Prepared Animal Meat is prepared from raw meat by a cook companion. Simply click on raw meat in the inventory bar to prepare a piece. Once prepared, this meat can be consumed to increase Sanity. Its quality is determined by the level of the cook making it, so a promoted cook will produce more effective meat.
Prepared meat can also be traded during an expedition, with higher-quality meat carrying higher value.
All meat spoils after leaving an expedition, so any meat remaining in the player's inventory will disappear upon returning to London.
The quality/effectiveness of Prepared Meat is based on the cook's skill level:
|Charcoaled Animal Meat||"As close to being inedible as meat can possibly be. Restores sanity"||Meat prepared by a Level 1 Cook. Restores 2 Sanity points upon consumption.|
|Burned Animal Meat||"Meat that has been burned to a crisp. Restores sanity"||Meat prepared by a Level 2 Cook. Restores 5 Sanity points upon consumption.|
|Overcooked Animal Meat||"A piece of overcooked animal meat. Restores sanity"||Meat prepared by a Level 3 Cook. Restores 10 Sanity points upon consumption.|
|Cooked Animal Meat||"A perfectly cooked steak. Restores sanity"||Meat prepared by a Level 4 Cook. Restores 15 Sanity points upon consumption.|