Mountain Stir Fry, a dish you can make in Harvestella.

Harvestella: How to Cook

Make your dungeon runs much easier by cooking meals.

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Key Takeaway

To cook, you will need to have the Kitchen Counter installed. Once this has been installed, you can cook meals—assuming you have the necessary recipes and ingredients.

You will not be able to cook at the start of Harvestella. Instead, you’ll need to eat the individual ingredients to survive. While this does the trick for a while, you’ll eventually want the benefits that come with cooked meals.

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    How to Get a Kitchen Counter

    Kitchen Counter being sold at the Renovator's.

    To cook, you’ll first need to get a Kitchen Counter to work with. This is sold at the Renovator in Lethe. You must pay 2,000 Grilla for the Renovator to come install it, and this installation will take one day. When you wake up the next day, he will be in your house finishing up your Kitchen Counter. Once this is done, you’re ready to cook!

    How to Get Recipes and Ingredients

    Examples of recipes you can buy at the General Store.

    There are a couple of ways you can go about getting recipes. At the General Stores in each town, you can purchase various recipes. Alternatively, you can sometimes find recipes while you’re out exploring the dungeons. Either way, you’ll want to collect numerous recipes to make meals that will aid you in your dungeon runs.

    Ingredients can be found while exploring the dungeons, or they can be collected from animals and plants on your farm. Additionally, you can purchase them at each town’s General Store.

    Benefits of Cooked Meals

    Example of Mountain Stir Fry, a meal that you can cook.

    Meals can have many different benefits. For starters, cooked meals can restore a significant amount of both Health and Stamina. Additionally, different meals will grant you different bonuses, such as increases to your attack and defense stats, your elemental resistances, and more.

    How to Cook Meals

    To cook a meal, simply return to your home in Bird’s Eye Brae. Go over to your Kitchen Counter, interact with it, and choose whichever meal you wish to cook—assuming you have the proper recipes and ingredients to boot.