Numerous item descriptions have made reference to cooking, and there's a cooked segment of the inventory. I'm not sure how to cook, though - there doesn't seem to be a clear prompt.

How can I cook my food?

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According to this site, you have to:

Approach a metal bowl. Light a fire underneath it if necessary. Press + to enter your inventory screen, and choose up to five ingredients to hold. Approach the bowl and, when prompted, press A to cook. It’s that simple.

Additional information is found on the site in question, including cooking elixirs and what types of foods you can cook.

  • For some reason the site isnt showing up as a link even when I edit the answer. The site is found here: polygon.com/breath-of-the-wild-guide-walkthrough/2017/3/2/…
    – Reflexive
    Commented Mar 4, 2017 at 0:32
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    I see it as a link, if that helps.
    – user11502
    Commented Mar 4, 2017 at 0:52
  • Thanks. must be because I'm the one that wrote the answer.
    – Reflexive
    Commented Mar 4, 2017 at 0:53
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    @ExperimentalRocket Unlikely. I have lots of answers with links that I can see and click on. Might want to dig into your browser's dev tools and see what's up. Also, could it be some kind of browser security setting or plug in?
    – jpmc26
    Commented Mar 4, 2017 at 6:14
  • No I can usually see the links. This is just a once off problem, I believe, because I edited the question twice very quickly. As long as those who need an answer can see it I'm happy but thanks anyway :)
    – Reflexive
    Commented Mar 4, 2017 at 12:25

There are several methods to prepare your ingredients:

  • Cooking: Gather your ingredients and walk up to a cook pot on a lit fire. It will prompt you to put them in and cook the food/elixir. This is the only way to combine ingredients to make food.
  • Roasting: Any high temperature source will do. Just take the stuff you want to roast and put it on the ground next to the temperature source. You can use a fire, a torch in your hand or even the super-heated air of Death Mountain! (Any meat or fruit dropped in Death Mountain cooks in a second in the hot zone).
  • Freezing: Put your food next to something super cold (cold air or cold water) and you can freeze your food. Northwestern Hyrule is very cold, any meat dropped by animals there freezes in seconds. Unlike roasted foods, which have no special effects, frozen food offers some protection against the heat.
  • Boiling: Put your food into some hot water, such as a hot spring, to boil it. Soaking in a hot spring is also great for restoring HP.

Another method of cooking is by using a Fire or a hot location, such as Death Mountain. Simply drop the item you wish to cook near the fire or on Death Mountain, and it will cook after a short time.

  • +1 ! Never tried to cook on Death Mountain but it seems totally awesome so will check that :)
    – Ise
    Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 14:07

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