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MONTECINO AGUIRRE, Sonia. Piedras, mitos y comidas,  antiguos sonidos de la cocina chilena: La calapurca y el curanto. Atenea (Concepc.) [online]. 2003, n.487, pp.33-49. ISSN 0718-0462.

Since ancient times, stones are elements that have played an important role in the kitchen. Nevertheless, not all cultures have adopted them within their culinary system. We speculate that this in linked to "the imaginary of incorporation", that is to say, to the symbolic operation that all societies perform on understanding that "we are what we eat". In Chile there are two preparations in which stones possess a great valoric content: the "calapurca" and the "curanto" in which stones are central means of cooking. This positive appropriation could be related to the universal myth present in the aymara world ("calapurca") and Chiloé ("curanto") that connect ancestors, fertility and stones

Palabras clave : Kitchen; myths and stones.

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