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Mugartiz's edible river stones. Mugartiz's edible river stones. (Photo: Mugaritz)

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Mugartiz's Edible River Stones

If you plan to enjoy the fine dining at Mugaritz in Spain, make sure you clear your evening. The meals, considered some of the most "adventurous" in the world, are served over an astounding 20 courses. According to Spanish chef Andoni Aduriz, the spirit of play can be found in all of his creations.

"When you go to culinary school," he told the Guardian, "you are taught food must be pleasing, but when you get to Mugaritz, you realize that sometimes you need to be disturbed, to be shocked."

To demonstrate the kind of wonder and illusion found in Mugaritz's menu, check out his recipe for Aduriz's edible river stones. Made from Cherie potatoes and dyed with harmless clay and other ingredients, they look just like stones you might find out in nature. Convince yourself to take a bite, however, and you'll be rewarded with a buttery, delicious treat.

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