In the volcanic Furnas Valley, along side a lake on the island of Sao Miguel, you will find hot springs. In these steaming holes, set in a park - locals come to make a dish unique to the Azores - Cozido das Furnas. This dish is prepared by lowering the pot in a hot spring heated by volcanic steam. The food cooks slowly – for about 5 hours – and the only liquid used are the juices from the ingredients. The hot springs work magic to the meat and vegetable stew boiled underground. The a pots are full of layers of Pork, Beef, Cabbage, Kale, Potatoes, Tarot, Carrots, Chicken, Chouriço and Blood Sausage.