Course Meals Guide
Course meals can fill up your vigour points completely. When you are high enough level, this is preferable to going to multi towns to fill up on stamina for cheap prices.
Sometimes, you can get a bonus, this has been true since the days of Uncharted Waters.
Since I have found a recipe that does more than just fill you up, this page was born!
* Recipies that benefit
Rum/ Raw Ham / Raw Ham / Raw ham / Raw Ham : Sailors get stronger ! (Decrease Fatigue)
(im going to continue adding "perfect" course meal selections to the appropriate town pages of the is wiki)
*Recipies that just fill you up
Coconut Juice / Egusi Soup / Fufu / Lamb Skewer / Bean Stew (Recover AP & Decrease Fatigue)
Amsterdam: rum, soup, gratin, herring and milk
*Recipies that fail
If you receive a "You can't eat anymore" message then simply sit in the harbor for 1 game day. This will take about about 2 minutes.
Also to not receive those messages while engaging in a production skill like casting or cooking do not restore you viour more than 1/2 way up. This means you need to stop a little more often but you will ne get drunk, full or other wise unable to restore your vigor
How to find the perfect course meal
There is a specific course meal plan for every port. (Actually i found out a port can have more than one fatigue reducing course meal, check pondicherry page for example). If u find the 'right' selection of meals in the right order u get in addition to the replenishment of vigour some Fatigue decrease (only works if your sailiors have accumulated some fatigue!) or this meal will get your sailors stronger (increasing ability).
Whole regions (for example the entire indian subcontinent) have the same 'perfect' course meal plan.
If you dont hit the right selection of meals in your course meal selection theres a chance that your course meal 'just didnt taste very good' and you will only gain half vigour points.
Hitting a perfect course meal is needed for example for the college skill Full/Drunk Rate Decrease where one only gets written pages in your research by having those perfect course meals