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EATS: Volcanic Rocks Add Sizzle to Seafood Soup in Mexico

Caldo de piedra, or stone soup, is a specialty at Las Jícaras del Huanacaxtle restaurant in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico. The soup is served inside the gourd of the jícara fruit and is heated by red-hot, volcanic river stones that are dropped into the dish just before it is served.

Adriana Alcázar González, GPJ Mexico

Mexico

Adding red-hot volcanic stones to a broth of seafood and other ingredients creates a feast for the eyes and the taste buds of customers at Las Jícaras del Huanacaxtle restaurant in San Cristóbal de las Casas, a major city in Mexico’s southernmost state of Chiapas. Willi Flores Martínez, the restaurant’s owner and manager, advises the utmost care in choosing the stones and the wood for heating them.

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