How to Cook and Learn New Recipes in No Rest for the Wicked

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How to Cook and Learn New Recipes in No Rest for the Wicked

Here’s a short and sweet guide on how to cook and learn new recipes in No Rest for the Wicked


When we think of cooking in games, we think of cozy mini-games or some sort of fun little optional mechanic that adds a bit of flair to the overall game. However, in No Rest for the Wicked, the developers took the cooking food to an extra step.

It’s a Souls-like game, so naturally, it’s going to be hard—we all knew that when we signed up for it. But even in Souls games, you get Estus Flask or some sort of healing item that you can use to get a huge chunk of your HP back. In No Rest for the Wicked, however, if you want to heal, you need to cook!

In this article, we’ll explore the cooking mechanics in No Rest for the Wicked and explain how to cook and learn new recipes. Let’s get started!

How Cooking Works in No Rest for the Wicked

How to Cook and Learn New Recipes in No Rest for the Wicked

Instead of getting a refillable healing potion of sorts, in No Rest for the Wicked, your primary source of healing are the foods that you cook or buy. Yes, there are healing potions that you can find, but they are pretty rare. 

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For cooking, you need to look for Campfires available in the world. The first Campfire you’ll run across will be in The Shallows after you finish the Prologue.

How to Cook and Learn New Recipes in No Rest for the Wicked

As you wash up on the shore after the Prologue, cross the wooden bridge, head right, and you’ll find the Campfire. At this point, you can only cook Mushroom Soup. But you’ll come across more recipes soon enough. 

How to Learn New Recipes in No Rest for the Wicked

How to Cook and Learn New Recipes in No Rest for the Wicked

To learn new recipes and expand your cooking options, you need to find recipes for different meals. The Mushroom Soup that you get at first only restores 35 health. It requires 1 Mushroom and 1 Artemisia Herb to make. 

However, other recipes that you find later on will come with additional benefits. The Mushroom and Meat Curry, for instance, restores 50 health and also increases your total Stamina by 10 for a minute. It also takes a bit more cooking ingredients to make than the Mushroom Soup.

How to Cook and Learn New Recipes in No Rest for the Wicked

The recipes for different foods in the game can be bought from Merchants around Sacrament. The first merchant you find, Fillmore, sells the recipes for Crab Chowder and Mushroom and Meat Curry for 30 and 97 coppers, respectively, after you rescue him. Early on, this might be a pretty big investment, but it’s well worth the price.

Where to Find Cooking Ingredients in No Rest for the Wicked

How to Cook and Learn New Recipes in No Rest for the Wicked

You’ll come across plenty of cooking ingredients as you explore the world in No Rest for the Wicked. Artemisia Herbs and Mushrooms can be found on the ground near trees. For Horseshoe Crab, run around the beach and kill crabs walking around on the sand. Killing rats will get you Rancid Meat. You can also fish if you have a Pine Fishing Rod for Raw Carp.

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The cooking system in No Rest for the Wicked adds an interesting touch. While the list of food you can cook right now is pretty small, the devs can add a bunch of new meals later down the line. 

Make sure you stock up on cooking ingredients and meals before you take on a Boss. These are your main sources of healing, after all. Good luck!

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How to Cook and Learn New Recipes in No Rest for the Wicked
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