ESOTU Spoiler: Provisioning Leveling

Provisioners plying their trade
Doing the daily provisioning quests is not a half-baked idea.

If you have a supply of recipes and ingredients, you can level provisioning in less that an hour. This tome suggests recommendations on leveling recipes, their ingredients, and links to sources of ingredients.

Walkthrough

  1. Visit your racial starter town and become certified in Provisioning.  (Optional: experience and a free recipe)
  2. Obtain leveling recipes (x5 recipes prefered, e.g. 15, 25, 35, 45)
    See shopping list below.

    Tip: Having problems finding these recipes?  You can obtain recipes for your current provisioning level from the chef and brewer NPC vendors. (Partial list of vendors).  List of Alternative recipes.
  3. Obtain leveling recipe ingredients.
    See shopping list below.

    Tip: Search the Guild traders or visit TTC website to locate and obtain ingredients quickly. If you wish to farm your own materials, check out popular farming spots from the community.
  4. Make the level 15 recipe until you get to level 20 provisioning (should take a couple less than 90)
    Tip: If you have access to Champion Points, invest 30 points in the The Tower Tree (Green Section) to obtain a 20% crafting inspiration buff.
  5. Put a skill point into Recipe Improvement
  6. Make the level 25 recipe until you get to level 30 provisioning (should take a few less than 75)
  7. Put a skill point into Recipe Improvement
  8. Make the level 35 recipe until you get to level 40 provisioning (should take a few less than 85)
  9. Put a skill point into Recipe Improvement
  10. Make the level 45 recipe until you get to level 50 provisioning (should take a few less than 120)
  11. Celebrate!

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LadyJohanna of Reddit offers the following tips:  

Turn on auto-loot and search every single container all over everywhere (especially delves) to find recipes, Provisioning mats, and other goodies. Thieving and laundering is encouraged; just don't get caught.

Use green quality recipes to level. Blue and purple quality will not give more inspiration. The inspiration granted is based on recipe level, not recipe quality. Green is cheapest and most effective. Unless you have more ingredients than you know what to do with and you're cooking for your own alts or friends' characters -- then by all means go as fancy as you want.

Many tri-stat foods sell very well to trial and PvP content players.

Do daily Provisioning writs for a chance at purple-quality ingredients and more recipes.

Shopping List

Note: For convenience, I used an old recipe spreadsheet to quickly paste the information in to this article.  Some event and DLC recipes may be missing.

Proficiency 1

Obtain 1 of the recipes below and approximately 90 items of each ingredient.  List of Alternative recipes

For example,  1 Gingerose Tea Recipe, 90 Rose, and 90 Ginger.

Tip: Search the Guild traders or visit TTC website to locate and obtain recipes.  Recommend doing drink recipes as they are less popular and the recipes are usually cheaper.
Red Hipposcras Brew 1 – Alcoholic Drinks x 15 Surilie Grapes Ginger
Tawny Port Brew 1 – Alcoholic Drinks x 15 Yeast Metheglin
Gingerose Tea Brew 2 – Tea x 15 Rose Ginger
Green Scourgut Tea Brew 2 – Tea x 15 Bittergreen Seaweed
Sourflower Tea Brew 2 – Tea x 15 Lotus Lemon
Isinmate Infusion Brew 3 – Tonics x 15 Yerba Mate Isinglass
Kelp Kaveh Brew 3 – Tonics x 15 Coffee Seaweed
Sweetberry Tonic Brew 3 – Tonics x 15 Acai Berry Honey
Rose Lager Brew 4 – Liqueurs x x 15 Wheat Rose
Acai Dry Mazte Brew 5 – Tinctures x x 15 Rice Acai Berry
Tsaesci Tea Brew 6 – Cordial Teas x x 15 Lotus Ginseng
Bitter Kaveh Brew 6 – Cordial Teas x x 15 Bittergreen Coffee
Comberry Tonic Brew 6 – Cordial Teas x x 15 Comberry Guarana
Stir-Fried Garlic Beef Food 1 – Meat Dishes x 15 Red Meat Garlic
Rabbit Millet Pilaf Food 1 – Meat Dishes x 15 Small Game Millet
Pan-Fried Trout Food 1 – Meat Dishes x 15 Fish Flour
Deshaan Honeydew Hors D’ouevre Food 2 – Fruit Dishes x 15 Melon Saltrice
Fried Green Tomatoes Food 2 – Fruit Dishes x 15 Tomato Seasoning
Balmora Cabbage Biscuits Food 3 – Vegetable Dishes x 15 Greens Flour
Port Hunding Cheese Fries Food 3 – Vegetable Dishes x 15 Potato Cheese
Spicy Beet Salad Food 3 – Vegetable Dishes x 15 Beets Flour
Monkeypig Cutlets Food 4 – Savouries x x 15 White Meat Bananas
Rabbit Loin with Bitter Greens Food 5 – Ragout x x 15 Small Game Greens
Shepherd’s Pie Food 5 – Ragout x x 15 Game Potato
Melon-Radish Salad Food 6 – Entremet x x 15 Melon Radish
Tomato Borscht Food 6 – Entremet x x 15 Tomato Beets

 

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Proficiency 2

Obtain 1 of the recipes below and approximately 75 items of each ingredient. List of Alternative recipes

For example,  1 Mermaid Whiskey Recipe, 75 Barley and 75 Seaweed.

Honey Rye Brew 1 – Alcoholic Drinks x 25 Rye Honey
Mermaid Whiskey Brew 1 – Alcoholic Drinks x 25 Barley Seaweed
Enlightenment Tea Brew 2 – Tea x 25 Lotus Isinglass
Mead de Menthe Brew 2 – Tea x 25 Mint Metheglin
Thrassian Chai Brew 2 – Tea x 25 Jasmine Seaweed
Athlete’s Guzzle Brew 3 – Tonics x 25 Acai Berry Lemon
Busy Bee Brew Brew 3 – Tonics x 25 Coffee Metheglin
Ginseng Sling Brew 3 – Tonics x 25 Ginseng Honey
Bitter Remorse Ale Brew 4 – Liqueurs x x 25 Wheat Bittergreen Ginger
Truth-Glimpse Brew 4 – Liqueurs x x 25 Barley Mint Isinglass
Drowned Sailor Ale Brew 5 – Tinctures x x 25 Yeast Ginseng Seaweed
Ginger Port Brew 5 – Tinctures x x 25 Surilie Grapes Yerba Mate Ginger
Ginkgo Double Brandy Brew 5 – Tinctures x x 25 Rice Ginkgo Honey
Azura’s Rose Tea Brew 6 – Cordial Teas x x 25 Rose Guarana Isinglass
Celestial Tonic Tea Brew 6 – Cordial Teas x x 25 Jasmine Acai Berry Metheglin
Cornerclub Kaveh Brew 6 – Cordial Teas x x 25 Comberry Coffee Lemon
Cheese Pork Schnitzel Food 1 – Meat Dishes x 25 White Meat Cheese
Chicken and Biscuits Food 1 – Meat Dishes x 25 Poultry Millet
Salted Cod Food 1 – Meat Dishes x 25 Fish Seasoning
Cantaloupe Bread Food 2 – Fruit Dishes x 25 Melon Flour
Cinnamon Gorapples Food 2 – Fruit Dishes x 25 Apples Seasoning
Green Bananas with Garlic Food 2 – Fruit Dishes x 25 Bananas Garlic
Eidar Radish Salad Food 3 – Vegetable Dishes x 25 Radish Cheese
Potato Rice Blintzes Food 3 – Vegetable Dishes x 25 Potato Saltrice
Rihad Beet and Garlic Salad Food 3 – Vegetable Dishes x 25 Beets Garlic
Baked Sole With Bananas Food 4 – Savouries x x 25 Fish Bananas Flour
Colovian Roast Turkey Food 4 – Savouries x x 25 Poultry Tomato Millet
Pork and Bitter Melon Food 4 – Savouries x x 25 White Meat Melon Saltrice
Hunt-Wife’s Beef Radish Stew Food 5 – Ragout x x 25 Red Meat Radish Seasoning
Necrom Beetle-Cheese Poutine Food 5 – Ragout x x 25 Red Meat Radish Seasoning
Elseweyr Corn Fritters Food 6 – Entremet x x 25 Jazbay Grapes Corn Flour
Hearthfire Vegetable Salad Food 6 – Entremet x x 25 Pumpkin Beets Saltrice

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Proficiency 3

Obtain 1 of the recipes below and approximately 85 items of each ingredient. List of Alternative recipes

For example,  1 Nereid Wine Recipe, 85 Surilie Grapes and 85 Seaweed.

Nereid Wine Brew 1 – Alcoholic Drinks x 35 Surilie Grapes Seaweed
Rye-in-Your-Eye Brew 1 – Alcoholic Drinks x 35 Rye Metheglin
Sorry, Honey Lager Brew 1 – Alcoholic Drinks x 35 Wheat Honey
Pink Profundity Brew 2 – Tea x 35 Jasmine Isinglass
Puckermint Tea Brew 2 – Tea x 35 Mint Lemon
Winter Rose Tea Brew 2 – Tea x 35 Rose Isinglass
Crystal Clarity Brew 3 – Tonics x 35 Ginseng Isinglass
Rihad Qishr Brew 3 – Tonics x 35 Coffee Ginger
Seaberry Tonic Brew 3 – Tonics x 35 Acai Berry Seaweed
Night-Grog Brew 4 – Liqueurs x x 35 Yeast Comberry Ginger
Pyandonea Merlot Brew 5 – Tinctures x x 35 Surilie Grapes Ginseng Seaweed
Vigilance Gold Ale Brew 5 – Tinctures x x 35 Wheat Coffee Lemon
Jasminkgo Tonic Brew 6 – Cordial Teas x x 35 Jasmine Ginko Honey
Monkeypants Mazte Brew 7 – Distillates x x x 35 Rice Jasmine Yerba Mate Bevez Juice
Bruma Jugged Rabbit Food 1 – Meat Dishes x 35 Small Game Seasoning
Camlorn Pork Sausage Food 1 – Meat Dishes x 35 White Meat Garlic
Crispy Cheddar Chicken Food 1 – Meat Dishes x 35 Poultry Cheese
Apple Cobbler Supreme Food 2 – Fruit Dishes x 35 Apples Flour
Clan Mother’s Banana Pilaf Food 2 – Fruit Dishes x 35 Bananas Saltrice
Rimmen Raisin Cookies Food 2 – Fruit Dishes x 35 Jazbay Grapes Flour
Indoril Radish Tartlets Food 3 – Vegetable Dishes x 35 Radish Flour
Roasted Beet and Millet Salad Food 3 – Vegetable Dishes x 35 Beets Millet
Twice-Baked Potatoes Food 3 – Vegetable Dishes x 35 Potato Seasoning
Minotaur Slumgullion Food 4 – Savouries x x 35 Red Meat Pumpkin Millet
Forge-Wife’s Spudmelon Pie Food 6 – Entremet x x 35 Melon Potato Flour
Blackwood Stuffed Banana Leaves Food 6 – Entremet x x 35 Bananas Greens Millet

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Proficiency 4

Obtain 1 of the recipes below and approximately 120 items of each ingredient. List of Alternative recipes

For example,  1 Dreugh Spit Recipe, 120 Ginseng and 120 Seaweed.

Sweet Scamp Mazte Brew 1 – Alcoholic Drinks x 45 Rice Honey
Sour Gin Fizz Brew 1 – Alcoholic Drinks x 45 Yeast Lemon
Whiskey Sour Brew 1 – Alcoholic Drinks x 45 Rye Lemon
Camlorn Mint Tea Brew 2 – Tea x 45 Mint Isinglass
Jasminger Tea Brew 2 – Tea x 45 Jasmine Ginger
Sweet Dreams Tea Brew 2 – Tea x 45 Lotus Honey
Lemonic Invigoration Brew 3 – Tonics x 45 Guarana Lemon
Shimmerene Tonic Brew 3 – Tonics x 45 Acai Berry Isinglass
Dreugh Spit Brew 3 – Tonics x 45 Ginseng Seaweed
Anequina Stout Brew 4 – Liqueurs x x 45 Barley Bittergreen Lemon
Black Night Cordial Brew 4 – Liqueurs x x 45 Rice Comberry Seaweed
Sylph Gin Brew 4 – Liqueurs x x 45 Yeast Lotus Honey
Narsis Wickwheat Ale Brew 5 – Tinctures x x 45 Wheat Yerba Mate Isinglass
Centurion’s Friend Kaveh Brew 6 – Cordial Teas x x 45 Jasmine Coffee Seaweed
Akaviri Pork Fried Rice Food 1 – Meat Dishes x 45 White Meat Saltrice
Blacklight Oxen Meatballs Food 1 – Meat Dishes x 45 Red Meat Saltrice
Solstheim Elk and Scuttle Food 1 – Meat Dishes x 45 Game Cheese
Mage’s Gorapple Porridge Food 2 – Fruit Dishes x 45 Apples Millet
Melon-Chevre Salad Food 2 – Fruit Dishes x 45 Melon Cheese
Mistral Banana Bread Food 2 – Fruit Dishes x 45 Bananas Flour
Dragonstar Radish Kebabs Food 3 – Vegetable Dishes x 45 Radish Seasoning
Savory Thorn Cornbread Food 3 – Vegetable Dishes x 45 Corn Saltrice
Vvardenfell Ash Yam Loaf Food 3 – Vegetable Dishes x 45 Potato Flour
Oyster Tomato Orzo Food 4 – Savouries x x 45 Fish Tomato Saltrice
Sun-Dried Caravan Provisions Food 6 – Entremet x x 45 Apples Beets Seasoning
Drunken Goat Cheese Food 6 – Entremet x x 45 Jazbay Grapes Radish Cheese

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Note: Wondering what the columns with x's are? They indicate if the recipe provides Health, Magicka, or Stamina (in that order)

References

  1. Official ESO Forums, bbritton8883525_ESO