Cooking produces various consumables that provide buffs over an extended period of time. As you progress your cooking levels you will become more efficient and gain the ability to create better dishes.
You will need to install a stove in your house to start cooking. A stove can be crafted with a Toolshop or purchase one from the auction house. Cooklist.png
Once you have a stove installed interact with it by pressing the R button to open the cooking window. This window will allow you to select items to cook as well as give you a list of dishes. The recipe list will not tell you the ingredients for items you have not prepared before, but if you check below you will find a table with all current recipes in the game.