Cooking recipes are really important in this game as they give permanent buffs once consumed for the first time. Here is a list of the ones I’ve found so far, but I will try to update it with time when I will find more.
Farming materials before you start crafting is a good idea.
I’d suggest to not use all your materials right away, but to better use farm tiles and get more before you run out. Places like Packard Family Farm and Evans Farmhouse have fields where you can easily farm your crop in big quantities.
The tools you are going to need for doing this are the Hoe and the Bag of Seeds that you can unlock from the skill tree under the Farming section (right after you unlock the shovel)
Once you have all this, you can start your personal farm. A tile of fertile soil requires 20 Plants that is very easy to find everywhere around the map. And with this out of the way, let’s get to the cooking!
Introduction to the cooking book
I haven’t tried, but I remember that somewhere I read about being able to craft those recipes even without the blueprints once you have the materials and you know what is neccesary. Those are so far the recipes I’ve found: