January 29th, 2013
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French-inspired, Tokyo-based restaurant Ne Quittez Pas has been serving a soil-themed menu, but chef Toshio Tanabe is hardly the first person to dish up dirt to his clientele. Watch the video for a brief history of dirt eating, from gargouillou to geophagy.

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  1. Scott Haas

    Yikes! I was in Tokyo and am often there reporting on food...is this dirt sashimi? Scary!

    February 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Reply
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    February 1, 2013 at 7:26 am | Reply
  3. spacecalculus

    “This above all: to thine own self be true,
    And it must follow, as the night the day,
    Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
    ― William Shakespeare, Hamlet

    January 30, 2013 at 8:48 am | Reply

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