Cooking is an integral part of the gameplay in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild since the game has ditched collecting hearts into finding ingredients and cooking food or elixirs for health and status effect bonuses. As the player starts their exploration in Hyrule, they'll find a plethora of common to rare ingredients across the map. Here's a guide on cooking in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guide To Cooking
All ingredients in Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be eaten to replenish health but cooking them makes them better. Even an apple can be placed over fire to get Baked Apple and it will have a better health regeneration effect for Link. Only one ingredient can be cooked over open fire but one to five items can be cooked in a pot.
The pot is useful in cooking and a better way to prepare for future battles and quests since 60 meals or elixirs can be made at a time. To cook in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, access the ingredients from the pouch. Link will then have the option to hold up to five items at one time and he can then throw them into the pot when he's done.
Not all combination will be successful though and these are called "Dubious Food," which will only grant Link one heart in Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Arekkz Gaming suggests keeping the ingredients simple like Meat and Mushrooms will turn into Skewers. Truffles, however, are made to enhance food and can be added to any recipe.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Recipes
Specific buffs are based on the prefix; Hearty, Chilly, Energizing, Electro, Enduring, Fireproof, Hasty, Might, Sneaky, Spicy and Tough. These buffs can't be combined but each can stack in a meal. Anything Spicy for example can grant Link cold resistance, perfect for when he's in a chilly place. Rushroom can give Link haste when combined with a basic meal, which is a useful buff if Link wants to climb a tall cliff.