In the science-fiction movie A Quiet Place (2018), Evelyn pulls out the tray with cooked fish from the floor.

smoke coming out of a trap in wooden floor planks, a hand raising some cooked food

How did she cook the food from the floor?

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    I haven't seen it, but it looks like she's probably smoking the fish in some kind of built-in smoker.
    – delinear
    Feb 26, 2019 at 13:18

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The film script indicates that she's made a rudimentary earth oven using rocks that she's heated in her fire and then buried underground (or possibly that are part of the cabin's underfloor heating system).

WIDER NOW, we see EVELYN on her hands and knees just behind the living room set up in an open, very make-shift kitchen.One wall of shelves cluttered with stacks of paper plates, bowls and cups. Another wall is a workbench acting as a counter top and a mid 70’s refrigerator.

EVELYN extracts from the dirt a long wooden box. Beneath it... red hot rocks let off a combination of steam and smoke.

EVELYN brings the box to the counter top and carefully lifts the lid to reveal... a perfectly cooked fish with lemon and rosemary and garlic scattered all around.

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