I have a player who's character wants to preserve and enhance the dwarven culture by learning new cooking techniques and ingredients. As such she has taken Profession (Cooking) as a skill (she's a 1st-lvl Dwarven Cleric, her "cause" is the dwarven culture)
I've previously ruled that she could Search the camp site for anything edible and rewarded her with some herbs she recognises and some edible tubers. However, I can't help but think this is more of a Survival skill (finding edible food).
How can I use the rules to allow my player to:
- Find edible food
- Cook this food
I've already thought about her rolling a Profession check to see how good her cooking is. A 20 would give anyone who eats it some bonuses for the next day etc. It's the scavenging of food, recognition of what's edible etc. I would prefer RAW, but fully expect it maybe doesn't cover this.
I really want to go above and beyond for this player for coming up with such a unique idea.