Recipe Location/Mechanics Guide by kirbyarm

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&                                 Introduction                                &

This in-depth guide will cover the exact locations, variables, and all other
related mechanics to show you exactly what it takes to earn every recipe in the
game without wondering why a NPC wouldn't give you the recipe or any other
questions that have long since been a mystery to everyone. Well, I say it's
about time to know for 100% certainty, so here you have it!

&                               Version History                               &

Version 1.00 - May 28th, 2011
I only expect to release this document once, in terms of content as I'm very
certain I've uncovered everything right down to the programming aspect of it
all. Updates will likely be grammatical and / or spelling fixes, or otherwise
information I either discover myself, or I'm informed of and tests prove such
information to be positive and accurate.

I completed all of this work beforehand, as I'm simply not the type of guy
that likes to submit half or partially completed work, thus the only date I
really have to provide at this time is the release date to GameFAQs.

This initial release took somewhere around 24 hours of work to compose and
analyze the game while recording and organizing the information into a decently
readable format.

&                              Table Of Contents                              &

  1) Introduction...................................................[Intro]
  2) Version History................................................[Versi]
  3) Recipe Locations & Mechanics...................................[Recip]
  4) Storage Mechanics..............................................[Stora]
  5) Tips & things to look out for or keep track of.................[Tips&]
  6) Credits........................................................[Credi]
  7) Copyright......................................................[Copyr]

&                         Recipe Locations & Mechanics                        &

There are ONLY 35 recipes in the game. I have maxed all affection with all
villagers and given every traditionally giftable item to each NPC, including
the Gourmet to be 100% sure.

To earn the recipe from the specified NPCs, you must give them the specific
gift as the first gift you give them for that day, whilst meeting any other
requirements which will be listed in the tables below.

The format I will be using is simple, first will be the name of the recipe as
well as the NPC which gives that recipe, second will be the item you have to
give the NPC, third will be which season it absolutely has to be, in order
to receive the recipe, and fourth (if applicable) will be the affection
requirement for the NPC before handing over the gift for the recipe, all
separated by hyphens.

Recipe Notebook Page 1

 1) Cream of Turnip Stew from the Mayor's Wife - Turnip - Any season

 2) Easy Tomato Soup from The Shipper - Tomato - Any season

 3) Tomato Rice from Sasha - Tomato - Any season

 4) Tomato Soup from Pastor Brown - Tomato - Any season

 5) Corn Fritter from Doug - Corn - Any season

 6) Corn Pasta from Basil - Corn - Any season he is available. (Spring 15th
- Fall 4th)

 7) Mashed Potatoe from Ann - Potato - Any season

 8) Fried Potatoes & Bacon from the Mayor - Potato - Any season

Recipe Notebook Page 2

 9) Vegetable Tomato Stew from Lillia - Tomato - Any season

10) Garlic Potato Beef from Harris - Give Potato - Any season

11) Eggplant with Miso Paste from Midwife - Eggplant - Any season

12) Rolled Cabbage from Maria - Cabbage - Any season

13) Stuffed Omelet from Gray - Egg - Any season - Must give it to him when his
affection is 51 or higher.

14) Spa-poached Egg from Kent - Egg - Any season

15) Handmade Butter from Rick - Milk - Any season

16) Mushroom Rice from Head Carpenter - Mushroom - Any season

Recipe Notebook Page 3

17) Fried Char from Greg - Large Fish - Any season except Winter

18) Grilled Trout Cheese from Carpenter #1 (Saw) - Medium Fish or Large Fish
- Any season except Winter

19) Mushroom Stuffed Char from Carpenter #2 (Axe) - Mushroom - Fall only

20) Steamed Clam with Wine from Gotz - Wild Grapes - Any season - Must give it
to him when his affection is 48 or higher.

21) Miso Soup with Sprouts from the Potion Shop Owner - Edible Grass - Any

22) Sesame Dandelion from Saibara - Medicinal Herb or Edible Herb - Any season

23) Mushroom Salsa from Harvest Sprite #1 - Mushroom - Any season - Must give
it to the sprite when it has 31 or higher affection.

24) Strawberry Dog from Stu - Strawberry - Any season

Recipe Notebook Page 4

25) Walnut Cake from Ellen - Walnut - Any season

26) Pudding from Elli - Give eggs or milk - Any season

27) Herb Rice Cake from Sydney (Old woman) - Edible Grass - Spring only

28) Potato Pancake from May - Potato - Any season

29) Strawberry Jan from Popuri - Strawberry - Any season

30) Strawberry Champagne from Karen - Strawberry - Any season

31) Veryberry Wine from Kai - Veryberry - Any season

32) Spice Tea from Cliff - Egg or Milk - Winter only

Recipe Notebook Page 5

33) Hot Spicy Wine from Duke - Wild Grapes - Any season

34) Cinnamon Milk from Jeff - Milk - Any season

35) Pickes Turnips & Cabbage from Barley (Old man) - Turnip - Any season

Note: Hacking any further recipes causes the game to crash when you view your
collection, therefore they do not exist in this version. There are indeed only
35 recipes.

$                              Storage Mechanics                              $

The general rule of how the storage objects work inside your house is that only
tools can go in your toolbox, and everything else that is giftable with the A
button (blue box / belongings slots) can only go in one of these two possible
storage objects; the fridge; or the cabinet. You gain the fridge when you
purchase the Kitchen upgrade from the carpenters and you get the Cabinet in the
Tool Shop, but that is not available until Summer 1st... mind you it is useless
(besides milk) for storing anything that is required for recipes, and really
you should only need to store them to meet a seasonal requirement of gaining
that recipe, which there are not many at all. Keep these things in mind.

Fridge allowed:
 -Wild Grapes
 -Tropical Fruit
 -Poison Mushroom
 -Berry of Fullmoon Plant
 -Medicinal Herb
 -Edible Herb
 -Small Fish
 -Medium Fish
 -Large Fish
 -Cotton Candy
 -Fried Octopus
 -Roasted Corn

Cabinet allowed:
 -Moondrop Plant
 -Pink-Cat-Mint Plant
 -Small Milk
 -Medium Milk
 -Large Milk
 -Golden Milk
 -High-quality Wool
 -Iron Ore
 -Blue Rock
 -Moonlight Stone
 -Rare Metal
 -Pontata Root

Sam Van Dam says:

"Heh, I remember what the difference is between the fridge and the cabinet.
It's whether or not you can eat the item."

-Good to know!

$                Tips & things to look out for or keep track of               $

Golden rule: You will only obtain the recipe if it is the first gift of the day
to the specific NPC, then the rest (if any) requirements are scanned.

Spring crops: Turnip, Potato, Cabbage - These can be stored in the fridge when
you buy a kitchen.

Summer crops: Corn, Tomato - These can be stored in the fridge when you buy a

Fall crop: Eggplant - These can be stored in the fridge when you buy a kitchen.

Winter crop: Strawberry - These can be stored in the fridge when you buy a
kitchen and require a greenhouse to purchase or plant.

Note: Strawberries can only be grown inside the greenhouse when you buy it, and
that is when they will be available for purchase, but only in Winter, though
they can be grown all year. The other three season's crop seeds can only be
purchased in their specific season until you purchase the greenhouse, which
then all seeds except strawberry seeds will be available in Spring, Summer, and
Fall. Winter is a Strawberry only season, regardless of greenhouse presence (it
just can't be purchased until you have a greenhouse).

Cliff's recipe seems mysterious, but he will fork it up if the conditions above
are met. Eggs are cheaper, but make sure he has 51 or higher affection by
Winter, otherwise he will leave forever and you will thus miss out on the
recipe. Also, if you plan on marrying Ann make absolute sure you get Cliff's
recipe before marrying her, otherwise he may leave. (If Cliff's affection is
above 149 and you are married to Ann, he will leave forever).

Make sure Karen is at 101 affection or higher by Winter, year 2, otherwise she
will be gone forever the next time you enter the beach screen and you could
miss out on this recipe. You should have given her a strawberry LONG before
this, as my biggest tip.

Make sure you understand the difference between a Medicinal Herb and an Edible
Herb. The above requirements are exact.

The only recipes that require "friendship" (easier way of saying high enough
affection level) are the recipes from Gray, Gotz, and the Harvest Sprites.

The only season specific recipes you should take note of are Cliff (Winter
only), Greg (all seasons but Winter, because he disappears), Carpenter #1 (Saw)
(all seasons but Winter, because he disappears), Carpenter #2 (Axe) (Fall
only), Sydney the old woman on the mountain summit restaurant (Spring only),
then Basil (He is only available from Spring 15th to Fall 4th).

&                                   Credits                                   &

Firstly, I don't mean to sound selfish or rude in any way, but I refuse to
credit the various online sources I've read on my first casual play through
the game, as the information on the recipes were not nearly concise enough
for me to even find them on my own in a casual play through!

Special thanks to Sam Van Dam for answering plenty of my questions and helping
me figure out why certain NPCs weren't spewing out recipes when affection was

Next, I have to thank the makers of the Cheat Engine software, which allowed me
to view any and every byte within the game to closely monitor values as they
change in real time, right to the millisecond! This program is the magic behind
all of my testing and statistical information, everything from pointer scans,
to memory region access programming routes. Thank you!

Next, I must thank the staff of GameFAQs for looking over the document and
considering it for approval.

Next, I must thank Victor Interactive Software, the developer team that created
this wonderful game for us all to play and enjoy however we see fit without
having to worry about things like if the next boss will kill us or anything
like that!

Finally, I credit myself for the hard work put into the data collection. I'm
only satisfied when I do all of this number crunching myself, as it seems in
the past when verifying someone else's work I ALWAYS seem to find errors..
and of course for writing this document.

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