Terra Preta [ter-uh - prey-tuh]
(Portuguese for black earth) is a self-renewing, incomparably nutrient-dense soil believed to have been created thousands of years ago. Found in the Amazon Basin, small patches of fertile terra preta made farming possible for people living in an otherwise harsh environment. Modern science has yet to reproduce a soil so mysteriously persevering and rich.
For us, Terra Preta represents the strengthening of community through cooking, the unmatched power of nature, and the mutually-nourishing relationship between our culture and our earth.