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Discussion > WoWFeb 26, 2024 8:00 am CT

What Azerothian Cooking recipe would you make at home?

Cooking in World of Warcraft may have the single longest collection of recipes in any profession. It’s definitely the most varied; each expansion has added a plethora of thematically-appropriate dishes for the heroes of Azeroth to consume. But are any of them actually, well, edible to the player base? Follow along for my very own menu of choices plucked directly from the game’s craftable food list.

For breakfast, let’s stay with the current expansion and whip up a Breakfast of Draconic Champions. The in-game recipe involves a variety of meats (Waterfowl Filet, Hornswog Hunks, Mighty Mammoth Ribs, Burly Bear Haunch, and Bruffalon Flank) with Basilisk Eggs, so I’m picturing this to be a very hearty meat lover’s scramble, chock full o’ protein and ready for any friend of the dragons to consume and take on the enemies of Azeroth. However, I’m not going out to carve the haunch off any bears. Instead, I’m thinking of a variety of people-friendly proteins — turkey, pork belly or bacon, short ribs or ground beef — cooked with soft, perfectly fluffy scrambled eggs and topped with chives for a pop of green to pretend it’s remotely healthy.

Travel to Northrend and Wrath of the Lich King for lunchtime — we’re picking up a bowl of Dalaran Clam Chowder. In-game, the recipe only requires succulent clam meat; maybe because it’s from Dalaran the recipe magic fills in the remaining ingredients. Since I don’t have the power of the Kirin Tor at my beck and call, I’ll pull together chicken stock, potatoes, onions, celery, thyme, and heavy cream (or coconut cream to dodge the dairy beast). A warm, comforting lunch, especially when paired with a fresh loaf of bread (probably also provided with magic in Dalaran’s inns).

Dinnertime sees us to Pandaria, because the Banquet of the Wok with a side of Sea Mist Rice Noodles sounds glorious. The main Banquet of the Wok calls for 100 Year Soy Sauce, Giant Mantis Shrimp, Raw Crocolisk Belly, and Red Blossom Leeks;  alligator boudin sausage makes an easy swap in for the Crocolisk belly. However, I can’t think of any good substitutions for the Raw Turtle Meat called for in the noodles, along with Rice Flour, Tiger Gourami, and Scallions, so let’s rely on a nice fish broth for the noodles instead. Bright, creative, and varied flavors.

Finally, and maybe most importantly — dessert! Classic’s Winter Veil Eggnog and Battle for Azeroth‘s Ravenberry Tarts sound like the perfect wrap for a truly varied meal. And the Eggnog recipe is pretty spot on — a Small Egg, Ice Cold Milk (with heavy cream or fully swapped for oatmilk), Holiday Spirits (bourbon, rum, or whisky if you so desire), and Holiday Spices (cinnamon and nutmeg) shake up to a lovely drink. The tarts require a little more creativity — yes, the Wild Flour for the pastry and Choral Honey and Wild Berries for the filling will be lovely, but I’m not adding any Aromatic Fish Oil. Sorry Blizzard.

And that’s it for my Azerothian food choices! What in-game recipes are you willing to tackle in your own kitchen? Share your favorites in the comments below!

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