Here’s a cooking method we guarantee you’ve never tried before: molten lava grilling. But that’s what sculptor and Syracuse assistant professor Robert Wysocki did with food designers and extreme culinary event coordinators, Bompas and Parr. They ran a 2200-degree lava flow down a ramp and under a grill, searing a couple of rib-eyes in just under two minutes.

If you want to see more awesome and dangerous uses of lava (is there a use of lava that isn’t dangerous?) you can follow Wysocki’s progress with the Lava Project at Syracuse in which he uses basaltic lava to create both art and interesting experiments. So far, in addition to the cookout, they created this amazing lava canon.