The idea and prospect of barbecuing some meat in your backyard sounds just mouthwatering! Lets fire up that grill and get cooking! It’s the ultimate badass thing to do….right? WRONG!!
Geologists at Syracuse University’s Lava Project already took it to a whole different level — one that you definitely cannot try at home!
According to NPR, Chef Sam Bompas teamed up with the Lava Project to create the hottest barbecue in the world. Sam has always been obsessed with volcanoes, and dreamt of being able to cook with lava one day — which brings us to this spectacular endeavor! Sam got in touch with Prof. Robert Wysocki, who had spent roughly 5 years in perfecting his technique to be able to produce lava in a specially made furnace. The furnace was bought (in used condition) from Canada and was further customized to meet the professor’s needs.
HOW IT WORKS
To create lava, they start with Dresser Trap Rock and use the furnace, described as 'like a crock pot' to melt it. It takes about 60 hours to melt and degas approx. 800lbs of lava, which creates a flow lasting 7-9 minutes. The team has done 100 lava pours so far, for artistic and scientific purposes, but had never actually used the lava’s 2,700°F heat to cook before.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2711253/Medium-volcanic-Chefs-reveal-cook-steak-using-LAVA.html
Now, this video and feat is quite old, not something that was accomplished recently but hey, it’s impressive nonetheless and definitely left us floored! Now, if you want to do something a little more tamed then this post about the Volcanic Stew in Portugal is definitely worth a read.
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