The village, which eat the earth
• The village, where the ground eating
For the preparation of snacks in the Indonesian village of Taban use soil, which is also used on the farm as a raw material for the production of bricks and ceramic products.
The food, which is prepared from purified from black earth with gravel nearby paddy fields, called AMAP. Taban - the world's only village that produces it.
Despite the lack of medical evidence, local Aborigines believe that this soil - effective tool that copes with the pain, and it is recommended to eat for pregnant women, that is to believed that this beneficial effect on the skin of the fruit...
Recipes land preparation for human consumption in the official sources have been reported. Despite this it is prepared as follows: take the stick and hit the solid mass, the next step is a scraping knife bamboo rolls, then the rolls are baked for an hour and smoked in a clay pot. After these simple operations this dish from the soil can be eaten. Only one family in the village of Taban engaged in this business. Cook Rasim, whose 53 year, preparing these "delicacies of the black earth," and claims that the taste of meals depends directly on the quality of the soil: the higher the quality of the soil, the better the taste.
Like many Indonesians, Rasim has only one name, it prepares AMAP daily and carries it to sell in the local market. Daily she earns up to $ 2, and it is an additional family income from agriculture.
Rasim says: "I do not know when production AMAP was our family business. All that I know - it was engaged in my great-grandmother, my grandmother continued, then my mother and now I continue the tradition. I work in the rice fields, looking for leaves of banana and teak trees, so I'm always in contact with nature. "
People who dare to try the products Rasim, were satisfied. They say that the taste of the earth - just delicious, it has a creamy texture and a magical bouquet.