Leveling Cooking for AltsEdit
Sucks! You might be questing, picking flowers, mining rocks, skinning beasts, but do you really have the patience to grind for meat, clams, and fish when leveling an alt? No.
Use a PantryEdit
One toon should have a guild bank of two tabs for storing cooking mats as they level. Got some Red Wolf, Zesty Clam, or Raptor Ribs? Save them in the pantry for later. Made up some Spider Sausages? Store them too, and always enjoy some food buffs.
Skill Up in BulkEdit
When you can, use any materials you have to boost ALL toons up to same level. Give five toons one skill point instead of five points to one. This means eventually you can ignore items of certain levels, as they will no longer give you any benefit. Skip the pantry and sell ... or, save two stacks for transfer to another realm in the future!
Fast Leveling in NovemberEdit
Get to skill 300 (maybe 355) using Pilgrim's Bounty world event. This is very cheap because you will not need Bear Flank or Sandworms or rare fish to get from 275 to 300.
From a vendor, get the ) to learn five recipes. Use from level 1 until green (60 to 70). From 100 to 300 is easy, just make 60 to 70 each of (100-165), (160-225), (220-285), (280-330). A toon level 55 or higher can get next rank of cooking at 275 in Shattrath or Dalaran then grind mounds of turkeys, cook em and get to 355.