Anyone may learn the cooking trade skill. If you are a resident of a city or commune, you will automatically be a member of the cooking cartel in that location and able to use the unique recipes of that cartel. Generally, as your skill in cooking increases, you will be able to create more complex and tasty meals. Eventually, you'll be able to infuse foods with a variety of beneficial effects, or even poison food. Ultimately, you will be able to host a hero fete, the ultimate in gourmet celebrations. You may only cook in kitchens with a oven.

To light an oven, you need to first put a piece of coal in the oven and then FIRE OVEN.