This period -sucks-. Everything is green, except for "Feast", which is yellow.
At 400, the cooking award recipes kick in, and it shouldn't be too hard from there on.
Also-- I hate chilled meat.... give us something else to do with it!! You make Northern Stew for a point or three, and then use it for feast, and some of the 400 recipes.. other than that, it's useless. And it replaces what would normally be useful meat drops... which still exist, just in much smaller numbers. Blegh.