Time Magazine: 'Please Don't Roast Marshmallows Over the Erupting Hawaii Volcano, USGS Warns'


#1

excerpt:

Not only would it be unsafe, the USGS said, but the marshmallows would simply taste bad. The vent could be releasing sulfur dioxide or hydrogen sulfide — which both emit not-so-pleasant smells — and the sulfuric acid from vog, or volcanic smog, could create a “pretty spectacular reaction,” the USGS said.


(John Hartley) #2

When I was in my early teens, I went on a school trip to Italy. It included a visit to Pompeii and Vesuvius. The guide at the latter had a good trick of frying eggs on hot stones, near to where there was still bubbling lava.


#3

:roll_eyes:


#4

“would simply taste bad”

This is hilarious. I showed it to a couple friends. :slight_smile:


#5

I’d think the lava might be a bit warm but then again I’m entering yet another Texas summer which may or not be hotter than the lava.


(erica) #6

That would pretty much guarantee a “Darwin Award”, although Andreas Viestad cooked steak on a hot rock next to a crevice in some hot spring or volcano, on New Scandinavian Cooking. Seems like this technique is as far from “new” cooking as it is possible to get!