Cooks experiment with strange and wondrous ingredients gathered from the far corners of Azeroth. A dedicated chef is able to turn mundane ingredients, recently caught fish or leftover animal meat into a delectable and nutritious meal. Ambitious cooks can even create massive feasts to sate the hunger of entire adventuring parties. Food made with cooking speeds health recovery, and some foods provide long-term buffs to heroes with full bellies.
Cooking is a secondary profession – anyone can train to be a cook, no matter how many other professions they’ve devoted themselves to.
Most cooking must be done over a heat source – either a cooking fire you’ve started yourself, or an open stove, campfire, etc.
Though many cooking recipes utilize meat from animals you’ve slain in the wilderness (making cooking a convenient way to utilize your leftovers), the fishing profession also provides you with a great deal of stock to try out new recipes. The health benefits of Azerothian seafood are well-documented.
Perks & Benefits
Healing - Most prepared food, when eaten, helps recover health quickly after injuries.
Recovery - Some prepared foods speed the recovery of other resources, like mana, focus or energy.
Buffs - Truly satisfying dishes can provide ‘well fed’ buffs, which are long-term boosts to attributes.
Aftereffects - A few meals result in unusual aftereffects: halitosis, increased height and weight, and more.