When you start playing the farming game Stardew Valley, you’re going to pick up a lot of White Algae and Green Algae from fishing and monster drops. They’re edible as is but are, to be frank, a little lacking. As the game progresses, you need better ways to heal up or give yourself energy to complete all those farm chores!
Cucumber Sandwiches from Hilda
If you’re not familiar with the show Hilda, allow me to introduce you. Hilda is a children’s animated show on Netflix; it’s based on the graphic novel series also named after the titular heroine and written and illustrated by British comic book artist Luke Pearson.
Fiddlehead Risotto from Stardew Valley
I don't care what this game says, homemade risotto is anything but bland! You get springy and grassy tastes from the fiddleheads, fresh tang from the lemon, and nutty, chewy rice in a savory sauce. The flavor may be mild, but it is pure spring comfort food. It definitely explains why Clint and Kent love this recipe.
Kamurocho Style Ramen from Yakuza 0
The Yakuza series! It’s a Japanese video game franchise that combines high melodrama and low-brow goofiness with lots of surprisingly sincere moments and I love it. My husband and I enjoy playing games together, especially RPGs, and Yakuza 0 was the first Yakuza game we played. This recipe is a tribute to that experience and a nod to the love of food, including ramen, you can find in the games.
Cheese Reviews: Cassola-Inspired Cheese Latkes
Well surprise, surprise! Original latkes were actually made from cheese, and their inspiration comes from Judith’s murder of Holofernes, a story associated with Hanukkah in Medieval Mediterranean Europe.
Pumpkin Pie from Stardew Valley
Marnie the rancher LOVES pumpkin pie in Stardew Valley. It’s a favorite treat of hers, and after trying this recipe I can absolutely see why—with a sweet and spicy pumpkin custard surrounded by flaky pie dough, it’s hard to resist even in the real world.
Blackberry Cobbler from Stardew Valley
Stardew Valley’s blackberry cobbler isn’t a very Halloween-esque recipe, but it is the recipe that won the October poll over on Patreon. The cobbler does show up on the feasting tables at Spirit’s Eve, a festival in the game that takes place at the end of fall and appears inspired by American Halloween (or certainly has similar spooky elements). In the real world it would be a perfect addition to upcoming holiday menus as it’s both delicious and incredibly easy to make.
Survivor Pudding from Dead by Daylight
Oh Dead by Daylight, you weird lovechild of slasher movie aesthetics and Lovecraftian horror tropes. You are a game of teamwork and survival of the fittest, of both fearing death and relishing murder, of trying to fight a system in which you are eternally bound and trapped.
You are also a game of teabagging and “please stop touching my stuff.”
Blueberry Tart from Stardew Valley
This is the only recipe you learn from Pierre the general store owner in Stardew Valley. It doesn’t take too long, either: you only need a 3-heart relationship before he sends it to you in the mail!
Even more surprising, this is one of Linus’s favorite treats. I didn’t think a man living in the wild would love such a bakery style sweet.
Stardew Valley Recipes: How to Make Ice Cream 3 Ways
It won Jodi first place in a cooking competition. It’s one of Demetrius’s favorite gifts to receive. It’s a treat that almost every character in the game enjoys (except for a few and we’re not naming names). It’s: ice cream!
Who doesn’t love ice cream, really?