VanillaFoodPantry Mod [FORGE]

4,158,170 Downloads Last Updated: Nov 19, 2022 Game Version: 1.16.5   +2

What This Mod Does

The VanillaFoodPantry mod (VFP for short) adds new uses for standard Minecraft crops and farm animals. We've tried to give many vanilla items, even odd-ball ones like poisonous potatoes, a new food-related use and therefore a reason for you to keep it. A few items even work as alternate sources of brewing ingredients such as spidereye and magma cream. VFP also gives you more ways to store standard foods and potions in bulk, as you might in a real-world extended pantry.

New Items Sampling

Sampling of different new foods; click spoiler for more pictures

New Foods and Storage Options - A Taste

Wheat Flour, Raw Dough, Fried Plain and Sweet Doughs, Stuffed Rolls, Specialty Breads, Flat Breads, Sandwiches, and Muffins.

Egg Pies, Creamed Soups, Chowders, Stews, Milk Drinks, Tea Drinks, Steamed and Fried Eggs, Soft Cheese, Salted Pork, and other 'Adventure' meats like Squid, Horse, Wolf, Llama, Bear, and Bat Meat.

Fizzy Sugar Drinks, Juice and Cider Drinks, Taffy, Fudge, Roasted Seeds, Cookies, Sno-cones, Edible Sugar, and Gelos.

Nuggets and Fries, Kebabs of all kinds, Muscle Food (makes you strong!), Klingon Food (because it's green!), and an Assortment of New Uses for Old Things like Pumpkin Slices (roast and eat as a new source of food), Fermented Feathers (used like spider eye in brewing), Fireproofing Powder (from netherrack, used like blaze powder in potions), Hide Tie (from animal hides, use like string), Flesh-meal (from rotten flesh, use as fertilizer), Lava Sand (from lava and sand, use as a fuel source), and Ink Pearls (from ink pearl fragments and chorus fruit, use to obtain ender pearls).

Portions, Powders of all kinds, Pantry Blocks for Storage, Bags for Storage, Jars for Storage, and Cartons for Storage.

Target Audience

The mod's target audience is anyone who plays Minecraft for its farms and food crafting, particularly if you play in peaceful or easy modes and could use alternate sources of experience points (Xp) besides mining. This mod lets you gain experience points from the act of making food. If you like crafting non-trivial food recipes, this mod is for you. A good companion mod for VFP would be "Harder Peaceful" (1.8) or "Hunger In Peace" (1.8.9-1.12.2); both add hunger to the peaceful survival mode, allowing you to farm, mine, and build unmolested by murderous mobs.

MC 1.18.2 Mod Requirements (BETA)
  • Minecraft 1.18.2
  • Forge 1.18.2-40.1.60 at least
  • Carrots Lib mc1.18.2-4.0a3 only
MC 1.16.4/5 Mod Requirements (Tested)
  • Minecraft 1.16.4/5
  • Forge 1.16.4-35.1.13/1.16.5-36.0.42 at least
  • Carrots Lib mc1.16.4-3.0.x/mc1.16.5-3.0.x only
MC 1.12.1/2 Mod Requirements (Tested)
  • Minecraft 1.12.1 or 1.12.2
  • Forge (1.12.1-, 1.12.2-
  • Client and Server use

Click spoiler below for other versions.

MC 1.15.2 Mod Requirements (Tested)
  • Minecraft 1.15.2
  • Forge 1.15.2-31.1.18 at least
  • Carrots Lib mc1.15.2-2.5.x only
MC 1.14.4 Mod Requirements (Tested)
  • Minecraft 1.14.4
  • Forge 1.14.4-28.1.39 at least
  • Carrots Lib mc1.14.4-2.0.x only
MC 1.11.2 Mod Requirements (Tested)
  • Minecraft 1.11.2
  • Forge (at least 1.11.2-
  • Client and Server use
MC 1.11.0 Mod Requirements (Tested)
  • Minecraft 1.11.0
  • Forge (only 1.11-
  • Client and Server use
MC 1.8.9 Mod Requirements (Tested)
  • Minecraft 1.8.9
  • Forge (at least 1.8.9-
  • Client and Server use
MC 1.8.0 Mod Requirements (Tested)
  • Minecraft 1.8
  • Forge (at least 1.8-
  • Client-side use


Mod Documentation - MOVING!

The project's main documentation is moving to the github wiki at VFP Docs. Starting with version 3.2, please check that wiki for information about new feature and food item details. Eventually all of the information below will migrate there as well. 

Getting Started - User Guide [mc 1.12]

You should read the sections below to get an idea of how the mod is structured and how the food recipes are designed so you can plan how to integrate VFP with your existing resources and game setup. The spoiler sections also include information on many of the non-food items you're going to need to craft many of the recipes. Use the various images below along with an extension like NEI (MC1.8) or JEI (MC1.8.9+) to get the full catalog of recipes.

Read the chart in spoiler below for an idea of available food categories and their health values.

Many of the items are representative of a set of foods. For instance, VFP has four kinds of egg pies (top row) but all of them have the same food and saturation values so only one general "egg pie" icon is shown below.

The heftiest foods are egg pies, specialty breads (like muscle bread, apple bread), and heavy stews (like fish chowder or ham hocks stew). Next are the meals (like chicken nuggets and fries), cream soups, stuffed potatoes, sandwiches, and various new meats. Apple milk drink is also very good, replenishing up to 8 food points.

Items like muscle eggs and golden sugar give you other bonus side-effects like a speed or strength boost for a short time. Milk, cream, and cream soups also retain the curative effects of a milk bucket.

At the end of the food scale are most of the "junk" foods like cookies, taffy, fudge, iceees, and gelos. Small portions are also at this level; items like a single fried chicken nugget, or a roasted sunflower seed serving.

Additives and Activators

Additives and activators are little helper or agent ingredients, you need for the main food recipes. Agent ingredients are rarely edible but serve to make the various recipes unique and non-conflicting with other food mods. Most of the time they also make the recipes a teensy bit more realistic. You will need to figure out how to farm for and craft the main agent ingredients before you can complete most of the mod's other recipes. But unless you're just starting out, you probably have most of the required ingredients stashed somewhere (check those junk chests).

Below is a simple schematic of how the basic recipe pipeline works: you craft agents(1) for use in basic ingredient recipes(2). Those basic ingredients are the main building blocks for the majority of actual food stuffs(3) you make to consume.

The basic VFP recipe pipeline.

The main additives and activator agents in VFP (left to right): drying agent, leavening, fizz, curdling agent, what-what powder, enzyme extractor, and jungle-juju juice.

  • Drying agent is used to create food powders, flour, and other powder-like ingredients.
  • Leavening is used to create doughs for breads, pies, and dumplings.
  • Fizz provides the caffeinated sugar buzz required for fizzy sugar drinks and tonics.
  • Curdling agent is used for soft cheese and yogurts.
  • What-What powder is an activator used to extract the JuJu essence from jungle vines and other items.
  • Enzyme extractor is used to obtain rennet from plant sources for cheese making if you prefer not to kill baby cows for calf stomach lining drops. It is also used to purge zombie flesh.
  • Jungle-JuJu juice is a concoction used to craft items like poisonous potatoes and rotten flesh.

Below are the recipes for the two simplest agent ingredients. You can use any standard seed (wheat, melon, pumpkin, beets) in any combination for these recipes.

Unprocessed drying agent. Smelt it to get usable drying agent.

Leavening agent. You can use it immediately.

Some agent ingredients are more complex and require other additives themselves; for example what-what activator powder is used by many other recipes and its recipe requires that you've already made or acquired some drying agent.

Crafting what-what powder requires some drying agent.

Crafting jungle-juju juice requires some what-what powder.

So does enzyme extraction agent.

Making curdling agent from saplings needs other agents.

Flour and Dough

Most of the baked goods in the mod require flour or dough. Our flour is made from crafting wheat with some drying agent and our simple dough is made from crafting flour, leavening, and a bit o' water. VFP will also work with any other food mod's flour and dough provided those items are registered under the "foodFlour" and "foodDough" ids in the Forge registry. Most of the recipes using dough or flour create raw or unbaked items that you must smelt to get the final edible product; this is intentional as it lets you gain Xp if you smelt batches of sufficient size.

Our flour requires some wheat and drying agent.

Our dough requires flour, leavening, and a bit o' water.

Example: enriched bread from dough, ready for baking.

Example: molasses cookies from flour, ready for eating.

Flour and dough are used for more complex recipes beside simple bread or cookies. You will need dough for egg pies, stuffed rolls, specialty breads, patties, stews, and other food stuffs.

Example: making a hefty egg pie with dough.


Using a bucket of milk as a substitute for a small amount of milk in something like a bread recipe is odd. Moreover, items like steaks and pork-chops are a pretty expensive way to make a single sandwich considering you have to kill a cow or pig just to get a couple pieces of it. VFP uses the idea of portions in many of its recipes to allow you to combine less expensive resources (like wheat and vegetables) with more expensive ones (like anything that requires clobbering animals) to make equal or more nutritious food than those items standalone.

Liquids, 3 sizes. Meats and bones, 2 sizes

Liquid Portions

The smallest water portion is called a bit o' water; the smallest milk portion is called a bit o' milk. You can get 32 bits or 4 bottles from a bucket of either liquid.

Example: a bucket of water yields 32 bits o' water.

Example: a bucket of milk yields 4 bottles of milk.

Item Portions

The smallest portion of meat is called a bit o' raw <meat_name>; for example, a portion of chicken would be a bit o' raw chicken. You get bits of meat by crafting the standard raw meat item with a flint cutter. A flint cutter is crafted like shears, but with flint. Each cutter has 16 uses. A flint cutter is not a generic held tool, you use it only for crafting.

A flint cutter (has 16 uses before "broken") [mc-1.12 recipe, see JEI for your mod's specific version]

Portioning a mutton chop with a cutter into 8 bits o' raw mutton.

 Using bits o' raw pork to make meat-stuffed rolls.

Small Bones

You can now get small bones from some animals, in particular bats, chickens, and rabbits. You get the bones from crafting as shown below or as a random drop from the animals. VFP has a couple of new uses for bones; the most important is as the main ingredient for gelatin powder which you need to make edible gelos. You can also craft 2 small bones into a standard Minecraft bone meal.

Crafting small bones from raw chicken (or rabbit) and drying agent.

Use small bones to make bonemeal, gelatin powder, or big bones.


Food Powders

Food powders are dehydrated portions of items like pumpkins, melons, and milk. Most food powders derive from a single source item, but some are compound powders and some are crafted from multiple source items. Food powders are central to many of the multi-flavored VFP foods like gelos, milk drinks, and cream soups where you use a food powder to create a "flavored" variant of a base recipe. There is a food powder for just about every standard food item and food powders for other items for which VFP has introduced a new food-related use. Some VFP sub-mods provide many new compound powders called "mixes" for even more recipes.

Crafting a simple food powder is straightforward; the recipe always uses one drying agent and one or more of the item being dried. Below are some of the VFP food powders for standard Minecraft items (there is also some support for other third-party mod foods).

-or- Simple powder- one item is dried for 1 or more powder portions.

-or- Simple powder- multiples of an item are dried for 1 powder portion.

Some powders are complex powders that you craft from multiple distinct ingredients in varied amounts. You will still need to use at least one drying agent to get the final powder.

Complex powder- requires different ingredients in various quantities.

Some powders are compound powders or mixes that you craft from other powders. Upcoming VFP sub-mods will provide more compound powders either from new food sources or from tie-ins with other third-party mods.

Compound powder- a mixture of several simple powders.

Example Uses:

Powders are used to craft some non-food items, but in general they are used in foods and drinks. In particular, food powder is often the flexible ingredient in a basic shared recipe like creamed soup or gelos. You change the flavor of the output by changing the food powder ingredient. For instance you can change:

this to this milk drink...or,

this to this gelo...or,

this to this cream soup.

Bits O' Heat

A lot of the VFP recipes require you to smelt (or "cook") an uncooked version of the final food so you can gain Xp. However, VFP also has many recipes that are smelt-free where you convert uncooked items to a final cooked, edible item straight on the crafting table. To add a tiny dose of reality that the ingredients for more complex recipes are cooked and not magically converted, you will need to add a bit o' heat as an ingredient on the crafting table. Like the portions of water or milk, a bit o' heat is obtained from a larger source, in this case a bucket of lava or another fuel.

A bucket of lava gives you 64 bits o' heat.

Example: using a bit o' heat in the recipe for broth on a crafting table.

Best Way To Make Bits o' Heat

Converting a bucket of lava directly to bits o' heat is straightforward but is absolutely not the best use of a bucket of lava as we're limited to at most 64 bits per recipe. In order to get the equivalent uses of heat from a lava bucket on the crafting table as you would in a furnace, you should first convert the lava into intermediate sized portions called bits o' lava sand.

Crafting lava sand from any kind of sand and a lava bucket.

Now that you have the lava sand you can craft bits o' heat from that so that a single bucket of lava will produce 128 bits o' heat for use on the crafting table-- a slightly larger number of uses that even a furnace.

Short on Lava Buckets?

You can also obtain bits o' heat from other burnable fuels like coal, charcoal, logs, or blaze-rods. However, refined wooden items (like planks and wooden tools) are not convertible.

Use a cutter to portion a piece of coal into bits o' heat.

Batch Crafting with Liquids

The standard Minecraft milk bucket, water bucket, and water bottles are not stackable which makes them a pain-in-the-tuckus for crafting large batches of any recipe that uses them. The vanilla "water bottle" isn't even really a water bottle -- it's water meant for brewing purposes (a potion bottle) that food mods tend to use because it's readily available.

Painful. Make only ONE gelo at a time using a potion bottle.

VFP's addresses the stacking issue in two ways: first, by using portions like bit o' water and bottles of milk, we avoid this problem in many of our recipes; second, we've included an actual bottle of water item that you can drink from, stack in inventories, and use as a foundation for flavored drinks like fizzy drinks and teas. To force VFP recipes that need a bottle of water to accept either type of water bottle (if possible), change the 'allow_potionitem_as_plain_water' configuration option to TRUE.

Not painful. Make a stack of gelos at once if you please!

To get our bottles of water, you'll need to first make a VFP empty bottle like below. Note the recipe is very similar to the vanilla glass bottle recipe, but with our mod-specific bit o' water stuck in the middle. You also get twice as many of our bottles (6 per recipe) as you do for the vanilla recipe.

Craft a batch of empty bottles.

You fill the empty bottles in bulk using a crafting table and buckets of water or, even better, ice blocks. If you've got an ice farm or ready access to a snowy biome, you can use blocks of ice which are stackable and better for auto-crafting instead of water buckets. As of now you cannot fill our bottles of water from a cauldron as you'd be limited to filling three bottles before having to refill the cauldron. By using a crafting table, you can craft many more bottles without leaving the table, and you get four not three bottles of water from each bucket of water.

-or even better-

Brewing - You still need potion bottles!

With our bottles of water, you can bulk craft large amounts of items that use water bottles in one go. Our water bottles can stack to 64 per slot always. However, because they stack, our water bottles are NOT a substitute for a regular potion bottle when brewing. You still need to create regular Minecraft water bottles when making potions or anything (including VFP items) generated by a vanilla brewing stand.

Conversion from potion bottles to bottles of water

If you've got oodles of empty potion bottles, you can convert some of them to our empties or water bottles like so:


Rock Salt and Natron (Sodium Bicarbonate)

VFP adds a couple of new "ores" to the standard Minecraft game. The main new ore is called rock salt and you use it to create refined salt for use in food preparation. You get rock salt crystals when you mine a rock salt block. Each crystal crafts to six large refined salt portions which you use directly in recipes for salted meats. Most other recipes use an even smaller portion, a bit o' salt, which you get from the larger portion.
Refined salt is used to craft items like salted pork (ham), salted cod, and taffy.

Two secondary ores, natron and trona, are also generated by VFP but in lesser quantities to rock salt; from both you can obtain sodium bicarbonate (aka baking soda) and from natron you get a variant of drying agent that you can use for dehydrating large amounts of cooked meats for storage.

Baking soda is used to craft items like frying batter mix and carbonated water.

Currently there is no significant level restriction on where the new ores will generate although the ore generation is limited to just the Overworld dimension for everything but rock salt; you will not find any non-salt ores in the Nether or the End.

Natron like rock salt can generate anywhere smooth stone can generate (they both replace stone in the generation process). Trona however, will only spawn in relation to rock salt and is consequently much much harder to find.

New Mob Drops

VFP adds some new animal drops to the standard Minecraft game. The VFP animal drops will add to the regular drops for the large farm mobs like pigs and cows, and will introduce something new for bats, squid, wolves, horses, llamas, and even polar bears. If you can actually catch the little buggers, bats will give you bat meat, small bones, and even guano for fertilizing your crops (yes, bat poop) . Harvesting pigs will give you new meat items for your pantry and you can enable meat drops from horses as well.
Example: pigs drop hocks and pigtails, calves drop stomach lining and small bones.

Example: horses drop meat and tears, bats drop meat and poop.

Butchering Tool

To ensure you always get the new animal drops, use a butchering axe; otherwise, the new items may or may not get dropped as that's randomly selected by the game. A butchering axe is very easy to make but has a fairly limited durability and cannot be enchanted. Note that a butchering axe is effective only on animals and squash like pumpkins and melons. You cannot use it as a weapon against other players or hostile mobs (no mater what the tooltip says).

Craft a butchering axe from flint and a stick [MC-1.12.2, use JEI to get specific recipe for your mod's version]

A butchering axe doesn't only help with new animal drops, it increases the efficiency of existing animal drops as well. This means you get more food for each animal killed with this tool.

Horses Are Special

VFP adds several new drops from horses some of which are very useful if you play in a peaceful mode where you can still die. Horses are hard to breed and farm, so killing one should provide a collection of drops commensurate with that difficulty. VFP sets up horses to drop these items in addition to leather; remember to use a butchering axe to get all of them per kill:

  • Meat - (Always) Can be eaten raw or cooked for more nutrition
  • Bone - (Random) Can be used for bonemeal or gelatin
  • Tear - (Random, uncommon) Can be used to brew regeneration potions
  • Hoof - (Random) Can be used to create sticky slime balls
  • Sweat - (Random, uncommon) Can be used to brew strength potions

 Getting all drops from a horse at once.

Turning on horse drops in configuration file (disabled by default):

# Set to true to enable all VFP drops from killing horses....

Item Sorters for Mob Drops

If you have existing farms for animals like chickens and pigs, with item sorters already attached, you might need to account for the new drops in your filters. For chickens you have to account for small bones, for pigs many of the new drops like pig tails and hocks.

Pantry Storage

In addition to the new foods, VFP adds several new ways to extend how much food you can store in a small-footprint storage system (or just a few chests if that's as complex as you get). Our storage items are not custom inventory containers like chests or dispensers. Instead they rely exclusively on the same craft-based mechanism as the standard Minecraft storage blocks with some new composite types that address the built-in size limits of the 3x3 crafting grid.

First, VFP defines storage blocks for many of the new items that you're likely to produce in large batches, the best way to gain as much Xp as possible. These storage blocks, called pantry blocks, are designed as an easy and portable store for food ingredients and not as a material for building with even though you can can place them like any other block. If you break a pantry block by hand or with a tool, it will shatter and drop its constituent items. If you try to push a pantry block with a piston, it will break and drop its items.

Basic pantry blocks are crafted from nine (9) of the constituent item. For example you create a refined salt pantry block from nine large piles of refined salt like so:

and to revert to salt do:

Some pantry blocks are of items that are densely packed. To make such a block, first you create a ball of the item (1st level of storage), then you create a pantry block of those balls (2nd level). Below are the two steps for storing drying agent which you will need in large quantities if you like to use food powders. If you break a dense pantry block, it will shatter into the underlying item -- all 81 of them.

Create a ball of drying agent (may be all you need), or

Create a dense pantry block of drying agent (81 items).

Second, VFP (mc-1.8.9 to mc-1.12.2) lets you craft jars, bags, and cartons of standard food items. Each bag or jar is crafted from eight (8) of the item you want to store. A carton is crafted from 6-8 bags or jars for a total of at least 48 of the original item per carton. There are predefined bags and cartons for many of the items you can accumulate in large quantities over time if you have a farm or two; items like carrots, potatoes, sugarcane, and eggs. There are bags and cartons for all of the standard raw and cooked meats like chicken, beef, and mutton. Jars are used for liquid items like ink sacs from a squid farm. There are also bags and cartons for bulk crafted vanilla food items like bread, pies, and cookies. We even have bags and cartons for mob drops like bones and rotten flesh.

Empty Packaging: Bags, Jars, Cartons (mc1.8.9 - mc1.12)

Crafting a bag or carton of something follows the same pattern regardless of what's "in" the bag or carton. First you need to craft sticky paste which you need to make both empty bags and empty cartons to fill with your food stuff.

or Use flour or slime balls and water for sticky paste.

Next, you need to craft a set of empty paper bags and a set of empty cartons from paper and sticky paste. Both recipes are easy but cartons require two steps: first you craft the carton side panels, then you build the carton from six of these.

Craft a paper bag with paper and paste.

Craft a carton side panel with paper and paste.

Make an empty carton from 6 carton panels.

If you're storing a liquid or liquid-like item you'll need to create an empty jar to hold it. Crafting jars requires iron smuggets or small iron nuggets. You can create iron smuggets using VFP's simple recipe: put a single iron ingot on the crafting table with a bit measure to get 32 smuggets.

Craft empty jars from glass blocks and a smugget.

Packing Food Stuffs for Storage:

Once you've got your packaging container, whether a bag, carton, or jar, you "fill" it by surrounding it on a crafting table with the item you want to store like shown below for bags of chicken and bags of sandwiches.

-or- A bag made of 8 items.

To "fill" an empty jar for storage you use the same pattern: surround the empty jar with the item on a crafting table. By using a jar you can increase the storage capacity of a single inventory slot eight-fold for things like ink sacs.

To craft most cartons, you surround an empty carton with a set of eight (8) bags or jars. Cartons are crafted only from already packaged foodstuffs (filled bags or jars) with an exception for cakes and pies. This means that each carton represents at least 64 or a full stack of the original item.

-or- A carton made of 64 items.

Cake cartons contain four (4) cakes only as there is no bag of cakes. Bags of pies (any kind) are stored six (6) per carton for a total of 48 items per carton.

Unpacking Stored Items for Use:

To retrieve and use the items inside one of these packages, you simply use a crafting table to uncraft to the underlying items. For nested items like cartons, you will uncraft to the item used to create the filled package. So for instance, uncrafting a carton will give you 8 bags of the item if that's what you put to craft the carton. Cartons and jars are reusable; you get them back when you uncraft to the contained items. Paper bags are single-use only.


The same unpacking method applies for liquid items stored in jars:

Because standard Minecraft cakes are not stackable, to unpack a cake carton you must place the carton down and break it by punching. Note that you need at least four (4) empty slots in your inventory to pick up the dropped cakes. This is the only carton that cannot be uncrafted directly back into the stored items using a crafting table.

A Bit More About Jars:

VFP's jars are not only used to keep liquids in storage, they are also used to hold multiple portions of certain liquid ingredients. For example, a full jar of broth contains 3 portions, meaning you can use that jar three separate times in three different recipes that need broth. Once all of the contained liquid is gone, you get back the empty jar to refill.

Example: Jars of condensed milk and broth; full (upper row) and partially used (lower row).

Note that jars are not interchangeable with glass bottles, ours or vanilla ones. Nor can you fill them with water or any drinkable liquid.

"Fixing" Vanilla Storage Blocks:

Some vanilla storage blocks work one way; namely you create the block by craft-combining a smaller constituent item, but you cannot un-craft the block back into its items (sometimes you can place the block and break it, but can lose items this way). Where it made sense, VFP lets you uncraft these blocks using its flint cutter on a crafting table.

Lossless way to get back all melon slices from a melon block.

You can also use a flint cutter to effectively create new storage uses for existing vanilla blocks like packed ice (storage of ice) or wool (storage of strings) or mushroom blocks (storage of mushrooms).

Extracting ice from packed ice using a cutter and bit o' heat.

Player Achievements and Experience

VFP defines its own set of achievements so you have more incentive to try crafting its whole range of food and pantry recipes. The final set of achievements is still not defined completely, so you'll see some placeholders icons with the "eek" icon.

Regardless of the final count and composition, all of our achievements originate with the single action of creating one of the main VFP additives items. From there it's just a matter of crafting, smelting, and brewing your way to each new achievement.

Placeholder icon for an upcoming or sub-module achievement.

The VFP mc-1.12.2 set of achievements. There are enough tasks to cover most of the recipe types within the mod without too much difficulty.

Experience Points (Xp)

When you craft many of the VFP recipes, you will often receive Xp orbs in addition to the output item. This is an addition to other ways in vanilla Minecraft to get Xp: smelting, mining, breeding-animals, and killing mobs. Note that you will not get Xp every time you craft an item, and you're more likely to receive Xp for larger batches of identical items (shift-click to receive the full batch at once). Finally, items you're likely to create often like drying agent, give you less Xp that items made less frequently.

Super-Compatibility Mode

VanillaFoodPantry adds lots of new recipes to the game. If you play with many other food mods, it's likely that one of two of our basic recipes will overlap with another mod and use the same ingredients for different outcomes. If you encounter this problem, you can turn on the "super compatibility mode" option in the VFP configuration file which is generated the first time you run Minecraft with VFP loaded. This option tells VFP to make its required base recipes unique by using at least one mod-specific item in them. We do not activate this mode automatically because it makes the recipes more complex and many will no longer fit on the player's portable 2x2 crafting grid.

# Set to true to force most of the basic recipes to have a mod-specific element...[mc-1.12.2 example]

Example: Crafting Bits o' Water

Simplest recipe for 32 bits o' water: a bucket of water (default).

The same, in super-compatibility mode requires a bit-measure.

Here are some of the items that you need to figure out how to craft in order to get started in super-compatibility mode. These recipes themselves contain only vanilla items so they too could conflict with other mods; please report any such conflicts to the mod's issue tracker.

Bit Measure

A bit measure. Use to craft items like a bit o' water and a bit o' heat.

If this recipe is used by another mod that must load before VFP, you can go fishing! Occasionally, you will fish up a bit measure that you can use. Bit measures are craft-only items that never wear out so you can use a single item indefinitely. Got no string for a fishing rod in peaceful mode? Read on.

Flint Cutter

A flint cutter. Use to portion meats, vegetables and bulk materials. [mc-1.12 recipe, use JEI to find version for your particular mod version]

If this recipe is used by another mod, then you can go flint mining for a new kind of flint, "red flint". Simply place 8-10 gravel blocks in a line and plow through them with a shovel a few times. You should be able to get at least one new red flint in no time. With this item you can create a cutter to cut string from wool blocks for a fishing rod.

Using "red" flint (which is actually the bluish stuff) to craft a cutter. [mc-1.12 recipe, use JEI to find version for your particular mod version]

Use red flint to create animal-hide strips for fishing rods and bows.

Drying Agent and Leavening


Both these recipes are pretty flexible, you can use any vanilla seed (melon, pumpkin, wheat) combination and either red or brown mushrooms. However, if all these combinations are taken by other mods, you'll have to go mining for the new VFP ore natron to get your first batch of ingredients. Natron is a natural source of drying agent; you can use that initial set of drying agent to create dried seeds for use in both these recipes instead of the vanilla seeds going forward. (Remember, to find natron or any of the new VFP ores, you'll have to generate new game terrain after VFP is loaded the first time!)

lets you create dried seeds

You can use natron-dried seeds in recipes instead of vanilla seeds; this makes the recipes mod-specific with no conflicts. Once you have that initial batch of drying agent, use some of it to create a continuous source of dried seeds which you then feed back into making more drying agent. You'll want to save your natron to obtain baking soda instead.


Third-Party Mod Support and Mod-Packs [mc-1.12.2]

VanillaFoodPantry is primarily a "for the author and friends" mod, so the tested support for other mods is limited to the mods the author and family play with. We've also tested VFP with popular mods like HarvestCraft, PlantMegaPack, Biomes O' Plenty, etc. to ensure there are no issues. However, if you find an incompatibility or recipe conflict with another mod, please post an issue report to the mod's GitHub tracker and we'll try to fix things.

Of course, VFP is tested with and has explicit support for the author's other family mods hosted on CurseForge:

  • Up-sizer
  • Smart Hoppers
  • Super Blocks and Buckets
  • Pinkly Sheep
  • TNT Potatoes

Mod-packs are free to include the VanillaFoodPantry binary mod files, as distributed without modification. No further permission is required.



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