can be bought from the Culinaromancer's Chest for 1 gp each. They can also be bought from General Stores. Fill it up at a fountain or sink.

 

When you have those, this method for making the wine is fastest, because you are filling your inventory with ingredients.

1) Fill jugs with water, and withdraw 14 from your bank

2) After obtaining grapes, withdraw 14 from your bank

3) Move one of the jugs of water or grapes to the bottom of your inventory, next to the opposite ingredient.

4) Use the grapes with your jug of water until there are no more left

5) Put everything in your bank

6) Wait 15 seconds for the wine to ferment, and voila, 200 cooking XP!

7) Repeat

 

This is a really easy, simple, cheap and fast way to level your cooking. You will rarely make any wine go bad at this level. Now for the important part of the section, how much you will need and the XP per hour. The exact amount of wine needed is 12,605, but that should be up to 12,670 incase any goes bad.

 

XP per jug of wine: 200 XP

XP needed for level 85 (from level 70): 2,520,967 XP

Amount of wine needed for level 85 (from level 70): 12,670

XP earned per hour making wine: 375,000 XP

3) Making Pizza

plainpizza.gifmeatpizza.gifpineapplepizza.gif Pizza is a fun and effective way to level cooking. One of the possible problem could be there are lots of ingredients. This is how to obtain them.

 

Buckets of water - Buckets can be bought from General Stores and filled with water from any water source, like a sink or fountain.

Flour - Flour can be obtained in the Port Sarim grocery store and the Culinaromancer's Chest. One of the best ways to obtain flour is by using empty pots on the flour sacks in the Sinclair Mansion. This gives very fast flour, and barely takes any time at all to get.

Tomato - Tomatoes can be bought from the Port Sarim grocery store, or from the Culinaromancer's Chest. It can also be found in the Bandit Camp in the wilderness.

Cheese - Cheese can be bought from the Culinaromancer's Chest and found in the wilderness Bandit Camp. It can also be found in Aggie the witch's house in Draynor.

Meat - Obtained by killing chickens or cows and cooking their raw bodies.

Anchovies - You can fish these with a net in Al Kharid and the wilderness Bandit Camp.

Pineapple slices - Obtained by picking a pineapple on Karamja and using a knife with it, then selecting slices.

 

Once you have enough of those, this is the fastest way to make those pizzas:

 

1) Get 14 pots of flour and buckets of water in your inventory, and use them with each other. Then choose to make pizza bases.

2) Once you have made enough bases, withdraw 14 of them and 14 tomatoes. Use the tomatoes on the bases.

3) Withdraw 14 half made pizzas, and 14 bits of cheese. Use the cheese with the half made pizzas.

4) Add meat, anchovies or pineapple slices if you wish. This will get you more XP.

5) Get 28 uncooked pizzas and cook them on a range.

 

That method should ensure the fastest XP is earned. For level 85, you need to cook 17,630 plain pizzas to get to level 85. Remember it's an exact number because you won't burn any. You'll need around 13,500 pineapple pizzas, 14,000 anchovy pizzas and 15,100 meat pizzas. You may burn those sometimes.

 

XP per plain pizza: 143 XP

XP per meat pizza: 169 XP

XP per anchovy pizza: 182 XP

XP per pineapple pizza: 195 XP

XP needed for level 85 (from level 70): 2,520,967 XP

Normal pizzas needed for level 85 (from level 70): 17,630

Meat pizzas needed for level 85 (from level 70): 15,100

Anchovy pizzas needed for level 85 (from level 70): 14,000

Pineapple pizzas needed for level 85 (from level 70): 13,500

 

Levels 85-99

This is the final stretch to level 99, starting at 85. These techniques will ensure the fastest and easiest ways to 99, and some very cheap methods, too!

 

1) Roasting Lobsters

 

lobby.giflobbycook.gif Until level 94 where you can cook sharks without burning them, lobsters, with monkfish, are the best fish to cook. If you need to know how to obtain them, refer to the levels 50-70 earlier in the guide for tips. As you can already successfully cook every lobster without burning any, all you need to know is the amount you need to cook to reach level 99. This may seem like a rather daunting number, but 81,466 is the amount of lobsters needed to reach 99 from 85. Remember that buying raw lobsters and selling them cooked will help you get there so much faster than obtaining 81,446 lobsters yourself.

 

XP per cooked lobster: 120 XP

XP needed for level 85 (from 70): 9,775,837 XP

Lobsters for level 99 cooking from 85: 81,446

XP earned per hour: 140,000 XP

 

2) Cooking Monkfish

rawmonkfish.gifmonkfish.gif Monkfish are another good option for reaching level 99 as well as lobsters. Cooking gauntlets do not affect how many monkfish you cook or burn, and at level 85 you will not burn any more monkfish. You can purchase these fish in world 2 Falador, or you can fish them using a fishing net if you have completed the quest Swan Song. To reach level 99 from 85, you need to cook 65,173 monkfish.

 

XP per cooked monkfish: 120 XP

XP needed for level 99 (from 85): 9,775,837 XP

Monkfish for level 99 cooking from 85: 65,173

 

3) Making Wine

 

wine.gif Wine is a powerful way to level cooking extremely fast, extremely cheaply! All you need to make wine are grapes and jugs of water. The problem is grapes are very hard to obtain. You can get them fast by world hopping near the Culinaromancer's Chest. This list tells you where to obtain the ingredients:

 

Grapes - Found in the Cooks' Guild or the Phoenix Gang hideout. They can also be bought from the Culinaromancer's Chest for 1 gp each.

Jug of water - Jugs can be bought from the Culinaromancer's Chest for 1 gp each. They can also be bought from General Stores. Fill it up at a fountain or sink.

 

Once you have as many of those as you need, this is the fastest way to transform those ingredients into wine.

1) Fill jugs with water, and withdraw 14 from your bank

2) After obtaining grapes, withdraw 14 from your bank

3) Move one of the jugs of water or grapes to the bottom of your inventory, next to the opposite ingredient.

4) Use the grapes with your jug of water until there are no more left

5) Put everything in your bank

6) Wait 15 seconds for the wine to ferment, and voila, 200 cooking XP!

7) Repeat

 

You need to make 48,880 jugs of wine from level 85 to reach 99. Wine will never go bad at this level, so predicting the amount needed is much easier. This information should be helpful:

 

XP per jug of wine: 200 XP

XP needed for level 99 from 85: 9,775,837 XP

Amount of wine needed for level 99 from 85: 12,605

XP earned per hour making wine: 375,000 XP

 

4) Cooking Sharks - Only at level 94+!

 

shark.gifshark.png First of all, despite you can cook sharks much earlier than this, you will burn so many. At level 94, if you are an owner of the Cooking Gauntlets obtained from the Family Crest quest, you will not burn any sharks what so ever, making this the best XP out there! It is not recommended that you cook sharks without the gauntlets, because you will burn them, even at level 98! Sharks give 210 XP each, 10 more than wine, and they are much easier to obtain. You can get them in Falador, world 2. See the World 2 Trading guide for more information. To get to level 99 from 94, you need to cook 24,238 sharks.

 

XP per cooked shark: 210

XP needed for level 99 from 94: 5,089,817

Sharks needed for level 99 from 94 (with cooking gauntlets): 24,238

 

Obtaining cooking supplies

 

If you're looking here, you probably want to know, "where on RuneScape do you get grapes?", or "how am I to know where to find a cake tin?". Well here is a list of where to find all the items if you are using the methods above.

 

flyfishingrod.gif Fly Fishing Rod - The Port Sarim or Shilo Village fishing shop for 5gp.

feather.gif Feathers - The Port Sarim, Catherby or Shilo Village fishing shop, or by killing Chickens.

lobbypot.gif Lobster Pot - The Port Sarim, Catherby or Shilo Village fishing shop. They cost 20gp.

smallfishingnet.gifSmall Fishing Net - The Port Sarim or Catherby fishing shop.

pot.gifFlour - One of the best ways to obtain flour is by using empty pots on the flour sacks in the Sinclair Mansion. This gives very fast flour, and barely takes any time at all to get. Another way is use wheat with the windmill and collect the flour with a pot. Pots can be bought from General Stores for a very small price.

egg.gifEgg - Found in the north east chicken pen in Lumbridge. The Culinaromancer's Chest stocks 50 Eggs, so that is another good way to get hold of them.

bucketofmilk.gifMilk - Milk a dairy cow. One can be found in the Lumbridge cow field. They can also be bought in the Culinaromacer's Chest.

jugwater.gifJug of Water - Jugs can be bought in mass amounts from the Culinaromancer's Chest and in smaller amounts from General Stores. To make it full of water, simply use it with a water source, like a sink or fountain. They can also be bought from the Culinaromancer's Chest.

Grapes - Found in the Chefs' Guild, the Phoenix Gang hideout and bought in the Culinaromancer's chest.

Cake Tin - Found in the Chefs' Guild, or bought in the Ardougne General Store. They can also be bought in the Culinaromacer's Chest.

chocolatebar.gif Chocolate Bar - Found in the Chefs' Guild, or bought from the Culinaromancer's Chest. They can also be bought from the Tree Gnome Stronghold food shop.

Anchovies - You can fish these with a net in Al Kharid and the wilderness Bandit Camp.

Pineapple slices - Obtained by picking a pineapple on Karamja and using a knife with it, then selecting slices.

Meat - Obtained by killing chickens or cows and cooking their raw bodies.

The Culinaromancer's Chest

This special chest contains mass amounts of cooking supplies like Flour, Eggs, Grapes, Chocolate and more. These items can be bought from the chest, for a very small price. You can only access this chest upon completing the subquests in the Recipe for Disaster quest. This is what the food section of the Chest looks like.

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Good places for F2P & P2P cooking

 

You're probably have lots of raw fish, but there's nowhere to cook it. Well here there will be a list of good places to cook your food. There will be a list or pros (good things) and cons (bad things) about each location.

 

The Lumbridge Cook's Range

This range requires the completion of the quest "Cook's Assistant".

 

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Pros:

  • The special range helps you burn less food.

Cons:

  • You need to climb lots of stairs to get to and from the bank
  • People that close doors could slow your cooking

Al Kharid Range

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Pros:

  • There aren't people constantly closing doors
  • It is fairly close to a bank

Cons:

  • You need to pay to get into Al Kharid, but that shouldn't really be a problem because you can go in via the northern entrance
  • You can't teleport near the range unless you are a member.

Falador Range

 

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Pros:

  • Doors won't be constantly opening and shutting
  • It's fairly close to a bank

Cons:

  • It's not the shortest distance ever to the bank

Catherby Range

 

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Pros:

  • It's extremely close to a bank

Cons:

  • Lots of people will be using it, meaning crowding and opening doors

Rogues' Den Fire

 

This fire is located practically next to the bank.

 

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Pros:

  • The fire is one square away from a bank

Cons:

  • It's only a fire, so you may burn some. But not to worry, because if you are powercooking that doesn't matter
  • There are lots of people and random events about, but the time taken is made up by the closeness to a bank.

Helpful Quests

 

Sometimes cooking can just become boring. How about a fun quest to earn some valuable cooking XP? Yes please! This list will show you which quests give cooking XP and how much.

 

Recipe for Disaster - 28,000 exp

Tai Bwo Wannai Trio - 5,000 exp

Forgettable Tale - 5,000 exp

Hero's Quest - 3,075 exp

Gertrude's Cat - 1,525 exp

Big Chompy Bird Hunting - 1,470 exp

Rag and Bone Man - 500 exp

Cook's Assistant* - 300 exp

 

The quests with a * sign following their name are Freeplay quests.

The Cooking Skillcape

A cook with a cooking level of 99 can wear the magnificent Cooking Skillcape of Achievement. This special cape is only available to the best chefs out there.

 

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You can get a Cooking Skillcape from the Chef in the Cooks' Guild for 99,000gp, and it even comes with a matching hood! The stats for the Skillcape are quite amazing for a cape, +9 to all defence bonuses and +4 to prayer as well if your cape is trimmed. You can get a trimmed cape by obtaining two level 99 skills. The Cape even comes with its own brilliant emote!

 

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I'd love to give you pictures from the cape (trimmed) and its emote ;)

 

Nice guide mate!

 

 

~ Macki

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Thanks Macki. I might add a section called "The Cooking SkillCape". ;)

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Right, a cooking help guide once again. Better take a look at the knowledge base and start over: A cooking help guide should not reflect the cooking of fish only. I'll give you a copy-paste from my blog (from a few days ago):

P2p is hell bent on cooking fish to level cooking. I really don’t know if that is a good way. Or, as I found out this morning: P2p has a few methods available that could be faster than those deity-awful fish. (Yes, I don’t really like fishing. )

 

P2p has the Culinaromancers chest, more particular the food chest. In that chest are loads of jugs (50 if you finished RfD), 10 grapes, 50 cheese, 50 tomatoes, 1 pizza base. Also available are pots of flour. With a sink nearby it is fairly easy to produce a number of pizza bases in a very short time, world hopping makes gathering more of those items pretty easy (almost nobody buys the stuff). So what to do? Fill jug with water, add grapes and you have un-fermented wine. Fermentation takes a staggering 15 seconds with the unfermented wine either in you inventory or in your bank. 200 xp per successful fermentation, courtesy of Jagex. And you only need 35 cooking to do that. So you can start wondering if sharks really are the best option (well, I can guarantee you they aren’t if and when you decide to fish your own). Make a pizza base, add tomato and cheese, bake, and presto, another 145 xp added to your cooking xp. Level 35 needed once more and it heals 14, albeit in 2 bites.

 

If you really are going to write a help guide you better do your research on ALL the food items to be cooked. Then decide what the best way is to level. Concentrating on fish is obvious, but it might not be the best way to go about it...

 

--Simple--

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This is going to be a detailed cooking help guide. I will include all the good methods for raising your level. ;) :) :aware: I will get around to including everybody's information, and I think pizzas could be good for F2P too. I heard of a place in the wilderness called the Bandit Camp that spawns tomatoes and cheese, and sells pizza bases. The down is that there is no range to cook your pizza on. Maybe if you brought your own axe and tinderbox you could make fires.

 

I will include that.

 

The Bandit Camp:

 

http://runescape.salmoneus.net/cities/bandit_camp.html

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The only problem, which is one big problem with a cooking level like40 is that you will burn lots of lobsters.

 

Put a comma after 40

 

 

Nice guide so far, can't wait to see how awesome it will be when done. ;)

 

EDIT: Wanted to see if there is a :pirate1: emote because there is a pirate2 lol

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This is going to be a detailed cooking help guide. I will include all the good methods for raising your level. :o :P :aware: I will get around to including everybody's information, and I think pizzas could be good for F2P too. I heard of a place in the wilderness called the Bandit Camp that spawns tomatoes and cheese, and sells pizza bases. The down is that there is no range to cook your pizza on. Maybe if you brought your own axe and tinderbox you could make fires.

 

I will include that.

 

The Bandit Camp:

 

http://runescape.salmoneus.net/cities/bandit_camp.html

You can even make Anchovy pizzas there, since it is possible to fish it in the camp. You just have to bring a fishing net too.

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Thanks Simple, Hawk and Morty, I added you both to the Special Thanks list. :o

 

Scrambled Eggs look like a good method for a low level P2P cook, I might include that. All you need to do is use a knife with an egg with a bowl in your inventory and cook it on a stove, and that gives 50 xp.

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This is going to be a detailed cooking help guide. I will include all the good methods for raising your level. :o :P :aware: I will get around to including everybody's information, and I think pizzas could be good for F2P too. I heard of a place in the wilderness called the Bandit Camp that spawns tomatoes and cheese, and sells pizza bases. The down is that there is no range to cook your pizza on. Maybe if you brought your own axe and tinderbox you could make fires.

 

I will include that.

 

The Bandit Camp:

 

http://runescape.salmoneus.net/cities/bandit_camp.html

 

There is a range there from what i remember.

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Thanks Simple, Hawk and Morty, I added you both to the Special Thanks list. :o

 

Scrambled Eggs look like a good method for a low level P2P cook, I might include that. All you need to do is use a knife with an egg with a bowl in your inventory and cook it on a stove, and that gives 50 xp.

 

Making scrambled egg is even easy with the use of a kitchen in the POH.

Also, you can make cakes in your POH, which is good experience.

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Yes, thank you Warren, I remember once I was at somebody's house and I had great fun baking loads of cakes in their level 3 Lardur! :wizard: I'll include that when I get round to it. And Danny, I had just found that out, but for some reason there isn't a range symbol on the minimap. How odd!

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You need to pay to get into Al Kharid, but that shouldn't really be a problem

You only have to pay if you go through the gate. Going through the entrance next to the Al Kahrid mine is totally free. Also, the toll on the gate is lifted after completing the Prince Ali rescue quest. The con for the Al Kahrid range should be you can't teleport anywhere near there except Lumbridge and then the Duel Arena if your a member.

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Thanks Damaged500. :wizard: I've added your info to the guide and your name to Special Thanks.

 

I need some transparent pictures of Grapes and a Cake Tin. I would appreciate it if somebody could get those for the guide.

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I jus noticed the Falador range section. I'd say the range is very close to the bank compared to some other ranges. There is also a range to the northeast of the bank that looks like it is just a little bit closer than the other one is. Also, the range in Catherby is pratically next door to the bank and since it's on the way from a very large fishing spot, it's very convenient.

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I will add all those soon. Thank you. :) I have got to go now. Remember people, I need Grapes and Cake Tin pictures. :wizard:

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I still miss a few things: What should I cook at what level, how much experience will I get when following your advice when I play 10 hours. Or to make it more clear: How long will it take to level up when I follow your guide.

 

Help guides are supposed to do just that: Point the way to the best way to level up. That is why I only suggested the wine and pizza. I haven't done a calculation on xp-per-hour. You should do that, you are, after all, writing the guide.

 

What you have written up to now is nothing more than an attempt at re-writing the cooking guide and not the help guide. And as a cooking guide it is rubbish since you miss close to everything cooking is all about.

 

You call this 50% complete, I suggest you barely started, about 1% is more like it. Worry about pictures by the time you have your data complete and text written.

 

If you are interested I could gather some data on 3 f2p accounts (all 3 are at different low levels in cooking) but that would have to wait another 36 days: I will keep playing 013 till that time. Getting the data will be a slow process and I can only test 3 different methodes, though it is possible to extrapolate from that data with some measure of accuracy. One more thing: You would need information on the road to 99 starting at 85: You could try that yourself... or have someone else write if for you. You would need to look at all different foods for that and try them. Keep track of what you cooked, how long it takes and put it in an exel-file (or other spread-sheet). That way you can at least do some calculations.

 

--Simple--

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I am going to start a new account and maybe make some calculations. I have to admit, I didn't realise making a help guide is so difficult. :) But I'm up to the challenge. How should I go about collecting data for the levels you will burn food?

What I need to do on the F2P section:

  • Good methods for cooking in F2P except 85-99
  • Write another method for 85-99
  • Collect information on XP per hour for each method of cooking, using three accounts to make it a fair test. Use a stopwatch to time for one hour.

What I need to do on the P2P section:

  • Write the foods you should cook
  • Add a section about cooking gauntlets, and when you don't burn
  • Experiment on my main the XP per hour.

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A good way for making cakes is to use your P.o.h (Members Only) have a complete kitchen with a teak larder and you can get the materials for making the cake from the larder and cook them on your fire (Range in the kitchen) and keep doing that. The kitchen shelfs should also contain cake tins.

 

I did it alot and it helps.

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Ambo please read the whole thread before adding something: Warren already came up with that.

 

@Johhny After creating a new account you only have 4 options (up to level 5): bread, meat, chicken and shrimp. Basically you would need to find out how long it would take to level with each of them. But since it is a help guide this time you would need to look at availability of supplies. Meat and chicken are the obvious answer. So get about 100 of one of them and start cooking. Note how many you burn and when you reach lvl 5 stop. Then create another account. Do the same thing but now with the other type. Put those numbers in a spread sheet and keep it safe... it will be the basis of the guide.

 

Then you need to find out about the next step: list all possible foods and once again choose the 2 most likely candidates. Then repeat the process. And so it goes on... till the guide is finished. And you will get bored doing it. To give an idea: I used 3 accounts for the range help guide... (and I write most things down of what I do out of habit: I already had a lot of data). One of those accounts is now at 59 range one at 45 and one at 99...

 

--Simple--

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So, basically, I should start again? I mean go through the whole guide using the technique you suggested. And why only until level 5? Is it because there is because you can cook herring at that level? I think the first section should be up to level 10. Only having one thing to cook for those levels would be boring.

 

But since it is a help guide this time you would need to look at availability of supplies. Meat and chicken are the obvious answer. So get about 100 of one of them and start cooking. Note how many you burn and when you reach lvl 5 stop.

 

By that I think you mean, collect 100 meat, cook it until level 5, see how many I burn. Then on another account collect chicken and do the same?

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Rogues' Den Fire

 

This fire is located practically next to the fire

 

I think you mean the Bank :)

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Ambo please read the whole thread before adding something: Warren already came up with that.

 

 

I didnt notice that and i just gave a bit more infomation about it.

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So, basically, I should start again? I mean go through the whole guide using the technique you suggested. And why only until level 5? Is it because there is because you can cook herring at that level? I think the first section should be up to level 10. Only having one thing to cook for those levels would be boring.

 

By that I think you mean, collect 100 meat, cook it until level 5, see how many I burn. Then on another account collect chicken and do the same?

 

I can give you a whole host of other problems you are bound to meet when writing a help guide. This is just the first one: I took level 5 because that is the next stage in the process. At that point other foods will become available. You need to find out what is the best way after 5: stay with meat/chicken or switch to something else.

 

My take would be this: You are bound to have found out what is faster chicken or meat. That would mean the levels after 5 would stay the same: if chicken is the fastes then go with chicken. But you also get new foods. And those you have to test until you find the fastest. Both in getting the raw food and in cooking them. But you need to test. One thing you can be absolutely sure of: When starting the best way forward is to finish cooks assistent and only use the range at Lumbridge Castle: It burns less food, thus less material wasted.

 

The reason for explaining this: A help guide is a hard thing to write and it needs research on it to be effective. Take a look at Yuan's Herblore help guide, Neo's RC help guide and one of mine, Thieving help guide. That should give you an idea of the work involved. It takes time to collect data (the range help one took over 100 hours to finish the first draft) and it needs to be accurate to be of HELP.

 

--Simple--

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Ok, so what are the other problems you mentioned? I'm ready to face them. But firstly, I'm trying to perfect the levels 1-10 Lumbridge cooking section. I conducted my first "experiment", I made 3 level 3's and cooked raw chicken and meat until level 10 cooking. Here are the results I came back with:

 

Cooking Levels 1-10 Experiment

 

Character 1:

Chicken and Meat used: 49

Cooked successfully: 36

Burned: 13

 

Character 2:

 

Chicken and Meat used: 53

Cooked Successfully: 36

Burned: 17

 

Character 3 (completed Cook's Assistant, and was using the range):

 

Chicken and Meat used: 40

Cooked Successfully: 30

Burned: 10

 

I'll add that info later. :)

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Rogues' Den Fire

 

This fire is located practically next to the fire

I think it's "The fire is located practically next to the bank"

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