I'm relatively new to Guild wars 2 as I turned to it after I felt reluctant to renew my WoW subscription. I started into leather working for my ranger class but I've only had access to the novice recipes of which I no longer gain XP from. I've tried to buy recipes from the leather working trainer that I can craft at my current level but they're all "ascended recipes" that require a much higher level. How do I get more recipes for gear I can craft at my tier?
There are three ways to learn a recipe:
Most basic component and refinement recipes are learned automatically by increasing your rank in a crafting discipline.
Most other recipes are learned by combining ingredients from the discovery tab at a crafting station.
Some special recipes can only be unlocked by consuming a recipe sheet.
Early on, you will learn most recipes through the Discovery tab:
The discovery tab allows you to attempt to mix and match components to find a new recipe. Drag and drop or double-click items to add (or remove) them from the mix.
You need to train chef and cooking skills. If you want to train them fast check guide like this one here