A calendar year ago, Animal Crossing: New Horizons provided us the tantalizing possibility to emulate a thing we could not do in true existence: go outside. Now, the new 2. update equally makes it possible for some of us a vicarious encounter we just can’t attain IRL. Namely, you can now craft Instagram-deserving foods, even if you’re truly a prepare dinner who sometimes sets pasta on hearth. (Don’t inquire.)
If you’ve downloaded the new Animal Crossing update nowadays, you can head to Nook Quit to unlock the cooking mechanic, and then pick up much more recipes at Nook’s Cranny. If you have the ingredients—and that is a major if—then you can start out meal-prepping at your kitchenette.
So significantly, I’ve unlocked staples like bread, pancakes, gnocchi, tomato curry, and cupcakes. Some recipes feel additional seasonal, like carrot cake, carrot potage, and the pumpkin bagel sandwich. These are not as practical as the meals in, say, Deathloop, but I’m charmed by how softly they’re rendered in the Animal Crossing artwork type. I also like that many of the dishes go further than the generic buttered toast and spaghetti with marinara. The recipes glance specifically tantalizing taking into consideration my island rep has eaten nothing but apples and the occasional birthday cupcake for an complete calendar year.
Regrettably, apple smoothies are the only point that I can “cook” appropriate now. A good deal of recipes involve me to make flour and sugar, which can only be processed if you have a offer of sugarcane and wheat. Neither of these exist on my island, or in Leif’s community keep. The closest factor that I have are the overgrown weeds that seem exactly like wheat, and they taunt me. I’ll see if going to the recently updated Harv’s Island—a former photograph-op place turned shopping center—fixes that, or I’ll pester the Kotaku personnel to permit me on to their islands. One particular way or a further, that wonderful bread basket will be mine.
To solution your burning issue: Certainly, you can consume the dishes that you make in your kitchen area. I invested two apples to create an apple smoothie, and drinking it restored two units of fullness. The foods really do not stack though, so it’s however far more productive to try to eat your fruits devoid of all the extra steps.
Honestly however, the cooking mechanic is as fun as the crafting mechanic. Which is to say: not pretty. But hey, in this case, it’s about the destination, not the journey. The authentic appeal lies in my potential to clearly show off all my mouth-watering creations to my friends. Which I will, the moment I end de-weeding my entire island until finally it’s fit for human eyes.