I think as long as they don't overhaul the whole food system, people will stop at the point Aetherwalker is talking about. You can get to 60 HFC pretty easy and 60ql meals are good enough to keep your workers happy. It doesn't even matter that 100s of meals go to waste because of decay. This is where we can make a difference with a new system I think. The nutrition aspect is good and should remain, but why not add other characteristics like preservation or special buffs to get a larger variation of dishes. Example: Bread would have low nutrition but very low decay in inventory. Easy to make and perfect to take with you on long hikes Chocolate would be very hard to make, have high nutrition and low decay in inventory. Good for crafters and PVP ? it would be a challenge to get high HFC and get the special ingredients. Villages would be happy to have such Cook. What about special dishes that give short buffs like increased skillgain or anything PVP related ?