Cooking with Volcanic Stones

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Hot cooking stones are often used in order to heat and cook food without directly exposing it to the heat of the flames, embers, or ashes of a fire. The stones selected for cooking have very specific thermal and density characteristics. The average cooking stone is about the size of a grapefruit or a large orange. It is typically smooth like a river stone and is generally brown or gray in color. This allows for a low-maintenance cooking process that can occur without constant supervision. Stones are usually set aside and saved for the sole purpose of cooking, so they are reused as often as needed.