a few years ago I taught a unit on serveral variations of the stone soup story. We read the Native american version, a traditional European version, a Tex Mex Story and a couple others. I was really happy with how the whole unit went since the kids were special needs kids, but they really enjoyed the concept and the differences in the way of using a plot..
Obviously we made Stone soup.. Used a big crock pot and cooked it allll that school day.
The stuff was wonderful, and We had enough for several guests. I was really happy with how much food the parents contributed..