Animal Crossing: New Horizons – How to Unlock Cooking Mechanics In the Widely Popular Nintendo Game

Published 01/11/2022, 8:57 AM EST


The 2.0 update has brought tons of changes to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It introduced many features to improve the user experience and added more content. Furthermore, Nintendo introduced many popular characters from past titles like Brewster, Kapp’n, Tortimer, Katrina, and much more.

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Other than that, developers also added new features like group stretching, new mystery islands, and much more. Among all the 2.0 features, the Cooking mechanic is the most loved and popular feature in the community. Not to mention, several players have built their own farm in New Horizons to grow new crops. Here’s how you can unlock the Cooking feature in New Horizons.

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Unlock cooking in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The Cooking mechanics is a brand new feature added with the 2.0 update. Furthermore, it’s very complicated to unlock if you have just started your New Horizons journey. First, make sure to update the game to the latest version that is 2.0.4. After that, visit your Resident Services, and go to the Nook Stop kiosk to select Redeem Nook Miles.

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Later you have to purchase the Be a Chef! DIY Recipes + for 2,000 Nook Miles. With the help of this item, all the information on how to cook will be sent over to your Nook Phone. In order to cook food items, you will also need a kitchenette or stonework kitchen similar to a crafting table needed to craft various items.

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Interestingly, some players cannot purchase the Be a Chef! DIY Recipes + item from Nook Stop. This is only because they haven’t met the in-game criteria to unlock the feature. Players must have at least a 3-star island rating, upgrade their Resident Services tent to a building, and complete their DIY customization workshop with Tom Nook.

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Once you have completed all the aforementioned steps, you will be able to redeem the Be a Chef! DIY Recipes + item. How many cooking recipes do you have in your collection? Let us know in the comments below.

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Mehul Rolta is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since November 2020. He believes that gaming has the potential to bring a smile to a person's face. Instead of keeping his passion for gaming all to himself, he decided to share his thoughts and opinion with others.

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