Cooking is a skill that allows a player to cook raw food into food that you can eat. (e.g. Raw Shrimp → Cooked Shrimp). Cooking goes hand in hand with the Fishing skill as the player can cook the fish they obtain shortly after a full inventory is made. If no stove/range is nearby, having an axe and tinderbox equipped can allow the player to cut down a tree and make a fire to cook the fish on (however, there is a significantly smaller chance of burning the food if it is used on a range). By levelling up cooking the player is able to cook the more profitable foods such as lobsters, swordfish, monkfish, shark and rocktail. By eating cooked food you gain lost hitpoints which is useful for training your combat skills. Lobsters are popular among players that wish to train their combat as they heal 12 hitpoints and are considerably less expensive than monkfish, sharks, and rocktail.
To begin Cooking, go to your magic spell book and left click on the Skill Teleport . Look for "Fishing and Cooking" and left click on that. As you travel to this place, you will arrive to many linking docks, this is the Fishing Guild. to begin you will need to find the cooking range, this will be located in the small house just south-east of where you have been teleported to. When you enter, you may wish to buy raw shrimp from Charlie the Cook instead of fishing for them.
Have full inventory of raw shrimp / raw fish.
Find a stove/range or use a log with your tinderbox to create a fire.
Left click one of your raw shrimp / raw fish.
Either Left or Right Click on the stove/range or fire, and start cooking away. You will most likely get a lot of burnt fish as a beginner to its level. as you increase your cooking levels, the previous fish's will be all cooked, with none being burned.