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


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.


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.



“would simply taste bad”

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

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.

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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!