In this game a new element has been added, instead of you having to look in plants, cabinets, or at pictures for recipes, while you're getting to know the villagers they are the ones who give you the recipes. They'll ask if you know how to make this or that, then if you say 'no, teach me.' Then they will...here is a list of people and what recipe they 'teach' you.
Nina: Teaches you to make Marinade: mugroot, tomato-or-turnip, and fish.
Vesta: Teaches you to make Smooth Veggies: potato, carrot, and turnip.
Ruby: Teaches you to make Potato Soup: potato, wild plant, and mushroom.
Chris: Teaches you to make Strawberry Cake or Shortcake: strawberry, milk and egg.
These are recipes that can be found in and around the village, by looking in peoples houses, in plants, paintings etc.
Light Pickles: Turnip
Marinade: Turnip or Tomato, Mugroot and Fish
Tomamelo Salad: Tomato, Melon
Tomacarro Salad: Tomato, Carrot
Earth Soup: Potato, Carrot
Tomato Soup: Tomato, Carrot
Yam Soup: Yam
Strawberry Pie: Strawberry, Butter and Egg
Veggie Cake?: Two Veggies and Butter
Meinuiere Set: Fish and Butter
Omelet: Egg and Butter
Fruit Punch: 3 different Fruits
Shortcake: Strawberry, Egg and Milk
Carrot Cake: Carrot, Milk and Egg
Pound Cake: Butter, Milk and Egg