[WotLK] Cooking

Cooking is a profession that provides flavor to the game, no pun intended. Most mobs labeled as beasts have common drops for cooking. You can also take up fishing which will ease the pain of cooking and make the trip to Grand Master easier. This guide will support several options for everyone, even those with a strong aversion to fishing.

Wrath Cookbook

Table of Contents

  1. Cooking (1 to 300) [No Faction/Fishing/Seasonal]


* Pattern obtained through Trainer.
** Pattern obtained from Vendor.
*** Pattern obtained through Quest.
§ Pattern obtained from Auction House. (Or lucky world drop)
¤ Pattern obtained from Profession only drop.
A Alliance
H Horde

Artisan Cooking Quest

Once you hit 225 skill level and at least level 35 you can head for your respective quest giver to get the opening quest to visit Dirge Quikcleave.

Alliance: Daryl Riknussun Ironforge - The Great Forge (60, 36) I Know A Guy...

Horde: Zamja Orgrimmar - The Drag (57, 53) To Gadgetzan You Go!

Dirge Quikcleave - Tanaris - Gadgetzan (52, 28) Clamlette Surprise

You don't have to travel to far to complete this quest, all of the items can now be found in Tanaris.

Giant Egg - Roc 35% drop rate
Zesty Clam Meat - Surf Glider drop Big Mouth Clam 40% drop rate
Alterac Swiss - Buy from Galgrom in Caverns of Time (63, 57) - 40 silver per 5

By dark_fanboy at 2009-01-17

Cooking (1 to 300)
[No Faction/Fishing/Seasonal]

This portion of the guide will be comprised of cooking items that will only come from drops, it will not contain any items that are faction related or seasonal as well.

Cooking (1 to 300) [No Faction/Fishing/Seasonal]
Skill Level
1 to 40
Spice Bread *
80 Simple Flour
80 Mild Spices
41 to 50
Spiced Wolf Meat *
10 Stringy Wolf Meat
10 Mild Spices
51 to 80
Smoked Bear Meat **
30 Bear Meat
81 to 90
Strider Stew A***/H**
10 Strider Meat
10 Shiny Red Apple
91 to 115
Crab Cake *
25 Crawler Meat
25 Mild Spices
116 to 150
Big Bear Steak **/H***
35 Big Bear Meat
35 Hot Spices
151 to 175
Curiously Tasty Omelet **/A***
25 Raptor Egg
25 Hot Spices
176 to 215
Roast Raptor **
40 Raptor Flesh
40 Hot Spices
216 to 225
Spider Sausage *
20 White Spider Meat
226 to 250
Monster Omelet **
25 Giant Egg
50 Soothing Spices
251 to 285
Charred Bear Kabobs **
35 Bear Flank
286 to 300
Smoked Desert Dumplings ***
15 Sandworm Meat
15 Soothing Spices

Several of the patterns I have mentioned are obtained through quests but have a faction alternate that can be obtained by vendor. If you have finished these quests in the past and have sold or trashed them, you will need to find a way to obtain them through the opposing faction vendor or find an alternative. The only quest that both sides can do is for the Smoked Desert Dumplings.

Desert Dumplings

The quest you need to get this recipe is Desert Dumplings which is given by the Calandrath, the innkeeper of Cenarion Hold. Calandrath will send you out to find a recipe the Twilight's Hammer use to prepare sandworm. The scroll can be found at 37, 45 which will start you on the second portion to return to Calandrath with Sharing the Knowledge. Upon completion you will learn how to make Smoked Desert Dumplings, of which you might want to hang onto at least 10 of these. You can do the quick follow-up Kitchen Assistance for a little gold, rep, and maybe experience if you're not at the cap yet.

Runn Tum Tuber Surprise

As an alternative to Desert Dumplings should you not be able to obtain the recipe for some reason you could try Runn Tum Tuber Surprise. This is an uncommon drop from a boss mob in Dire Maul:

Pusillin: Recipe: Runn Tum Tuber Surprise

To engage Pusillin you need to enter through the East sides Northern/Front Entrance [MAP]. Most would recommend if you are familiar with the event that you clear the path all the way to the back entrance to Dire Maul located at the Laris Pavilion just north of Camp Mojache in Feralas. If you are not familiar with the event there are plenty of walk-thrus on how to go about this, but you can simply talk to him and he'll run away to start the event. Clear the path along the top tier till you find him again, if you are below level 70 you will NOT be able to avoid the the Warpwood Crushers even if you try to walk along the courtyard ledge. You may have to make this run once or twice, but this pattern is almost a guaranteed drop.

Once you have obtained this recipe you will be need to farm the Warpwood Pods scattered all about the instance. Be wary, they have a chance to backfire and either spray you with toxic green mist or spawn 3 to 5 Whip Lashers, but you should be able to get enough for that final run to 300.