Using a campfire to prepare a healthy meal can be surprisingly confusing at the start of the game. This guide on How To Cook Food In The Front walks you through the process of preparing your first bit of grub so you can avoid starving to death and having to respawn.
The survival mechanics in The Front are very familiar but also very manageable. All you need to do is to create a couple of fish traps and leave them in the water. This will provide a near infinite supply of fish, enough to provide food so you never need to worry about it again.
How To Cook Food In The Front
Whether you’ve got some fish or killed a wolf or rabbit for some meat, you didn’t kill a harmless rabbit, did you? All you need to do is make a campfire and then bring your food to the fire. Interact with the fire to get the inventory menu up and then drag and drop your Wood, used as fuel, into the fuel section on the right.
Then, simply dump the food you want cooked in the inventory of the campfire, so the fish or meat in this case. You will then notice, on the far left side of the screen, that the recipes will be lit up. You have to place items on the cooking or crafting station in order to use the recipes specific to that station.