Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s Cooking – Neat References to Classic Zelda Games

As players of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom uncover more mysteries, one of the more subtle Easter eggs they have noticed is Link humming classic tunes from other Zelda titles while in the kitchen. Such songs come from a variety of Zelda titles, such as Link’s Awakening and Ocarina of Time.

The 2017 game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild revolutionized the open-world genre with a greater emphasis on experimentation. Tears of the Kingdom has taken it a step further, providing more verticality in the map and a plethora of secrets to uncover, even when Link is just cooking. The mechanics of cooking remain the same as in Breath of the Wild; Link just has to open his inventory and pick up to five ingredients, then toss them into a fire or pot. In a few seconds, the ingredients become food that Link can use to restore his health, get powerful buffs, or experience other benefits.

The Producer of Tears of the Kingdom, Eiji Aonuma, has expressed his enthusiasm for a potential Zelda movie

Eiji Aonuma, the Producer of Tears of the Kingdom, has made it known that he is quite interested in the idea of a Zelda-based movie. He has expressed his eagerness for such a project to come to fruition.

Fans of Zelda have been able to identify melodies in Link’s background humming, which was shared by Twitter user TAHK0. One of the tunes is “Zelda’s Lullaby,” which first appeared in A Link to the Past and is often seen as the Princess Zelda theme. Additionally, the “Ballad of the Wind Fish” from Link’s Awakening has been used in various forms in other games such as Majora’s Mask and Tri-Force Heroes. Link also hums “Ballad of the Goddess” which was featured in Skyward Sword and A Link Between Worlds. Lastly, Link remembers “Saria’s Song,” a tune from Ocarina of Time which can be used to talk to Saria or Navi, while also having the ability to get Darunia out of a funk and make him dance.

When it comes to Tears of the Kingdom’s cooking system, Link has a variety of tunes to hum while he works. Players are uncovering more recipes as they experiment with different combinations of ingredients. Compared to Breath of the Wild, players can now enjoy improved quality-of-life features while cooking, such as recipe cards to familiarize themselves with their favorite recipes. Additionally, the Zonai device allows players to make meals wherever they can make a fire.

Scattered around Hyrule, players can find the Zonai Device Dispensers, which can provide Link with the Zonai Portable Pot. He can obtain Zonai Charges through defeating Constructs or exploring, which he can use at the machines for a random selection of Zonai Devices. The Portable Pot is one of the possible items he can get, making cooking easier and giving fans more opportunities to discover the hummed tunes from the Zelda franchise.

The Switch now boasts the latest installment of the iconic Legend of Zelda series, Tears of the Kingdom.

It would be beneficial for more open-world titles to use the same format as The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom in terms of features and abilities. This would be a great way to switch up the gameplay and add more fun.

Link, the protagonist of the Zelda series, is featured in the upcoming release, Tears of the Kingdom, as he hums classic tunes while he cooks. This was revealed by NintendoLife in a recent news article.