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Book of Tofu

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An Incredible Food From The East To Revolutionize Cooking In The West

Amazingly versatile, ideal for weight control, low in saturated fats and cholesterol free, tofu is widely available in America today. This beautifully illustrated book is a complete guide to tofu, its forms, its traditions, including:

250 Gourmet Recipes from East and West -- Soups, Salads, Dressings, Sauc

Paperback, 448 pages
Published July 12th 1987 by Ballantine Books (first published April 1976)
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Jan 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I should have more books about Tofu. Tofu is cool.
What I think I'd like to have is a history of Tofu..
Jonathan Kauffman
The seminal book on home tofu production in the United States, William and Akiko's book is a snapshot of traditional tofu making in Japan, and also spawned the founding of hundreds of tofu shops in the United States.
Oct 28, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Book of Tofu is a great resource for people interested in making their own tofu, soymilk, or pretty much anything made from soybeans. It is quite comprehensive and includes histories of the foods and how they were traditionally made (and how they were made in the "modern" 1970s when the book was written). There are also a bunch of recipes which include not only how to make tofu, soymilk, etc, but what to make with the finished products.

I found this book to be quite good because I am startin
Dec 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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The first half of this book is an account of how the author and his wife, who were hippies during the 1970s, lived in Japan and apprenticed at traditional soy shops. The fascinating account of the history and making of traditional soy foods is enough to justify reading the book alone.

The second half of the book has many wonderful soy recipes. You will learn how to make your own soy milk with nothing but a food processor. How to make your own tofu. How to make your own soy may and other dairy->
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is so interesting especially for people who are tofu lovers. I love the soy milk recipe it is so quick and easy and delicious. It is so much fresher tasting than what you get at the store. I can also control the sugar content and flavor so it is really fun for me to make. I want to definitely try making my own tofu next should be lots of fun.
Oct 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbooks
If you like cooking with tofu, you'll like this book. If you make tofu at home or have a shop nearby that sells fresh-made tofu, you NEED this book. This is the most thorough English-language cookbook I've found on using up all the varied things that making your own soy milk and tofu create. It has more detail on these subjects than the English-language Japanese cookery books I've read!
Carolyn Stein
Dec 21, 2008 rated it really liked it
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I know it's unfair, but I have to take off a star because it is so difficult to find things in the book. It's absolutely packed with recipes and they just run into each other. On the good side, this is the book that taught me how to make my own home-made soy milk and tofu from soybeans.It's a great resource!
captain america
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i bought this book when one still had to venture into chinatown to buy tofu. i was 17 and asked the shopkeeper who spoke no english to help me because i didn't know you were allowed to fish your own block of tofu out of the bucket. i was rewarded with the tofu and a hearty round of cantonese curses.
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Not so much for the recipes (of which there are many pressed together, running into one another) but for the sheer joy in the history, exploration of Japan, discovery of variations of Tofu that becomes infectious to read.
Feb 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book that started me on the way to making my own tofu. An inspiration!
Daniel Jordan
Jul 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
recipes for homemade tofu, soymilk, bean curd, and everything soybean related.
amazing book for those interested in soy as a major protein source.
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A snapshot of an era, seventies hippie food culture but informed by a deep knowledge of Japanese culture. Lots of seemingly useful recipes I will try in the colder months.
John Stepper
Jul 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
If you care about tofu - admittedly a big IF! - then this is a very good resource, especially as a primer on how tofu is made and the different approaches, kinds, and by-products.
Aug 18, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: tofu lovers
Another book I started but we kind of drifted away from each other. Maybe I'll come back to it someday.
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