I just did some math after making 200 Meat Tetrazzinis and this is what I came up with:
To make a Meat Tetrazzini it requires the following ingredients:
The combined value of all those ingredients is 64 Currants. The energy needed to turn all of these ingredients into a Meat Tetrazzini is 27. Since we know that 1 energy is basically equal to 1 Currant we can conclude that the "cost" to make a Meat Tetrazzini is 91 and the "worth" of the Meat Tetrazzini is 192, which is a 101 profit. However, vendors only buy back at 75% of an items worth, so they only pay 144 for Meat Tetrazzinis, which is only a profit of 53.
Also take into consideration how long you have to wait while cooking/grinding/fruit changing and any energy spent on repairing broken tools, and I start to question if cooking is even worth it?
Perhaps just donating my raw meat to shrines would be more profitable when the amount of time saved is factored in.
So what do you think, is cooking worth it?