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Cooking
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A Young Adult Sim cooking

Not to be confused with Cooking.
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Cooking returns as a skill in The Sims 3. The skill is augmented by the Natural Cook trait and the Born to Cook [TS3:ST] lifetime reward. Perfectionist Sims take longer to cook for better results. Vegetarian Sims learn vegetarian versions of meat dishes. Eco-Friendly Sims serve organic dishes. The cooking skill is also an excellent skill for making legendary parties because high quality food makes guests happy.

When a Sim is cooking a recipe with a random ingredient, such as pancakes, he/she uses the first ingredient available in his/her inventory. If there's no eligible ingredient, he/she uses the first ingredient in the fridge.

Statistics Edit

  • Favorite Meal
  • Meal Most Prepared
  • Highest Quality Meal
  • Recipes Prepared
  • Recipes Known

Challenges Edit

Star Chef
Star Chefs have prepared at least 50 meals, so they clearly know their way around the kitchen. The dishes they prepare are more pleasing to those that eat them.
World-Class Chef
World-Class Chefs have prepared at least 75 dishes and are masters of the kitchen. World-Class chefs are known to prepare meals significantly faster.
Menu Maven
Menu Mavens have learned to prepare all recipes. Recipes are earned by improving the cooking skill and can be purchased at the bookstore. Menu Mavens prepare higher quality food.

Abilities Edit

Better meals give progressively better and longer lasting positive moodlets. The moodlets vary depending on the quality of the meal. The higher the quality, the better the moodlet. Certain foods have special abitlites such as ambrosia resetting a Sim's life stage or a lesser effect such as "Warm Fuzzies" from angel food cake. Having flame fruit in inventory also gives a Sim the "Cozy Fire" moodlet.

Once a Sim reaches level 10 of cooking skill, he or she can cook lobster thermidor, which can possibly give a Sim the "Divine Meal" moodlet if cooked with perfect ingredients and if it is the Sim's favorite food.[confirmation needed] To be able to cook all meals perfectly, the Sim should accomplish the "Menu Maven" challenge, get an upgraded stove or MinusOne Kelvin Fridge, and/or achieve "Star Chef" status.

It is possible to cook food perfectly without having the aforementioned traits, simply by repeatedly cooking the same meal. Though it is tedious, the more a dish is cooked, the better the base will become. It can eventually be raised to perfect, without the need for expensive cooking appliances.

RecipesEdit

Dishes that have a recipe source can be learned in a number of ways.

  • Purchasing and reading recipes from the bookstore. See list of cooking books. Recipes for foods from World Adventures can be purchased from the bookstores in Al Simhara, Champs Les Sims and Shang Simla.
  • Using the 'Trade Cooking Secrets' social interaction. Target Sim must have cooking skill, active Sim must have unknown recipes. In case the target Sim does not have the cooking skill, the active Sim can increase their Logic Skill to 10, and then "Tutor Sims for Skill".[1]
  • Watching "Cookin' Cable" TV channel.[1]

Sims can prepare gourmet pet food once they've reached level 1 of Cooking skill. These recipes count as the number of recipes known, despite being food for pets.

Mealtime[2] Monday-Friday Weekend
Breakfast 01:00 - 11:00
1:00 AM – 11:00 AM
01:00 - 09:00
1:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Brunch Not available 09:00 - 15:00
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Lunch 11:00 - 17:00
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
15:00 - 17:00
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dinner 17:00 - 01:00
5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
17:00 - 01:00
5:00 PM – 1:00 AM


Image Skill Food Ingredients Cost Serving Time Source Note EP
Waffles 0 Waffles Egg §11 Breakfast
Lunch
N/A
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Autumn Salad 0 Autumn Salad Lettuce §5 Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
N/A Cold food. Requires no cooking
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Mac and Cheese 0 Mac and Cheese Cheese §8 Lunch
Dinner
N/A
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Hot Dogs 0 Hot Dogs Links §8 Lunch
Dinner
N/A Requires a grill or microwave
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Hot Dogs 0 Tofu Dogs Tofu §11 Lunch
Dinner
N/A Requires a grill or microwave
Vegetarian meal
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Pancakes Sims3 1 Pancakes Fruit §6 Breakfast
Brunch
Skill
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Peanut Butter and Jelly 1 Peanut Butter and Jelly Fruit §6 Brunch
Lunch
Skill Cold food. Requires no cooking
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Ratatouille 1 Ratatouille Tomato §5 Lunch
Dinner
Recipe
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Shawarma 1 Shawarma Steak §30 Lunch
Dinner
Recipe Recipe bought from Al Simhara
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Chili Con Carne 1 Chili Con Carne Steak, Ghost Chili §63 Lunch
Dinner
Recipe Spicy meal[3]
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Vegetarian Chili 1 Vegetarian Chili Tofu, Ghost Chili §44 Lunch
Dinner
Recipe Spicy vegetarian meal[3]
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CheesePlate 1 Cheese Plate Cheese, Grape §6 Dessert Recipe Recipe bought from Champs Les Sims
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Grilled Cheese 2 Grilled Cheese Cheese §8 Lunch Skill
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Goopy Carbonara 2 Goopy Carbonara Onion §11 Lunch
Dinner
Skill
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Mushroom Omelette 2 Mushroom Omelette Egg, Bell Pepper, White Cap Mushrooms §26 Breakfast
Brunch
Recipe
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EggRolls 2 Egg Rolls Egg, Lettuce §5 Lunch
Dinner
Recipe Recipe bought from Shang Simla
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Hot and Sour Soup 3 Hot and Sour Soup Porcini Mushroom, Ghost Chili §48 Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Recipe Spicy meal[3]
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Fish and Chips 3 Fish and Chips Fish §5 Dinner Recipe Can be grilled
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Fish and Chips 3 Vegetarian Fish and Chips Tofu §11 Dinner Recipe Can be grilled
Vegetarian meal
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Bouillabaisse 3 Bouillabaisse Fish, Vegetable §5 Dinner Recipe Recipe bought from Champs Les Sims
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FrogsLegs 3 Frogs Legs Frog, Garlic §23 Dinner Recipe Recipe bought from Champs Les Sims
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Cookies 3 Cookies Egg §11 Dessert Recipe
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Fruit Parfait 4 Fruit Parfait Apple, Grape §12 Breakfast
Brunch
Recipe Cold food. Requires no cooking
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Spaghetti 4 Spaghetti Tomato §5 Dinner Skill
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Spaghetti 4 Spaghetti with Veggie Sauce Tomato §5 Dinner Skill Vegetarian meal
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Sushi 4 Sushi Fish §5 Dinner Skill Cold food. Requires no cooking
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Sushi 4 Veggi Rolls Tofu §11 Dinner Skill Cold food. Requires no cooking
Vegetarian meal
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Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich 5 Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich Banana §11 Brunch
Lunch
Recipe
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Cheesesteak 5 Cheesesteak Cheese, Steak §38 Lunch
Dinner
Recipe Can be grilled
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Cheesesteak 5 Cheese Tofu Steak Cheese, Tofu §19 Lunch
Dinner
Recipe Can be grilled
Vegetarian meal
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Stu Surprise 5 Stu Surprise 2 Ingredients §10 Dinner Skill
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Firecracker Shrimp 5 Firecracker Shrimp Honey, Ghost Chilli §54 Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Recipe Spicy meal[3]
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Firecracker Tofu 5 Firecracker Tofu Honey, Ghost Chilli §54 Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Recipe Spicy vegetarian meal[3]
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Falafel 5 Falafel Lettuce, Onion §15 Lunch
Dinner
Recipe Recipe bought from Al Simhara
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Pumpkin Pie1 5 Pumpkin Pie Egg, Pumpkin §24 Dessert Skill
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Hamburger 6 Hamburger Onion, Patty §35 Lunch
Dinner
Skill Can be grilled
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Hamburger 6 Veggie Burger Onion, Tofu §22 Lunch
Dinner
Skill Can be grilled
Vegetarian meal
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Aloo Masala Curry 6 Aloo Masala Curry Tomato, Potato, Ghost Chilli §49 Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Recipe Spicy meal[3]
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StirFry 6 Stir-Fry Bell Pepper, Garlic §41 Dinner Recipe Recipe bought from Shang Simla
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Cobbler 6 Cobbler Fruit, Egg §17 Dessert Recipe
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Eggs Machiavellian 7 Eggs Machiavellian Watermelon, Egg §25 Breakfast
Brunch
Recipe
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Porcini Risotto 7 Porcini Risotto Onion, Porcini Mushroom §26 Lunch
Dinner
Recipe
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Key Lime Pie 7 Key Lime Pie Lime, Egg §25 Dessert Skill
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Crepes 8 Crepes 2 Fruits §12 Breakfast
Brunch
Recipe Recipe bought from Champs Les Sims
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Grilled Salmon 8 Grilled Salmon Garlic, Potato, Salmon §48 Dinner Skill Can be grilled
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Grilled Salmon 8 Vegetarian Grilled Salmon Garlic, Potato, Tofu §45 Dinner Skill Can be grilled
Vegetarian meal
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Tri-Tip Steak 8 Tri-Tip Steak Potato, Vegetable, Steak §46 Dinner Recipe Can be grilled
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Tri-Tip Steak 8 Tri-Tip Tofu Steak Potato, Vegetable, Tofu §27 Dinner Recipe Can be grilled
Vegetarian meal
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French Toast 9 French Toast 2 Apples, Egg §23 Breakfast
Brunch
Skill
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Dim Sum 9 Dim Sum 3 Fish §15 Brunch
Lunch
Skill
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Dim Sum 9 Vegetarian Dim Sum 3 Tofus §33 Brunch
Lunch
Skill Vegetarian meal
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Potato and Truffle Torte 9 Potato and Truffle Torte Truffles, Egg, Potato §85 Lunch
Dinner
Recipe
TS3SN Icon
Stuffed Turkey 9 Stuffed Turkey 2 Vegetables, Roast §40 Dinner Recipe Group Meal only
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Stuffed Turkey 9 Stuffed Tursoykey 2 Vegetables, Tofu §21 Dinner Recipe Group Meal only
Vegetarian meal
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Lobster Thermidor 10 Lobster Thermidor Garlic, Lobster, Bell Pepper §66 Dinner Skill
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Lobster Thermidor 10 Vegetarian Lobster Thermidor Garlic, Tofu, Bell Pepper §52 Dinner Skill Vegetarian meal
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Ceviche 10 Ceviche Fish, Ghost Chili, Lime §52 Lunch
Dinner
Recipe Spicy meal[3]
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Ambrosia 10 Ambrosia Death Fish, Life Fruit N/A Breakfast
Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Recipe Gives "Divine Meal" moodlet, resets age, and revives ghost. Single serving only.
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Baked Angel Food Cake 10 Baked Angel Food Cake Flame Fruit, 2 Eggs §40 Dessert Recipe Gives "Warm Fuzzies" moodlet
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If the household has a toy oven, children can bake pastries. They can make muffins (level 1), pie (level 2) and cake (level 3). With Ambitions, they can make blueberry muffins, vanilla muffins, chocolate cookies, sugar cookies, chocolate brownies, caramel brownies, vanilla cupcakes and pie.

Opportunities Edit

Cooking Contest
Prepare and submit a meal to the restaurant. Better food means better chances to win first prize. Limited Time. Cash Reward.
Prepare Meal
Prepare a 'perfect' meal for a neighbor. This is only accomplished when the Sim has made a meal with Perfect Quality.
Fresh Cookies for Sale!
Bake two group servings of Cookies for a class.::Prepare hot dogs and give it to a Sim neighbor. Cash Reward::Prepare a very nice group meal. Time limited. Cash Reward
Prepare a group serving of Tri-Tip Steaks and give it to a Sim neighbor.::Bring [Sim] a great group meal. Time limited. Cash Reward
Prepare hot dogs and give it to a Sim neighbor. Cash Reward::Prepare a very nice group meal. Time limited. Cash Reward
Very Nice!
Bake two group servings of Cookies for a class.::Prepare hot dogs and give it to a Sim neighbor. Cash Reward::Prepare a very nice group meal. Time limited. Cash Reward

NotesEdit

  • The Menu Maven challenge actually requires a Sim to learn 28 recipes, the number of recipes available when it was introduced. More recipes were introduced in the World Adventures, Pets, Showtime, Supernatural, and Seasons expansion packs, making it possible for a Sim to complete the skill challenge by raising the Cooking skill alone.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 These methods don't restrict World Adventures recipes from being learned.
  2. [1]
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Grants either "Spicy" or "Too Spicy" moodlet.

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