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, sauces, main dishes, casseroles, barbecued and deep-fried specialties, and desserts.
* Easy-to-follow instructions for making 7 varieties of tofu at home.
* A clear, scientific guide to nutritional benefits.
* A definitive guide to soyfoods, Japanese foods, and sources in the United States.
The protein backbone of East Asian diets, tofu offers an ideal answer to the protein problem for millions of nutrition-conscious Americans. Natural and inexpensive, quick and easy to prepare, an inspiration to creative cookery, tofu is a miraculous addition to the American menu, a food of the future.
WILLIAM SHURTLEFF and AKIKO AOYAGI spent their formative years on opposite sides of the Pacific, in California and Tokyo respectively. Bill and Akiko began collaborating in 1972, doing research and writing books about soyfoods. They worked together for six years in East Asia, mainly in Japan, studying with top soyfoods researchers, manufacturers, nutritionists, historians, and cooks. William is currently the director of the Soyfoods Center, which he and Akiko founded in 1976, and lives in Lafayette, California. A freelance illustrator and graphic designer, Akiko lives and owns her own art business in Walnut Creek, California.