Students in Kenora’s King George VI school had a special lunch yesterday.
Students all pitched in and bought ingredients at the Matiowski Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, and all came together to make soup for the classroom and the community.
Griffin Radcliffe, one of the cooks in the King George ‘kitchen’ spoke about the soup.
“It was good, but it was really hot. It kept burning my lips so it was hard to eat, but it was really good. Everyone took part in it. We went to the farmer’s market and everyone bought stuff for the soup. It had carrots, cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes, rocks, noodles, rice and a lot more,” he said.
Although stones probably aren’t the most popular ingredient in most people’s kitchens, the stones served a special purpose. Radcliffe explains why they made it into the broth.
“The stones are to keep the water warm, and it’s kind of a surprise if you get stones. It was really good,” he said.
Stone Soup is also an old folk story in which hungry strangers convince the people of a town to each share a small amount of their food in order to make a meal that everyone enjoys.