New Cooking Goodies in Patch 3.1

Yesterday we got a question from a reader about the new "Clamlette Magnifique" recipe that was announced in the latest build on the test realm.  I noticed that MMO-Champion did not have a screen shot for this item, so there's pretty much zero information on what this recipe might be other than the fact that it exists.  We also had the announced Dig Rat Stew changes unexplored, so I decided to spend a bit of time tracking both of these down. 

The Dig Rat Stew was much easier to find, since the patch notes gave a location (Bael Modan in the Barrens) and a name (Prospector Khazgorm).  Once I arrived at Bael Modan I fully explored the Keep at the top of the hill but there was no vendor inside.  Turns out that the Prospector is in down in the pit at the Southeast corner of the camp, so don't bother running all over the buildings like I did, lol!  He sells the recipe for about 6 silver, but it's BoP so you can't stock up for your alts or for sale on the AH.  Another tip for those who might actually want to craft some yummy rat stew, there are 'dig rat' critters running around the camp and inside the Keep, so you can give them a whack and loot the dig rat to make your stew.

The other new recipe is Clamlette Magnifique and I had no idea where this recipe might be.  I tried visiting the cooking trainer in Ironforge, but he didn't have anything new for me.  My next guess was a vendor, but which one?  Since we had no screenshot to go from, I didn't have an item level or anything to narrow down the possibilities.  All I knew was that it used zesty clam meat, so I went to Crafter's Tome and searched for all the other recipes using zesty clam meat.  Turns out there's only one and it's Undermine Clam Chowder, which is available at 225 Cooking and is sold in Tanaris.  Ok, chances are good that this new recipe is also in the 225 neighborhood for skill requirements, so I decided to focus on vendors in the 200-250 range for my first wave of searches.  I noticed that there were several other Cooking vendors in Tanaris, which made that an excellent starting location.

I flew out to Gadgetzan and went to visit Dirge Quikcleave first.  He had a yellow exclamation mark on his head and my first thought was "weird, my Artisan cooking quest was reset on this PTR".  Nope!  Turns out he was offering a new quest for the "Clamlette Magnifique".  I took the quest and he taught me the new recipe, in a similar fashion to the Kungaloosh recipe they did in the last patch.  Here's a pic I took of the quest:

Patch 3.1 New Cooking Recipe Clamlette Magnifique

As far as I know, these are the only two new Cooking items going into the 3.1 patch, but I will continue to keep an eye as testing progresses.

Feel free to submit any other crafting related questions you may have!

12 comments:

  1. They've done a similar thing with the Artisan fishing quest, which now awards a fishing pole. If you've already completed the quest, you simply go back and claim the new reward ( http://www.elsanglin.com/images/?i=angler_extreme_pole_full.jpg ) .

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  2. I wonder if this one is supposed to be an easier substitute for leveling 295-300 than the Silithus recipe? Thanks for checking it out.

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  3. Well that pole will be great while you wait on your Kalauk grind :D

    As for cooking, back in the day it wasnt that difficult to grind those last few points.....but I haven't tried to grind it back in any of my alts. What I will alway recommend is leveling cooking while you fish....that way you'll have lots of things to cook.

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  4. I keep hearing that this new clam recipe will make it easier to level cooking, but that strikes me as odd. It uses the same base ingredient as Undermine Clam Chowder and appears to be in the same level range. Wouldn't that make it pretty much a duplicate of the existing clam recipe? Not that I see any specific reference to the skill level of this item, because I actually don't. I'm reserving judgement on this for now, it needs to be in the 275 range to be a good bridge between the bear burger/bear kabobs and Outland recipes.

    Right now the only non-fishie way to grind the last points to 300 Cooking is the Silithus recipe, which I never had much problem with. The Cenarius guards used to help you kill any mob you kited over to them, so I always just killed worms near the guards. Assuming that's still an option, worm farming goes pretty quickly.

    El: Great news! Too bad I just got my Kalu'ak fishing pole like a week ago or I would have been all over that :)

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  5. I could make a snarky post about Alliance having it (once again) easier than Horde, but hey, this is not Kal's fault at all - so grats on getting the Dig Rat stew, while we Horde still have to ferry over several recipes through the neutral AH.

    And thanks for the info on the Clamlette - I was wondering about it. It feels like it's supposed to be the recipe for the same item you receive as quest reward for the 225 cooking quest, which would be another parallel to the Kungaloosh. If that's the case, I guess it's gonna help level around that level, but I don't seem to recall any specific trouble there, so I don't really know what's up.

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  6. And to keep my angnst out....instead of adding something to help get those points before going to Outland to get more cooking recipes, they should add something else to get those last 40 points in cooking....instead on relying on green recipes to get to 425 and use 2 useless and resource heavy recipes to get to 450.

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  7. Heh, feel free to angst away. Who knows, maybe someone Blizz-side pops over from time to time and will take pity on us poor crafters and our tales of woe =)

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  8. Well those two recipes will complete the 160 recipe requirements for me. :)

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  9. Well, this weekend I decided to bite the bullet and finish my last grind unto 450, so I'm finally a chef. I will say that after expending about 3 hrs flying around catching fish and killing Mamuts and Rhinos I finally managed to get those last feasts done.

    On a side note, an intersting news popped in El's again. Seems that Wintergrasp water have been seeded with some intersting fishes. Glacial Salmons, Musselback Sculpin and Nettlefish, will be available there. This will mean that when your faction controls WG it will be time to fish there to get all the mats for that sweet, sweet Fish Feast. Something all your friends in your group or raid, wil surely appreciate.

    Given that all raiders consume this things by the bucket load, there might a good place to get all the money you need for your dual-spec training :D

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  10. I've always played horde, and although there are a lot of crafting recipes inaccessible to us (what, about 2 dozen cooking recipes? I had to AH those from some very enterprising recipe smuggler). But I never thought it was fair that you couldn't enjoy the taste sensation that is Dig Rat Stew. And, more seriously, that you didn't have access to a +25 fishing pole like http://www.elsanglin.com/poles.html#nat_pagles_extreme_angler_fc-5000

    Hmmm... I wonder if Pat Nagle will give me one of those fishing poles? It's pretty much the same as the FC-5000, but IT'S BLUE! (And I'm a collector. I need more bank space..)

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  11. I was just returning to Gadzetzan to turn in my guest for artisan cooking and i received xp and the Clamlette Magnifique but my cooking didn't go to artisan. Could this be a bug?

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  12. Well, in the patch notes they changed the "artisan" quests to *NOT* be required for moving to Artisan. Presumably you can just go to a regular cooking trainer for that. But since this is a new change, it may not be working right. Try visiting a cooking trainer in IF/SW and see if they will teach it to you.

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