Runescape Cooking Guide

Cooking can be a fun and interesting skill in RuneScape, since you can often cook several different types of food at the same level. There’s a variety of things you can do with this skill, but more importantly, it’s an essential skill to survival in the game.

There are 2 main kinds of food in the game. Foods that require ingredients to be mixed together such as bread, pizzas and pies tend to take more time to make. Fish on the other hand, only need to be fished for and then cooked over a stove or fire. Once you’ve decided on the food to make, you can follow the instructions on the Cooking Chart below.

Helpful Drinks

If you need a temporary boost to your Cooking level, then the chef’s Delight drink is exactly the drink for you. It can be Brewed, and this drink will increase your Cooking level by 1-5 points, depending on your Cooking level (a higher Cooking level means it will increase more). This drink is Members-Only.

Cooking Gauntlets

These helpful items are a reward from the Family Crest Quest, and will increase your chance of successfully cooking various types of fish.

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Cooking Foods

Fish can usually be cooked on either a stove or fire, but most other foods must be cooked on a range. To cook a food, just use the item with a range or fire. From time to time you may burn the food you’re trying to cook, which makes it un-eatable. But, as you gain experience you will get better at cooking and burn less food.

Cooking Chart
Food & Picture Cooking Level Cooking Experience Heals Instructions
Anchovies 1 30 1 Cook on a stove or fire.

Meat or Chicken 1 30 3 1. Obtain some meat from a cow, rat or chicken
2. Cook over a stove or fire.

Shrimp 1 30 3 Cook on a stove or fire.

Karambwanji 1 10 3 Cook on a stove or fire.

Ugthanki Meat 1 40 3 1. Obtain some meat from an Ugthanki.
2. Cook the meat on a stove or fire.

Bread 1 40 5 1. Pick some wheat from a field.
2. Climb to the top of a windmill.
3. Use the grain with the hopper, and operate it.
4. Climb down and collect the flour with a pot.
5. Use some water with the flour to make bread dough.
6. Cook on a stove.

Sardine 1 40 4 Cook on a stove or fire.

Karambwan 1 80 Poison Cook for a Short Time on a stove or fire, after completing the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio Quest.

Ugthanki Kebab 1
Level 58 needed to make Pitta Bread 120 19 1. Obtain some cooked Ugthanki Meat, a tomato, an onion, some water, flour, and a bowl.
2. Make some Pitta Dough and cook it on a stove.
3. Mix the tomato and onion together in the bowl, and then add the meat.
4. Use the mixture with the Pitta Bread.

Herring 5 50 5 Cook on a stove or fire.

Cooked Rabbit 1 30 5 1. Kill a Rabbit in either Fremmenik Province or Isafdar.
2. Cook on a stove or fire.

Baked Potato 7 15 4 Cook a Potato on a stove.

Spicy Sauce 9 25 2 1. Use a some Garlic and Gnome Spice on a Bowl.
2. Cook on a stove.

Redberry Pie 10 78 10 1. Get some flour, water, and a pie dish.
2. Obtain some red berries.
3. Use the water with the flour to make pastry dough.
4. Use the dough with the pan, and fill the pie with red berries.
5.Cook on a stove.

Mackerel 10 60 6 Cook on a stove or fire.

Chilli Con Carne 11 55 5 1. Make some Spicy Sauce, and add some cooked meat while holding a knife.
2. Cook on a stove.

Thin Snail 12 70 5-7 1. Obtain a Thin Snail from a Blamish Snail.
2. Cook on a stove or fire.

Scrambled Eggs 13 50 5 Obtain a knife and a bowl. Use the egg with the bowl and cook it over a stove.

Trout 15 70 7 Cook on a stove or fire.

Roasted Rabbit 16 72 7 1. Kill a Rabbit in either Fremmenik Province or Isafdar.
2. Cook on a spit.

Jungle Spider 16 80 7-10 1. Obtain some Skewer Sticks by using a Machete with a Jungle Spar from the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup game.
2. Kill a Jungle Spider and take its carcass.
3. Use the carcass on the stick and cook over a fire.
Note: You can use arrow shafts instead of skewers.

Lean Snail 17 80 6-8 1. Obtain a Lean Snail from a Blamish Snail.
2. Cook on a stove or fire.

Cod 18 75 7 Cook on a stove or fire.

Meat Pie 20 110 12 1. Get some flour, water, a pie dish, and some cooked meat.
2. Make some Pastry Dough.
3. Use the dough with the pan, and fill the pie with cooked meat.
4. Cook on a stove.

Pike 20 80 8 Cook on a stove or fire.

Nettle Tea 20 52 3 1. Obtain a Bowl and some Nettles.
2. Fill the bowl with water and add the Nettles.
3. Cook the Nettle Water over a stove of fire.
Optional: Obtain a Tea Cup by stealing it from a Tea Stall and drinking the tea. Use the Nettle Tea with the cup. Add milk and enjoy!

Crab Meat 21 100 10
5 bites Catch some Crabs (from the Recipe for Disaster quest) and cook them over a fire or stove.

Cream 21 18 1 Obtain some milk and use it on a Dairy Churn to make Cream.

Roasted Beast Meat 21 82 8 1. Obtain some Raw Beast Meat from a Kebbit, Feldip Weasel or Desert Devil.
2. Cook on a spit.

Fat Snail 22 95 7-9 1. Obtain a Fat Snail from a Blamish Snail.
2. Cook on a stove or fire.

Egg and Tomato 23 50 8 1. Obtain a knife, 2 bowls, an egg and tomato.
2. Use the egg with one bowl and the tomato with the other. Cook the eggs over a stove, then add the tomatoes.

Stew 25 117 11 1. Obtain a bowl, a potato, and some cooked meat.
2. Fill the bowl with water, and add the potato and meat.
3. Cook on a stove or fire.

Salmon 25 90 9 Cook on a stove or fire.

Slimey Eel 28 95 6-10 Cook on a stove or fire.

Roasted Sweetcorn 28 104 2-10 Cook on a stove.

Mud Pie 29 128 Lowers Run Energy by 50% 1. Make some Pastry Dough and add it to a pie pan.
2. Add compost, water and dry clay (in that order).
3. Cook on a stove.

Karambwan 30 190 18 Cook for a Long Time on a stove or fire, after completing the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio Quest.

Chompy Bird 30 140 10 Only cookable on an Ogre Spit, found in the Ogre village southeast of Gu’Tanoth.

Apple Pie 30 130 14 1. Get some flour, water, a pie dish, and a cooking apple.
2. Make some Pastry Dough.
3. Use the dough with the pan, and put the apple in the pie.
4. Cook on a stove.

Tuna 30 100 10 Cook on a stove or fire.

Fishcake 31 100 11 1. Obtain some Crab Meat, Kelp and Raw Cod.
2. Use these on each other to make a fishcake.
*Must have already made one during Recipe for Disaster.

Garden Pie 34 138 12
+3 Farming 1. Make some Pastry Dough and add it to a Pie Pan.
2. Add a tomato, an onion, and lastly a cabbage.
3. Now cook it over a stove.

Pizza 35 143 14 1. Obtain some flour, water, some cheese and a tomato.
2. Make some Pizza Dough and use the tomato with it. Add some cheese to the pizza and then cook it on a stove.

Wine 35 200 11 1. Get some water and grapes.
2. Mix them together to make wine.

Rainbow Fish 35 110 11 Cook on a range or fire.

Cave Eel 38 115 7-11 Catch a Cave Eel from the Lumbridge Swamp Caves and cook over a fire or range.

Butter 38 40.5 - Milk
22.5 - Cream 0 1. Obtain some milk or cream.
2. Use it on a Dairy Churn to make Butter.

Baked Potato With Butter 39 40 14 Cook a Potato on a Stove and add some Butter.

Cake 40 180 12 1. Obtain some flour, milk, an egg and a cake tin.
2. Mix everything into the tin and cook the cake on a stove.

Lobster 40 120 12 Cook on a stove or fire.

Chilli Potato 41 125 14 Add a bowl of Chille Con Carne to a baked potato.

Jubbly 41 160 15 Kill a Jubbly bird, pick up the meat and cook over a Spitroast.

Fried Onions 42 60 5 1. Obtain a Bowl, Knife and an Onion. Use the Onion with the Bowl.
2. Cook on a stove.

Bass 43 130 13 Cook on a stove or fire.

Meat Pizza 45 169 16 Cook a plain pizza and then add some cooked meat.

Swordfish 45 140 14 Cook on a stove or fire.

Fried Mushrooms 46 60 5 Obtain a Bowl, Knife and some Mushrooms. Add the mushrooms to the bowl and cook over a range.

Baked Potato With Butter and Cheese 47 80 16 Cook a Potato on a stove and add some Butter and Cheese.

Fish Pie 47 164 12
+3 Fishing 1. Make some Pastry Dough and add it to a Pie Pan.
2. Add a cooked Trout, and a cooked Cod. Last, add a potato and cook over a range.

Cheese 48 64 - Milk
46 - Cream
23 - Butter 2 1. Get some milk, butter or cream.
2. Use it on a Dairy Churn to make Cheese.

Chocolate Cake 50 210 15 Bake a regular cake, and then use a chocolate bar with it.

Oomlie Wrap 50 40 14 1. Kill an Oomlie Bird in the Khazari Jungle.
2. Shake a Palm Tree and take the fallen leaf.
3. Use the Palm Leaf on the Raw Meat.
4. Cook the Palmed Oomlie.

Egg and Tomato Potato 51 150 16 1. Make a bowl of Egg and Tomato sauce, and add the toppings to a Baked Potato with Butter and Cheese.

Lava Eel 53 140 11 Cook on a stove or fire.

Anchovy Pizza 55 182 18 Cook a plain pizza and then add some cooked anchovies to it.

Mushrooms and Onions 57 55 11 1. Obtain a knife, mushroom, onion and 2 bowls. Add the mushroom and onion each to a separate bowl.
2. Cook the onions and mushrooms over a stove, then add the mushrooms to the onions.

Curry 60 221 19 1. Make some stew and get some spices.
2. Add the spices to the stew and cook it over a fire or stove.

Monkfish 62 150 16 Cook over a fire or stove. Used in the Swan Song Quest.

Mushroom and Onion Potato 64 230 20 Make a bowl of mushrooms and onions (above), and add to a Baked Potato with Butter and Cheese.

Pineapple Pizza 65 195 22 1. Cook a plain pizza.
2. Obtain a pineapple and cut it with a knife. Add the slices to the pizza.

Tuna and Corn 67 204 13 1. While carrying a Knife, add a cooked Tuna to a bowl.
2. Add a Roasted Corn to the bowl.

Tuna and Corn Potato 68 265 22 Make a bowl of Tuna and Corn (above), and add to a Baked Potato with Butter.

Admiral Pie 70 210 16
+5 Fishing 1. Make some Pastry Dough and add it to a Pie Pan.
2. Add a cooked Salmon, a cooked Tuna, and lastly a Potato.
3. Cook over a range.

Shark 80 210 20 Cook on a stove or fire.

Sea Turtle 82 211.3 21 Cook on a stove or fire.

Wild Pie 85 240 22
+5 Slayer
+4 Range 1. Make some Pastry Dough and add it to a Pie Pan.
2. Add some Raw Bear Meat, Raw Chompy, and Raw Rabbit Meat to the pie.
3. Cook over a range.

Manta Ray 91 216 22 Cook on a stove or fire.

Summer Pie 95 260 22
+5 Agility
+10% Energy 1. Make some Pastry Dough and add it to a Pie Pan.
2. Add a Strawberry, Watermelon and an Apple to your pie.
3. Cook over a range.

Cooking Notes

Karambwan - These are only edible after completing the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio Quest. You must cook it for a ‘long time’ or it will be poisonous.
Italicized items are Member’s Only. You can hover over words in blue for more info.

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Other Cooking Info

The Moveable Cooking Spit

If you’re the type of RuneScaper that’s always on the run, and you’re looking for a way to cook your food wherever you are (whether in the middle of the jungle, or on the sidewalks of Varrock), the mobile Roasting Spit is just the tool for you.

Spits can be Smithed, and all you do is use it with either a piece of Rabbit Meat, or a Chompy Bird to skew it. Next, light a fire and use the skewed meat with it to set up a Rotisserie Cooker in just seconds!

Making Sinew for Crossbows

Due to how Crossbows are designed, they need a much stronger string than Flax can provide. So, you need to make some Sinew to string your Crossbow so that it can be used!

It’s actually very easy to make Sinew, and it only requires level 1 Cooking to do. Simply use a piece of Bear Meat (or Beef) with a Range, and choose to make it into Sinew rather than an edible piece of meat. And that’s it! You can then spin the newly created piece of Sinew on a Spinning Wheel to get a Crossbow String, and then attach it to your crossbow (u) to complete it.