Fisherman's Feast (Alliance) In this quest you're asked to collect five gigantic catfish. You can either steal barrels of fish from the fishermen who are now around the city or fish these up yourself. In the Beta it was easy to steal the fish, yesterday I had trouble finding enough because they weren't respawning quickly.
The King's Cider (Alliance) For the King's Cider you need to collect 12 apples from the new apple trees in Stormwind. These are much easier to spot from the air because the apples stand out. There is generally one apple tree per section of the city. Each apple tree can have 2-4 apples under it. I haven't done this one on Live yet, so I don't know how much of an issue spawn times are. I think they bumped up the number of apples needed, I was pretty sure it was 12 on Beta but Wowhead is saying 15.
Penny's Pumpkin Pancakes (Alliance) This quest takes you to a new area of Stormwind, the farm on the north end of town. There's a small pumpkin field where you can collect pumpkins and turn them in. As I recall there aren't a huge number of pumpkins up at any given time, so this one could get tricky if too many people are picking them. And I know they increased the number of pumpkins needed for this one. I was able to do it twice in the Beta and it was six pumpkins, now it takes 8.
Orphans Like Cookies Too (Alliance) I only did this quest once in the Beta and I had the most trouble with it. It took me awhile to figure out where the sugar was located and what it looked like. On top of this, most of the "general stores" are not labeled as such on their signs. The respawn timer on the sacks is rather long as well, so you can't just camp one spot. Well maybe you can, but I gave up after a couple of minutes. Luckily for you guys, I took notes when I found the sacks =)
Before we get into that, here's what you're looking for:
This is the sack behind Edna Mullby in the "Everyday Merchandise" building next to Trias' Cheese. Another sack can be found at the Pig and Whistle tavern on the east side of Old Town. You can also find a sack in the Blue Recluse, which is behind the Mage Tower. A fourth sack is inside the new "Golden Keg" building, next to the bank in the Dwarven District. There may be others that I didn't find, these are just the four I located.
Feeling Crabby? (Alliance) I never saw this quest on the Beta realm, but I was able to do it today on my Live realm. I have to be honest though, I saw the canal crabs in Stormwind in Beta and I might have killed a few for sport. Oops! This quest appears to be the counterpart to Crawfish Creole on the Horde side. You have to swim around the canals in Stormwind and collect Canal Crabs. They have the same "pick up" mechanic that the Wolvar puppies in Dragonblight have, you just right click a crab to collect it. If you have trouble seeing the crabs, use the "V" button to activate nameplates. They are very easy to spot this way!
Fruit Bites Back (Horde) This is the only Cooking quest I did on the Horde side, sorry I didn't keep a better eye on these. It's pretty easy, you just walk around the city and look for cactus plants. Most of the time one plant in the clump will be lootable and you can collect it.
Crawfish Creole (Horde) For some reason this quest gives 2 skill points instead of one like the other quests. Not sure why that is, I didn't see anything special about it. You are tasked with collecting 10 muddy crawfish:
Now the quest text makes it sound as if you need to fish up these babies, at least that's how I interpreted this information. After 10+ casts with no crawfish, I realized this was unlikely. Turns out you need to hunt for the crawfish in and around the lakes of Orgrimmar. You cannot kill and loot them, I tried that too :) They have a "pick up" mechanic like the Wolvar puppies in Dragonblight. If you have trouble seeing the crawfish, click "V" on your keyboard to activate nameplates. This makes them very easy to see! I hope this saves you guys some frustration!
Stealing From Our Own (Horde) The idea for this quest is a bit unscrupulous. The Infantry Chef in The Drag wants you to steal barrels of rice from the Trolls in the Valley of Spirits. These are fairly large barrels that seem to spawn on the walkways through the Troll area. Some also spawn near the NPCs in the grass huts. I didn't see any in the Goblin area though, they appear to be restricted to the Troll neighborhood. Each guard at the south, west and east end of the walkway has a barrel by next to him, if you're having trouble spotting any. Here's the pic for this quest:
Even Thieves Get Hungry (Horde) I thought this quest was a bit more interesting than the other Cooking quests we've seen. You need to hunt down some poaching miscreants and reclaim their rations. The fun part is that they are stealthed, so you have to work a bit to find them. They hang out near the supply crates bearing the Horde Insignia. Here's a pic of the quest text:
And the boxes:
Have fun doing these new quests and hopefully you'll be swimming in Cooking tokens by the time Cataclysm launches. Meanwhile I'll continue to document the Cooking quests so we have a full set here for reference purposes. Feel free to share any other tips you may have discovered in the comments below: