Before I begin, you need to realize this isn't a 1-to-60 guide to leveling, it's an instruction guide that can assist you in getting your cooking skills up quickly, if you need a leveling guide, the best one is Classic WoW leveling guides.
This is a simple 1 to 300 cooking book which builds upon my combined Fishing Cooking guide. It is based on the materials that are used in mobs.
It is much easier and more affordable to level up your cooking, while also leveling the fishing.
I've tried to pick the cheapest, easiest and fastest recipes to cook and, if possible, I've tried to stick to only trainer-only recipes. So get your ass to the cooking instructor and master the apprentice cooking skill.
After having been taught as an apprentice chef, you will be able to make three recipes. They will be used in conjunction with your skills in making fire.
Herb Baked Egg
Roasted Boar Meat
Charred Wolf Meat
These recipes can be used as-is, with no additional ingredients.
Let's get cooking!
From Levels 1 to 40
Eliminate any of the following:
Mottled Boars around Orgrimmar for chunks of Boar Meat.
Mulgore is home to Stalkers and Wolves who are searching for wolf meat that is stringy.
Darkhounds in the vicinity of Tirisfal Glades for Stringy Wolf Meat.
You'll require about 45 Wolf Meat or about 55 Boar Meat.
Cook the Boar Meat or Stringy Wolf Meat to 40. You can also practice on Spiced Wolf Meat level 10 that will enable you to increase your skill quicker, however moderate spices are needed.
At this point , you should consider fishing since it's a good way to fill the gaps, particularly in the Horde side. Some have requested recipes. We should stick to mob drops.
Level 50: Train as a Journeyman Cook
Goto The Sepulcher in Silverpine Forest and buy the Smoked Bear Meat recipe from Andrew Hilbert.
To get Bear Meat For Bear Meat, you can kill Grizzled bears in Silverpine Forest.
You'll need around 60.
Levels between 91 and 125
Find Grub In The Barrens. He's at the top of a tower by Grosh'gek Farm, just north of the road between Crossroads and Ratchet and you can start the quest for Dig Rat stew.
Take out Dig Rats until you've got around 30 more than your quest needs. Cook Dig Rat Stew until you have reached the level of 125.
From 126 to 175 levels
For Expert Cooking Training For expert cooking instruction, go to Shadowprey Village to purchase the Expert Cooking Book at Wulan.
Crossroads is home to Hot Lion Chops recipe by Zargh, and over 60 Hot Spices.
Kill Mountain Lions in Hillsbrad Foothills to obtain Lion Meat.
It will take about 60.
Goto Grom'gol and buy Roast Raptor recipe from Nerrist and about 30 hot spices.
Kill Raptors in Grom'gol to get Raptor Flesh.
You'll require approximately 30.
Go to a trainer and learn to train Spider Sausage
To obtain White Spider Meat, kill Darkfangs in Dustwallow Marsh.
You'll require around 30.
Goto Gadgetzan and talk to Dirge Quikcleave for the Artisan cooking quest to win the Clamlette Surprize (he's in the tavern). If you're there grab the recipe to make Tender Wolf Steaks.
It's necessary to have 12 Giant Eggs as well as 10 delicious Clam Meat, and 20 Alterac Swiss. Alterac Swiss are the most simple to obtain. Just go to Thunderbluff's inn and buy the eggs from the Innkepper. The Owlbeasts of The Hinterlands have eggs available. Their drop rate is better than the Rocs from Tanaris. Steamwheedle Port is Tanaris the best source of clam meat. They'll release Big Mouth Clams at good rate, which are packed with Zesty Clam Meat.
Continue to kill Owlbeasts within The Hinterlands and grab another 70-80 eggs. Kill the Wolves in this area to obtain succulent Wolf Meat.
Goto Bloodvenom Post in Felwood and purchase the Monster Omelet recipe from Bale as well as about 140-160 Soothing Spices (this is the point where it becomes very expensive. It's much cheaper to start fishing.
Levels 226 to 285
It is possible to stay in Felwood to make the eggs to cook to make Monster Omelets or any Tender Wolf Meat. If you don't have enough to get you up to 285, you can kill the Wolves all over Felwood for Tender Wolf Meat and make Tender Wolf Steaks.
Levels 286 to 300
Talk with Calandrath at the Cenarion Keep within Silithus regarding Silithus about the Desert Recipe chain. Once you've completed the third quest you'll get the recipe for Smoked Desert Dumplings.
To get the Sandworm Meat (low Drop Rate) Kill Strikers and Dredge Crushers. The quest will only require 10 additional items, plus some soothing spices (around 20).
Cook till 300.
Congratulations! You are becoming an expert chef.
It will be easier to locate reagents for less complex recipes if you're a member.
From Levels 1 to 40
You could kill any of these:
Crag Boars in Dun Morogh to Get Chunks Of Boar Meat.
Boars from Elwynn Forest are available for Chunks Of Boar Meat.
To purchase Chunks of Boar Meat, Crag and Mountain Boars in Loch Modan
Thistle Boars in Teldrassil for Chunks of Boar Meat.
Wolves in Elwynn Forest Stringy Wolf Meat.
Wolves in Dun Morrogh Stringy Wolf Meat
You'll require approximately 45 lbs. of Wolf Meat as well as 55lbs. Boar Meat.
Cook the Boar Meat and Stringy Wolf Meat until 40 (you can train on Spiced Wolf Meat at level 10 and use this to gain skill faster however you'll need to buy mild spices).
Visit Drac Roughcut in Thelsamar or Loch Modan and get Smoked Bear Meat recipe.
Kill bears in Loch Modan for Bear Meat.
Learn to make crab cakes as an apprentice chef.
For meat from Crawlers, kill Crawlers in Darkshore or Westfall.
It should take about 10 minutes. N.B. N.B.
Levels from 86 to 100
Goto Stormwind City and buy Crooked Crab Claw recipe from Kendor Kabonka. You will find about 20 spices that are mild.
Go back to Darkshore or Westfall and continue killing Crawlers.
There will be approximately 20.
Goto Chef Grual (geddit Grual, grual gruel ?...oh nevermind) in Darkshire and get the Seasoned Wolf Kabobs quest.
Stormwind Seasoning Herbs available from Felcia Gump, Stormwind (Trade District).
Kill Ravagers and Wolves around Duskwood to obtain a lean wolf flank.
N.B. you can get the Lean Wolf Steak recipe via Super Seller 680 in Desolace and keep killing until you've reached 150+, then take the next step off).
Levels 131 to 175
At level 125 train as Expert Cook.
For Expert Cooking Classes, stop by Shandrina at Mystral Lake in Ashenvale to purchase the Expert Cookbook.
Go to Kendor Kabonka, Stormwind City, and purchase the Curiously Tasty Omelet Recipe.
Kill Raptors in the Arathi Highlands to collect Raptor eggs.
You'll need around 55 eggs and 55 spices hot.
From 176 to 200
Visit Chef Jessen in Southshore to get the Soothing Turtle Bisque quest.
Kill Turtles along the river, between Southshore and Tarren Mill for Turtle Meat.
Keep killing them until you've killed around 40 meat. Then, hand in quest and cook them up to level 200.
Levels 201 to 225
Goto trainers and learn to train Spider Sausage.
Kill Darkfangs all around Dustwallow Marsh for White Spider Meat.
It should take about 30.
Goto Gadgetzan and speak to Dirge Quikcleave in order to get Artisan cooking quest to win the Clamlette Surprize (he's in the tavern). When you're there, pick up the Tender Wolf Steaks Recipe.
There are 12 giant eggs and 10 spicy Clam Meat , and 20 Alterac Swiss. The Alterac Swiss is the easiest to obtain, simply go to the Trade District in Stormwind City and purchase it from Ben Trias. The Owlbeasts of The Hinterlands have eggs. Their drop rate is superior to the Rocs from Tanaris. Steamwheedle Port is Tanaris' best source of seafood. They'll drop Big Mouth Clams at decent price, and they are packed with Zesty clam Meat.
Continue to kill Owlbeasts in The Hinterlands and grab another 70-80 eggs. Kill the Wolves around here to get succulent Wolf Meat.
Goto Talonbranch Glade in Felwood and purchase the Monster Omelet recipe from Malygen as well as about 140 to 160 Soothing Spices (this is where it gets really expensive. It's much cheaper to start fishing.
Levels 226 - 285
You can stay in Felwood to make your eggs into Monster Omelets or any Tender Wolf Meat. If you dont have enough to get you to 285, go to kill the Wolves around Felwood to collect Tender Wolf Meat and make Tender Wolf Steaks.
Talk with Calandrath at Cenarion Keep in Silithus regarding Silithus about the Desert Recipe chain. The recipe for Smoked Desert Dumplings will be revealed once you reach the third quest.
Kill Dredge Crushers and Strikers for the Sandworm Meat (low drop rate). You will need approximately 10 additional quest items, plus the soothing spices (20).
Cook till 300.
Congratulations, your now a professional cook :) BTW did I not mention how much easier it would be to actually tried Fishing in addition to cooking?
Cooking Guide 300-375
The first step is to master Master Cooking, so go to Baxter in the tavern in Thrallmar and buy the Master Cooking Manual.
You can get the recipe for Ravager dogs from Cookie One-Eye at Thrallmar (by Falcon Watch) Then you kill Ravagers around Falcon Watch until there is around 35-40 lbs of meat.
350 to 325
Two options here.
1.). Buy the Roasted Clefthoof recipe from Nula the Butcher in Garadar (Nagrand) and slaughter Clefthooves about Nagrand for about 35-40 meat or:
2.). 2. Get the Warp Burger recipe at Innkeeper Grilka in Stonebreaker Hold (Terokkar Forest). Then, kill Warp Hunters/Warp Stalkers throughout Terokkar Forest to get about 35-40 pieces of meat.
350 to 375
This is the main problem at the moment. You can reach 375 by fishing for Crawdads that are Furious in Terokkar Forest, and then cooking the fish. However, these lakes can only be reached if you have flying mounts.
These are the three lakes:
Lake Jorune, north west of Stonebreaker Hold.
Lake Ere'Noru - south east of Allerian Stronghold.
Blackwind Lake - in the south-east corner of the map, in the Skettis area.
You can purchase the recipe at Rungor in Stonebreaker Hold.
Also, you need to have an 430+ fishing ability in order to fish in the area.
You could also visit Blade's Edge Mountains to find Matron Varah Matron Varah, an NPC (she's at the Inn) She'll offer you a quest to find Serpent Flesh as well as Raptor Ribs. After you've completed the quest she'll provide you with the recipe for Crunchy Serpent, which will remain green until 375. You can now kill Scalewing's around Blade's Edge Mountains for Serpent Flesh. To reach 375, you will need 60. Fishing is my absolute favorite but that's only me.
Master Cooking is the first step. Visit Gaston in Honor Hold to purchase the Master Cooking Manual.
Sid Limbardi is the one who has the Ravager Dog Recipe
In Honor Hold and then go in Honor Hold and then kill Ravagers around Falcon Watch until you have around 35-40 lbs of meat.
325 to 350
There are two choices.
1). You can buy the Roasted Clefthoof Recipe from Uriku in Telaar (Nagrand) and then you'll be able to take out Clefthooves in Nagrand for around 35-40 meat.
2. Get the Warp Burger recipe at Supply Officer Mills in Allerian Stronghold, Terokkar Forest. Kill Warp Stalkers/Hunters within Terokkar Forest for 35-40 meat.
350 to 375
This is the toughest part at the moment. There is a way to get 375 fishing for the Furious Crawdads in Terokkar Forest, and then cooking them. However, these lakes are only accessible if possess an air-borne mount.
The three lakes:
Lake Jorune, north west of Stonebreaker Hold.
Lake Ere'Noru is located south of Allerian Stronghold.
Blackwind Lake is located in the Skettis region. It is located in the southernmost point of the map.
The recipe is available from Biribi the Innkeeper of Allerian Stronghold.
However, there doesn't appear to be any way for Alliance to get hold of the Crunchy Serpent recipe at the moment, so levelling between 350 and 375 is going to be a huge problem for anyone without an air-borne mount or a 430+ fishing skill.