A Kitchen for Artists (Guide)

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A guide on making and selling meals at A Kitchen for Artists in Telescopeglim.png Station VIII

Mechanics[edit]

Before you Start[edit]

The first step is naturally reaching and building Station VIII. Once there, you will have the option of building a canteen as part of The Business of Manufacture storyline. After you have built the canteen, the A Kitchen for Artists storylet becomes available. The canteen can be upgraded twice at the Offices of the Tracklayer's Union: Station VIII Branch to unlock more bases for advanced cookery. Note that you need to make 5 meals before the second upgrade.

Creation[edit]

Basics[edit]

Creating a meal is a simple affair:

  1. Create the base for the dish. This is the main option that depends on the upgrade level of your kitchen (Teaset.png Passenger Dining Room at Station VIII), and sets the meal's initial value and Lambchop.png Current Culinary Concoction, determining some end-uses for the dish.
  2. Optionally Enhance the dish with additional ingredients. At the time of writing, only Fish Based dishes can be enhanced with Enhance your Fish Broth with chunks of Deep-zee Catch.
  3. Develop the dish further, which adds value to the meal, and sets Lambchop.png Current Culinary Concoction to a new value.
  4. Develop the dish even further, adding a great deal of value. At the time of writing, there is only one option in this category, Prepare a Curatorial Cocktail.

A dish is ready to serve at any level, making enhancing and developing the dish optional. There are two main reasons to develop your dish further; first to add Lambchop.png Culinary Ingredient Value, which affects the reward you receive for serving or selling a dish, and secondly to attain a specific Lambchop.png Current Culinary Concoction, which can unlock particular meal sales.

Detailed Creation[edit]

Bases[edit]

The bases you can create are limited by your Teaset.png Passenger Dining Room at Station VIII level.

Bases List
Storylet Lambchop.png Value Challenge Cost
Teaset.png Passenger Dining Room at Station VIII 1
Brew a Spicy Fish Broth 850 Honeyjar.png Kataleptic Toxicology 2
Bear.png Dangerous 150
Mushroom2.png 5 x Hand-picked Peppercaps
Tentacle.png 2 x Withered Tentacle
Bone10.png 5 x Fin Bones, Collected
Teaset.png Passenger Dining Room at Station VIII 2
Steep a Dark-Dewed Cherry Liqueur 710 Library.png A Scholar of the Correspondence 10
Honeyjar.png Kataleptic Toxicology 4
Cherries.png 3 x Dark-Dewed Cherry
Bottlegiant.png 1 x Bottle of Broken Giant 1844
Teaset.png Passenger Dining Room at Station VIII 3
Prepare a Sharply-Flavoured Pickle 750 Sidebarshadowy.png Shadowy 150
Honeyjar.png Kataleptic Toxicology ?
Mushroom2.png 5 x Hand-picked Peppercaps
Beer.png 5 x Magisterial Lager
Compose an enticing Fungal Pâté 900 Fox.png Persuasive 150
Honeyjar.png Kataleptic Toxicology 2
Mushroom2.png 5 x Hand-picked Peppercaps
Waxjartc.png 2 x Pot of Venison Marrow
Corsagegreen.png 1 x Preserved Surface Blooms
Concoct a Tapenade of Parabolan Orange-Apple and Concentrate of Self 2750 Owl.png Watchful 150
Honeyjar.png Kataleptic Toxicology 6
Retort.png 1 x Concentrate of Self
Heartfruit.png 2 x Parabolan Orange-apple
Prepare a Hearty Taper-nut Cake 750 Owl.png Watchful 150
Honeyjar.png Kataleptic Toxicology 6
Retort.png 1 x Concentrate of Self
Furnace.png 1 x Beatrice's Taper-nut
Development[edit]
Development Table
Storylet Added Lambchop.png Value Challenge Cost Teaset.png Level
Spicy Fish Broth
Enhance your Fish Broth with chunks of Deep-zee Catch 500 Bear.png Dangerous 150
Tentacle.png Monstrous Anatomy 2
Carcass.png 5 x Deep-zee Catch 1
Turn this dish into a Shark Bouillabaisse with Croutons 1750 Bear.png Dangerous 175
Honeyjar.png Kataleptic Toxicology 4
Pinewoodshark.png 1 x Remains of a Pinewood Shark
Bread.png 1 x Crate of Incorruptible Biscuits
2
Enhance into a Caducean Zzoup of Reactionary Tendencies 1750 Bear.png Dangerous 175
Honeyjar.png Kataleptic Toxicology 4
Explosion.png 5 x Perfumed Gunpowder
Zzoupcan.png 1 x Tin of Zzoup
2
Assemble a Culinary Tribute to the Sea of Spines 1900 Honeyjar.png Kataleptic Toxicology 6
Mirror.png Glasswork 3
Wake.png 2 x Memory of Distant Shores
Bone8.png 1 x Amber-Crusted Fin
Tentacle.png 2 x Withered Tentacle
2
Dark-Dewed Cherry Liqueur
Prepare a Solacefruit Champagne Royale 2250 Fox.png Persuasive 150
Honeyjar.png Kataleptic Toxicology 4
Bottlered.png 1 x Fillip of Effervescence
Scintillack.png 1 x Crystallised Euphoria
Cherries.png 5 x Solacefruit
2
Sharply-Flavoured Pickle
Develop into an Envenomed Pickle of Vinegar, Vengeance, and Hillchanger Scorpion 500 Tentacle.png Monstrous Anatomy 4
Honeyjar.png Kataleptic Toxicology 4
Spideralonzo.png 3 x Jet Black Stinger
Ratsstring.png 100 x Rat on a String
3
Suspend the pickle in a Venison Aspic – spiked with Mr Spices' new drug 350 Honeyjar.png Kataleptic Toxicology 8 Waxjartc.png 3 x Pot of Venison Marrow
Bone13.png 10 x Femur of a Surface Deer
3
Fungal Pâté
Prepare a Platter of Mixed Charcuterie 7750 Fox.png Persuasive 150
Honeyjar.png Kataleptic Toxicology ?
Sausage.png 1 x Sausage About Which No One Complains
Question.png 1 x Tinned Ham
3
Drown it in absinthe. Prepare it for ignition. 600 Honeyjar.png Kataleptic Toxicology 6 Mushroom2.png 6 x Hand-picked Peppercaps
Bottlewillow.png 1 x Bottle of Strangling Willow Absinthe
3
Tapenade of Parabolan Orange-Apple
Sweeten into a Marmalade of Parabolan Orange-Apple, Honey, and Roseate Attar 500 Fox.png Persuasive 150
Honeyjar.png Kataleptic Toxicology 6
Honey.png 100 x Drop of Prisoner's Honey 4
Sour into a Pickle of Parabolan Orange-apple with Jasmine Notes 500 Owl.png Watchful 150
Honeyjar.png Kataleptic Toxicology 6
Teachipped.png 15 x Jasmine Leaves
Beer.png 2 x Magisterial Lager
4
Develop into an Orange-Apple Jam spiked with Muscaria Brandy 500 Bear.png Dangerous 150
Honeyjar.png Kataleptic Toxicology 6
Bottlegreen.png 1 x Muscaria Brandy 3
Further Development
Storylet Added Lambchop.png Value Challenge Cost Teaset.png Level
Sparkling Solacefruit Royale
Prepare a Curatorial Cocktail 36500 Honeyjar.png Kataleptic Toxicology 8 Retort.png 1 x Concentrate of Self
Wake.png 100 x Memory of Distant Shores
2
Freeze the Solacefruit Champagne Royale into a sorbet 2500 Fox.png Persuasive 175
Honeyjar.png Kataleptic Toxicology 6
Black.png 1 x Memory of Discordance
Eye.png 1 x Sudden Insight
Moon.png Moonlit 3
3

Serving[edit]

There are several ways to use meals created in your kitchen:

Non-Specific Options[edit]

These options aren't limited to a single meal, and have scaling rewards dependent on Lambchop.png Culinary Ingredient Value

The Classic[edit]

One option is always available regardless of what kind of meal you have made, and involves serving your masterpiece to the train passengers passing through Station VIII.

Menace Reduction[edit]

This option can reduce your menaces based on Lambchop.png Culinary Ingredient Value. The menace reduced is determined by the Lambchop.png Current Culinary Concoction value of your meal, while the Lambchop.png Culinary Ingredient Value determines the amount reduced.

Both reduce the appropriate menace by 4 CP + 1 CP per 125 Lambchop.png Culinary Ingredient Value

So far, cooks have yet to invent a meal that can improve your standing in the eyes of others.

Exceptional Rose Companions[edit]

If you possess Costermongerfemaleclose.png Canny Costermonger or Schlomo.png Dr Schlomo companions from the Feast of the Exceptional Rose event, they each have an option for disposing of your dish, and giving you items in return.

The Worker's Meal[edit]

If you find your Black.png Tracklayers' Displeasure getting too high for comfort, and figure giving your workers a jolly good snack will calm them down, this option is for you.

Specific Options[edit]

These options require an exact Lambchop.png Current Culinary Concoction value, meaning a specific meal.

Specific Meal Options
Storylet Required Meal Rewards
Serve up a Culinary Tribute to the Sea of Spines Culinary Tribute to the Sea of Spines Door.png 3 x Fitting in at Helicon House
Currency3 copper.png 56 x Hinterland Scrip
Lantern.png +4 CP Inspired...
Offer champagne for its Revels Sparkling Solacefruit Royale Bottlemorelways.png 326 x Bottle of Morelways 1872
Currency3 copper.png 5 x Hinterland Scrip
Bid it to try the sorbet Solacefruit Champagne Sorbet Bottlewillow.png 66 x Bottle of Strangling Willow Absinthe
Bottlemorelways.png 328 x Bottle of Morelways 1872
Currency3 copper.png 5 x Hinterland Scrip
Ply it with aspic dosed with its own drug Envenomed Pickles Suspended in Venison Aspic, Dosed with Mr Spices' Private Drug Implication.png 5 x Extraordinary Implication
Conversation.png 5 x Scrap of Incendiary Gossip
Present it with the Curatorial Cocktail Curatorial Cocktail Mastertc.png +3 CP Connected: The Masters of the Bazaar
Bottlehorse.png 1 x Bottle of Fourth City Airag: Year of the Tortoise
Present Mr Fires with Flambéd Peppercap Pâté A Tower of Fungal Pâté Flambé Document.png 1 x Bazaar Permit
Currency3 copper.png 5 x Hinterland Scrip

Transforming Yourself[edit]

Certain dishes, can cause significant changes to yourself, and importantly, your quirks. Heartfruit.png Parabolan Orange-apple based meals will also give you Mirror1.png 1 x Mirror-Fed.

In addition, the highly expensive Curatorial Cocktail can result in...

Rewards Table[edit]

This table lists the rewards from the various options for selling your meal

Meal Sales
Storylet Rewards Division Factors Restrictions / Additional Rewards
Serve up the (dish) Currency3 copper.png Hinterland Scrip 50 Currency3 copper.png + (Diamondblue.png Train Luxuries) x Hinterland Scrip
Trade (your dish) to the Canny Costermonger Cherries.png Solacefruit
Cherries.png Dark-Dewed Cherry
100
140
Supply Dr Schlomo with (your dish) Mask.png An Identity Uncovered! 250 Orange-Apple Based
Currency3 copper.png 5 x Hinterland Scrip
Dose yourself with (your dish) Sidebarwounds.png Wounds Reduction 125 Fish Based
Sidebarwounds.png -4 CP Wounds
Dose yourself with (your dish) Sidebarnightmares.png Nightmares Reduction 125 Cherry Based
Sidebarnightmares.png -4 CP Nightmares
Lay an astonishing feast for the Tracklayers Black.png Tracklayers' Displeasure Reduction 100 Fungus Based

Scrip Reference[edit]

This table lists the resulting Currency3 copper.png Hinterland Scrip from serving each meal with Serve up the (dish). Diamondblue.png Train Luxuries is assumed to be 0, but has an easy to calculate effect on the result. Fish Broth based meals can be given additional value with Enhance your Fish Broth with chunks of Deep-zee Catch, so you can get higher scrip using that option.

Meal Sales
Meal Name Lambchop.png Value Currency3 copper.png Scrip
Sharply Flavoured Pickle, As Yet Unpoisoned 750 15
Jet-Black Pickle Relish Dosed with Hillchanger Scorpion Venom 1250 25
Envenomed Pickles Suspended in Venison Aspic, Dosed with Mr Spices' Private Drug 1100 22
An Enticing Fungal Pâté 900 18
A Platter of Mixed Charcuterie 8650 173
A Tower of Fungal Pâté Flambé 1500 30
Vibrantly Peppery Fish Broth 850 17
Caducean Zzoup, with Gunpowder and Sickly Rose 2600 52
Shark Bouillabaisse with Croutons 2600 52
Culinary Tribute to the Sea of Spines 2750 55
Dark-Dewed Cherry Liqueur 710 14
Sparkling Solacefruit Royale 2960 59
Self-Reflective Tapenade of Parabolan Orange-Apple 2750 55
Sour Pickle of Parabolan Orange-Apple and Vinegar 3250 65
Orange-Apple Jam spiked with Muscaria Brandy 3250 65
Marmalade of Parabolan Orange-Apple, Honey, and Roseate Attar 3250 65
Curatorial Cocktail 39460 789
Solacefruit Champagne Sorbet 5460 109
Parabolan Taper-nut Cake 750 15