|Skill and improvement|
A dish of moderate nutrition, mainly cooked and consumed by newcomers. Usually started by mixing botanised Items with foraged items. This dish may also be prepared with fish or meat, which will make it bigger. A casserole will decay at a slower rate when stored within certain types of containers such as pottery bowls. Sometimes also used as a commodity for bartering when made up of high QL and preferential infrequent ingredients. Eating casseroles can cause a lowering of your nutrition level.
Introduction to Casseroles
Since hot food cooking is a very versatile skill when put into practice, you will find the following method is provided for the benefit of newcomers when they are preparing a basic casserole - it is not the only, definite way to make one.
To start place 2 botanised Items and 2 foraged items (excluding onions, garlic, and some nuts: some may help 'cook' a casserole yet won't be consumable once casserole is done; ie. nuts) in a pottery bowl. Examine pottery bowl as you add items to determine that it will make a casserole, it will also tell you the difficulty of the dish. Once you are ready to finalize your dish put the pottery bowl into a stone oven, stone forge, or campfire until the casserole is cooked. Dish is cooked when contents inside pottery bowl change to casserole. Once cooked, casserole can be examined to see what it is made of.
Please note that for dish to become a substantial casserole it must be started with 2 botanised Items and 2 foraged items, or it may yield a low QL casserole or stew. Adding more items (in more or less equal proportions) to pottery bowl will help casserole QL and weight to go up to max. Keep in mind that overall QL of cooked casserole will always be determined by Hot food cooking skill.
Note: May become stew depending on # of ingredients.
Some Recipes and Difficulties (2011 April 23)
|Ingredient #1||Ingredient #2||Difficulty|
|meat / fish (or fillet)||wheat, barley, oat, rye, potato, corn||14|
|rosemary, belladonna, oregano, basil, sage, lovage, olives, thyme, nettles, parsley, sassafras||grapes, strawberries, lingonberries, hazelnuts, apples, cherries, blueberries, lemon||16|
|bread||wheat, barley, oat, rye, potato, corn||16|
|meat / fish (or fillet)||pumpkin, garlic, onion||17|
|bread||pumpkin, garlic, onion||19|
|olives, cheese||rosemary, belladonna, oregano, basil, sage, lovage, olives, thyme, nettles, parsley, sassafras||19|
|meat / fish (or fillet)||olive + salt||21|
A comma (,) means you can use any number of any one of the items in that list.