Stone Soup Cafe offers a wide variety of gourmet and deluxe sandwiches, homemade soups, and salads for your enjoyment. We have two locations in southeastern Washington to serve you: at 105 E. Alder St. in historic downtown Walla Walla and at 703 The Parkway in Richland. We are open Mon-Fri from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
Includes Provolone Cheese, . Choose Baked Potato Salad, Pasta Salad or ColeSlaw. OR full French Dip with soup or toss salad $9.95
Chili (Stone Soup Style)
Many years ago, during the Hundred Years War in France, three weary soldiers were returning from battle. They stopped in a small village after two days of no food. The impoverished towns people, who had little food themselves, saw the bedraggled men and decided to hide what little they had from the famished soldiers.
Everywhere they went, they heard the same story. There was no food in anyone's pantry. The soldiers were desperate and desperate men can be quite cunning. The three pitched a camp close to the center of town. They found a large cauldron and decided to make "stone soup."
Over a campfire, they got the pot boiling with some water from a nearby creek. Into the boiling water they placed a few stones. The curious townspeople saw the pot boiling and started asking questions. The soldiers explained that they had made a "stone soup" but that it would be much better with some seasonings.
Off ran some peasants to get some herbs to spice up the pot. As the aroma improved another peasant decided it would be better with vegetables. Still another thought, "what is a soup without meat?" and ran to get some. Eventually all the peasants had to get involved with this wonderful soup and everyone contributed something.
With the cooperation of the whole town, the best meal everyone had had in years was provided. They all decided they would never go hungry again, now that they knew how to make soup from stones.