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Virtual Villagers 2 – The Lost Children: Stew Recipes

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brown.gif blue.gif purple.gif
Found at the top right corner of your map, next to the dry grass. Just to the right of the statue on the north end. Right above the burial ground, northeast.
black.gif red.gif orange.gif
Lower end of the burial ground. Right side of the mosaic (or puddle) Smack south end of the map.

Bear in mind that these aren’t ALL of the combinations, but there are only 16 effects. There are lots of recipes that would make your villagers healthier, and there are also lots that are inedible. I’m only going to provide one recipe for each effect.

purple.gif + purple.gif + orange.gif = Completely restores health
black.gif + orange.gif + orange.gif = No need to breathe
black.gif + black.gif + red.gif = Very ill (Use this to kill off a villagers who dislikes work)
brown.gif + brown.gif + brown.gif = Healthier
red.gif + orange.gif + orange.gif = aphrodisiac
blue.gif + purple.gif + black.gif = Clears your nose and throat
brown.gif + blue.gif + black.gif = Very thirsty
brown.gif + purple.gif + red.gif = Very Spicy
brown.gif + blue.gif + red.gif = Nature is calling!
brown.gif + red.gif + red.gif = Burst of energy (make them dance)
blue.gif + blue.gif + blue.gif = Make them jump
blue.gif + red.gif + red.gif = Gives fatigue (tired)
black.gif + black.gif + black.gif = It burns!
red.gif + red.gif + red.gif = Burst of energy (make them exercise
orange.gif + orange.gif + orange.gif = smells sweet

Virtual Villagers 2 – The Lost Children Review


Written by Sally

April 8, 2007 at 12:31 pm

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  2. Thanks so much!
    This has really helped!


    May 3, 2007 at 11:18 pm

  3. Awesome! Thanks so much!


    May 12, 2007 at 1:20 am

  4. Thanks much, My villagers needed the completly restored health one after not having food for over 80 hours


    May 15, 2007 at 8:44 pm

  5. 80 hours???

    How did they survive THAT long?


    May 16, 2007 at 2:19 pm

  6. Boy do these recipes make a difference!


    May 16, 2007 at 11:05 pm

  7. thanks this will help but you said that there are 16 effects and only gave 15 recipes was that a typo or did you forget one?


    May 21, 2007 at 5:20 pm

  8. The 16th effect is “tastes nasty can’t eat” so I didn’t bother posting it. It’s basically the default for a combination that doesn’t do anything.


    May 21, 2007 at 11:47 pm

  9. That helps a lot, seeing as there are 216 possible stew combinations =/

    Much Thanks!


    May 23, 2007 at 8:37 am

  10. Hey Frontside_Dave: Read much? It says, “there are only 16 effects.” so the point of listing all the combinations would be?


    May 23, 2007 at 10:20 am

  11. the highest stews found is 18 i have found 17 but can’t find the last help have had 6 villagers get herbs finally got one tried with master doctor to get all herbs is there a clue to the herbs?

    kelly fugate

    May 26, 2007 at 2:57 pm

  12. to Elle: Read his comment again. Does he imply that all the combinations are needed? No, the part about combinations means “there are so many possible combinations that giving an example combination of every effect is very useful”. And for that he says thanks.

    Check your comprehension before you start bashing!


    June 1, 2007 at 8:14 pm

  13. Excellent list, thank you. (and much cred to Tiki for a good response!)

    Wish I’d known about the full health mixture, I had about 4 children die before age 6 from lack of food which was kinda sad. I never even got to see them alive! Just game back after a day at work to find several piles of bones… (sniff)

    The 5+5+5 one (burst of energy, exercise) can, but only sometimes, lead to an increase in Building skill. I’ve not figured out why it is, most of the time they run around (and swim) like nutters for ages and then just shake their heads.

    Two of my builders who I was trying to max up quickly for one of the puzzles steadfastly refused to get this effect, and yet a scientist who had a sneaky taste gained a chunk of building skill even though she’d never lifted a hammer in her life.. Guess it’s just down to luck.

    Thanks again for an excellent and comprehensive list. Now if I can just get two or three master builders alive at the same time…



    June 9, 2007 at 8:07 pm

  14. Damage:

    Could they get the building skills from the rock lifting they do as part of the exercise routine? Don’t know… just a guess.


    June 12, 2007 at 11:17 pm

  15. hey, does anyone noe how to get rid of a bad stew quickly?? i want to start a new one but all it does is keep eating the bad stew and becoming sick. =[ do u have to just eat it all??


    June 15, 2007 at 7:35 pm

  16. I find that if you exit the game and then come back the stew is gone.


    June 16, 2007 at 7:32 am

  17. Thanks… this really helped! now all i need to do is get food to put into the stew… šŸ˜‰


    June 19, 2007 at 12:54 pm

  18. Thanks, I needed those


    June 20, 2007 at 2:13 pm

  19. Thanks, those really helped but how do you throw away the stew?????????


    June 24, 2007 at 8:06 pm

  20. I think you have to just eat it all šŸ˜¦


    June 25, 2007 at 11:32 am

  21. what do you mean by “It burns” ?

    [/double post]


    June 25, 2007 at 1:51 pm

  22. Pause the game, exit, and reload the game. That should mean no stew.

    “Very spicy – it burns!” is what the villager “says” when they eat it (I don’t think it doesn anything else)


    June 25, 2007 at 1:56 pm

  23. hehe, i just tried it, i killed a person! :O XD Whoopsie!


    June 25, 2007 at 5:30 pm

  24. eh.. anyone noe how to cook anade stew?? gosh! i accidently make up the very thirsty one. i need the restore full health. if not d whole village wld die.


    June 27, 2007 at 2:20 am

  25. anade stew?


    June 27, 2007 at 10:47 am

  26. I think they meant “another”? heh, i’m guessing, though..
    ..quick question, “no need to breathe” is what i’m guessing the screen says when they eat that particular stew, but what exactly does it mean? does it help, hinder, or simply feed them?


    June 27, 2007 at 2:44 pm

  27. *pssst* spoiler: If you don’t need to breathe, you can scuba dive.


    June 27, 2007 at 4:25 pm

  28. fab thanks now got loads of babies thanks to that recipes

    j raspin

    July 6, 2007 at 5:40 am

  29. what do you mean by smells sweet does it make the villagers smell sweet or does the stew smell sweet???


    July 21, 2007 at 1:02 pm

  30. the villagers say “it smells sweet” but it doesn’t really do anything…


    July 21, 2007 at 4:03 pm

  31. But my messages are different, when I do thew second combination the message is:
    “This stew is nasty,it really isn’t edible”
    So I can’t make them swim to get the gong inside the pond, what can I do?


    July 29, 2007 at 7:03 pm

  32. just keep trying the stew it should work eventually


    August 5, 2007 at 11:25 am

  33. did that help you?

    cuz it it did im good


    August 5, 2007 at 1:39 pm

  34. did you master all of the herbs because if you didn’t then it wont work


    August 5, 2007 at 1:40 pm

  35. Hey, if i need to get my doctor to ‘master’, how can i do it? he wont keep studying the herbs by himself, and no one is sick… if i used the stew to make people sick, would he be able to heal them?


    August 5, 2007 at 4:59 pm

  36. If u want a master healer take the 3rd recipe from the top and ur people will get very sick then take a person and make them heal all the sick people


    August 5, 2007 at 5:25 pm

  37. my healer wont gain any more experience… the screen says ‘this villager got better at healing!’ but his bar isnt changing… any ideas?


    August 5, 2007 at 8:56 pm

  38. so i have finished the game in like a week or so that was better than the first one i think


    August 26, 2007 at 10:15 pm

  39. hi
    there are 18 combinations and not 16 and i have solved all and in my first ranking so i am sure that there are 18 combination of stews


    September 7, 2007 at 4:44 pm

  40. Tried more than once to kill off a couple of villagers with the 4+4+5 stew and it made them sick-barely-and that is all.
    I spent 15 minutes trying to keep the other do gooder villagers from trying to heal them.

    I really needed to get rid of them in order to get some different more productive ones-and I could not.

    Finally just ended that game and started again. (couldn’t kill off any in that game either-and NO I am not a warped monster-I just wanted to see if the stew would work in a different game-but it didn’t)

    Better luck to someone else


    September 12, 2007 at 9:22 pm

  41. What are the other two stew if there are 18??? I can’t get these people to gaing tech points fast enough and I have like 7 Master Scientist. What do I do????


    September 17, 2007 at 8:04 pm

  42. I don’t seem to be able to convince the villagers that they should pick the plant from the south end of the map. They have mastered all the plants and collect herbs for the stew at any of the other 5 positions, but they just don’t seem to like that one that looks like a poinsettia.

    Any suggestions?


    September 26, 2007 at 9:20 am

  43. have you cleared the water yet by building a dam? they wont do the red one in the east side of the ruins before you clear it.


    September 26, 2007 at 11:33 pm

  44. Does anything major ever happen after all the puzzles are completed?


    October 2, 2007 at 9:01 pm

  45. Thanks SO much. That health restore recipe’s great, and I’ll remember that ill recipe in case I get a grumpy old adult. I didn’t even know about the purple flower until I saw this!


    October 4, 2007 at 3:37 pm

  46. have you cleared the water yet by building a dam? they wont do the red one in the east side of the ruins before you clear it.

    Yes they will.


    October 4, 2007 at 6:48 pm

  47. does the game just go on forever after or do y9ou eventually solve the secret of Isola?
    and what are the other stew recipes everyone is mentioning?


    October 8, 2007 at 1:36 pm

  48. the game does go on forever after you solve the secret.

    I have no idea about the other stews…


    October 8, 2007 at 3:40 pm

  49. The stew for breathing does not work. I’ve solved all the puzzle except the piece that I’m told is in the pond. This really frustrates me when there is no solution, Otherwise I really enjoy the game.


    October 9, 2007 at 10:16 pm

  50. Where did you get your game? That sounds like a bug, and you can report it to the company that sold you the game. The stew for the breathing works for me.


    October 9, 2007 at 10:36 pm

  51. I ordered my game from the people that made the game. I don’t think they would have put a bug in thier own game. Mine isn’t a download, I have it on a CD.


    October 11, 2007 at 12:11 am

  52. The “no breathing” stew works fine. Made out, dived in the pond, got my piece of gong puzzle no problem.


    October 12, 2007 at 8:20 am

  53. oops…that should be “made IT” not made out lol


    October 12, 2007 at 8:21 am

  54. Evelyn, bugs aren’t something that you put into the game…they’re just little mistakes that are never caught and sometimes makes it to a retail version of the game, and might need to be patched.

    Your best bet is to call / email LDW, give them your game’s version number and see what they say.


    October 12, 2007 at 9:20 am

  55. Are you getting the right combination of herbs for your stew, Evelyn?


    October 12, 2007 at 10:55 am

  56. Hello! Fantastic recipes! I could have never found the recipe which helps you breath underwater!!! Now I am stuck and desperate! I have got 36 totems but I can’t retreive the fourth piece of the gong. Is there anyone who could help? Thanks!!!


    October 21, 2007 at 1:09 am

  57. Hi guys i really like this game šŸ™‚ thanks for recipes but my villagers are never sick so i used just the puzzle one ^^


    October 22, 2007 at 2:43 pm

  58. to areti:

    Use the second recipe and then just put the one who ate it to swim in the lagoon ;)) Hope I helped you


    October 22, 2007 at 2:44 pm

  59. Oh, thanks CeDil, but I didn’t mean that piece. I meant the one at the ancient place. I keep putting totems in the middle but nothing happens!


    October 22, 2007 at 3:12 pm

  60. What happens when you ring the gong?


    October 29, 2007 at 12:11 am

  61. Katie/ random things, mostly good. There’s one that makes all the women pregnant which I find pretty funny. šŸ˜€


    October 29, 2007 at 12:51 pm

  62. Awesome! I just discovered this game last week. It’s really entertaining. I have another question, however. How does one gain builder points if there’s nothing to build?


    October 30, 2007 at 1:48 pm

  63. Katie/ you could inspect buildings I believe.


    October 30, 2007 at 2:00 pm

  64. thanks this website really helped me!!


    October 30, 2007 at 2:21 pm

  65. for how long does the pregnant people take? (in game time)


    October 30, 2007 at 2:22 pm

  66. There are only 56 possible unique combinations of three herbs (since order doesn’t matter). There are 16 different effects, but the game actually recognizes 18 “special stews.”

    Numbering the plants clockwise from top left 1-6.

    Here’s the full recipe book:

    Villager feels healthier: 111, 112, 113, 116, 122, 126, 133, 136, 166, 223, 225, 233, 235, 236, 256, 266, 333, 335, 355, 366, 456

    Stew is inedible: 114, 134, 145, 146, 245, 246, 334, 345, 346, 455

    Very Ill: 144, 244, 344, 445, 446

    Burst of Energy – Dancing: 155, 156

    Burst of Energy – Exercising: 555, 556

    Very Spicy: 115, 135

    Very Thirsty: 124, 224

    Clears Nose & Throat: 123, 234

    Smells Sweet: 356, 666

    Jumpy/Allergic?: 222, 226

    Nature Calling: 125

    Tired: 255

    “It Burns”: 444

    No Need to Breathe: 466

    Completely Restores Health: 336

    Aphrodisiac: 566



    November 3, 2007 at 10:45 pm

  67. just a lil correction. the first herb he has listed is on the top left corner of the map by the dry grass. not the right corner.


    November 9, 2007 at 9:47 am

  68. thanx so much it helps btw wanna have sex?!


    November 9, 2007 at 8:01 pm

  69. I cant get any of my villagers to become elders. they all get to be master scientist pretty quick, farmers take longer, but to get master builders take forever. I cant open the crate or get a totem i’ve built all the structures ( 2 huts,the dam, sewing hut,hospital and repaired damaged hut and still only adept buliders. I have made all the stews but no effect on bulding skills. as soon as someone gets close they are too old and die. and how do you get a master doctor or parent?


    November 10, 2007 at 2:43 pm

  70. dizzi/ I usually only have a few builders at a time – that way I’m sure to have master builders instead of spreading the skill around. I also only have ONE master doctor at a time and one adept for backup.

    Just keep healing people with your doctor – basically have a whole lotta farmers for practicing on. Make that “make people sick” stew a lot and have the doctor go around healing.


    November 10, 2007 at 3:38 pm

  71. Areti:

    Have you excavated the whole area yet? I don’t remember whether any villager can excavate or whether you need a master at something.


    November 11, 2007 at 1:07 am

  72. you know in puzzle 16, you drop the totem in the middle of the mosaic, I id but it didn’t assemble the gong PLEASE HELP!! That’s the only thing I have to do left (except for the collections)


    November 12, 2007 at 9:12 am

  73. did you get your game off reflexive? They HAD a bug in the game for the longest time (a BETA version was uploaded by LDW by accident) but it was fixed. Email wherever you bought the game and let them know – redownloading it off the site might help, depending on when you got it.


    November 12, 2007 at 6:04 pm

  74. Sally frontside_dave i refuse that there are 216 recipes of stews. If you can prove it I will belive. so give the following recipes of stews.


    November 17, 2007 at 8:27 pm

  75. 55 is the magic number since the order of the herbs doesnt affect. use excell…

    … one question… how come the game recognizes 18 “special stews”… which are the another 2???


    November 19, 2007 at 10:18 pm

  76. Thanks this helped alot!!
    I love these resipes!


    November 23, 2007 at 11:22 am

  77. awesome game just be paitent

    willy johnson

    November 25, 2007 at 12:29 pm

  78. Sally pls how to make that stew for making pregnency. thx


    December 6, 2007 at 7:25 am

  79. ou sr, gong is making women pregnant. Did anybody find a stew which can do this?


    December 6, 2007 at 7:59 am

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