Arcania: Gothic 4

Arcania: Gothic 4 Achievements

Master Chef

Learn all recipes   

This includes all recipes from the Equipment and Alchemy & Food tabs of your crafting menu.You can gain recipes via various methods (finding, buying, quest reward) and often you can find one and the same recipe several times.If you try to learn a recipe you already know, the game will tell you so and prevent you from wasting it.

Credit for the detailed information goes to Lucki88 :
To make sure you get this you need to buy all the recipes from Mama Hooqua in the swamp as soon as you meet her and as you're nearing the endgame, keep a save file from somewhere in Thorniara(up to the moment shortly before entering Xardas' tower).

That's because once you get to the final battle, revisiting all areas before the Sea Cliff Monastery will be impossible, but as long as you're still in Thorniara you can backtrack all the way to where you got off the boat with Diego and check with all merchants if they have any recipes you're still missing.
For a complete list see II OE II 's great recipe guide.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Nebril
Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ 04:11:38 AM

Really annoying that this achievement is still bugged

Comment #2 by Zombie Toku
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 @ 01:19:27 PM

how many recipes ?

Comment #3 by GiftedTucker
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 08:46:16 PM

This achievement is unattainable, and JoWood has commented that they will not fix it.

Comment #4 by chris98956
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @ 04:40:11 PM

this company is shit for doing this to paying customers.

Comment #5 by Dangerous Brian
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 09:21:02 AM

Probably why they are owned by someone else now, they have forever sullied my gamerscore percentage with their unaatainable cheevos.

Comment #6 by Saracin
Monday, December 17, 2012 @ 07:36:38 AM

Ah, but while they are small company with issues, what excuse does Ubisoft have for Raving Rabbids and Naruto: Rise of a Ninja?

Comment #7 by meloncom
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 03:04:33 AM

still not working ? I just wonder...cause I want to get rid of this game already!!!!

Comment #8 by MH Maximus
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 08:16:51 AM

They should just give the achievement away if there not going to fix it

Comment #9 by amkage
Friday, July 05, 2013 @ 09:27:34 AM

How this guy (blandmr) get the achievement if its broken ?

Comment #10 by amkage
Monday, August 26, 2013 @ 06:51:42 AM

With the new expansion they just release last 23/08/2013 on xbox, do you thing they are gonna unglitched the achievement Master Chef with a update?

Comment #11 by ShadowDrayd
Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 10:13:36 PM

not attainable, i just tried, this achievement is still glitched and the creators are being too big of lazy butts to fix it. so don't bother you guys. you will miss two achievements this one and the *collect all others*

Comment #12 by thcenKxelA
Thursday, August 06, 2015 @ 03:59:19 PM

anyone know if this is still glitched or unattainable?

Comment #13 by The Metal Serge
Monday, September 21, 2015 @ 08:30:44 AM

Just so all you guys know, apparently you can obtain the achievement now only if you have the DLC and learn all the recipes at the same time with the recipes from the DLC, they are 100, 87 from the main game and 13 from the DLC the fall of Sharif but still the Geek achievement won't pop yet.

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US October 12, 2010
Europe October 15, 2010

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