Conan Exiles Cooking Specialist Guide: Become a Master Chef - Conan Fanatics (2024)

Table of Contents
Conan Exiles Cooking Specialist Overview Glossary for Specialist Cooking Terms Specialist Cooking I Recipes Darfari Bug Soup Spiced Soup Corrupting Brew Flavored Gruel Salted Pork Spiced Pork Specialist Cooking II Recipes Aloe Soup Spiced Oysters Cooked Oyster Berry Juice Specialist Cooking III Recipes Meaty Mashup Enhanced Gruel Cleansing Brew Spiced Tea Herbal Tea Seed Soup Specialist Cooking IV Recipes Trail Jerky Steak and Eggs Exquisite Stew Savory Jerky Salted Exquisite Meat Spiced Exquisite Meat Specialist Cooking V Recipes Hearty Stew Demon Blood-Sausage Rhino Head Soup Lasting Feast Spiced Slivers Specialist Cooking VI Recipes Hearty Feast Bone Broth Spiced and Shredded Roast Bug Kabob Spiced Egg Specialist Cooking VII Recipes Chili Desert Style Yellow Lotus Soup Egg Surprise Salted Berries Specialist Cooking VIII Recipes Feral Feast Century Egg Bush Jerky Oyster Omelette Specialist Cooking IX Recipes Mushroom Stew Roasted Mushrooms Mulled Brew Cimmerian Feast Mushroom Tea Specialist Cooking X Recipes Cooked Pork Strips Cooked Pork Feast Lumpy Soup Mixed Meat Scraps Potion of Endowment Specialist Brewing I Recipes Phykos Rum Honeyed Wine Absinthe Specialist Brewing II Recipes Resin Wine Firewater Shroom Beer Specialist Brewing III Recipes Desert Grog Desert Rum Jungle Grog Jungle Rum FAQs Question: What is the Best Specialist Cooking Book in Conan Exiles? Question: Does Specialist Cooking Unlock Thrall Recipes? Question: Do You Unlearn Recipes with Potions or Upon Death? Conan Exiles – Who Needs to Cook? Related Read
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Table of Contents

  • Conan Exiles Cooking Specialist Overview
  • Glossary for Specialist Cooking Terms
  • Specialist Cooking I
  • Recipes
    • Darfari Bug Soup
    • Spiced Soup
    • Corrupting Brew
    • Flavored Gruel
    • Salted Pork
    • Spiced Pork
  • Specialist Cooking II
  • Recipes
    • Aloe Soup
    • Spiced Oysters
    • Cooked Oyster
    • Berry Juice
  • Specialist Cooking III
  • Recipes
    • Meaty Mashup
    • Enhanced Gruel
    • Cleansing Brew
    • Spiced Tea
    • Herbal Tea
    • Seed Soup
  • Specialist Cooking IV
  • Recipes
    • Trail Jerky
    • Steak and Eggs
    • Exquisite Stew
    • Savory Jerky
    • Salted Exquisite Meat
    • Spiced Exquisite Meat
  • Specialist Cooking V
  • Recipes
    • Hearty Stew
    • Demon Blood-Sausage
    • Rhino Head Soup
    • Lasting Feast
    • Spiced Slivers
  • Specialist Cooking VI
  • Recipes
    • Hearty Feast
    • Bone Broth
    • Spiced and Shredded Roast
    • Bug Kabob
    • Spiced Egg
  • Specialist Cooking VII
  • Recipes
    • Chili Desert Style
    • Yellow Lotus Soup
    • Egg Surprise
    • Salted Berries
  • Specialist Cooking VIII
  • Recipes
    • Feral Feast
    • Century Egg
    • Bush Jerky
    • Oyster Omelette
  • Specialist Cooking IX
  • Recipes
    • Mushroom Stew
    • Roasted Mushrooms
    • Mulled Brew
    • Cimmerian Feast
    • Mushroom Tea
  • Specialist Cooking X
  • Recipes
    • Cooked Pork Strips
    • Cooked Pork Feast
    • Lumpy Soup
    • Mixed Meat Scraps
    • Potion of Endowment
  • Specialist Brewing I
  • Recipes
    • Phykos Rum
    • Honeyed Wine
    • Absinthe
  • Specialist Brewing II
  • Recipes
    • Resin Wine
    • Firewater
    • Shroom Beer
  • Specialist Brewing III
  • Recipes
    • Desert Grog
    • Desert Rum
    • Jungle Grog
    • Jungle Rum
  • FAQs
    • Question: What is the Best Specialist Cooking Book in Conan Exiles?
    • Question: Does Specialist Cooking Unlock Thrall Recipes?
    • Question: Do You Unlearn Recipes with Potions or Upon Death?
  • Conan Exiles - Who Needs to Cook?
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A Conan Exiles cooking specialist guide will teach you where to find all the recipes in the game. There is a lot of info on these recipe books to cover, so I will give each one the credit and attention it deserves.

There are over 800 consumables in Conan Exiles, each with different effects, HP regen, and hunger satiation. Only around a hundred of these are learned from Specialist Cooking, but they are among the best.

Conan Exiles Cooking Specialist Overview

ItemLocationRecipes
Specialist Cooking IThe Summoning Place
  • Darfari Bug Soup
  • Spiced Soup
  • Corrupting Brew
  • Flavored Gruel
  • Salted Pork
  • Spiced Pork
Specialist Cooking IITower south of Skyholme Ruins
  • Aloe Soup
  • Spiced Oysters
  • Cooked Oysters
  • Berry Juice
Specialist Cooking IIISmall northeast building at the Mounds of the Dead
  • Meaty Mashup
  • Enhanced Gruel
  • Cleansing Brew
  • Spiced Tea
  • Herbal tea
  • Seed Soup
Specialist Cooking IVNorth building at Mounds of the Dead
  • Trail Jerky
  • Steak and Eggs
  • Exquisite Stew
  • Savory Jerky
  • Salted Exquisite Meat
  • Spiced Exquisite Meat
Specialist Cooking VTrapper’s Cabin on a bench in the yard
  • Hearty Stew
  • Demon Blood-Sausage
  • Rhino Head Soup
  • Lasting Feast
  • Spiced Slivers
Specialist Cooking VIThe Summoning Place
  • Hearty Feast
  • Bone Broth
  • Spiced and Shredded Roast
  • Bug Kabob
  • Spiced Egg
Specialist Cooking VIIScaffolding at Muriela’s Hope
  • Chili Desert Style
  • Yellow Lotus Soup
  • Egg Surprise
  • Salted Berries
Specialist Cooking VIIITower of Bats
  • Feral Feast
  • Century Egg
  • Bush Jerky
  • Oyster Omelette
Specialist Cooking IXLian’s Watch
  • Mushroom Stew
  • Roasted Mushrooms
  • Mulled Brew
  • Cimmerian Feast
  • Mushroom Tea
Specialist Cooking XDrifter’s Rest
  • Cooked Pork Strips
  • Cooked Pork Feast
  • Lumpy Soup
  • Mixed Meat Scraps
  • Potion of Endowment
Specialist Brewing IOn a bench at The Den
  • Phykos Rum
  • Honeyed Wine
  • Absinthe
Specialist Brewing IINear obelisk at Mounds of the Dead
  • Resin Wine
  • Firewater
  • Shroom Beer
Specialist Brewing IIIUnder the Black Galleon in a cave
  • Desert Grog
  • Desert Rum
  • Jungle Grog
  • Jungle Rum

Glossary for Specialist Cooking Terms

  • Cooling Down – grants heat resistance.
  • Drunken – grants vitality or strength, depending on how many stacks. However, you also become thirsty after a while and have blurred vision.
  • Sated – wards of hunger.
  • Warming Up – grants cold resistance.

Specialist Cooking I

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The Specialist Cooking I cookbook can be learned by interacting with a book at The Summoning Place. It’s on the ground next to a fire ring surrounded by bedrolls and some cages.

Recipes

The recipes in Specialist Cooking I can be found below. There is a good variety of foods in this book, some warm, some cool, and some give unique buffs. All of the ingredients can be found in the desert.

Darfari Bug Soup

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Soup, 5 Handful of Insects, 1 Fat Grub
  • Effects – Cooling Down, Sated
  • HP Regen – 4HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 43
  • Thirst Quenched – 14
  • Expires – 45 minutes

Craft or Pass: If you’re early and have a lot of bugs, go for it because there aren’t many foods you can make with bugs. So you might as well use them. But I wouldnt’s search for bugs for this soup.

Spiced Soup

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Soup, 2 Spice
  • Effects – Sated, Warming Up
  • HP Regen – 4HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 41
  • Thirst Quenched – 10
  • Expires – 45 minutes

Craft or Pass: This is a decent soup, but I would pass on it because there are much better options for fewer and easier-to-find ingredients.

Corrupting Brew

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Purified Water, 1 Demon Blood, 1 Yellow Lotus Blossom
  • Effects – Corrupting
  • HP Regen – none
  • Hunger Sated – none
  • Thirst Quenched – 36
  • Expires – no

Craft or Pass: This is not a drink I would make because it takes Demon Blood, which you need for other things. It also seems to bug out as it is supposed to remove corruption but doesn’t always do that.

Flavored Gruel

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Gruel, 1 Dried Berries, 2 Spice
  • Effects – Durable, Sated
  • HP Regen – 2HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 25
  • Thirst Quenched – 10
  • Expires – 2 hours

Craft or Pass: Unlike normal Gruel, Flavored Gruel is not made for thralls. All around, it’s a pointless food, in my opinion, though it does last two hours.

Salted Pork

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Raw Pork, 5 Salt
  • Effects – Sated, Strength Weapon Damage +15%
  • HP Regen – 8HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 84
  • Thirst Quenched – none
  • Expires – 2 hours

Craft or Pass: Salted Pork is a great food if you only have this recipe book. It is inexpensive to make, lasts a long time, and has great buffs.

Spiced Pork

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Raw Pork, 3 Spice
  • Effects – Sated, Warming Up
  • HP Regen – 9HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 94
  • Thirst Quenched – none
  • Expires – 1 hour

Craft or Pass: This is a great food, though you have to farm pigs and spice. You can craft it here or buy it for 1 Silver Coin from Ephremis the Broker in the Westwall area of Sepermeru.

Specialist Cooking II

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Specialist Cooking II is in a book at the top of a tower south of Skyholme Ruins. This is a tall tower so you need good stamina to reach it or you will fall halfway up. Taking off your armor or using climbing gear can help.

Recipes

The recipes that Specialist Cooking II teaches are below. The flavored text for this one is quite…flavorful. Each recipe is unique though none of them are go-tos for me as this is one of my least favorite specialist cooking books.

Aloe Soup

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Soup, 1 Aloe Leaf
  • Effects – Sated
  • HP Regen – none
  • Hunger Sated – 41
  • Thirst Quenched – 13
  • Expires – 45 minutes

Craft or Pass: I recommend saving Aloe for potions, so it’s a pass for me. But if you want a quick food and water supply, then making a soup like this can work.

Spiced Oysters

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Oyster Flesh, 2 Spice
  • Effects – Sated, Warming Up
  • HP Regen – 7HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 79
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 45 minutes

Craft or Pass: Oysters can only be used in a few recipes, and I’d say this is the best. So this is a craft for me as it warms you and gives decent HP.

Cooked Oyster

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  • Crafting Station – Campfire
  • Ingredients – 1 Oyster Flesh
  • Effects – Sated
  • HP Regen – 2HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 20
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 30 minutes

Craft or Pass: This is a pass for me most of the time, but there is nothing to lose if you cook them up except that you can no longer use them in other recipes. But if you don’t plan to, then go for it.

Berry Juice

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Purified Water, 1 Aloe Leaf, 5 Highland or Desert Berries
  • Effects – Cooling Down
  • HP Regen – none
  • Hunger Sated – no
  • Thirst Quenched – 37
  • Expires – 45 minutes

Craft or Pass: I pass on this because it’s not a good use of ingredients. It is a mediocre source of water and it cools you down, but there are many more options that are far superior.

Specialist Cooking III

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Specialist Cooking III is on the floor inside a building at the Mounds of the Dead. Head to the two small buildings in the northeast corner and go to the northern one. There you will find the book.

Recipes

Below are the recipes in Specialist Cooking III. The variety of ingredients for this one entertain me because the story behind the recipes is that someone is teaching their younger brother to hunt and use what they find.

Meaty Mashup

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Feral Flesh, 1 Savoury Flesh
  • Effects – Sated
  • HP Regen – 7HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 79
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 45 minutes

Craft or Pass: So good. I know multiple people who use this is their primary source of food, and I understand why. Feral Flesh seems to stack up, so why not add some Savoury Flesh and get a good amount of HP and hunger satiation?

Enhanced Gruel

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients1 Gruel, 1 Egg, 1 Spice
  • Effects – Durable, Sated
  • HP Regen – 3HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 33
  • Thirst Quenched – 12
  • Expires – 3 hours

Craft or Pass: This gruel is not a good one to eat because it doesn’t offer much. It also doesn’t do much for thralls. So overall, it’s a waste of eggs and spices. Skip it.

Cleansing Brew

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Herbal Tea, 1 yellow Lotus Blossom
  • Effects – Reduces corruption by 5% of the max HP
  • HP Regen – none
  • Hunger Sated – no
  • Thirst Quenched – 36
  • Expires – no

Craft or Pass: I could go either way on this, but I would generally skip it if I had a dancer. It doesn’t hurt to be corrupted for a little while, so I wait for a dancer every time.

Spiced Tea

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Herbal Tea, 1 Spice
  • Effects – Warming Up
  • HP Regen – no
  • Hunger Sated – no
  • Thirst Quenched – 31
  • Expires – 45 minutes

Craft or Pass: This tea is okay because it grants thirst satiation and it warms you. But again, there are better options for cheaper ingredients.

Herbal Tea

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Purified Water, 1 Aloe Leaf, 5 Plant Fiber
  • Effects – Regenerates Stamina
  • HP Regen – none
  • Hunger Sated – no
  • Thirst Quenched – 39
  • Expires – 45 minutes

Craft or Pass: I would skip this but to each their own. If you have a ton of extra aloe and don’t min purifying water all the time, then do it but beware because the stamina regen doesn’t always work.

Seed Soup

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Soup, 1 Seed
  • Effects – Sated
  • HP Regen – 4HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 41
  • Thirst Quenched – 13
  • Expires – 45 minutes

Craft or Pass: It’s a good idea to keep a stack of regular soup on hand. While this isn’t a good soup, seeds are so easy to make that it’s worth having some Seed Soup made as it takes care of food and water.

Specialist Cooking IV

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Specialist Cooking IV is in a book in the northcentral building at the Mounds of the Dead. You can find it on a table next to a wine barrel but be careful because enemies are in the building.

Recipes

The recipes learned in Specialist Cooking IV are below. This book might as well be Arby’s menu because it has the meats. If you’re always hunting and having stacks of meat in your inventory, this is one useful book.

Trail Jerky

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Exotic Flesh, 5 Salt
  • Effects – Armor +50, Sated
  • HP Regen – 7HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 70
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 1 hour, 30 minutes

Craft or Pass: Jerky is so good because it spoils slowly. For this one, I will craft it if I have extra exotic meat (because it’s good) but may save it for something else if I don’t because that stuff is rare.

Steak and Eggs

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Savoury Flesh, 1 Egg
  • Effects – Sated
  • HP Regen – 7HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 79
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 45 minutes

Craft or Pass: Early game, I farm eggs and sometimes eat them raw when I’m lazy. But after that, I don’t often touch eggs, so I don’t make this. That said, it’s a good dish.

Exquisite Stew

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Savoury Flesh, 1 Soup
  • Effects – Sated
  • HP Regen – 4HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 41
  • Thirst Quenched – 13
  • Expires – 45 minutes

Craft or Pass: This is an average soup, somehow despite the ingredients, so I usually skip it. But again, if you happen to have the recipe and not many others, it’s still decent.

Savory Jerky

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Savoury Flesh, 5 Salt
  • Effects – Health +60, Sated
  • HP Regen – 7HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 71
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 1 hour, 30 minutes

Craft or Pass: The extra health boost is so good here, and the meat lasts a while because it’s jerky. I like to keep some type fo jerky around and if you farm a ton of deer, you’ll always have Savoury Flesh. This one is a win.

Salted Exquisite Meat

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Exquisite Meat, 5 Salt
  • Effects – Agility Weapon Damage +15%, Sated
  • HP Regen – 8HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 84
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 2 hours

Craft or Pass: Overall, this meat is good. But Exquisite Meat is no joke to farm. Shoebills are probably the best bet, which I have farmed, and it was worth it. In fact, I suggest taking a day to farm them just to keep meat like this around.

Spiced Exquisite Meat

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Exquisite Meat, 3 Spice
  • Effects – Sated, Warming Up
  • HP Regen – 9HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 94
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 1 hour

Craft or Pass: So good. If you have a ton of spices on the spice rack, then make this meat. It doesn’t last two hours like the non-spiced version, but it’s still really amazing.

Specialist Cooking V

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Specialist Cooking V is at the Trappers Cabin on a book on a bench in the yard. I suggest taking care of the handful of enemies there because they can hit hard when you’re distracted.

Recipes

Specialist Cooking V recipes are below. Though most of the recipes are average, there are a couple that give you extra carry capacity, which can be so good for short periods when gathering metals.

Hearty Stew

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Exotic Flesh, 1 Soup
  • Effects – Sated
  • HP Regen – 4HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 41
  • Thirst Quenched – 13
  • Expires – 45 minutes

Craft or Pass: Because Exotic Flesh is rare and valuable, I don’t recommend making stew with it.

Demon Blood-Sausage

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Demon Blood, 1 Raw Pork
  • Effects – Sated
  • HP Regen – 7HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 79
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 45 minutes

Craft or Pass: Don’t do it. Demon Blood is too valuable and if you want to use it for cooking, there are better options.

Rhino Head Soup

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Black Rhino Head, 1 Exotic Flesh, 1 Soup
  • Effects – Carrying Capacity +45, Sated
  • HP Regen – 7HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 72
  • Thirst Quenched – 14
  • Expires – 1 hour, 30 minutes

Craft or Pass: This is a decent option because there aren’t many uses for the rhino heads. But that Exotic Flesh still has better foods it can make.

Lasting Feast

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Roasted Haunch, 1 Aloe Leaf, 1 Soup
  • Effects – Carrying Capacity +45, Durable, Sated
  • HP Regen – 13HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 132
  • Thirst Quenched – 36
  • Expires – 6 hours

Craft or Pass: If you have the resources, do it. This is an amazing food with few rivals. This is what Exotic Meat can do.

Spiced Slivers

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Reptile Hide, 1 Meat Strip, 3 Spice
  • Effects – Warming Up Sated
  • HP Regen – 8HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 83
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 45 minutes

Craft or Pass: This is the perfect use for Reptile Hide and Feral Flesh. Make it.

Specialist Cooking VI

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Specialist Cooking VI is learned the same way as Specialist Cooking I. It is in the same book at the Summoning Palace, so you can learn them with one click. Luckily, it’s in the desert, not far from Noob River.

Recipes

The recipes for Specialist Cooking VI are below. It has a couple of early game gems and one amazing late game treat, so all-around, this book will last you all game.

Hearty Feast

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Steak and Eggs, 1 Spice, 1 Herbal Tea
  • Effects – Follower Damage +12%, Sated
  • HP Regen – 12HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 124
  • Thirst Quenched – 30
  • Expires – 1 hour, 30 minutes

Craft or Pass: Hearty Feast is really good, but it takes time and effort. You have to make Steak and Eggs, after all. But if you take the time, it’s well worth it.

Bone Broth

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Soup, 1 Bone
  • Effects – Sated
  • HP Regen – 4HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 41
  • Thirst Quenched – 13
  • Expires – 45 minutes

Craft or Pass: This food isn’t great, but it’s an early game savior as bone is so easy to get.

Spiced and Shredded Roast

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Shredded Roast, 2 Spice
  • Effects – Sated, Warming Up
  • HP Regen – 5HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 56
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 30 minutes

Craft or Pass: I say this is a middle-ground choice. It’s good but not amazing, yet it is a good way to use Feral Flesh.

Bug Kabob

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Fat Grub, 1 Branch
  • Effects – Sated
  • HP Regen – 5HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 54
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 30 minutes

Craft or Pass: This is another good early-game pick to use those grubs.

Spiced Egg

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Egg, 2 Spice
  • Effects – Sated, Warming Up
  • HP Regen – 5HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 54
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 30 minutes

Craft or Pass: This is a good choice if you have eggs but no meat, though it does spoil fast.

Specialist Cooking VII

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Specialist Cooking VII is on the Torn Diary Page at Muriela’s Hope. To get to it, you have to climb the scaffolding around the feet statue and read the diary at the edge.

Recipes

Below are the Specialist Cooking VII recipes. The ingredients are decently easy to find, and none are bad, so this is a valuable though not top-tier book.

Chili Desert Style

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Feral Flesh, 5 Salt, 5 Spice
  • Effects – Sated, Warming Up
  • HP Regen – 8HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 81
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 45 minutes

Craft or Pass: As far as Feral Flesh goes, this is a good way to use it. If you have extra Spices, I suggest making this. If you don’t have spices, make some with bark.

Yellow Lotus Soup

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Soup, 1 Yellow Lotus Blossom
  • Effects – Sated
  • HP Regen – 4HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 40
  • Thirst Quenched – 12
  • Expires – 45 minutes

Craft or Pass: This soup is a lifesaver if you live in the desert near yellow lotuses.

Egg Surprise

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Egg, 1 Ichor, 1 Salt
  • Effects – Sated
  • HP Regen – 4HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 43
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 1 hour

Craft or Pass: This is a pass most of the time because it’s not as good as other egg and ichor foods.

Salted Berries

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Dried Berries, 1 Salt
  • Effects – Sated
  • HP Regen – 3HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 35
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 1 hour

Craft or Pass: Salted Berries are not something I ever make and with good reason.

Specialist Cooking VIII

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Specialist Cooking VIII is in a note at the Tower of Bats. It is just around the corner before the stairs that lead to the top. If you miss it, go back down the stairs, as it’s much easier to see from above.

Recipes

Specialist Cooking VIII recipes are listed below. There isn’t a set theme for the recipes and it’s one of the shortest books.

Feral Feast

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Feral Flesh, 1 Cooked Egg, 5 Dried Berries
  • Effects – Sated, Warming Up
  • HP Regen – 13HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 137
  • Thirst Quenched – 35
  • Expires – 1 hour, 30 minutes

Craft or Pass: As you can see, this is an incredible food. If you have eggs, I suggest using them for this because it’s arguably the best use for eggs.

Century Egg

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Egg, 1 Ichor
  • Effects – Durable, Sated
  • HP Regen – 4HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 40
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 6 hours

Craft or Pass: This is useless without mods. There is a 50% chance of Food Poisoning when you eat it, so I don’t know why it isn’t better.

Bush Jerky

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Feral Flesh, 5 Salt
  • Effects – Sated
  • HP Regen – 7HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 51
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 1 hour, 30 minutes

Craft or Pass: Bush Jerky is another decent jerky. It’s made better because it takes Feral Flesh, so if you have the means, make this.

Oyster Omelette

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Egg, 1 Oyster Flesh
  • Effects – Sated
  • HP Regen – 7HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 79
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 45 minutes

Craft or Pass: This is good, but I would pass because I’d save my eggs and oysters for other things.

Specialist Cooking IX

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Specialist Cooking IX is at the edge of one of the sheds at Lian’s Watch. While you’re there, it’s not a bad idea to get one of the T4 fighters there if you are in the early game and don’t have one yet.

Recipes

The Specialist Cooking IX recipes are below. Every recipe in this book has mushrooms in it, which you can find near the rivers and marshes. To get the most mushrooms possible, use a sickle.

Mushroom Stew

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Soup, 1 Shroom Amanita, 1 Puffball Mushroom
  • Effects – Sated
  • HP Regen – 4HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 43
  • Thirst Quenched – 14
  • Expires – 45 minutes

Craft or Pass: I don’t recommend making it to eat; it’s just average. Use it to make Cimmerian Feast instead.

Roasted Mushrooms

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Shroom Amanita, 1 Puffball Shroom
  • Effects – Durable, Sated
  • HP Regen – 7HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 71
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 3 hours

Craft or Pass: This is a good use of mushrooms, especially because what you can use mushrooms for is limited.

Mulled Brew

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Mead, 1 Shroom Amanita
  • Effects – Warming Up
  • HP Regen – none
  • Hunger Sated – no
  • Thirst Quenched – 41
  • Expires – 45 minutes

Craft or Pass: There’s nothing wrong with this, but I don’t see a reason ever to make it.

Cimmerian Feast

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Dried Meat, 1 Mushroom Stew, 1 Mead
  • Effects – Armor +50, Sated
  • HP Regen – 13HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 132
  • Thirst Quenched – 37
  • Expires – 1 hour, 30 minutes

Craft or Pass: This is amazing and I would save all of my mushrooms for it.

Mushroom Tea

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Shroom Amanita, 1 Herbal Tea
  • Effects – none
  • HP Regen – none
  • Hunger Sated – no
  • Thirst Quenched – 41
  • Expires – 45 minutes

Craft or Pass: Another mushroom drink that I would skip, it’s not worth it.

Specialist Cooking X

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Specialist Cooking X is on a note on a bench at Drifter’s Rest. This is an easy camp to miss unless you leave no stone unturned. It’s on a small island at the edge of the jungle territory.

Recipes

Specialist Cooking X recipes are below. Most of the foods in this book are made with pork. So if you get a lot of pork, then you should grab this as soon as possible.

Cooked Pork Strips

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Raw Pork, 1 Salt, 1 Spice
  • Effects – Sated
  • HP Regen – 9HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 96
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 1 hour

Craft or Pass: This is a great food that is easy to make. Salt and Spice are so easy to get, so you just have to get pork.

Cooked Pork Feast

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Cooked Pork Rinds, 3 Dried Berries, 1 Mead
  • Effects – Sated
  • HP Regen – 15HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 150
  • Thirst Quenched – 43
  • Expires – 1 hour, 30 minutes

Craft or Pass: This is amazing food, but it takes time and effort. Is it worth it? Yes.

Lumpy Soup

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Raw Pork, 1 Soup
  • Effects – Sated
  • HP Regen – 4HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 47
  • Thirst Quenched – 13
  • Expires – 1 hour

Craft or Pass: Don’t make this.

Mixed Meat Scraps

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  • Crafting Station – Stove
  • Ingredients – 1 Raw Pork, 1 Feral Flesh, 1 Salt
  • Effects – Sated
  • HP Regen – 7HP/3s
  • Hunger Sated – 72
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – 1 hour, 30 minutes

Craft or Pass: Mixed Meat Scraps are above average, so it’s really all about whether you want to use your ingredients for them or not.

Potion of Endowment

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  • Crafting Station – Alchemist’s Bench
  • Ingredients – 1 Water-filled Glass Flask, 1 Alchemical Base, 3 Grey Lotus Powder
  • Effects – Increases Charisma
  • HP Regen – none
  • Hunger Sated – no
  • Thirst Quenched – no
  • Expires – no

Craft or Pass: It increases the size of your junk for a while, and I play a female, so I just gain the Charisma. So it’s a no for me, dawg.

Specialist Brewing I

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Specialist Brewing I is learned next to a bonfire in The Den. You need to go to the southeast area of the Den and find it on a bench at a small camp that you may normally pass by.

Recipes

Specialist Brewing I unlocks the recipes below. All three of these drinks will warm you up but none of them are outstanding for anything else.

Phykos Rum

  • Crafting Station – Fermentation Barrel
  • Ingredients – 1 Purified Water, 10 Orange Phykos, 5 Leavening Agents
  • Effects – Drunken, Warming Up
  • HP Regen – none
  • Hunger Sated – none
  • Thirst Quenched – 21
  • Expires – no

Craft or Pass: This is practically Orange Phykos’ only use, so do it.

Honeyed Wine

  • Crafting Station – Fermentation Barrel
  • Ingredients – 1 Purified Water, 20 Honey, 5 Leavening Agent
  • Effects – Drunken, Regenerating
  • HP Regen – 5
  • Hunger Sated – no
  • Thirst Quenched – 21
  • Expires – no

Craft or Pass: If you’re on Isle of Siptah, save your Honey. If you’re not, feel free to use it on this.

Absinthe

  • Crafting Station – Fermentation Barrel
  • Ingredients – 1 Purified Water, 15 Glowing Goop, 5 Leavening Agent
  • Effects – Drunken, Warming Up
  • HP Regen – no
  • Hunger Sated – no
  • Thirst Quenched – 21
  • Expires – no

Craft or Pass: If you have Glowing Goop you’re not going to use, go for it.

Specialist Brewing II

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Specialist Brewing II is at the Mounds of the Dead. It’s at a book east of the obelisk, just lying on the ground. It is not inside the pink gas but just outside of it, so take your time getting it.

Recipes

The Specialist Brewing II recipes are below. All of the recipes in this brewing book are about warming you up, and that’s about all you’ll gain from them, which makes sense, considering the book is near the snow.

Resin Wine

  • Crafting Station – Fermentation Barrel
  • Ingredients – 1 Purified Water, 10 Resin, 5 Leavening Agent
  • Effects – Drunken, Warming Up
  • HP Regen – no
  • Hunger Sated – no
  • Thirst Quenched – 21
  • Expires – no

Craft or Pass: Resin is easy to get, so if you make alcohol, this isn’t a bad way to use your Leavening Agent.

Firewater

  • Crafting Station – Fermentation Barrel
  • Ingredients – 1 Purified Water, 10 Brimstone, 5 Leavening Agent
  • Effects – Drunken, Warming Up
  • HP Regen – no
  • Hunger Sated – no
  • Thirst Quenched – 16
  • Expires – no

Craft or Pass: Firewater is okay, but only if you have a ton of brimstone.

Shroom Beer

  • Crafting Station – Fermentation Barrel
  • Ingredients – 1 Purified Water, 10 Shroom Amanita, 5 Leavening Agent
  • Effects – Drunken, Warming Up
  • HP Regen – no
  • Hunger Sated – no
  • Thirst Quenched – 23
  • Expires – no

Craft or Pass: I wouldn’t make this, as mushrooms are better for food.

Specialist Brewing III

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Specialist Brewing III is in the Rum Runner Vald’s Secret Recipe. You can find this under the Black Galleon, where a small cave is in the ceiling with a chest inside. You can reach this from the inside or outside, but it’s easier from the outside.

Recipes

Specialist Brewing III recipes are below. The theme for this book is Jungle and Desert. They all cool you down, but only the Grogs have other special effects while the rum is simpler.

Desert Grog

  • Crafting Station – Fermentation Barrel
  • Ingredients – 1 Purified Water, 20 Leavening Agent, 5 Plant Fiber, 10 Spice
  • Effects – Agility Weapon Damage +15%, Cooling Down, Drunken
  • HP Regen – no
  • Hunger Sated – no
  • Thirst Quenched – 27
  • Expires – no

Craft or Pass: Good for agility weapon boss fights, but only if you farm Leavening Agent, which can be a pain.

Desert Rum

  • Crafting Station – Fermentation Barrel
  • Ingredients – 1 Purified Water, 20 Leavening Agent, 5 Plant Fiber, 10 Spice
  • Effects – Cooling Down, Drunken
  • HP Regen – no
  • Hunger Sated – no
  • Thirst Quenched – 25
  • Expires – no

Craft or Pass: No special effects, so I would 100% skip it.

Jungle Grog

  • Crafting Station – Fermentation Barrel
  • Ingredients – 1 Purified Water, 20 Leavening Agent, 5 Plant Fiber, 10 Spice
  • Effects – Agility Weapon Damage +15%, Cooling Down, Drunken
  • HP Regen – no
  • Hunger Sated – no
  • Thirst Quenched – 27
  • Expires – no

Craft or Pass: Easy to make and good, but only right before a boss fight with agility weapons.

Jungle Rum

  • Crafting Station – Fermentation Barrel
  • Ingredients – 1 Purified Water, 20 Leavening Agent, 5 Plant Fiber, 10 Spice
  • Effects – Cooling Down, Drunken, Stamina +21
  • HP Regen – no
  • Hunger Sated – no
  • Thirst Quenched – 25
  • Expires – no

Craft or Pass: I would make this only if I didn’t follow Derketo because he gives better stamina potions.

FAQs

Question: What is the Best Specialist Cooking Book in Conan Exiles?

Answer:There isn’t a best book, but Specialist Cooking V may be the one people try to get the most.

Question: Does Specialist Cooking Unlock Thrall Recipes?

Answer: No. The only way to get thrall recipes is to get the T3 or T4 cooks and place them on the stove.

Question: Do You Unlearn Recipes with Potions or Upon Death?

Answer: No. Specialist recipes like this stay when you use a Potion of Natural Learning or a Yellow Lotus Potion.

Conan Exiles – Who Needs to Cook?

If you want to spend your Conan days eating nothing except Cooked Human Flesh, go for it. But the Specialist Cooking books give the best foods you can craft. Without them, you’ll never be at your best.

Of course, many NPCs drop great food, but you can’t live off of those forever because there just isn’t enough unless you spend all of your time farming them. So utilizing the Specialist Cooking recipes is your best bet for a long and healthy life in the Exiled Lands.

Related Read

  • Conan Exiles Food Guide
  • Conan Exiles Crafting Guide
  • Conan Exiles Spice Guide
  • Conan Exiles Derketo Guide
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