SAN ANTONIO - The chef and owner of a French restaurant in central Tokyo has been serving soil.
It's not your typical menu item, but some customers are warming up to it.
From soil soup to soil sorbet and sweet dirt gratin, a six-course, soil-based meal costs about $107.
Finding a clean, chemical-free soil was tough, according to the chef, but a Tokyo-based supplier delivers about two pounds of dirt to the restaurant every day.
The soil has been pre-checked for harmful substances.
It's then cooked lightly to release the flavor and sifted.
The chef has been slowly introducing soil-inspired cuisine to his customers for the past eight years.
He says he's trying to reflect, with food, the idea of the ocean, air and soil as living, parts of nature.