Farmer’s Delight is a neat expansion on both farming and cooking in Minecraft. It adds a series of useful tools and cooking implements to make new crops and delicious dishes as well as a few new decorative but still functional kitchen items like stoves and food storage blocks.
The first item you should craft is a knife. They come in five different tiers and will help you forage for new items from grassy plants to get straw or on animals to guarantee an additional drop from them like leather and feathers. And you’ll be able to use the knives later on to portion out the new foods you create!
The straw comes from grass or wheat and can be used to make rope, which can be then be used to craft leads for animals or simply used to descend or ascend safely from a single spot. And you can also create safety nets that will absorb your falls without dealing any damage!
With this mod you can take advantage of composting to make rich soil. Rich soil will boost crops naturally without the need for bonemeal. To make rich soil you’ll need blocks of compost near a water source and sunlight. Then simply wait for the soil to generate over time and once it turns, you can till it into rich farmland ready for planting crops!
This mod also makes all crops grow in the wild like cabbage, onions, and tomatoes that will allow you to start a farm by foraging but you can also find these wild crops in village houses and shipwrecks. They won’t be great for eating when you find them in the wild but that’s why they make for great starters since you can cultivate their seeds to plant in your new rich farmland.
The kitchen is where this mod shines and gives you some extra creativity in becoming a real Minecraft chef. And it all starts with the cooking pot. It functions much like a crafting table by giving you a crafting grid when you right click it. You’ll need a heat source under it and this mod also adds a stove to keep your kitchen aesthetic pleasing to the eye. Click the cooking pot to bring up the grid where you can add up to six ingredients per recipe. This is where you can make a variety of stews or pasta dishes or rice dishes from your newly harvested crops. You’ll need a bowl in most cases as well and there’s a slot in the cooking grid to add one. Each cooked dish will also give a buff of comfort or nourishment on top of restoring your hunger meter.
You can even make dishes for your dogs and horses and they’ll be given additional buffs like speed and strength!
The cutting board will also allow you to slice off portions of your food to be added to your stews or to make sandwiches and burgers. Simply place your meat or vegetable on the cutting board and grab your knife you crafted earlier to start chopping. You’ll be given a couple of pieces and if it’s chicken or fish you’ll also receive some bonemeal.
Then you can take these slices and combine them with bread and veggies to make chicken sandwiches or hamburgers or even mutton wraps. These can all be assembled in standard crafting grids.
And this mod also adds pantry storage along with the ability to stack your veggies into crates. Simply place nine of them in a grid and you’ll get stylish crates to decorate your kitchens with. And the pantries can hold 27 items and come in a variety of wood styles to fit any aesthetic.