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                                                     by tiepohs





~~Table of Contents~~

>>> Version Info  [S1.0]
>>> Intro         [S2.0]
>>> Your Characters, Cooking & You  [S3.0]
	> Why Cook?                   [S3.1]
	> Shortcuts                   [S3.2]
      > Likes and Dislikes          [S3.3]
	> Best Recipes                [S3.4]
>>> Mastering Recipes   [S4.0]
	> Recipes         [S4.1]
	> Errors          [S4.2]
>>> How Do I Get the ___ Recipe?    [S5.0]
	> Character Recipes           [S5.1]
	> Wonder Chef Recipes         [S5.2]
	> Other Recipes               [S5.3]
>>> Where to Get Ingredients  [S6.0]
	> Ingredients           [S6.1]
	> Store Listings        [S6.2]
	> Monster Drops         [S6.3]
>>> Sidequests etc.                 [S7.0]
	> Cooking-Master Sidequest    [S7.1]
	> Dahngrest Waiting Game      [S7.2]
>>> Skits                        [S8.0]
      > Player-submitted Info    [S8.1]
      > Transcripts              [S8.2]
>>> Vesperia Cooking vs Other Tales Games        [S9.0]
>>> Ending Comments           [S10.0]
	> Help Me Out!          [S10.1]
	> Thank You!		[S10.2]
	> The Legal Bits        [S10.3]



----------VERSION INFO------------------------------------------------ [S1.0]

Version 0.9 (02/01/08) -- More skit updates and transcripts. Sushi, sukiyaki
and fruit parfait prices have been corrected. Aurnion stock updated. Recipes
completed. Like/Dislike chart completed. Wonder Chef locations complete.

Version 0.5 (11/24/08) -- Results of what is available up to (but not 
including) Myorzo. Added Kitchen Knife (Section 4.0) and the likes/dislikes
have been expanded upon (moved to Section 3.3). More game/guide errors found. 
Agility recipes analyzed (Section 4.2).

Version 0.24 (11/03/08) -- More skit & error updates as well as a recipe
likes/dislikes chart.

Version 0.22 (10/08/08) -- Added skit & error updates sent in from other 
players.

Version 0.20 (9/29/08) -- Results of what is available up to (but not 
including) Caer Bocram.



----------INTRO------------------------------------------------------- [S2.0]

Hello there, and thank you for relying on me for all of your cooking needs 
while you explore Terca Lumireis! I've bought the Brady Games guide for ToV, 
and let me tell you ...it sucks. (x_x) So instead, I will help you discover 
the wonder and fun of cooking in Bandai Namco's Tales of Vesperia!* This 
guide is a work in progress (as well as my very first). Some of this guide 
might be repetitive. I've organized it so you can jump to the parts you are
concerned about if you can't be bothered to read everything~  Onward!! ( 'o')/ 

Oh yes, I shall define what I am referring to when I use certain terms 
in this guide.
MAIN MENU -- Press 'Y' when you are not in battle to bring this up. Here you 
will have access to your Artes, Equipment, Item, Skills, Strategy, Cooking, 
Status, Library and Save/Load menus.
COOKING SCREEN -- The screen that is brought up when you select the Cooking 
icon after opening you open the Main Menu. This is where you can cook if you 
do not use a shortcut.
COOKING RESULT BOX -- The box that pops up on the Cooking Screen after you 
have cooked a recipe. Contains details of your results.
BATTLE SCREEN MENU -- At the end of a battle, the 4 green bars at the bottom 
right of the screen.
SHORTCUT MENU -- In the Cooking Screen, if you press LS down, you can set 
the shortcuts to cook after battle.


*Note, FAQ may be 80% helpful, 20% commentary and 10% pointing out Brady 
Games' cooking-related errors.  Yes, this FAQ goes beyond 100% coverage!



----------YOUR CHARACTERS, COOKING & YOU------------------------------ [S3.0]

Firstly, if you didn't know already, you have 7 characters who can cook, and 
in ToV, you don't have to worry about one character's food being less 
effective than another's. Except Repede. He's a dog. He makes -- wait for it 
-- dog food. ....Yum. However, that food will still give you a little boost! 
(But seriously, don't waste the ingredients. ...Unless you get some 
sort of pleasure imagining Karol face-first in a bowl of Kibbles 'n Bits.) 
Um, anyway, each character can get a fancy chef-related title if they master 
all(!) recipes and complete the cooking-master sidequest, which you will need 
to do if you want to unlock the title achievement. 

Here's our lineup of chefs in the making and those titles we're gunning for:
Yuri -- Commoner Chef
Estelle -- Cordon Bleu
Karol -- Guild Chef
Rita -- Chemical Chef
Raven -- Weekend Chef
Judith -- Chef Mom
Repede

Have some cooking facts to chew on:
-- You will not be able to cook until Yuri teaches Estelle in Quoi Woods, so 
sit tight until then.
-- You cannot cook while in battle. That'd be pretty silly. Save your victory 
feast until afterwards.
-- You can set up to 4 different recipes on the Shortcut Menu.
-- Cooking benefits your entire party, not just one person.
-- Dead people can't eat, so if you cook while Yuri's KO'd, he's not going to 
get anything out of it.
-- You cannot cook more than once after a battle. Something about your 
characters being full... (imagine that!)
-- You do not get a costume with your chef title :(
-- Your characters are finicky when it comes to their meals; some like certain
foods more than others and some dislike them more than others. THIS IS 
REFLECTED on your character's stats, so you might want to pay attention to
what you are feeding them.

And now...
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+++ THE BEST INFORMATION YOU WILL EVER RECEIVE CONCERNING COOKING IN TOV! +++
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
-- Your characters get tired of eating the same thing over and over again!!
      --> Each time you immediately repeat a recipe (i.e. fight, cook sorbet; 
fight, cook sorbet), it will lose potency by a rate of 1% until it reaches a 
set low (usually 3% less than it should). It does not matter if a different 
character cooks or if you fail at one point (believe me, I've checked (-_-)),
the potency will still drop by 1%. Therefore IT IS IMPERATIVE for you to mix
up your recipes in order to get the most out of your ingredients and money!!


>>> Why cook? >>>                                                      [S3.1]

It's all about saving money and group benefits.
Cooking can be a cheap alternative to buying lots of gels and bottles, and if 
you're aiming to unlock the 10 million Gald achievement, you'll need to pinch 
your pennies! Plus, when you sucessfully cook, your -entire party- gains the 
benefits, ranging from HP and TP recovery to status recovery to an increase 
in attack, defense or agility. Let's say, for example, that your party has 
been injured in a fight and two characters are poisoned. Assuming that the 
characters' damage is 30% of their HP or less, let's compare the cost of 
cooking a Beef Bowl vs. recovery items:

Beef Bowl -- 20% HP recovery & cures poison
      Rice      80g
      Beef      100g
      Onion     30g
                -----
      Total:    210g

Recovery items -- 30% HP recovery & cures poison
Apple Gel (4 x 100g)      400g
Poison Bottle (2 x 150g)  300g
                          -----
      Total:              700g

Sure, the Beef Bowl recovers 10% less than the gels & bottles, but you could 
cook 3 beef  bowls and still save 70g vs that one recovery set (700g - [3 x 
210g =] 630g = 70g)! OK, OK, so you can't cook twice in a row (it's a shame 
your characters don't have bottomless stomachs), but you can top off a low 
HP or two with Estelle's First Aid if necessary (she recovers 25% HP for 6 TP 
each).

Does that 10% really bother you? It does? OK, have a look at curry then:

Curry -- 30% HP
      Rice        80g
      Potato      30g
      Onion       30g
      Carrot      40g
      Meat        40-100g
                  --------
      Total:      220-280g	

OK, so we've spent 10-70g more and we still have 2 poisoned people to cure. 
Not a problem. Even using the most expensive meat, it will cost 580g if you 
use 2 poison bottles. Or Estelle can use Recover (14 TP per use) and save 
you 300g.

But supposing you just use Estelle to heal instead? If she heals each 
wounded character with First Aid (6 TP) and cures the poison with Recover (14 
TP), it costs her only 52 TP ([4 x 6TP =] 24TP + [2 x 14TP =] 28TP = 52TP), 
and one orange gel (250g) will cover the TP cost if she is level 20 or 
higher.*  However, you can still cook a cake (30% party TP recovery) for the 
cost of only 60g (eggs, milk & strawberries cost 20g each). You still save 
190g AND this benefits the entire party ([1 orange gel x 250g =] 250g - [20g 
+ 20g + 20g =] 60g = 190g).
There is the fact that Estelle can equip various items to reduce her TP 
consumption or to increase her TP, but if other party members need TP as 
well, cooking is still the way to go to top it off.

Oh, what if we synthesize those gels and bottles as opposed to buying them? 
Can we save money that way?
Not enough. To synthesize the same recovery set above, it will cost you 524g. 
You can still cook 2 Beef Bowls for less than that price. 
(4 apple gels x 75g =) 300g + (2 poison bottles x 112g =) 224g = 524g

What about Estelle's orange gel? Still better off with the cake as it's still 
127g cheaper.
(1 orange gel x 187g =) 187g - (20g + 20g + 20g =) 60g = 127g


* Estelle's level 20 TP is 196. (196 x 30% = 59 TP)


>>> Shortcuts >>>                                                      [S3.2]

Should you bother?
I'd say 'yes.' Shortcuts enable you to cook immediately after battle without 
having to open the Main Menu. To be honest, you will probably only run into 1 
or 2 situations where you are forced to fight one battle after another. You 
won't have a chance to bring up your Main Menu to cook in between, so this is 
your only chance to heal without wasting recovery items. Although I have not 
gotten there yet, I can pretty much guarantee your final boss will not be 
considerate enough to ask if you want a break and will come at you 1 or 2 
more times with no breather. Another good example of back-to-back battles 
would be in the Coliseum (OK, so it's a melee battle in ToV instead of the 
usual Coliseum set-up, but there's still one instance where you fight 
back-to-back by yourself). Plus, no one can revive you when you're one-on-one,
so cooking shortcuts are really going to help you out here. There might be 
other times, though, when after a tough fight the story might force your 
characters into a new situation before you get a chance to open up the Main 
Menu and cook, and either through forgetfulness or bad luck, you could find 
yourself in a battle with your characters in nowhere-near-perfect condition. 
Maybe. However, I say the convenience of the shortcut is very nice. It can get
a bit repetitive to open the Cooking Screen again and again, battle after 
battle. Save those precious seconds of your life for something better! (Like 
playing other Tales games. =P)

Setting up the shortcut menu is pretty easy. From the Cooking Screen, hit LS 
down and select your first shortcut. Then, select your chef and the recipe. 
Repeat 3 more times for your other slots. Make sure you choose different 
recipes (see above)! BAM! You're set to cook from the Battle Screen Menu. How 
do you do that? First, go fight something. Maybe you'll pick up some more 
ingredients. That's always nice. 10 million Gald IS a lot... Anyway, after 
you win, you'll notice along the bottom right of the screen some options (B 
Skip, Y Grade detail & LS + X Cook). Move the LS to see a description pop up 
in the previously empty green bar below. It'll tell you what you've set as 
your recipe for that direction. Move the LS in another direction and you'll 
see a different recipe and description (unless you set the same recipe on all 
the shortcuts. Didn't I tell you not to!? Pay attention!).  Select the recipe 
you want and press 'X.' Hooray! You've cooked it! Here's hoping you didn't 
fail!


>>> Likes and Dislikes >>>                                             [S3.3]
Your characters have their own likes and dislikes in food (as pointed out by
ReroTheZero), and this knowledge is a key to understanding benefits of your
recipes as well as unlocking certain skits (see Section 8.2 for skits). When
a character likes something, they will receive an extra bonus on top of the
recipe's results; when they dislike the recipe, they do not receive the full
benefits. Makes sense, right? Just imagine Karol grabbing an extra helping of
sushi or Raven not eating all of his Cake. Karol gets more magic defense than
others and Raven gets less TP than others because of their eating habits. Ha
ha, isn't this fun? The recipes don't work evenly!
Interestingly, the crew prefers Dog Food over a ruined recipe, although the
effectiveness of the recipe is not any different. Also, despite liking Dog 
Food, Repede does not get an extra bonus.

The following is a work in progress, but I will try to note how our characters
feel about each recipe. (In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if, by the time this
FAQ reaches version 1.0, this has become it's own full-blown section as the 
bonuses seem to vary for each character/recipe x_x.)

                   Estelle   Judith   Karol   Raven   Repede   Rita   Yuri
Beef Bowl             -         -       -       -       D       -       -
Cake                  L         -       L       D       D       L       L
Clam Chowder          -         -       D       -       D       -       -
Cream Stew            -         -       -       -       D       -       -
Crepe                 L         -       L       D       D       L       L
Croquette             -         -       L       -       D       L       -

Curry                 -         -       L       -       D       -       -
Dog Food              -         -       -       -       L       -       -
Fish w/Miso           -         -       D       L       -       -       -
Fried Chicken/Fry     -         -       L       -       -       L       -
Fruit Parfait         L         -       L       D       D       L       L 
Japanese Stew         -         L       D       -       L       -       -

Kebab Sandwich        -         -       -       -       -       L       -
Mabo Curry            -         -       -       -       D       -       L
Meat Sauce            -         -       L       -       D       D       -
Minestrone            -         -       -       -       D       -       -
Miso Soup             -         -       -       -       -       -       -
Okonomiyaki           -         -       -       -       -       L       -

Omlette Rice          -         -       L       -       D       -       -
Pork Miso Soup        -         -       -       -       -       -       - 
Pork Stew             -         L       -       -       -       -       -
Pudding               L         -       L       D       D       L       L
Rice Ball             -         L       -       -       -       L       -
Salad                 -         -       -       -       L       -       -

Salisbury Steak       -         -       L       -       D       -       -
Sandwich              -         -       -       -       -       L       -
Sashimi               -         -       L       L       -       D       -
Scottish Egg          -         -       -       -       -       L       -
Seafood Bowl          -         -       -       -       -       D       - 
Sorbet                L         -       L       D       D       L       L

Soup Noodles          -         -       -       -       D       -       -
Sukiyaki              D         -       L       -       -       -       -
Sushi                 L         -       L       L       -       D       -
Tempura               -         -       -       -       -       -       -
Udon Hot Pot          L         L       -       -       -       -       - 
Veg. Stir Fry         -         -       D       -       D       -       -
Vichyssoise           
                 [KEY: L = like; D = dislike; - = neutral; {blank} = no data]

How can you tell is a character doesn't like something? Watch the background
in the cooking screen when you fail a recipe. All the characters make a face
(it's the same one they make when they finish a battle with a status effect
or very low HP). Conversely, when a character likes something, they make the
face seen at the end of a successful battle. Their reactions do not change
if they are neutral about a recipe. The following is a description of their
reactions:
           LIKES                      DISLIKES   
Estelle -- Smiles*                    One eye closed
Judith --- Smiles*                    Both eyes closed
Karol ---- Lifts head up a bit*       One eye closed                  
Raven ---- Head moves to the left     Head shifts to the right a bit*   
Rita ----- Manic grin                 Both eyes closed                  
Repede --- Tilts head up*             Head points down                  
Yuri ----- Raises head slightly*      Bit of a grimace*                 
                *It can be very difficult to discern these faces from normal.


>>> The Best Recipes >>>                                               [S3.4]

So what recipes should I shortcut?
Why the most useful ones of course. The recipes that give the most benefit 
for the least money and have the easiest to get ingredients.
(x_x) Unfortunately, I can't tell you at this point. Once I get more 
information, look forward to some nice advice~ ( 'o')/



----------MASTERING RECIPES------------------------------------------- [S4.0]

The road to recipe mastery is a rough and long one. Your characters will eat 
many failed meals and you will have to fully restock your food at least once 
for one character to master just ONE recipe. It's a given. (Now there might 
be a set number for each character before they master a recipe or unlock a 
new one, but I don't have -that- much time to confirm this or even give you 
a rough estimate, so you'll have to play the waiting game.) Generally though, 
it shouldn't take more than 30 tries before a character masters a recipe. As 
for unlocking a new recipe.... that really varies. Yuri learned to make a 
Beef Bowl I think by his first star on Rice Ball while Estelle all but 
mastered Fried Chicken and Fries before she unlocked Scottish Egg. However, 
I can provide you with a few more facts about the road to cooking mastery 
(and once you achieve masterment):

-- Don't think that 3 stars = mastery (as in ToA). Keep cooking! You will see 
the word 'mastered' appear above the character's head once they've got that 
recipe under their belt.
-- You can still fail the recipe at Mastery level (Estelle just can't seem to 
make sandwiches...) (x_x)
-- When your character fails a recipe, your party regains 1% HP & TP (wow, 
it's just like eating dog food...!)
-- If you successfully cook the same recipe after failing, the potency 
will still drop 1% (unless you have reached the fixed low).
-- The cooking screen does not always indicate the full effects of certain 
recipes (Beef Bowl, for example). See below for those unmentioned bonuses.
-- The Kitchen Knife: I found this available for synthesis when the story made
me first return to Aspio. It requires 1000g, 1 merman fang, 1 merman's weapon
and 2 toad oil. The game's description doesn't tell you anything useful about
it and I couldn't even find any mention of it in the Brady guide, but if it's 
anything like in ToA, then it increases the cooking success rate (and I can't
imagine any other uses for this Key Item).
-- The characters might not make a new recipe from a current one until after
mastery, so be patient. (I had to keep making Estelle cook Vichyssoise about
3 more times after mastery {and her skit} before I got the pork miso stew
recipe.)


>>> Recipes >>>                                                        [S4.1]
Here is the menu our gang gets to choose from for all their eating needs. 
There are a total of 36 recipes to master (+ dog food). Here I have sorted 
them by benefit, so there will be some repeating recipes (once you get to 
'Status Recovery'). Recipes with a # before the name indicate incomplete 
information and what is available is from the Brady guide.

/// Category ///
___________________________________
RECIPE -- Effects -- Learn From...
   Ingredients -- Cost
   Description
-----------------------------------


/// HP Recovery ///
_____________________________________________________________________________
SANDWICH -- 10% HP -- Default Recipe
   Bread, Egg -- 100G
   Egg salad sandwiched between two slices of bread. Restores a small amount 
   of HP.
_____________________________________________________________________________
BEEF BOWL -- 20% HP, Cures Poison -- Yuri: Rice Ball
   Beef, Onion, Rice -- 210G
   A scrumptious bowl of rice topped with beef and tofu. Restores some HP.
_____________________________________________________________________________
CURRY -- 30% HP -- Wonder Chef: Mantaic
   Carrot, Meat, Onion, Potato, Rice -- 220-280G
   An all-time favorite dish made from a blend of spices. Restores a moderate
   amount of HP
_____________________________________________________________________________
CREAM STEW -- 40% HP -- Wonder Chef: Myozoro
   Carrot, Chicken, Milk, Onion, Potato --  200G
   The heavenly cream sauce is prefect with potatoes. Restores a large amount
   of HP.
_____________________________________________________________________________
UDON NOODLES HOT POT -- 50% HP -- Yuri: Pork Miso Soup
   Egg, Napa Cabbage, Shiitake, Shrimp, Squid, Sticky Flour -- 240G
   These noodles are piping hot. Don't scorch your tongue! Restores a large
   amount of HP.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

/// TP Recovery ///
_____________________________________________________________________________
SORBET -- 10% TP --Wonder Chef: Capua Nor
   Fruit, Milk -- 40-60G
   A frozen and refreshing dessert made with fruit juice. Restores some TP.
_____________________________________________________________________________
PUDDING -- 20% TP -- Yuri: Sorbet
   Egg, Milk -- 40G
   A creamy custard dessert with a rich caramel sauce. Restores some TP.
_____________________________________________________________________________
CAKE -- 30% TP -- Yuri: Pudding
   Egg, Milk, Strawberry -- 60G
   A sweet treat topped with a big, red strawberry. De-lish! Restores 
   moderate amount of  TP.
_____________________________________________________________________________
CREPE -- 40% TP -- Wonder Chef: Aurnion
   Banana, Egg, Kiwifruit, Milk -- 100G
   A very thin pancake eaten with fresh cream and fruit. Restores a moderate 
   amount of TP.
_____________________________________________________________________________
FRUIT PARFAIT -- 50% TP -- Rita: Crepe
   Egg, Fruit (x4), Milk -- 120-200G
   Fruits, ice cream and pudding! Oh my! Restores a great amount of TP.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

/// HP & TP Recovery ///
_____________________________________________________________________________
RICE BALL -- 5% HP & TP -- Estelle: Sandwich
   Dried Seaweed, Rice, Salmon -- 150G
   Rice rolled into a ball with a salmon filling. Restores a small amount of 
   HP & TP.
_____________________________________________________________________________
OMELETTE RICE -- 10% HP & TP, Cures Petrify -- Karol: Beef Bowl
   Egg, Chicken, Onion, Rice -- 210G
   The harmony between eggs, ketchup and rice is to die for! Restores some HP 
   & TP.
_____________________________________________________________________________
MEAT SAUCE -- 15% HP & TP, Cures all negative status -- Karol: Omelette Rice
   Onion, Pork, Sticky Flour, Tomato -- 200G
   Take caution when wearing white! Restores a moderate a amount of HP and TP.
_____________________________________________________________________________
MABO CURRY -- 25% HP & TP, Revives from K.O. -- Wonder Chef: Nordopolica*
   Onion, Potato, Rice, Tofu, Tomato -- 200G
   It's been said that this dish is for heroes. Restores a large amount of HP
   and TP.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

/// Defense Bonus ///
_____________________________________________________________________________
FISH WITH MISO SAUCE -- +5% DEF, 5% HP -- Wonder Chef: Heliord
   Mackerel, Miso, Rice -- 270G
   The miso sauce goes will with steamed rice. Increases P. Defense slightly.
_____________________________________________________________________________
SASHIMI -- +10% DEF, 5% HP -- Raven: Salad
   Mackerel, Salmon, Scallop, Squid, Tuna  -- 260G
   A delicacy consisting of raw, very fresh, thinly slice seafood. Increases
   Defense.
_____________________________________________________________________________
SEAFOOD BOWL -- +15% DEF, 5% HP -- Event in Nor Harbor
   Cucumber, Rice, Salmon, Scallop, Shrimp, Tuna  -- 340G
   A bowl of rice topped with a variety of fresh seafood. Tasty! Increases P.
   Defense moderately.
_____________________________________________________________________________
SUSHI -- +25% DEF, 5% HP -- Karol: Sashimi
   Dried Seaweed, Fish (x3), Kelp, Rice -- 250-370G
   A delicacy of vinegared rice and fresh fish. Increases P. Defense greatly.
_____________________________________________________________________________
MINESTRONE SOUP -- +20% MDEF, 5% HP -- Wonder Chef: Dahngrest
   Onion, Tomato -- 70G
   A soup made with sun-ripened tomatoes. Very nutritious! Increases Magic
   Defense.
_____________________________________________________________________________
MISO SOUP -- +40% MDEF, 5% HP -- Estelle: Minestrone Soup
   Miso, Radish, Tofu -- 210G
   A traditional soup made with a miso broth. Increases Magic Defense.
_____________________________________________________________________________
CLAM CHOWDER -- +60% MDEF, 5% HP -- Estelle: Miso Soup
   Onion, Potato, Scallop -- 120G
   Made with broth filled with all the goodness of the ocean! Increases Magic
   Defense moderately.
_____________________________________________________________________________
VICHYSSOISE -- +80% MDEF, 5% HP -- Nam Cobanda Isle
   Milk, Potato, Sticky Flour  -- 100G
   A potato soup usually served cold. Increases Magic Defense greatly.
_____________________________________________________________________________
PORK MISO SOUP-- +100% MDEF, 5% HP -- Estelle: Vichyssoise
   Carrot, Miso, Pork, Tofu  -- 260G
   A hearty soup with chunks of vegetable and pork in a miso broth. Increases
   Magic Defense greatly.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

/// Attack Bonus ///
_____________________________________________________________________________
SALISBURY STEAK -- +3% ATK, 5% HP -- Wonder Chef: Aspio
   Beef, Egg, Onion -- 150G
   A juicy meat patty topped with a savory sauce. Increases Attack slightly.
_____________________________________________________________________________
PORK STEW -- +5% ATK, 5% HP -- Raven: Beef Bowl
   Kelp, Pork, Radish -- 140
   These tender pork loins just melt away in your mouth. Increases Attack.
_____________________________________________________________________________
KEBAB SANDWICH -- +7% ATK, 5% HP -- Wonder Chef: Nordopolica
   Beef, Bread, Lettuce, Tomato -- 270G
   Pita bread stuffed with meat and vegetables. Increases attack moderately.
_____________________________________________________________________________
SUKIYAKI -- +15% ATK, 5% HP -- Judith: Japanese Stew
   Beef (x2), Egg, Napa Cabbage, Shiitake, Tofu  -- 330G
   Thin slices of beef and vegetables cooked in a sweey soy sauce. Increases
   attack greatly.
_____________________________________________________________________________
FRIED CHICKEN AND FRIES -- +10% MATK, 5% HP -- Wonder Chef: Capua Torim
   Chicken, Potato -- 110G
   A set of french fries and fried chicken. Increases Magic Attack slightly.
_____________________________________________________________________________
SCOTTISH EGG -- +20% MATK, 5% HP -- Estelle: Fried Chicken and Fries
   Egg, Meat, Tomato -- 100-160G
   A hard boiled egg wrapped in meat and fried with bread crumbs. Increases 
   Magic Attack.
_____________________________________________________________________________
CROQUETTE -- +30% MATK, 5% HP -- Wonder Chef: Yormgen
   Meat, Onion, Potato -- 100-160G
   A deep fried potato morsel with a light, crispy texture. Increases Magic
   Attack moderately.
_____________________________________________________________________________
OKONOMIYAKI -- +40% MATK, 5% HP -- Raven: Scottish Egg
   Cabbage, Egg, Meat, Shrimp, Squid, Sticky Flour --  220-280G
   A hearty pan-fried meal cooked with various ingredients. Increases Magic
   Attack greatly.
_____________________________________________________________________________
TEMPURA -- +50% MATK, 5% HP -- Judith: Croquette
   Egg, Chicken, Shrimp, Squid, Sticky Flour, Vegetable  -- 260-280G
   A dish of deep fried, lightly battered seafood and vegetables. Increases
   Magic Attack greatly.
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/// Agility Bonus ///
_____________________________________________________________________________
SALAD -- +20%/2000 AGI, 5% HP -- Wonder Chef: Ghasfarost
   Cucumber, Lettuce, Tomato -- 130G
   Greens are good for you! Try them without dressing. Increases Agility.
_____________________________________________________________________________
JAPANESE STEW -- +40%/2000 AGI, 5% HP -- Judith: Pork Stew
   Kelp, Radish, Squid -- 100G
   A traditional home cooked meal. It's difficult to get the flavoring just 
   right. Increases Agility.
_____________________________________________________________________________
VEGETABLE STIRY FRY -- +60%/2400 AGI, 5% HP -- Rita: Salad
   Carrot, Cucumber, Meat, Onion -- 150-210G
   A nutritious dish that can be made with any kinds of vegetables. Increases
   Agility greatly.
_____________________________________________________________________________
SOUP NOODLES -- +100%/2800 AGI, 5% HP -- Raven: Vegetable Stir Fry
   Cabbage, Carrot, Onion, Pork, Sticky Flour -- 250G
   Noodles and stir fried vegetables served in a light chicken broth.
   Increases Agility greatly.
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/// Status Recovery ///
_____________________________________________________________________________
BEEF BOWL -- 20% HP, Cures Poison -- Yuri: Rice Ball
   Beef, Onion, Rice -- 210G
   A scrumptious bowl of rice topped with beef and tofu. Restores some HP.
_____________________________________________________________________________
OMELETTE RICE -- 10% HP & TP, Cures Petrify -- Karol: Beef Bowl
   Egg, Chicken, Onion, Rice -- 210G
   The harmony between eggs, ketchup and rice is to die for! Restores some HP 
   & TP.
_____________________________________________________________________________
MEAT SAUCE -- 15% HP & TP, Cures all negative status -- Karol: Omelette Rice
   Onion, Pork, Sticky Flour, Tomato -- 200G
   Take caution when wearing white! Restores a moderate a amount of HP and TP.
_____________________________________________________________________________
MABO CURRY -- 25% HP & TP, Revives from K.O. -- Wonder Chef: Nordopolica*
   Onion, Potato, Rice, Tofu, Tomato -- 200G
   It's been said that this dish is for heroes. Restores a large amount of HP
   and TP.
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/// Magic Bonus ///
_____________________________________________________________________________
FRIED CHICKEN AND FRIES -- +10% MATK, 5% HP -- Wonder Chef: Capua Torim
   Chicken, Potato -- 110G
   A set of french fries and fried chicken. Increases Magic Attack slightly.
_____________________________________________________________________________
SCOTTISH EGG -- +20% MATK, 5% HP -- Estelle: Fried Chicken and Fries
   Egg, Meat, Tomato -- 100-160G
   A hard boiled egg wrapped in meat and fried with bread crumbs. Increases 
   Magic Attack.
_____________________________________________________________________________
MINESTRONE SOUP -- +20% MDEF, 5% HP -- Wonder Chef: Dahngrest
   Onion, Tomato -- 70G
   A soup made with sun-ripened tomatoes. Very nutritious! Increases Magic
   Defense.
_____________________________________________________________________________
CROQUETTE -- +30% MATK, 5% HP -- Wonder Chef: Yormgen
   Meat, Onion, Potato -- 100-160G
   A deep fried potato morsel with a light, crispy texture. Increases Magic
   Attack moderately.
_____________________________________________________________________________
MISO SOUP -- +40% MDEF, 5% HP -- Estelle: Minestrone Soup
   Miso, Radish, Tofu -- 210G
   A traditional soup made with a miso broth. Increases Magic Defense.
_____________________________________________________________________________
OKONOMIYAKI -- +40% MATK, 5% HP -- Raven: Scottish Egg
   Cabbage, Egg, Meat, Shrimp, Squid, Sticky Flour --  220-280G
   A hearty pan-fried meal cooked with various ingredients. Increases Magic
   Attack greatly.
_____________________________________________________________________________
TEMPURA -- +50% MATK, 5% HP -- Judith: Croquette
   Egg, Chicken, Shrimp, Squid, Sticky Flour, Vegetable  -- 260-280G
   A dish of deep fried, lightly battered seafood and vegetables. Increases
   Magic Attack greatly.
_____________________________________________________________________________
CLAM CHOWDER -- +60% MDEF, 5% HP -- Estelle: Miso Soup
   Onion, Potato, Scallop -- 120G
   Made with broth filled with all the goodness of the ocean! Increases Magic
   Defense moderately.
_____________________________________________________________________________
VICHYSSOISE -- +80% MDEF, 5% HP -- Nam Cobanda Isle
   Milk, Potato, Sticky Flour  -- 100G
   A potato soup usually served cold. Increases Magic Defense greatly.
_____________________________________________________________________________
PORK MISO SOUP-- +100% MDEF, 5% HP -- Estelle: Vichyssoise
   Carrot, Miso, Pork, Tofu  -- 260G
   A hearty soup with chunks of vegetable and pork in a miso broth. Increases
   Magic Defense greatly.
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/// Physical Bonus ///
_____________________________________________________________________________
SALISBURY STEAK -- +3% ATK, 5% HP -- Wonder Chef: Aspio
   Beef, Egg, Onion -- 150G
   A juicy meat patty topped with a savory sauce. Increases Attack slightly.
_____________________________________________________________________________
PORK STEW -- +5% ATK, 5% HP -- Raven: Beef Bowl
   Kelp, Pork, Radish -- 140
   These tender pork loins just melt away in your mouth. Increases Attack.
_____________________________________________________________________________
KEBAB SANDWICH -- +7% ATK, 5% HP -- Wonder Chef: Nordopolica
   Beef, Bread, Lettuce, Tomato -- 270G
   Pita bread stuffed with meat and vegetables. Increases attack moderately.
_____________________________________________________________________________
FISH WITH MISO SAUCE -- +5% DEF, 5% HP -- Wonder Chef: Heliord
   Mackerel, Miso, Rice -- 270G
   The miso sauce goes will with steamed rice. Increases P. Defense slightly.
_____________________________________________________________________________
SASHIMI -- +10% DEF, 5% HP -- Raven: Salad
   Mackerel, Salmon, Scallop, Squid, Tuna  -- 260G
   A delicacy consisting of raw, very fresh, thinly slice seafood. Increases
   Defense.
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SEAFOOD BOWL -- +15% DEF, 5% HP -- Event in Nor Harbor
   Cucumber, Rice, Salmon, Scallop, Shrimp, Tuna  -- 340G
   A bowl of rice topped with a variety of fresh seafood. Tasty! Increases P.
   Defense moderately.
_____________________________________________________________________________
SUKIYAKI -- +15% ATK, 5% HP -- Judith: Japanese Stew
   Beef (x2), Egg, Napa Cabbage, Shiitake, Tofu  -- 330G
   Thin slices of beef and vegetables cooked in a sweey soy sauce. Increases
   attack greatly.
_____________________________________________________________________________
SUSHI -- +25% DEF, 5% HP -- Karol: Sashimi
   Dried Seaweed, Fish (x3), Kelp, Rice -- 250-370G
   A delicacy of vinegared rice and fresh fish. Increases P. Defense greatly.
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/// Other ///
_____________________________________________________________________________
DOG FOOD -- 1% HP & TP -- Have Repede cook any recipe
   Um... dogs seem to find this tasty.
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* Available after you have gathered all other recipes


>>> Errors >>>                                                         [S4.2]

There are several discrepancies in-game and in the Brady guide. 
-- For all of the following food, the Battle Screen Menu information is 
incorrect (Brady seems to have gotten their cooking stats from this). The 
correct information is displayed on the menu cooking screen:
      Fried Chicken and Fries -- increases MATK (not MDEF)
      Scottish Eggs -- increases MATK (not MDEF)
      Rice Balls -- restores 5% max HP & TP (not 15%)
      Croquette -- increases MATK (not MDEF)
      Okonomiyaki -- increases MATK (not MDEF)
      Tempura -- increases MATK (not MDEF)
-- The Brady guide incorrectly states that Rita produces the Pork Stew 
recipe. It is RAVEN who must cook Beef Bowl to get you Pork Stew.
-- The Brady guide incorrectly states that Sukiyaki increases DEF. Rather, it
increases ATK (the information in-game is correct).

-- Agility -- 
There is a bug concerning the Agility recipes (Salad, J. Stew, Veg. Stir Fry 
& Soup Noodles). As first reported by CKunit, the cooking result box informs
you that your characters have gained 2000+ Agility (although not 2400% as he
put it when sucessfully cooked, as opposed to the battle screen menu, which 
lists the increase from 20-60%. The character status page will reflect the 
numerical bonus, however during battle the Agi increase is not as high, 
though can be notable (especially soup noodles). It is best to assume that 
the actual effects received from these recipes is the percentage increase 
and not the numerical one. (Note: the numerical value decreases by 10% each 
time the recipe is immediately repeated, bottoming out at 70% effectiveness.)



----------HOW DO I GET THE ___ RECIPE?-------------------------------- [S5.0]

OK, so you can't be bothered to look through the above chart to find out how 
to get a certain recipe. Here's a brief list on unlocking everything:

>>> Character Recipes >>>                                              [S5.1]

<> Beef Bowl -- Yuri / Rice Ball
<> Cake -- Yuri / Pudding
<> Clam Chowder -- Estelle / Miso Soup
<> Fruit Parfait -- Rita / Crepe
<> Japanese Stew -- Judith / Pork Stew
<> Meat Sauce -- Karol / Omelette Rice
<> Miso Soup -- Estelle / Minestrone Soup
<> Okonomiyaki -- Raven / Scottish Egg
<> Omelette Rice -- Karol / Beef Bowl
<> Pork Miso Soup -- Estelle / Vichyssoise
<> Pork Stew -- Raven / Beef Bowl
<> Pudding -- Yuri / Sorbet
<> Rice Ball -- Estelle / Sandwich
<> Sashimi -- Raven / Salad
<> Scottish Egg -- Estelle / Fried Chicken and Fries
<> Soup Noodles -- Raven / Vegetable Stir Fry
<> Sukiyaki -- Judith / Japanese Stew
<> Sushi -- Karol / Sashimi
<> Tempura -- Judith / Croquette
<> Udon Noodles Hot Pot -- Yuri / Pork Miso Soup
<> Vegetable Stir Fry -- Rita / Salad


>>> Wonder Chef Locations & Recipes >>>                                [S5.2]

<> Wonder Chef #1 -- Aspio -- Salisbury Steak
      He's the jumping daikon outside the gates in the bottom lefthand 
corner.
<> Wonder Chef #2 -- Capua Nor -- Sorbet
      He's the yellow duck running around in circles past the inn to the 
right of the ticket station.
<> Wonder Chef #3 -- Capua Torim -- Fried Chicken and Fries
      He's the hopping blue fish right next to the lighthouse.
<> Wonder Chef #4 -- Heliord -- Fish with Miso Sauce
      He's the swaying teruteru bouzu doll hanging at the back of the room you
first arrive in.
<> Wonder Chef #5 -- Dahngrest -- Minestrone Soup
      He's directly to the right of the door leading to the Don's chamber.
<> Wonder Chef #6 -- Ghasfarost -- Salad
      In the middle of the tower where you charge the gears you will notice a
spinning pinwheel on the right of the aer tube thingy. You can't reach him at
first, but you'll unlock the area in due time.
<> Wonder Chef #7 -- Nordopolica -- Kebab Sandwich
      He's the jiggling trophy to the right of the entrance inside the
colisseum registration hallway.
<> Wonder Chef #8 -- Mantaic -- Curry
      Head straight up from the fountain and look behind the knight standing at
the right at the little fork in the path. He's the bobbing cactus with a chef
hat, between the palm trees.
<> Wonder Chef #9 -- Yormgen -- Croquette
      He's the rocking bowling pin-like object with a chef hat to the right
between the partition and beds in the inn.
<> Wonder Chef #10 -- Myozoro -- Cream Stew
       Through the city gates and in the southeast of the city, you'll find him
disguised as an ice cream cone.
<> Wonder Chef #11 -- Nam Cobanda Isle -- Vichyssoise
      Behind the ticket exchange Antlionz there is a wooden cutout painted with
the Wonder Chef outfit. He's not moving and is easy to overlook.
<> Wonder Chef #12 -- Aurnion -- Crepe
      He's the scarecrow waving back & forth at the far east of town.
<> Wonder Chef #13 -- Nordopolica -- Mabo Curry
      On the dock. Just having (not mastering) all other recipes makes him
appear and invite you to the cooking contest.

	
>>> Other Recipes >>>                                                  [S5.3]

<> Dog Food -- make Repede cook
<> Sandwich -- Quoi Woods Event
<> Seafood Bowl -- Nor Harbor. Near the end of the game, speak to the older 
lady outside the inn during the day.



----------WHERE TO GET INGREDIENTS------------------------------------ [S6.0]

I've listed the ingredients you'll be using to cook, how much they can be 
purchased and sold for, what stores sell which goods and who you can beat 
up to get food for free.

>>> Ingredients >>>                                                    [S6.1]

 -----------------------------
  FRUIT            BUY   SELL
 -----------------------------
  Apple            40    20
  Banana           20    10
  Kiwifruit        40    20
  Orange           20    10
  Peach            40    20
  Strawberry       20    10
 -----------------------------
  MEAT             BUY   SELL
 -----------------------------
  Beef             100   50
  Chicken          80    40
  Mackerel         40    20
  Pork             80    40
  Salmon           40    20
  Scallop          60    30
  Shrimp           40    20
  Squid            40    20
  Tuna             80    40
 -----------------------------
  VEGETABLES       BUY   SELL
 -----------------------------
  Cabbage          50    25
  Carrot           40    20
  Cucumber         40    20
  Lettuce          50    25
  Napa Cabbage     40    20
  Onion            30    15
  Potato           30    15
  Radish           40    20
  Shiitake         50    25
  Tomato           40    20
 -----------------------------
  OTHER            BUY   SELL
 -----------------------------
  Bread            80    40
  Dried Seaweed    30    15
  Egg              20    10
  Kelp             20    10
  Milk             20    10
  Miso             150   75
  Rice             80    40
  Sticky Flour     50    25
  Tofu             20    10
 -----------------------------


>>> Store Listing >>>                                                  [S6.2]

Food marked with * are not available until a later time when the story brings 
you to the city. (Two * indicate a third visit, etc.)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
DEIDON HOLD -- "Vega"
Bread, Egg
_____________________________________________________________________________
HALURE -- "Regulus"
Beef*, Bread, Cabbage*, Carrot*, Chicken*, Egg, Lettuce*, Napa Cabbage*, 
Onion*, Pork*, Potato*, Radish*, Rice*, Shiitake*, Sticky Flour*, Tomato*
_____________________________________________________________________________
ASPIO -- "Aspio"
Beef, Bread, Egg, Onion, Rice
_____________________________________________________________________________
CAPUA NOR -- "Nor"
Apple, Beef, Bread, Dried Seaweed, Mackerel, Milk, Onion, Peach, Rice, Salmon
_____________________________________________________________________________
CAPUA TORIM -- "Torim"
Beef, Chicken, Dried Seaweed, Mackerel, Onion, Peach, Potato, Rice, Salmon
_____________________________________________________________________________
HELIORD -- "Heliord"
Beef, Chicken, Egg, Mackerel, Milk, Miso, Onion, Peach, Potato, Rice
_____________________________________________________________________________
DAHNGREST -- "Dahngrest"
Apple, Banana**, Beef, Bread, Cabbage***, Carrot***, Chicken, Cucumber, Egg, 
Kiwifruit***, Lettuce, Milk, Miso*, Napa Cabbage***, Onion, Orange***, Peach, 
Pork***, Potato, Radish*, Rice, Shiitake***, Sticky Flour***, Strawberry, 
Tofu*, Tomato**
_____________________________________________________________________________
GHASFAROST -- "Mallow"
Apple, Bread, Chicken, Cucumber, Egg, Lettuce, Milk, Onion, Peach, Rice, 
Strawberry, Tomato
_____________________________________________________________________________
NORDOPOLICA -- "Nordopolica"
Beef, Bread, Cabbage**, Chicken, Cucumber, Dried Seaweed**, Egg, Kelp*, 
Lettuce, Mackerel, Milk, Miso*, Napa Cabbage**, Onion, Pork, Potato*, 
Radish*, Rice*, Salmon, Scallop, Shiitake**, Shrimp, Squid, Sticky Flour, 
Tofu*, Tomato, Tuna
_____________________________________________________________________________
MANTAIC -- "Mantaic"
Beef, Cabbage, Carrot, Chicken, Egg, Milk, Miso, Onion, Pork, Potato, 
Radish, Rice, Sticky Flour
_____________________________________________________________________________
YORMGEN -- "Polaris"
Beef, Bread, Cabbage, Carrot, Chicken, Cucumber, Egg, Lettuce, Onion, Pork, 
Potato, Rice, Sticky Flour, Tomato
_____________________________________________________________________________
MYOZORO -- "Deneb"
Beef, Bread, Carrot, Chicken, Egg, Milk, Napa Cabbage, Onion, Pork, Potato, 
Radish, Rice, Shiitake, Sticky Flour, Tofu
_____________________________________________________________________________
HERACLES -- "Adecor"
Beef, Bread, Carrot, Chicken, Egg, Lettuce, Onion, Pork, Potato, Radish, 
Rice, Scallop, Shiitake, Shrimp, Squid, Sticky Flour, Tuna
_____________________________________________________________________________
ZAPHIAS -- "Imperial Capital"
Apple, Beef, Bread, Cabbage, Carrot, Chicken, Cucumber, Lettuce, Mackerel, 
Milk, Onion, Peach, Pork, Potato, Rice, Salmon, Sticky Flour, Strawberry, 
Tuna
_____________________________________________________________________________
AURNION -- "Aurnion"
Beef, Cabbage, Carrot, Chicken, Cucumber, Egg, Lettuce, Milk, Napa Cabbage, 
Onion, Pork, Potato, Radish, Rice, Shiitake, Sticky Flour, Tomato

(If you have fully built Aurnion, all ingredients will be for sale here)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


>>> Drop List >>>                                                      [S6.3]

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
APPLE -- Gentlemieu, Lizardman, Seasidey, Square Shoulder, Squirrigle
_____________________________________________________________________________
BANANA -- Gobligle, Killing Cupid, Yellow Roper
_____________________________________________________________________________
BEEF -- Axebeak (Aersick), Black Wolf, Cornus, Critis, Gattuso Cub, Lupice, 
Wirbel, Wolf
_____________________________________________________________________________
BREAD -- Barley, Erungar, Thief
_____________________________________________________________________________
CABBAGE -- Grasshopper (steal), Spider
_____________________________________________________________________________
CARROT -- Bunwigle, Horse Raptor, Quietta, Rabbigo, Rabbio, Raptor, Snow 
Spirit
_____________________________________________________________________________
CHICKEN -- Axebeak (Aersick), Chirpee, Clappit, Drillbeak, Hammerbeak, 
Honker, Howler, Popper, Scissorbeak
_____________________________________________________________________________
CUCUMBER -- Death Mantis, Superstar G
_____________________________________________________________________________
DRIED SEAWEED -- Druid, Polwigle, Superstar D
_____________________________________________________________________________
EGG -- Beast Bear, Clukkit, Egg Bear (drop & steal), Egg Bear (Aersick), 
Knight Lancer S, Mandrawigle, Sorceress
_____________________________________________________________________________
KELP -- Savage Helm
_____________________________________________________________________________
KIWIFRUIT -- Cheiron, Gobley
_____________________________________________________________________________
LETTUCE -- Giant Beetle, Jugem
_____________________________________________________________________________
MACKEREL -- Boost Merfish (drop & steal), Merfish, Superstar B
_____________________________________________________________________________
MILK -- Bre, Gentleman, Knight Lancer A, Soldier
_____________________________________________________________________________
MISO -- Piment (steal), Witch
_____________________________________________________________________________
NAPA CABBAGE -- Insect Plant
_____________________________________________________________________________
ONION -- Alraune, Beetle, Cactus, Tuliper
_____________________________________________________________________________
ORANGE -- Blooms, Skinny, Superstar O, Timberey
_____________________________________________________________________________
PEACH -- Gentlesinger, Seed, Sonic Bee
_____________________________________________________________________________
PORK -- Black Rhino, EX Rhino, Generator Boar (steal), Hippo, Rhino, 
Rhinossus, Spikadillo, Tiredillo, Wild Boar
_____________________________________________________________________________
POTATO -- Fancy Parasol, Grain, Skunky, Soya, Spinosaurus, Strange Bat, 
Strong Lizard
_____________________________________________________________________________
RADISH -- Orge (steal)
_____________________________________________________________________________
RICE -- Knight Warrior A, Rye
_____________________________________________________________________________
SALMON -- Crab Man, Electrifish, Gigafish, Ribbit, Spikkit
_____________________________________________________________________________
SCALLOP -- Aquates Assassin, Watergunner
_____________________________________________________________________________
SHIITAKE -- Agaric, Poisey (steal), Venomey (steal)
_____________________________________________________________________________
SHRIMP -- Predafish (steal), Teethee
_____________________________________________________________________________
SQUID -- Anchorgeist, Boost Merfish, Jons, Tentacler (drop & steal)
_____________________________________________________________________________
STICKY FLOUR -- Balloon Ghost (steal), Fake, Knight Fencer S, Maize, Pandor, 
Sand Thief, Superstar S
_____________________________________________________________________________
STRAWBERRY -- Filihelia, Gentlereplica
_____________________________________________________________________________
TOMATO -- Ail (steal), Johann (steal), Superstar R, Trifid (steal)
_____________________________________________________________________________
TOFU -- Burglar
_____________________________________________________________________________
TUNA -- Gigafish (steal), Predafish, Teethee (steal)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------



----------SIDEQUESTS ETC.--------------------------------------------- [S7.0]

Once I am able to, I intend to provide information on the following two 
games/sidequests:

>>> Cooking Master Sidequest >>>                                       [S7.1]
Just some facts for now:
-- Only one character has to participate in the competition for all of your 
characters to get their chef titles.


>>> Dahngrest Waiting Game >>>                                         [S7.2]
      I'll write about this if I think it needs any pointers. (Hey! It's 
food-related!)



----------SKITS------------------------------------------------------- [S8.0]

Several people have sent in information regarding how to get skits, and it 
seems that these are unlocked by having the same character cook constantly.
I'm not sure how I will set up this section yet, so for now I'll quote 
what others have told me on how to get skits. Also, ReroTheZero and C-girl
have kindly offered to supply skit transcripts, so I will include what they
send me along with the ones I have unlocked.


>>> Player-submitted Information >>>                                   [S8.1]

>> "Rita complains about having to cook a lot ... (I think I triggered this 
after making her cook the same thing in a row a few times?)" -- Kat
>> "The one i remember best ... was Raven's skit. I had Omelette Rice 
mastered, two stars on Scottish Egg and Sorbet for him, and i just had him 
keep cooking Omelette Rice from no stars to mastered." -- C-girl
>> "There's a skit where they all make comments about how much they don't 
like eating the same food all the time. At that time, i was on Fried Chicken 
and Fries, and just going through each character on it. I had gone through 
Yuri, Rita, then when i was on Estelle, it happened. It sounded like it 
happened because i was just constantly cooking one recipe, but i can't be 
100% sure, since they were all making comments to Estelle. But, for the most 
part, it seemed to revolve around me cooking the same recipe for a while." 
-- C-girl
>> "I also managed to get one for Yuri and Estelle as well, but I don't 
remember too much on those ... If i remember right, Estelle had mastered 
Sorbet, Sandwich, Fried Chicken and Fries, and Rice Ball already, then before 
the skit took place, i put her through the Salisbury Steak, Pudding, and Fish 
with Miso Sauce." -- C-girl
>> "For Yuri, it was about the same thing, except i didn't having Pudding 
mastered, and i already mastered the Fish with Miso. I put him through 
Omelette Rice in place of it." -- C-girl
>> "The skit that someone talks about with Rita is definitely just triggered
by cooking with Rita and no one else and it is entitled 'IT'. What you cook 
does not matter. I was bouncing between sorbet, fried chicken and fries and 
something else. She talks about putting 'it' into the food next time she has 
to cook. Everyone else is intimidated but Estelle thinks it is something good, 
obviously being naive as always. I can't remember if I had Judith in my party 
or not by the time I got it, but I got it pretty early on." -- CKunit
>> "One skit involves Rita complaining about how she won't eat the food you've
been cooking, ... she dislikes foods that have a bunch of fish as ingredients.
(Fish with Miso Sauce isn't one of them though >.>) I got that [in part 2]." 
-- ReroTheZero
>> "Another one is about Karol, and MAN are the requirements lame. You have to
make Karol cook ONE recipe that he likes over and over till he's mastered it 
and that being the only food you cook. I tried making him cook all kinds of 
foods to try and find his 'Why am I the only one cooking?' skit, and it seems
that Croquettes was the magic recipe that gave it to me. ... On the the skit, 
it's all about how everyone gets mad at him for cooking only one things for 
weeks, where he comebacks saying 'I'm the cook so I should cook what I like.'"
-- ReroTheZero
>> "Yuri (I think) made a comment about where the recipe book was, and Rita
answers him that she had been using it for battle, but she reurned it to its
place because it was so thin that it didn't hit well. The skit ends with 
Judith saying something like 'I guess we cook too little, we have very few 
recipes'. To get it, I think you must cook very little through the whole game
(I got it near the end of part 2), and have your whole party (if I remember
well, each character says something)." -- EstebanF


>>> Transcripts >>>                                                    [S8.4]

===============
Title: The Secret Ingredient
How to Obtain: Have Yuri Mastered! Croquettes
When to Obtain: Any time you have Yuri, Judtih, Karol, Rita and Raven in the
party during Part 2

  KAROL: Yuri's croquettes are the best!
   RITA: How strange... They're just balls of mashed potatoes, but...
 JUDITH: There must be a secret ingredient!
  RAVEN: Oh yeah? What'd ya put in it, Yuri?
   YURI: ...Love
         *Everyone shocked*
   RITA: Agh! ...*Hack* *hack* Ick,blech!
  KAROL: Wh-who are you and what did you do with Yuri...?
  RAVEN: My hearin' isn't what it used to be. What did ya say the secret 
         ingredient was?
   YURI: *Serious* Love! The lady who ran the inn where I lived always said
         cooking was all about love.
         *Sensual tone* I put as much love in them as I could... so eat them
         with care, okay?
  KAROL: *Sceptical* Yuri's love-filled croquettes...
   RITA: Ugh...
  RAVEN: *Regretfully* I wish they weren't so good...
 JUDITH: A secret ingredient is a cook's greatest treasure. You didn't want
         to tell them, did you?
   YURI: Actually, I didn't put anything special in there at all.
===============
Title: Call It What It Is!
How to Obtain: Have Estelle master vichyssoise

  KAROL: Estelle, your potato soup sure is good!
   YURI: I'm not used to soup being cold, but this is really delicious.
ESTELLE: It's not potato soup. It's vichyssoise.
   YURI: Estelle, what would you call a soup made from onions?
ESTELLE: That would be onion soup, but...
  KAROL: Then this is potato soup!
ESTELLE: No, it's vichyssoise! It's the name of the dish!
   YURI: Hey, Rita. What would you call this soup?
   RITA: ...Potato soup.
ESTELLE: Why won't any of you call it vichyssoise...?
===============
Title: The Artiste
{At least have Yuri, Estelle, Karol, Repede, and Rita}
Obtained: Have Karol master Rice Omelette. (tiepohs: got right after Ghost
Ship)

  KAROL: *happy, upper torso shot* All right! On todayís menu we have... 
         a rice omelette!
   RITA: *shock*
ESTELLE: Wow... this looks great! You drew a face on it with ketchup! This is 
         Repedeís face, isnít it?
   YURI: Mine is Repede facing to the left.
 REPEDE: *Woof!*
   RITA: Mineís a... golem? *smiles* Wow, you even got all the details right.
ESTELLE: *smiles*
   YURI: *shock* Youíre really talented, Karol.
  KAROL: *grins* Heh, so are they good? I spiced it up by adding some... Huh? 
         *curious* Why arenít you eating?
ESTELLE: *looking down* Itís so cute... I donít want to ruin it by eating it!
   RITA: *looking off to the side* I wanted to save him...
  KAROL: C-come on, eat up! Donít stare! *shouting* Eat it already I worked 
         really hard!
===============
Title: Melt's a Yoing Girl's Heart
How to Obtain: Have Raven master crepes

  KAROL: How'd you master making crepes, Raven? I thought you hated sweet
         foods.
  RAVEN: My boy, you got a lot ta learn about the miraculous powers sweet foods
         have over the ladies.
         An exquisite crepe melts a young girl's heart and leads her straight
         into the arms of the chef--me!
ESTELLE: For people who like sweet things, there's nothing harder to refuse
         than a delicious crepe.
 JUDITH: And if you know someone made it just for you...
  KAROL: Uh...yeah, I guess crepes could really reel 'em in...
   RITA: I know someone's reeling at least...
  RAVEN: Told ya. They love me!
  KAROL: Y-yeah, okay, good luck, then.
  RAVEN: Not luck, son. Skill.
===============
Title: All for You...
How to Obtain: Got it after defeating Pteropus in the Weasand of Cados. Had
Yuri and Raven cooking cake, meat sauce, kebab sandwich and clam chowder.

  KAROL: Yuri, you're really good at cooking!
 REPEDE: *Woof*
  RAVEN: Yer not half bad yerself, Karol.
   YURI: You're pretty good at it too, for an old man who's always making
         excuses not to cook.
  RAVEN: The ladies love a man who can cook!
  KAROL: No way... If that were true, I'd be the coolest guy around!
  RAVEN: Seriously, it's true!
  KAROL: Even if it doesn't make me cool, I guess I'm happy just to have other
         people enjoy my cooking.
   YURI: Yeah, it's a lot better than just cooking for yourself.
 REPEDE: *Woof*
  RAVEN: It's nice watchin' a lady enjoy a good meal. I could care less about
         guys.
  KAROL: Next time I cook for you, Raven, all you're getting is a butter
         sandwich.
   YURI: Nah, spreading butter is too much work. Just give him the crusts.
  RAVEN: What happened ta being happy about other people enjoy yer cooking...?
===============
Title: Rita's 3-Second Cooking
How to Obtain: (Sorry, I don't know. I assume it's linked to Estelle and/or
Judith cooking.)

ESTELLE: Oooh, I'm following the recipes... Why isn't my food coming out as
         good as yours, Judith?
 JUDITH: I do all my seasoning by taste. Maybe that's it.
   RITA: Try canging the balance of ingredients, or adding some seasoning
         that's not in the recipe.
ESTELLE: Good idea. I'll try that.
 JUDITH: Rita, I never expected to hear such practical advice coming from you!
   RITA: H-Hey! I'm not the best cook, but adding spices is like mixing
         chemicals. It's just chemistry.
 JUDITH: I guess in a way...but I also feel like that's not all there is to it.
ESTELLE: So do you and Yuri use your own special seasonings? Is that why your
         food is so good?
 JUDITH: Exactly. If you just rely on the recipe, your cooking will never be
         really delicious.
ESTELLE: Cooking is hard, but I'll keep trying. I want to learn to make better
         food!
 JUDITH: That desire is the most important thing of all.
===============
Title: Hunger is the Best Spice
How to Obtain: Don't cook for a while

  KAROL: I'm so hungry...
  RAVEN: I'm dyin' here...
   YURI: Already? The girls look like they're doing fine.
         *gurgle*
  KAROL: ...Was that Estelle? LIsten, her stomach's rumbling, too!
ESTELLE: I can wait. Though it's been a little difficult...
         *gurgle*
  RAVEN: Hmm? That sounded like it came from Rita.
         *gurgle*
   YURI: Judy, you too? Are you trying to see who can hold out the longest?
 JUDITH: Perhaps a diet is a little bit like a competition in holding out.
  RAVEN: A diet? What do you need a diet for?! Especially you, Rita! Lose any
         more weight and you'll--
   RITA: I'm just waiting until I finish reading this book, okay!?
===============
Title: About to Go Wild
How to Obtain: Donít cook for a while. 

  KAROL: I can't take it anymore... I'm seriously gonna starve...
  RAVEN: Can I eat a gel?
   YURI: No
 REPEDE: Grrrr woof
  RAVEN: D-does the pooch look a little scary ta anyone else?
   RITA: Oh, he's probaby just hungry enough for his wild instincts to kick 
         in.
 JUDITH: ......
ESTELLE: ......
  RAVEN: The pooch isn't the only one about to go wild.
   YURI: I'm no good at diets, seriously.
  KAROL: This isn't a diet. It's a fast... Why do we have to stop eating, 
         too?
 JUDITH: We can't have delicious smells just wafting by! We're just as 
         hungry as you are!
  KAROL: Agh, what a tyrant...
===============
Title: Let's Eat Already!
How to Obtain: Don't cook for a long time.

    KAROL: I...am...so...hungry...! We're seriously gonna starve!
   JUDITH: Save your energy, Karol. You'll just make yourself hungrier.
  ESTELLE: Sharp stomachs make short graces, Karol.
    KAROL: ...What does that mean?
     YURI: It means hunger can make you rude...and that leads to angry people
           attacking you with sharp things.
    RAVEN: I think yer a little off...
           But whatever, Yuri and Rita seem ta be pretty calm despite not
           havin' eaten in a while.
YURI/RITA: I'm used to it.
    RAVEN: Uh huh...
  ESTELLE: Ah! ...There's a delicious steak, right on top of Repede's back...
   JUDITH: It's a trap! Don't succumb to temptation.
     YURI: Maybe we should do something about this...
    KAROL: Yuri! Yuri! I found a green piece of veggie-bread in my bag! I can
           eat it, right? Right?
     YURI: What the... No, Karol, don't!
           Seriously, this is getting dangerous. Let's eat something already!
===============
Title: Hot Food, Hot Sun
How to Obtain: Cooked udon hot pot in the sands of Kogorh (at night, but I'm
sure it works in the day as well). (I was cooking mabo curry earlier but ran
out of inredients.) (Vegetable stir-fry may also work {see transcript})

   RITA: Who the hell decided to pan-fry noodles in the middle of a searing
         hot desert?
ESTELLE: People should really give more thought to these decisions...
   YURI: Yeah. And it's not just hot--this strong taste really dries out your
         throat, too!
 REPEDE: *Woof, woof woof*
 JUDITH: I feel like the more I eat, the weaker I get...
   YURI: I can't stop sweating. Damn it, I can't stop!
  KAROL: Yuri, you're more worked up than usual...
  RAVEN: ...Let's just say ya owe us one, boss.
   YURI: Owe you one?
  RAVEN: I see what yer doin', gettin' all worked up. Ya said yourself
         yesterday that ya wanted some noodles.
         So did ya make 'em yourself? Did ya ask someone else ta do it? Hmm?
   YURI: ...Sorry. I guess fried noodles really aren't good for eating in the
         desert.
 REPEDE: *...Whine*
===============
Title: The Cold if Fatal
How to Obtain: Cook sorbet a bunch of times in the Blade Drifts. Doesnít 
matter who, just COOK!

   RITA: Who the hell thought itíd be a good idea make s-s-sorbet in this 
         freezing weatherÖ
  KAROL: Itís s-s-so cold, my t-t-teeth are chattering too much to eatÖ
 JUDITH: I think sorbet can be delicious, even in the cold.
   RITA: So it was you!
 JUDITH: I was just expressing my opinionÖ I never said it was me!
  KAROL: J-J-Judith, youíre all right eating sorbet d-d-dressed like that?
  RAVEN: If ya get... an upset stomach, Judy... Iíll give ya a massage!
   RITA: Th-th-thatís hardly something you should be saying, with your 
         p-p-purple lips and your runny nose!
   YURI: Rita, can you... cast spells... like that?
   RITA: P-p-probably not... my t-t-teeth are chattering to much...
  KAROL: And my hands are t-t-too stiff to hold my weapons!
   YURI: Eating sorbet... in a frigid cold field of snow... th-th-this is 
         not fun...
===============
Skit Title: Again...?
How to Obtain: Have your charactes eat a dish they all feel Neutral about
When to Obtain: All party members present when food is cooked (I got it 
after Ghost-Ship)

  KAROL: *Sigh* ...Again?
ESTELLE: This food's a staple. But... I do wonder why we always have the same 
         thing to eat. We have other recipes we could be making.
  KAROL: Rita said she liked it so much she could eat it every day!
   RITA: Hey, the old man was whining about how he hates every other kind of 
         food.
  RAVEN: Well, Yuri was goin' on and on about how we hafta save money on food!
   YURI: Judy, didn't you say this would be a good way to compare our cooking?
 JUDITH: I thought Estelle was trying to perfect this dish...
         *Silence*
   YURI: ...I want something else.
  KAROL: Me too!
  RAVEN: Me three!
   RITA: I'm tired of this!
 JUDITH: Our other recipes are going to waste!
ESTELLE: All right, let's eat something different next time, okay?
         *Everybody's smiling*
  KAROL: So I wasn't the only one who was tired of it after all...
===============
Skit Title: Done Growin'
How to Obtain: Cook Foods that Raven dislikes (Sorbet, Pudding, Cake, etc.)
When to Obtain: Anytime All Party Members Present. (I got mine during Part 3)

  RAVEN: Stop making food I don't like! Make somethin' else! I won't take
         this bullyin'!
 JUDITH: Okay... No food for you then.
  KAROL: All of us have things we don't like, but you don't see us 
         complaining. Live with it.
   RITA: You should be thankful. I stopped reading to come here and eat with
         you, you know!
ESTELLE: An unbalanced diet can lead to an unhealthy body!
  RAVEN: I'm done growin'! I can afford a little lack of nutrition at my age!
 REPEDE: **Woof Woof! WOOF!**
   YURI: Repede's making fun of you, old man. He says your a disgrace to 
         humans. You're the oldest one here... Aren't you ashamed of
         yourself?
  RAVEN: No way. I'm a poor excuse for a grown-up.
   YURI: Sheesh, listen to him...
 JUDITH: You're terrible.
         *Raven turns to stone*
===============
Title: Pouty Estelle
How to Obtain: {C-Girl: Not really sure how I got it. I just cooked a number
of times, and it ended up happening to me when we returned to Ritaís house,
before Zaudeís rise. / tiepohs: I got it while doing a lot of camping (working
on Dog Map) during the same time period.)

ESTELLE: I love dinner cooked outside over a campfire! (music note) Maybe 
         it's the spice of the stars...
   YURI: The spice of the stars, huh? Heh, maybe so.
 REPEDE: Woof!
  KAROL: Nah, the food you get at an inn in a town is way better.
  RAVEN: the pretty young lady says somethin' nice, and ya gotta go kill the
         mood!
 REPEDE: *groan*
  KAROL: Wait, no... But... 
   RITA: Food is food, no matter where you eat it! It's all the same mush in
         your stomach, anyway.
  RAVEN: And there's out little ray of sunshine to chime in with somethin' 
         even more insensitive!
ESTELLE: No, it's okay... You're right. Inns do have better food, and it 
         doesn't matter where you eat...
   YURI: Aw, look, you made Estelle all pouty!
   RITA: Er, no, I mean, I, you see... Well, I guess... ...Sorry.
===============
Title: A True Gourmand
How to Obtain: Cook dog food a few times to mastered.

   RITA: Hey, there's something seriously messed up about people eating dog
         food.
   YURI: It's all the same mush once it hits your stomach, right?
   RITA: Dog food and people food are total different!
  KAROL: You're just afraid you'll start liking it.
ESTELLE: But don't you think the taste is addictive? I love the unusual 
         flavor!
   YURI: An acquired taste for the true gourmand.
 REPEDE: Woof!
  KAROL: Maybe that's one taste I don't really need to acquire...
===============


----------VESPERIA COOKING VS OTHER TALES GAMES----------------------- [S9.0]

There are several differences when it comes to cooking in ToV that veteran 
fans  will notice. (I've only played 4 other Tales games, so please bear 
with me.) This is more of a 'point of interest' section than a guide.

-- Unlike Tales of Symphonia or Tales of the Abyss, the ingredients 
neccessary for the recipe are the -only- ingredients your characters will 
use. So unfortunately, you don't get tons of little bonuses like when Genis 
cooked in ToS (of course, he only used  half of your ingredients for each 
recipe (x_x)), or specialized recipes thanks to an extra ingredient like in 
ToA (I still don't understand how Jade can make fried tofu using just 
chicken...).
-- The majority of your recipes are learned via cooking other recipes. 
Unfortunately, you don't get free ingredients when you learn those new 
recipes. However, when the Wonder Chef (hooray, he's back!) teaches you a 
recipe, he's quite generous as usual and gives you 3 of each of the necessary
ingredients with which to practice.
-- Unlike in other games, you do not have characters who excel or stink at 
cooking. No more guessing games like in Tales of Eternia or blatantly 
ignoring others (I'm looking at you, Refill...)
-- In previous games, only one character could master all recipes to get a 
cooking title. However in ToV, all characters except Repede can earn a 
cooking title. There are no costumes attached to the titles, however.



----------ENDING COMMENTS-------------------------------------------- [S10.0]

Please be patient and bear with me. I promised my boyfriend I wouldn't 
advance the plot without him, and when he's attending university in a 
different country, you can't play together that often. The information you 
see here are the results of hours of grinding (Hm, I guess I have nothing 
better to do (>.>);), information from the Brady guide (some of it is 
incorrect, I know...) and, well, a love of cooking.

>>> Help Me Out! >>>                                                  [S10.1]

If you can provide me with information to pad this guide, I'm sure I'm not 
the only one who would be grateful. In particular, please help me with:

>> Detailed Wonder Chef locations
>> Confirmation of marked (#) recipes cooked at master level. Also, any bonus 
effects are needed. Please make sure that you do NOT cook the recipe 
consecutively so you can provide accurate information. When I eventually 
master the recipe, I will discredit you if you provide inaccurate 
information.
>> Information regarding any stat bonuses the chef titles may provide.
>> Errors -- in-game, Brady guide or my FAQ. Please be clear.
>> ToV vs other Tales cooking trivia is always interesting to know, but 
please make sure it includes ToV, and not, say, ToE vs ToS.
>> If you manage to get a cooking skit, please provide details.
>> It is difficult to determine certain character likes/dislikes on an SD
TV, so if you notice any I have missed, please let me know.
>> If you notice my FAQ is reproduced anywhere else.

If you are able to help at all, please send an email to 9iiwayatgmaildotcom. 
Please make sure to put ToV-GAMEFAQS in the title so I do not ignore it as 
spam. Thank you.


>>> Thank You! >>>                                                    [S10.2]

I'd like to thank everyone who has helped contribute to this FAQ:
>> Pinuyasha, dark_luceid, Molly ~Moy~, Anthony Moores, Matt Kohanek, John
Avery and Matt Sheehan for the Beef Bowl correction
>> Molly ~Moy~ for cooking competition and Wonder Chef location information
>> ReroTheZero and C-Girl for cooking skit transcripts and info on obtaining 
skits!
>> C-girl, Kat, Jessie Cook, Steven Seeger and EstebanF for additional info
on obtaining skits
>> John Avery and Joman Boteros for the Yuri / Pork Miso Soup correction
>> CKunit on errors and skit info
>> AlexandraH for help with likes/dislikes.


>>> The Legal Bits >>>                                                [S10.3]

Some information (including item drops, prices, titles and some recipe 
information) has been gathered from Brady Game's Tales of Vesperia Guide. 
All other information has been researched by me unless otherwise noted (see
Thank You! section above).
This guide may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for 
personal, private use. Minor alterations of this guide are prohibited. It may 
not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without 
advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a 
part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of 
copyright, which may ultimately result in legal action.
This walkthrough may only appear on gamefaqs.com. 

This FAQ is ≠(c)2008-2009 tiepohs
Tales of Vesperia and all characters are (c)2008 Bandai Namco