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:
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!