Roots of Pacha Cooking Guide

Last Update: November 28, 2023 2:39 PM /


Roots of Pacha Cooking Guide - Cover Image Standing in the Pachan Hearth with Tare

Gathering crops and animal drops is all well and good, but most are more useful turned into food. Food offers a number of benefits, and can even make for a good gift. In our Roots of Pacha Cooking Guide, we'll go over the basics of cooking and how to make each recipe.

If you're after some ingredients, then check out our guides on Farming, Animals, and Fishing — all will be needed at some point for cooking recipes. We also have a starter guide going over some of the game's basics, along with tips on how to get flint early on.

How Cooking Works

Cooking is a simple process, simply requiring the right cooking area and tools. Initially, you'll only be able to cook a basic set of recipes inside the building north of the plaza, by the fire near Tare. It's possible to have Croll make you a house, which comes furnished with its own cooking area.

How to Unlock New Cooking Recipes

 There are a few ways to unlock more cooking recipes. Once you have your own house, you can buy cooking utensils from Tare that unlock new recipes. More utensils become available after completing specific Ideas or upgrading your house. 2 recipes also unlock after gifting the other tribes items, with both being required to complete some Prophecies.

Best Cooking Recipes

Early on, you'll only have access to a limited amount of stamina. Because of this, it's better to make simple food rather than more complicated ones that restore more stamina than your maximum. Compote is a solid one early on, only requiring fruit dropped from trees. Mix Salad is another quick and easy recipe, requiring 3 of any harvested crop.

Once you reach the midgame, there are a few more simple recipes that restore more stamina and give useful buffs. Caught fish (along with Oregano) can be used to make Mediterranean Grilled Fish, which also gives a buff to fishing. For miners, there's Locro. It only requires 1 Garbanzo and Tomato, restores a lot of stamina, and gives a boost to mining ores for a while.

Standing Next to Jag Chopping Wood in Roots of Pacha

Roots of Pacha Cooking Utensil Unlock List

Utensil Contribution How to Unlock
Leather Pot 1,000 Available to buy from start
Obsidian Knife 1,200 Create Tools Station building
Copper Pan 1,500 Upgrade Tools Station building, upgrade house to medium
Metate 1,500 Upgrade house to medium
Steamer 2,600 Upgrade house to medium

Standing Outside by the Fire with Okka in Root of Pacha

Roots of Pacha Cooking Recipe List

Dish Ingredients Utensils Stamina Other Buffs How to Unlock
Baba Ganoush 1 Eggplant, 1 Seseme   +70 +1 Endurance  
  1 Red Meat, 1 Mix Salad        
  1 Any Meat, 1 Carrot, 1 Wheat Flower        
  1 Cephalopod, 1 Olive Oil, 1 Citron        
Chutney     +138    
Compote 1 Any Tree Fruit        
  1 Any Vegetable, 1 Any Meat, 1 Wheat Flower        
Duxelles 1 Any Mushroom, 1 Garlic   +76 +1 Animal Friendship  
  1 Tomato, 1 Onion, 1 Chile        
Faina 1 Garbanzo, 1 Any Herb   +62    
  1 Any Sour Cream, 1 Garbanzo, 1 Parsley        
  1 Any Oil, 1 Any Egg        
  1 Any Oil, 1 Oregano, 1 Any Egg        
Fruit Platter 3 Any Tree Fruit   +52 +1 Gift Giving  
  1 Any Grain, 1 Any Fat, 1 Any Dried Fruit        
Roasted Fish 1 Any Fish   +38 +1 Fish Spawn  
Hardtack 1 Any Flour   +64 +4 Animal Friendship  
  1 Any Squash, 1 Any Dried Fruit, 1 Chile, 1 Corn        
Hummus 1 Garbanzo, 1 Parsley   +96 +4 Wood Yield  
  1 Any Milk, 1 Any Butter, 1 Any Flour        
  1 Any Legume, 1 Chile, 1 Coconut        
Lentil Pie 1 Any Vegetables, 1 Wild Lentils   +46   Gift Mograni something they don't dislike
Locro 1 Garbanzo, 1 Tomato   +76 +1 Ore Yield  
  1 Any Fat, 1 Any Meat        
  1 Almond        
Meat Filled Squash 1 Any Squash, 1 Any Vegetable, 1 Any Meat   +70    
  1 Any Vegetable, 1 Any Meat        
Mediterranean Grilled Fish 1 Any Fish, 1 Oregano   +52 +1 Fish Catching  
Mix Salad 3 Any Harvest   +38    
  1 Any Herb, 1 Any Cheese        
  1 Any Grain, 1 Any Fermented Grain        
  1 Any Flour, 1 Any Dried Fruit        
  1 Onion, 1 Garlic, 1 Potatoes        
  1 White Meat, 1 Pineapple        
  1 Any Cheese, 1 Wheat Flour        
Plain Tortillas 1 Corn   +88    
  1 Any Fat, 1 Corn        
  1 Any Dried Fruit, 1 Corn        
Potato Salad 1 Carrot, 1 Potatoes, 1 Any Egg   +78 +1 Foot Speed  
  1 Any Mushroom, 1 Any Egg, 1 Any Root, 1 Wheat Flour        
  1 Any Harvest, 1 Garlic        
Roast Meat 1 Red Meat   +38    
Seaweed Salad 1 Seaweed   +54    
  1 Any Vegetable, 1 Any Egg        
Steamed Vegetables 1 Any Vegetable, 1 Any Root   +72 +4 Gift Giving  
Sushi 1 Wild Rice, 1 Seaweed, 1 Any Fish Obsidian Knife +76   Gift Yakuans something they don't dislike
  1 Any Mushroom, 1 Any Meat, 1 Corn        
  1 Any Fish, 1 Any Root, 1 Any Flour        
Vegetable Stew 1 Any Vegetable, 1 Any Legume   +46    

That's the end of our Roots of Pacha Cooking Guide. Make sure to check out our other guides below!

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