ESO 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

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.

Tip: Sourcing Provisioning Ingredients

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  (15) Surilie Grapes, Ginger
  • Tawny Port (15) Yeast, Metheglin
  • Gingerose Tea (15) Rose, Ginger
  • Green Scourgut Tea(15)  Bittergreen Seaweed
  • Sourflower Tea  (15) Lotus, Lemon
  • Isinmate Infusion 15) Yerba Mate, Isinglass
  • Kelp Kaveh (15) Coffee, Seaweed
  • Sweetberry Tonic (15) Acai Berry, Honey
  • Rose Lager (15) Wheat, Rose
  • Acai Dry Mazte (15) Rice, Acai Berry
  • Tsaesci Tea (15) Lotus, Ginseng
  • Bitter Kaveh (15) Bittergreen,  Coffee
  • Comberry Tonic (15) Comberry, Guarana
  • Stir-Fried Garlic Beef (15) Red Meat, Garlic
  • Rabbit Millet Pilaf (15) Small Game, Millet
  • Pan-Fried Trout Food (15) Fish, Flour
  • Deshaan Honeydew Hors D’ouevre (15) Melon, Saltrice
  • Fried Green Tomatoes Food (15) Tomato, Seasoning
  • Balmora Cabbage Biscuits Food (15) Greens, Flour
  • Port Hunding Cheese Fries (15) Potato Cheese
  • Spicy Beet Salad (15) Beets, Flour
  • Monkeypig Cutlets Food (15) White Meat Bananas
  • Rabbit Loin with Bitter Greens (15) Small Game, Greens
  • Shepherd’s Pie Food (15) Game, Potato
  • Melon-Radish Salad (15) Melon, Radish
  • Tomato Borscht Food(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 (25) Rye, Honey
  • Mermaid Whiskey (25) Barley, Seaweed
  • Enlightenment Tea Brew (25) Lotus, Isinglass
  • Mead de Menthe Brew (25) Mint, Metheglin
  • Thrassian Chai (25) Jasmine, Seaweed
  • Athlete’s Guzzle (25) Acai Berry, Lemon
  • Busy Bee Brew (25) Coffee, Metheglin
  • Ginseng Sling (25) Ginseng, Honey
  • Bitter Remorse Ale (25) Wheat, Bittergreen Ginger
  • Truth-Glimpse (25) Barley Mint, Isinglass
  • Drowned Sailor Ale (25) Yeast, Ginseng, Seaweed
  • Ginger Port (25) Surilie Grapes, Yerba Mate, Ginger
  • Ginkgo Double Brandy (25) Rice, Ginkgo, Honey
  • Azura’s Rose Tea (25) Rose, Guarana, Isinglass
  • Celestial Tonic Tea (25) Jasmine, Acai Berry, Metheglin
  • Cornerclub Kaveh (25) Comberry, Coffee, Lemon
  • Cheese Pork Schnitzel (25) White Meat, Cheese
  • Chicken and Biscuits (25) Poultry, Millet
  • Salted Cod Food (25) Fish, Seasoning
  • Cantaloupe Bread (25) Melon, Flour
  • Cinnamon Gorapples (25) Apples, Seasoning
  • Green Bananas with Garlic (25) Bananas, Garlic
  • Eidar Radish Salad Food (25) Radish, Cheese
  • Potato Rice Blintzes (25) Potato, Saltrice
  • Rihad Beet and Garlic Salad (25) Beets, Garlic
  • Baked Sole With Bananas (25) Fish, Bananas, Flour
  • Colovian Roast Turkey (25) Poultry, Tomato, Millet
  • Pork and Bitter Melon Food (25) White Meat, Melon, Saltrice
  • Hunt-Wife’s Beef Radish Stew (25)Red Meat, Radish, Seasoning
  • Necrom Beetle-Cheese Poutine (25) Red Meat, Radish, Seasoning
  • Elsweyr Corn Fritters (25) Jazbay Grapes, Corn, Flour
  • Hearthfire Vegetable Salad (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 (35) Surilie Grapes, Seaweed
  • Rye-in-Your-Eye (35) Rye Metheglin
  • Sorry, Honey Lager (35) Wheat Honey
  • Pink Profundity (35) Jasmine Isinglass
  • Puckermint Tea (35) Mint Lemon
  • Winter Rose Tea (35) Rose Isinglass
  • Crystal Clarity(35) Ginseng Isinglass
  • Rihad Qishr  (35) Coffee Ginger
  • Seaberry Tonic (35) Acai Berry Seaweed
  • Night-Grog (35) Yeast Comberry Ginger
  • Pyandonea Merlot Brew (35) Surilie Grapes Ginseng Seaweed
  • Vigilance Gold Ale Brew (35) Wheat Coffee Lemon
  • Jasminkgo Tonic (35) Jasmine Ginko Honey
  • Monkeypants Mazte ((35)Rice Jasmine, Yerba Mate, Bevez Juice
  • Bruma Jugged Rabbit Food (35) Small Game. Seasoning
  • Camlorn Pork Sausage (35) White Meat. Garlic
  • Crispy Cheddar Chicken Food (35) Poultry. Cheese
  • Apple Cobbler Supreme Food (35) Apples. Flour
  • Clan Mother’s Banana Pilaf (35) Bananas. Saltrice
  • Rimmen Raisin Cookies (35) Jazbay Grapes , Flour
  • Indoril Radish Tartlets Radish, Flour
  • Roasted Beet and Millet Salad (35) Beets. Millet
  • Twice-Baked Potatoes (35) Potato. Seasoning
  • Minotaur Slumgullion (35) Red Mea.t Pumpkin. Millet
  • Forge-Wife’s Spudmelon Pie (35) Melon. Potato .Flour
  • Blackwood Stuffed Banana Leaves (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 (45) Rice Honey
  • Sour Gin Fizz (45) Yeast Lemon
  • Whiskey Sour (45) Rye Lemon
  • Camlorn Mint Tea (45) Mint Isinglass
  • Jasminger Tea (45) Jasmine Ginger
  • Sweet Dreams Tea (45)  Lotus Honey
  • Lemonic Invigoration (45) Guarana Lemon
  • Shimmerene Tonic (45) Acai Berry Isinglass
  • Dreugh Spit Brew (45) Ginseng Seaweed
  • Anequina Stout Brew (45) Barley Bittergreen Lemon Black
  • Night Cordial Brew (45) Rice Comberry Seaweed
  • Sylph Gin Brew (45) Yeast Lotus Honey
  • Narsis Wickwheat Ale (45) Wheat Yerba Mate Isinglass
  • Centurion’s Friend Kaveh (45) Jasmine Coffee Seaweed
  • Akaviri Pork Fried Rice (45) White Meat Saltrice –
  • Blacklight Oxen Meatballs (45) Red Meat Saltrice –
  • Solstheim Elk and Scuttle (45) Game Cheese –
  • Mage’s Gorapple Porridge (45) Apples Millet –
  • Melon-Chevre Salad Food (45) Melon Cheese – Mistral
  • Banana Bread (45) Bananas Flour – Dragonstar
  • Radish Kebabs (45) Radish Seasoning –
  • Savory Thorn Cornbread (45) Corn Saltrice –
  • Vvardenfell Ash Yam Loaf (45) Potato Flour –
  • Oyster Tomato Orzo (45) Fish Tomato Saltrice
  • Sun-Dried Caravan Provisions (45) Apples Beets Seasoning
  • Drunken Goat Cheese Food (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