Lanzarote Restaurant Makes Use of a VOLCANO to Cook Food

By: | October 10th, 2015

At the Timanfaya National Park on the island of Lanzarote off the coast of Morocco, El Diablo restaurant makes use of the geothermal energy from a dormant volcano to cook food.

This volcano last erupted in 1824; scientists foresee very little chance of the Timanfaya National Park erupting soon. It is impossible to cook food using the heat of a volcano, but architects Eduardo Caceres and Jesus Soto developed a non-conventional cooking system by using nine layers of volcanic basalt rock to make the grill.

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As per Julio Padron, the restaurant’s manager, scientists and volcanologists have given their approval to this unusual food cooking method as safe.

The restaurant uses the 450 – 500 degree Celsius geothermal heat for cooking. It has been operating since 1970.

If you want to experience sizzling food with volcanic flavor, head to the El Diablo restaurant which is nestled on top of a dormant volcano, with scenic views over the alien Lanzarote landscape.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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