They say food is a way to a man’s stomach, and they couldn’t be more right. Food is not just a practical source of energy, a necessary component of existence like sleeping or breathing. Food is an activity, a pleasure, a gastronomical endeavor from the piquant tickle of your palate to the spiral of warmth that accompanies a full belly. Food is a delectable journey, a savory paroxysm in your mouth. Food is sin, art, love, and hate. Food is fun.
While at first glance cooking is ostensibly not a guild worthy craft, a true warrior knows that no man can fight on an empty stomach. A Final Fantasy XIV Culinarian crafts dishes that are food for the body and soul, each dish they prepare revitalizing Tactical Points(TP) or Magic Points(MP) depending on the class of the user. However, the flavor of the dish and its regenerative powers are contingent on the many factors, from ingredients to utensils to the kitchen facilities themselves.
A good Final Fantasy XIV Culinarian must be diligent in procuring the best ingredients. Traveling through local bazaars, the culinarian knows that the perfect meal starts with hunting for a good deal. With limited gil in your pocket, discovering blowout sales on vegetables and mark downs on prime pieces of aldgoat chuck can make the difference between a culinary dish and a fast food meal.
The legendary kitchen facilities at the Culinarians’ Guild can improve the quality of your foods or larger yields. However, the surcharge for using these facilities are quite high, and a bargain cook knows that there is more than one way to skin a fish into a delicious fillet. By wandering to nearby encampments, a Final Fantasy XIV Culinarian can cater a specific meal to an adventurer, and cook as much as he or she sells.
A Final Fantasy XIV culinarian never blames his tools for a bad meal, but he can laud them with praise. From skillets to high quality knives, the instruments one employs can have a resounding effect on the flavor and yield.
Every novice cook should always use the exact target crystals specified to construct a recipe. Yet over time, a skilled cook will brand the recipe to memory, and simply toss the ingredients in their skillet and prepare the meal, the flavor within colored by the Final Fantasy XIV Culinarian’s own soul and character.