Granted, there are many who claim that we need to start making better use of whatever natural resources we have at our disposal if we are to avoid a devastating food crisis. Still, this does not change the fact that the idea of eating dirt is nothing if not a tad wacky.
According to OddityCentral, one restaurant from Japan has recently taken up the practice of offering their customers the opportunity of indulging in some dirt-based dishes.
Furthermore, dirt seems to be rather expensive in this part of the world, meaning that these uncanny culinary delights can sell for up to $110 (roughly €82).
In case anyone was wondering, some of the dishes served by Chef Toshio Tanabe are as follows: dirt soup, salads with dirt dressing, dirt ice-cream and dirt gratin.
Those wishing to dine here need not worry about their health being affected in any way. This is because the soil comes from Kanuma, Tochigi Prefecture, and has been thoroughly tested so as to make sure that is does not constitute a threat to anyone's wellbeing.
Interestingly enough, it looks like Chef Toshio Tanabe's decision to start cooking and serving dirt-based dishes stems from him winning a culinary competition, all thanks to his signature dirt sauce.