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Raw Edibles

At the start of the game, without any infrastructure, the player only has access to foraged or hunted food that can be eaten raw in order to maintain the player's Satiety. However, the player should not rely on these for overly long, as once harvested, naturally occurring foodstuffs are either gone for good, or require a long time to regrow.

The following table lists all the food items that can be eaten raw:

Item Satiety Category Notes
Honey1 (per 0.1 liter) 30 Fruit Liquid. Never spoils.
Cherries, lychees 40 Fruit
Cranberries 60 Fruit
Saguaro fruit 60 Fruit Restores 1 hp upon consumption.
Apples (any), blueberries, currants (any), mangoes, oranges,
peaches, pears, pomegranates, or pineapple slices
80 Fruit
Breadfruit 120 Fruit
Mushroom (any) 80 Vegetable Some mushroom types may be poisonous and deal damage upon consumption.
Bell pepper2, carrot, olives, onion, parsnip, or turnip 100 Vegetable
Cassava (processed) 100 Vegetable Inedible without prior processing.
Cabbage 300 Vegetable
Pumpkin slice 140 Vegetable
Pumpkin (whole) 480 Vegetable
Flax grain 30 Grain
Amaranth, rice, rye, spelt, or sunflower grain 60 Grain
Walnut seed 40 Protein Never spoils.
Grubs or Termites 60 Protein
Peanuts 160 Protein
Lump of fat3 200 Protein Never spoils.
Vintage Beef 280 Protein Rare ruin loot. Restores 2 hp upon consumption. Never spoils.
Milk (per 0.1 liter) 15 Dairy Liquid.

Simple Food Values

Protein Satiation Vegetable Satiation Grain Satiation Fruit Satiation
Boiled Egg 160 Roots: Carrot, Parsnip, Onion, Turnip, Cattail 100 Flax 30 Currants, Blueberry 80
Cooked Bush Meat 120 Mushrooms (Bolete, Field) 80 Flax Bread 160 Cranberry 60
Cooked Poultry 200 Pumpkin 120 All Other Grain 60 Saguaro 60
Cooked Red Meat 280 Cabbage 300 All Other Bread 300 Honey 60

Mushrooms

Mushrooms are special in that they may be beneficial or harmful to the player when ingested, and some of the harmful ones are very easily mistaken for safe ones.
Following is a list of specifically the poisonous mushrooms for easy checking:

Name Notes
Bitter Bolete -3 HP
Death Cap -50 HP (!)
Devilstooth mushroom -2 HP
Earth Ball -8 HP
Elfin saddle -7 HP
Fly Agaric -6.5 HP
Gold-drop milkcap -2.5 HP
Jack'o'lantern mushroom -6 HP


Raw red meat in a fire pit

Nutrition and Satiation

Current nutrition and satiety levels can be examined in the character dialog, mapped to 'C' by default.

Nutrition

Player nutrition includes four categories: Protein, vegetable, grain and fruit. As the nutrient bars fill, the player hp increases. The player starts with 15 base health points that can be increased to 25 hp by consuming a balanced diet including all four nutrients. This is where more advanced meals are particularly useful because they allow players to create mixed nutrition meals (protein/vegetable, grain/vegetable, protein/grain, protein/fruit/vegetable etc...). Please be aware though, nutrition levels do not increase if food is consumed while completely satiated.

Bread Dough

To create bread dough, prepare flour using a quern to grind grain.

  1. Open the quern GUI (RMB) and add grain into the input slot (left) of the quern.
  2. Hold RMB on the base of the quern to grind the grain into flour, which will appear in the output slot (right) of the quern.
  3. In the crafting grid, combine a bucket of water and flour to create dough. (one bucket of water creates 10 dough)

Advanced cooking techniques can greatly increase the food value of ingredients, and can potentially achieve several thousands of satiety points in a single food item. Additionally, it allows the player to make meals out of multiple ingredients, which can potentially supply multiple nutrition groups at he same time. Whenever possible, it is recommended that the player uses advanced cooking techniques.


Claypot Cooking

Cooking a stew in a fire pit
Each ingredient should be placed in separate slots, and equal amounts of all ingredients must be added.

Baking

Place the dough into the input slot of the firepit and fuel the fire. (Each loaf of bread requires about one piece of firewood.) Both dough and bread loaves stack to 32.

Advanced Cooking

Cooking a stew in a fire pit
Each ingredient should be placed in separate slots, and equal amounts of all ingredients must be added.

To prepare more wholesome meals, craft a claypot using the clay forming mechanic. Place the burned claypot into the fire pit input slot (left) to cook any of the 5 available meal types. The meal type players create is determined by which two "required" ingredients are placed into the claypot.

  • To create one serving of any meal: place one of each required item into two separate claypot slots (this defines the meal type). For example, a porridge requires "two grain", so a player must add two individual pieces of grain in any two input slots in the claypot. Placing two grain in one input slot of the claypot will not create a porridge. Adding "optional" ingredients in the other two input slots of the claypot will increase the nutrition value and satiation of the meal depending on which items are added. When a valid meal recipe (combining correct ingredients) is placed into the input slots, a message will appear in the claypot dialog box informing players about what type of meal will be created after cooking.
  • To cook multiple servings of a meal: increase the number of ingredient items added to all slots equally. The claypot allows players to cook up to 6 servings of any meal at a time. When creating multiple servings all the items in the input slots must be increased by the same amount, or the food will not cook!
  • To fill a bowl: A bowl holds one meal portion and may be filled from a claypot or food storage crock. To fill a bowl, place the container of cooked food onto a solid surface. With the empty bowl in the active hand use RMB on the claypot or crock. Bowls and crocks may be filled with meals while the claypot is in the firepit. Bowls of food may be carried in player inventories, stored in stationary containers, and placed on shelves. Bowls cannot be filled from crocks on shelves.
  • To eat a meal: Food may be consumed from a filled bowl. With the filled bowl in an active hotbar slot, eat using RMB. Players will eat until full, which may leave partial portions of food in the bowl.
  • To store meals: Four portions of any cooked meal can be stored in an empty crock. Place the pot onto the ground or table and right click the pot with an empty crock to transfer meals to the storage crock. Storage crocks may be sealed for long term storage using fat or wax in the crafting grid, Crocks may also be carried in player inventories, stored in stationary containers, and placed on shelves.

Pickled variants of listed ingredients can be used, but provide only their tooltip-listed food value, without gaining any bonus from claypot cooking.

Ingredients not listed in this table cannot be used in claypot meals.

Advanced Cooking Recipes

Advanced Recipes Meat Stew Vegetable Stew Porridge Soup Jam
Required Ingredients 2 Poultry or Red meat 2 Vegetables or Beans 2 Grain 1 Vegetable (Fresh) + 1 Water 2 Fruit + 2 Honey
Optional Protein 0 - 2 Poultry, Red meat, Egg or Beans 0 - 2 Soy beans (pickled or fresh) 0 - 1 Poultry, Red Meat or Egg
Optional Vegetable 0 - 2 Vegetable (pickled or fresh) 0 - 2 Vegetable (pickled or fresh) 0 - 2 Vegetable (pickled or fresh) 0 - 2 Vegetable (pickled or fresh)
Optional Grain 0 - 2 Grain
Optional Fruit 0 - 1 Fruit, Honey 0 - 2 Fruit
Optional Honey 0 - 1 Honey

1 Field vegetables include carrots, parsnips, onions, turnips, and bell peppers.
2 Tree fruits include apples, breadfruit, cherries, lychees, mangoes, oranges, peaches, pears, and pomegranates.
3 Ingredients that restore player health when eaten raw, such as saguaro fruit, lose this benefit when cooked. However, cooking a poisonous mushroom does not remove its harmful effects - the meal will still damage the player!

Satiation

Player satiety is how "hungry" or "well-fed" a player is, and has a maximum value of 1500. The satiation received from eating simple foods is shown in the table below. The satiation received from eating meals is "equal to the sum of its parts". The ingredients added to create the meal determine how much satiation and which class of nutrition a player receives. In addition, for every 100 satiation filled by consuming a meal, an additional 30 seconds passes before the player's satiety bar starts dropping again.

  • Saguaro and Honey provide health points to the player when consumed.

Basic Cooking

Simple cooking includes placing raw meat, bread dough, or cattail roots in the firepit. Roasting makes these 3 types of raw food edible. All other ingredients require a clay pot to be cooked.


Raw or simply cooked foods provide 10 seconds until player satiation starts to drop.

Note: If you leave food in the oven for too long, it will burn and become charred, reducing its food value!

Item Satiety Category Notes
Flax bread 160 Grain Requires prior processing.
Rye, spelt, sunflower, amaranth, or cassava bread 300 Grain Requires prior processing.
Rice bread 330 Grain Requires prior processing.

Pies

Instead of baking dough into bread, the dough may also be used to create pies, which behave very similar to claypot cooking. They can satisfy two food groups at once, can reach very high food values in a single item, will never cause waste from overeating, and will halt satiety loss entirely for a short time. To begin, the player must have crafted a table.

  1. Holding at least two dough in your hotbar, sneak-place it onto the table to create an empty pie crust.
  2. Fill the pie crust with four layers of ingredients. Multiple pieces of ingredients may be required for each individual layer, depending on the ingredient. Almost anything that can be used for claypot cooking can also be used to bake a pie, with the exception of pickled or cured foods. Additionally, cheese may be used to create a pie that provides dairy nutrition. Different ingredients of the same food group may be combined, but different food groups may not.
  3. Optionally, add another two dough to the pie once it is fully filled, to close it. This is not required, but the extra dough will add extra grain nutrition to the finished product.

Pies are baked in the clay oven, in exactly the same way as bread; however, only one pie may be baked at a time. The finished pie must be placed back down on a table, where it can be cut with a knife into four pieces.

Note: If you leave food in the oven for too long, it will burn and become charred, reducing its food value!

Note: for every 100 satiation filled by consuming a pie, an additional 30 seconds passes before the player's satiety bar starts dropping again for any reason. Consuming a large meal can result in more than five minutes of completely free healing, sprinting, heavy armor wearing, or other strenuous tasks.

Baking Bread


Woodbucket filled


Flour flax


Dough flax







To bake bread, players must have a firepit, bucket and a quern available.

  • Add water or honey with a filled bucket. Use LMB to add one portion, RMB to remove one portion.


Advanced Cooking Food Values

Meals have a 50% extra satiety bonus from the ingredients' total satiety.

Protein Satiation in Meal Vegetable Satiation in Meal Grain Satiation in Meal Fruit Satiation in Meal
Soy Bean 240 Roots: Carrot, Parsnip, Onion, Turnip 150 Flax 120 Currants, Blueberry 120
Egg 200 Cabbage 450 Rice 240 Cranberry 90
Poultry 375 Pumpkin 180 Rye 240 Saguarro 90
Red Meat 420 Mushrooms (Bolete, Field) 120 Spelt 240 Honey 80


Vanilla Game Content
Terrain Blocks

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Construction Blocks

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Functional Blocks

Grid Barrel.pngBarrel Grid Woodbucket.pngWooden Bucket Bed-wood-head-north.pngBed Chest-east.pngContainers Firepit lit.pngFirepit Forge.pngForge Grid Loot Vessel.pngCracked Vessels Grid Ore blasting bomb.pngOre blasting bomb Grid Large trough.pngTrough

Decorative Blocks

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Metal Working

Grid Copper anvil.pngAnvil Bloomery.pngBloomery Grid Crucible burned.pngCrucible Forge.pngForge Grid Tin bronze helve hammer.pngHelve_hammer Ingot Mold Burned.pngMolds Grid Copper Ingot.pngMetal Gem-emerald-rough.pngGemstone

Tools & Weapons

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Equipment

Armor-body-brigandine-iron.pngArmor Clothes-upperbody-lackey-shirt.pngClothes Grid Backpack.pngBags

Craftable Resources

Grid Oak board.pngBoards Charcoal.pngCharcoal Coke.pngCoke Grid Firewood.pngFirewood Grid Copper Ingot.pngIngots Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Flaxtwine.pngFlax

Plants

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Mobs

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Mechanics

Pig.pngAnimal Husbandry Grid Empty skep.pngBeekeeping Grid Crucible burned.pngCasting Grid Blue clay.pngClay Forming Sword-copper.pngCombat Hoe-copper.pngFarming Bread-spelt.pngCooking Bone.pngHealth Flax.pngSatiety Grid Flint arrow head.pngKnapping Grid Angled Gears.pngMechanical Power Pickaxe-copper.pngMining Grid Copper anvil.pngSmithing Creature-humanoid-trader-treasurehunter.pngTrading Gear-temporal.pngTemporal Stability Grid Copper hammer.pngSteel Making

Guides

Grid Lore Book.pngCrafting Recipes Charcoal.pngFuel Grid Raw hide.pngLeather Working Torch.pngLight sources Grid Copper Chunk.pngOre Deposits Grid Ruins.pngRuins Grid Lore Scroll.pngStarter Guide Berrybush blueberry ripe.pngWorld Generation