Rock soup. Have you ever made it?

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Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Fri, 03/23/07 3:11 AM
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A discussion I was having with Rouxdog reminded me of another variety of soup entirely, one I haven't seen mentioned here. Rock soup. Yes, I wrote "rock soup". The major ingredient of rock soup is a rock, of course. Select this rock wisely and it can be reused for an infinite number of batches of soup. It is best to sterilize and test this rock by boiling beforehand. The rock can be considered "done" and taken out at any point, of course.
You'll want to be careful to select a type of natural rock that is impervious to the temperature of boiling water, which is the second ingredient you'll add. From here on out the ingredients added are limited only by your own imagination, and that of the children you may wish to recruit to assist you.
The rock soup is best suited to days when your children, grand children, or kin are bored witless. I'm sure you can see the infinite possibilities now. With the proper preparation and suspenseful buildup a pot of rock soup can be a magical thing and will encourage children to develop their own cooking skills. Have fun!

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Fri, 03/23/07 6:36 AM
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Did you know that fable was based on real Native American traditions? There was also a book I read in the mid 70's as a child that told this story called Stone Soup. I loved that book! Though I admit I've never made it. I tend to be of the camp that cookies are better than soup, esp when they are peanut butter cookies made by my kids

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Fri, 03/23/07 7:05 AM
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Originally posted by BhamBabe

Did you know that fable was based on real Native American traditions? There was also a book I read in the mid 70's as a child that told this story called Stone Soup. I loved that book! Though I admit I've never made it. I tend to be of the camp that cookies are better than soup, esp when they are peanut butter cookies made by my kids

Yes, I'd heard the First Nations used heated rocks placed in natural containers such as paunches to cook foods before they traded for iron pots. I was more a meat and potatos cook than desserts, unless the kids talked me into making a cobbler or something. On my days off I'd often ask them what they wanted to help prepare for dinner. This could get interesting when we had a yard and barn full of fowl and rabbits.

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Fri, 03/23/07 10:44 AM
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Well now, I'm a fixin to go throw a little hay to the Longhorns. I'll be looking for some good rocks.
Dick, rock soup sounds real good.
The creative culinary delights I find on ROADFOOD never cease to amaze me! Who needs Martha Stewart when you have good friends who are genius in the kitchen!
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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Fri, 03/23/07 12:59 PM
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No, I've never made it and my children are past elementary grades, but this is a nice story:

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1216/is_v173/ai_3410702

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Fri, 03/23/07 6:52 PM
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Originally posted by rouxdog

Well now, I'm a fixin to go throw a little hay to the Longhorns. I'll be looking for some good rocks.
Dick, rock soup sounds real good.
The creative culinary delights I find on ROADFOOD never cease to amaze me! Who needs Martha Stewart when you have good friends who are genius in the kitchen!
Ole Rouxdog

I'm glad you like the idea, my Friend! I've found rock soup feeds the imagination of children, as well as encouraging the variety of foods they enjoy. Mine all had healthy apetites, though I had to work to encourage one step-daughter to accept any green vegetables. Rock soup was a big help in this.

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Fri, 03/23/07 6:57 PM
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Originally posted by fabulousoyster

No, I've never made it and my children are past elementary grades, but this is a nice story:

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1216/is_v173/ai_3410702

That's a super story, Fabulousoyster, thank you. It's a good illustration of the possibilities of this recipe. My own children loved making rock soup.

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Fri, 03/23/07 10:03 PM
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That was a super story Fab.
Stepper, are you truly working on a western/ranching book or two, them fiction Cowboy thangs? If so, you might like my FREE thoughts. Might find a little flavor there. Keep in mind, I got them Longhorn cattle as well as an authentic 1880's chuckwagon which is used regularly in Cookoffs. Now, if you want to buy me a beer while I'm downloadin on you it'll get even better.
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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Sat, 03/24/07 12:21 AM
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I also remember reading this story as a kid, except it was Eurocentrific, not Native American. Nonetheless, I loved the idea.

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Sat, 03/24/07 12:28 AM
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Originally posted by Pwingsx

I also remember reading this story as a kid, except it was Eurocentrific, not Native American. Nonetheless, I loved the idea.


Right. And as BhamBabe said, it was called "Stone Soup".

Perhaps I'm remembering wrong (it's happened before), but I believe the first time I heard this story was from Captain Kangaroo.


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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Sat, 03/24/07 12:57 AM
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Originally posted by rouxdog

That was a super story Fab.
Stepper, are you truly working on a western/ranching book or two, them fiction Cowboy thangs? If so, you might like my FREE thoughts. Might find a little flavor there. Keep in mind, I got them Longhorn cattle as well as an authentic 1880's chuckwagon which is used regularly in Cookoffs. Now, if you want to buy me a beer while I'm downloadin on you it'll get even better.
Ole Rouxdog

Yep, Rouxdog, I'm truly trying my hand at fiction writing. I've been an avid reader of everything from Zane Grey to Stephen King for fifty-five years. Back before 2000 I began trying to relearn my typing skills. The quick brown fox turned into a Texas Ranger riding down a dusty trail. I still can't type, but I have a couple of hundred thousand words written on three books I'm editing.
I just looked, the western is 41,000 words long. It still needs a lot of plot development. I'm making my books as authentic as I know how. I've owned and used every horse, motorcycle, and weapon I write about and started most of the fights.

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Sat, 03/24/07 1:02 AM
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Originally posted by Pwingsx

I also remember reading this story as a kid, except it was Eurocentrific, not Native American. Nonetheless, I loved the idea.

I didn't know the story was so widespread, but the general idea goes over big time with kids, if presented right. Mine wanted to try it on all their Friends.

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Sun, 03/25/07 12:33 AM
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I made it for lunch today. I found it difficult to chew and hard to swallow. I'm not looking forward to "Passing" it in a day or 2!

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Sun, 03/25/07 2:41 AM
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FOODBME ..I feel your pain! Now that passing thing with them big rocks is gonna be a little rough. Please know your Roadfoodie friends are with you.

























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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Sun, 03/25/07 6:39 AM
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"Stone Soup"-as read by Captain Kangaroo-changed my life!--been cooking and eating for friends and neighbors ever since!! When my daughter was young her best friend and her carefully gathered the stones from a creek in Santa Cruz Ca to make it while i was babysitting at her friends house one weekend--they LOVED IT--but since we didn't have time to cook it longer enough for the stones to get soft----qabbie--her friend--hung them in a web bag in the kitchen--we used them several more times over the next year or so-never did get sofy! Just a couplke of years ago we reconnected with Abies folks--her mom told me they saved those stones in the kitchen for about ten years and they finnally found a place of honer in their garden!

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Sun, 03/25/07 7:13 AM
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Originally posted by Foodbme

I made it for lunch today. I found it difficult to chew and hard to swallow. I'm not looking forward to "Passing" it in a day or 2!

This soup brings a whole new meaning to the term roughage.

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Sun, 03/25/07 7:18 AM
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Originally posted by tiki

"Stone Soup"-as read by Captain Kangaroo-changed my life!--been cooking and eating for friends and neighbors ever since!! When my daughter was young her best friend and her carefully gathered the stones from a creek in Santa Cruz Ca to make it while i was babysitting at her friends house one weekend--they LOVED IT--but since we didn't have time to cook it longer enough for the stones to get soft----qabbie--her friend--hung them in a web bag in the kitchen--we used them several more times over the next year or so-never did get sofy! Just a couplke of years ago we reconnected with Abies folks--her mom told me they saved those stones in the kitchen for about ten years and they finnally found a place of honer in their garden!

Come to think of it the main ingredients here never got tender either. They're probably still around the house someplace.

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Sun, 03/25/07 9:52 AM
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In Eastern Europe, the soup is made with a nail, not stones. Just as delicious, though. And full of iron!

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Sun, 03/25/07 3:59 PM
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Originally posted by Trishkaidekaphobia

In Eastern Europe, the soup is made with a nail, not stones. Just as delicious, though. And full of iron!

I don't know that I'd cook with any old nail out of my garage, Trishkaidekaphobia. A bright one should be okay, but most are coated with a galvanizing. It may or may not react with acidic foods like tomatos or lemons, but I'd be cautious about using them without knowing for certain.

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Sun, 03/25/07 4:31 PM
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I run a residential rehabilitation program for adults with persistent and severe mental illness.
when i took over the program,I used the story to get residents who had stopped cooking to each prepare one element of a soup..one chopped onions, another potatos, etc..
It worked
Today, they do chili cook-offs

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Sun, 03/25/07 4:34 PM
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A great team-building activity

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Mon, 03/26/07 3:06 PM
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Only w/ very small children to expand on the story.

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Mon, 03/26/07 3:50 PM
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Originally posted by Phildelmar

I run a residential rehabilitation program for adults with persistent and severe mental illness.
when i took over the program,I used the story to get residents who had stopped cooking to each prepare one element of a soup..one chopped onions, another potatos, etc..
It worked
Today, they do chili cook-offs

Considering I have been diagnosed with both PTSD and chronic depression I am in a unique position to appreciate your difficult work. Thank you, Phildelmar!

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Tue, 03/27/07 4:32 AM
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Why the rock? What's its purpose, other than displacing liquid that could end up going down my neck hole?

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Tue, 03/27/07 8:00 AM
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Originally posted by enginecapt

Why the rock? What's its purpose, other than displacing liquid that could end up going down my neck hole?

Why the rock? Without it you'd be asking kids if they wanted to help you cook some food. It's an entirely different thing to ask them if they'd like to make rock soup. Try it sometime.

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Tue, 03/27/07 9:53 AM
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I ask because I saw one of the shows on the FN and the woman was making soup with a bigassed river rock in it, but no mention of using it to tempt the kiddies into the kitchen was made. I thought I might be missing some big nutritional secret about minerals or something like that there.

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Tue, 03/27/07 10:39 AM
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Originally posted by enginecapt

Why the rock? What's its purpose, other than displacing liquid that could end up going down my neck hole?


If you don't know the story:

As I was told, three soldiers were in a strange village, and none of the villagers would share any of their victuals. So the soldiers asked for a large pot, and began boiling stones. The villagers became curious, and the soldiers said they were making stone soup... "But it would be so much better if only we had some potatoes to put in, like we make it back home." And a villager, curious about stone soup, runs off and gets some potatoes. And the story goes on, adding different ingredients, until they have a huge pot of rich soup which they share with everyone, and all agree it was the best soup they ever had.

So, the use of the stone is to recall the familiar story of community and sharing, a cultural touchpoint.


Tom

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Tue, 03/27/07 1:29 PM
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Originally posted by Phildelmar

I run a residential rehabilitation program for adults with persistent and severe mental illness.
when i took over the program,I used the story to get residents who had stopped cooking to each prepare one element of a soup..one chopped onions, another potatos, etc..
It worked
Today, they do chili cook-offs


--Good Job,Phildemar!! Thanks for your effort!

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Tue, 03/27/07 7:48 PM
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FOODBME ..I feel your pain! Now that passing thing with them big rocks is gonna be a little rough. Please know your Roadfoodie friends are with you.

Today, I suddenly felt the urge to pass the rock soup. Apparently, some of the rock had been partially digested and as I rushed to the Bathroom, I had to pass some wind-------Killed the cat with a blast of pellets!TRUE STORY!


























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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Tue, 03/27/07 9:07 PM
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What I like about the story, and how I have used it , is how the rock serves as a metaphor for cooperation and sharing which had, hitherto, been absent

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Wed, 03/28/07 12:34 AM
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Originally posted by enginecapt

I ask because I saw one of the shows on the FN and the woman was making soup with a bigassed river rock in it, but no mention of using it to tempt the kiddies into the kitchen was made. I thought I might be missing some big nutritional secret about minerals or something like that there.
Nope, no secret ingredients beyond curiousity and co-operation.I guess that would include teamwork, too.

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Wed, 03/28/07 12:39 AM
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Originally posted by Mosca

If you don't know the story:
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So, the use of the stone is to recall the familiar story of community and sharing, a cultural touchpoint.


Tom
That's a good story, Tom. I wish I'd known it to tell my kids, but the magic of the rock soup was good enough for their imagination at the time.

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Wed, 03/28/07 6:40 AM
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Thank you for relating that story Mosca. Not only had I never heard it, I managed to get to almost my 52nd year without ever hearing of a rock in a kettle of soup until that FN show a couple of weeks ago. I apparently wasn't paying attention or went to the head at the wrong time, because I never did figure out why she stuck that damn thing in there.


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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Wed, 03/28/07 3:42 PM
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That was one of my favorite stories growing up; that, The Emperor's New Clothes, and one about being ashamed of unimportant things that I don't remember the name of; the boy dug a hole and shouted his secret into it, but reeds grew from the hole and when children picked them and blew through them, the secret came out from the reeds.

For Stone Soup, I gave the short version of it. I'm sure you could imagine the story much better. I told it to my daughter, I let it go on for about a half hour.


Tom

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Wed, 03/28/07 7:34 PM
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Originally posted by Mosca

That was one of my favorite stories growing up; that, The Emperor's New Clothes, and one about being ashamed of unimportant things that I don't remember the name of; the boy dug a hole and shouted his secret into it, but reeds grew from the hole and when children picked them and blew through them, the secret came out from the reeds.

For Stone Soup, I gave the short version of it. I'm sure you could imagine the story much better. I told it to my daughter, I let it go on for about a half hour.


Tom

It sounds as if you do a humdinger of a job of story telling, Tom!

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Fri, 03/30/07 3:41 PM
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Originally posted by Mosca

That was one of my favorite stories growing up; that, The Emperor's New Clothes, and one about being ashamed of unimportant things that I don't remember the name of; the boy dug a hole and shouted his secret into it, but reeds grew from the hole and when children picked them and blew through them, the secret came out from the reeds.

For Stone Soup, I gave the short version of it. I'm sure you could imagine the story much better. I told it to my daughter, I let it go on for about a half hour.


Tom



Msr. Mosca, that was a great Cliff's Notes version you gave :-)
Yup, it's a story about community and cooperation ... and about being a convincing speaker.

My mom used to read it to us too when we were very little.
I got read to a lot ... but my memory is faint - the reading stopped before I was very old as she had Multiple Sclerosis ... we also often listened to the Bremen Town Musicians ... and there was another story I can't remember the name of about a family that would grieve over a large ax on a wall above a doorway because they assumed it would fall and hit someone ... wish I could remember the name of it. It might have been a German fable - not sure.


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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Wed, 04/4/07 5:13 PM
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Rock Soup can get expensive, depending on the rock, Air Soup is just as good, and costs next to nothing!

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Wed, 04/4/07 5:27 PM
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Rock Soup can get expensive, depending on the rock, Air Soup is just as good, and costs next to nothing!

Some of the rock soups I've helped make have become quite involved, yes. We've even left the rock tenderizing while making foraging expeditions to the meat and/or seafood market. All of the soups have been good!

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Wed, 04/4/07 5:32 PM
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LuckyLabrador,my husband agrees with you...

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Wed, 04/4/07 6:34 PM
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Rock Soup With Edible Rock:

It is not only possible, but quite common to make rock soup wherein one eats rock and all. In fact most soup has too much rock in it, especially commercial soups. If you haven't guessed by now the rock in question is salt. As a natural occurring mineral, I believe salt qualifies as a rock.

As far as I can determine the stone soup story goes way back into history, with many versions. This makes me wonder if the story is based on a true story, long lost in the fog of time. I can well imagine an enterprising soul with a good source of salt but little else dropping a fist sized chunk of salt into a cauldron and enticing the rest of the community to add the rest of the ingredients.

In a way, the modern versions do not make sense to me as if the rock was still there at the end, unchanged and uneaten, the providers of real ingredients would have felt cheated. All of the versions I know of end with the soup being simply wonderful and everyone quite satisfied. This would support the theory of the rock being salt. It would both disappear and add a lot of flavor to the soup...amazing everyone and starting stories that would travel with humanity through time.

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Wed, 04/4/07 6:41 PM
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Originally posted by rouxdog

Well now, I'm a fixin to go throw a little hay to the Longhorns. I'll be looking for some good rocks.
Dick, rock soup sounds real good.

Ole Rouxdog


I'd be sure to carefully read the post that started this thread -- the part about sterilizing the rock.

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Thu, 04/5/07 12:33 AM
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I first heard of "Stone Soup" in the science fiction novel "Lucifer's Hammer" by Larry Niven. A wonderful read, btw.


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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Thu, 04/5/07 1:14 AM
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Originally posted by rouxdog

Well now, I'm a fixin to go throw a little hay to the Longhorns. I'll be looking for some good rocks.
Dick, rock soup sounds real good.

Ole Rouxdog


I'd be sure to carefully read the post that started this thread -- the part about sterilizing the rock.


Rocks on the Ranch.

One of my former clients lives in 'Indian Old Fields' in Clark County Kentucky. He has a very large cattle farm. Out west you'd call it a ranch. He had an appreciation Bar-B-Q for his employees, friends, relatives, clients, vendors and whatnot. Quite a feed. Held in his big equipment barn. After we ate (gorged) to the max. I was sitting outside on an old wooden bench looking at Joe's backhoe and talking with a relative of his, he was scratching in the ground with a boot and darned if he didn't turn up an Indian Spear Point. Well, I'm no expert, but it was too big to be an arrowhead so I guess it went on a spear.

You can imagine the excitement this generated. After everyone had looked at it, Joe told the finder to keep it as a reminder of the day.
I kinda felt jealous, no, since I'm telling the tale I'll be honest, I didn't feel jealous, I was kinda angry, I was sitting right next to this guy, why couldn't I have found it???

The finder said "Oh no, Joe this artifact is part of this land it belongs on this farm. I couldn't take it, you keep it". Joe looked him in the eye and said "Thanks, I appreciate that".

Wham. Lightning bolt hit me. Thank you Lord that I didn't find that point. Because I would have kept it, and the point did really belong on the land. I learned a lesson that day.

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Thu, 04/5/07 3:42 AM
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Originally posted by rouxdog

Well now, I'm a fixin to go throw a little hay to the Longhorns. I'll be looking for some good rocks.
Dick, rock soup sounds real good.
The creative culinary delights I find on ROADFOOD never cease to amaze me! Who needs Martha Stewart when you have good friends who are genius in the kitchen!
Ole Rouxdog

Dang Roux,didn't know that you had a couple head of meat on the hoof out there! Couple rocks in the pit BBQ ought to do the trick, no need for the pot or water either!! Also have to try pitted turkey! MMMMMMM....
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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Thu, 04/5/07 3:46 AM
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Why the rock? What's its purpose, other than displacing liquid that could end up going down my neck hole?


Ahh... there's the rub aye? Supposed to pull the rock before service!!!
Gives a great foundation! Imagination!!!
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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Thu, 04/5/07 10:44 AM
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The way way back concept of rock soup is you heated rocks and used them as the heat source for cooking your stew. No pots, so you used animal skin pouches and dropped hot rocks into them to do the cooking.

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Thu, 04/5/07 11:33 AM
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Another drawback with Rock soup is that if you try to eat it with a plastic soup spoon, the dang thing usually breaks, splashing boiling Rock soup on you!

"NO ROCK SOUP FOR YOU!!!"

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Thu, 08/23/07 8:51 AM
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Originally posted by rouxdog

Well now, I'm a fixin to go throw a little hay to the Longhorns. I'll be looking for some good rocks.
Dick, rock soup sounds real good.

Ole Rouxdog


I'd be sure to carefully read the post that started this thread -- the part about sterilizing the rock.


Sugar qualifies as a rock, when crystalized. My Dad once told me about having mystified a rock hound about the type of rock he had. I won't blow the punch line because I included it in my western book. :-)



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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Thu, 08/23/07 9:41 AM
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Why the rock? What's its purpose, other than displacing liquid that could end up going down my neck hole?


As I recall, it was a Native-American way of cooking in general. I don't know if it were to be able to cook and transport food at the same time, or what have you.

What I do remember is the testing and learning which stones would be appropriate. The rocks would have to be dry, not from the river. If they were from the river, they'd be wet and if they were wet, they'd explode in the fire.

The idea was to heat the stones in the fire and then put them into a cooking vessel of some sort, (skins?), and the hot stones would heat the liquid and cook the food.

I'll look it up and if I find anything I'll come back... .

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Thu, 08/23/07 9:46 AM
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The way way back concept of rock soup is you heated rocks and used them as the heat source for cooking your stew. No pots, so you used animal skin pouches and dropped hot rocks into them to do the cooking.


Oops!! I just saw this post. I didn't realize this had gone into two pages.

Wasn't riding your coattails there, V960, I promise!!

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Thu, 12/13/07 7:34 PM
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a few years ago I taught a unit on serveral variations of the stone soup story. We read the Native american version, a traditional European version, a Tex Mex Story and a couple others. I was really happy with how the whole unit went since the kids were special needs kids, but they really enjoyed the concept and the differences in the way of using a plot..
Obviously we made Stone soup.. Used a big crock pot and cooked it allll that school day.

The stuff was wonderful, and We had enough for several guests. I was really happy with how much food the parents contributed..

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Thu, 12/13/07 7:37 PM
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Shoot I had forgotten, on Dec first our church held the church Christmas decorating party and stone soup dinner.. we started decorating about 9 am and everyone brought something to go into an enormous soup pot.. ooooooooooooooohhh god that stone soup was good.. they used the same big Gennesee river rock every year. Stone soup, bread, salad and coffee... yum

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Thu, 12/13/07 9:07 PM
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How wonderful!!!!

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Thu, 12/13/07 10:36 PM
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That amazing band "Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show" had a song entitled
"The Wonderful Soup Stone"... kinda touching if I remember correctly (and I do)...

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RE: Rock soup. Have you ever made it? - Thu, 12/13/07 11:35 PM
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When I was a little girl, my Daddy was out of work one Summer and we ran out of food....the people around us gave us some veggies but we didn't have any meat...Mama made stone soup for us...she told us the stone was better than meat and we had a delicious soup...My sister and I still, to this day...remember how good that soup was.