Sims can learn dozens of skills in The Sims 4; nearly everything they do is connected to a skill, and they can learn it and eventually increase it in order to get access to more dialogue options as well as new actions with certain objects. While there are some skills that not many Sims will have the chance to explore, the Cooking Skill is one of the few that’s hard to avoid.
The Sims 4: Cooking Recipes Guide
Cooking is an essential skill for The Sims 4, and there are several recipes players can unlock throughout the base game and expansion packs.
Since the most crucial skill in the game, this guide will tell players everything that they need to know about cooking in The Sims 4, so that they’re able to quickly master and get the most out of it.
Cooking Skill Basics
Simmers won’t have a lot of trouble cooking in The Sims 4, but there are a lot of little things that make this skill extra fun. In order to be able to make most of the recipes, players must have access to a fridge, an oven, and a counter, but there’s a lot more to it than that.
They will have to get the ingredients from the fridge, prepare them on the counter, and cook them on the stove or in the oven. Alternatively, they can also purchase or harvest their own ingredients or make cold foods that don’t require a stove. Here’s everything there is to know about cooking in The Sims 4:
How to Cook
To make food in The Sims 4, players must either interact with a big or small cooking appliance; they must then choose which recipe they’d like to cook by selecting the Cook option. The Sim will then prepare the ingredients and cook them to the best of their abilities.
How Ingredients Work
Players can purchase ingredients automatically by interacting with their fridge. However, they can harvest their own ingredients from their garden or the world that surrounds them.
If they own the Cottage Living expansion pack, gamers can also purchase ingredients locally. And, if they have the Simple Living lot trait enabled, they will have no choice but to harvest or purchase the required ingredients for each recipe, as they will not be available for purchase from the fridge.
How to Improve Your Cooking Skill Fast
Sims will learn the Cooking Skill as soon as they prepare their first meal, and to improve it further, they’ll have to continue cooking, research the skill, or watch the Cooking Channel on TV.
Practice makes perfect, so the best way to increase a Sim’s Cooking Skill is to get them to cook as often as possible. Games can even increase their learning speed by making sure that the Sim feels Inspired while cooking, as this moodlet boosts it. Alternatively, players can level up quickly with the Cooking Skill cheat.
How to Unlock More Recipes
There are several ways to get access to more recipes in The Sims 4, and not all of them require players to purchase more packs. Each time a Sim improves their Cooking Skill, they will learn a couple more recipes; this is the easiest way to increase the number of recipes at your disposal in The Sims 4.
While many recipes only require a fridge and a stove, players won’t be able to cook tasty grilled foods without access to a grill, so they should be sure to purchase one and place it outdoors in order to get access to recipes such as Asado and Salmon.
If players own City Living, they will be able to learn recipes at the festivals in San Mishuno. During these events, players can purchase street food, and as they eat it, their Sim will become acquainted with the flavors and can even learn its recipe.
Lastly, many of the DLC packs for The Sims 4 include tons of fun recipes. So, once gamers have run out of new meals to cook, they might want to take a look at packs such as Home Chef Hustle.
The Sims 4
- September 2, 2014
- Electronic Arts