Item description for The Best of Tofu by Junko Takagi...
The beautifully illustrated Best of Tofu presents tofu at its finest. Besides using tofu to achieve the subtle flavors of Japan, it provides variety of easy-to-follow inventive recipes from an emerging new generation of young chefs from Tokyo who are using tofu to reinvent world cuisine, including: twenty-five variations of chilled tofu and twenty-four entrees; simple recipes that go well with drinks; hot-pot dishes; recipes for preserving tofu; and delicious, light desserts. This book also introduces creative uses for okara, a by-product that remains when soymilk is pressed out from soybeans, which is widely used in Japan. Best of Tofu also includes techniques of making tofu at home-draining techniques, methods of preservation, and how to serve. As well, this book includes helpful explanations about its different styles, texture, history, and nutritional information that are useful for menu planning.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8.25" Height: 9.5" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Dec 10, 2004
Publisher Japan Publications Trading
ISBN 4889961720 ISBN13 9784889961720
Availability 0 units.
More About Junko Takagi
After graduating in food and nutrition from college, JUNKO TAKAGI embarked on travels through Europe and Asia taking her to some of the best restaurants and cooking schools in the world. The skills she learned and the flavors she discovered there inspired her to become a cookery teacher on her return to Japan. In addition to appearing on nationwide television cookery programs, Junko Takagi writes for magazines and teaches at several Tokyo cookery schools. She is also the author of many cookbooks. Junko Takagi's range of cooking skills span the major cuisines of the world: Chinese, French, Japanese and Italian, to name but a few. Her recipes are renowned for being simple, healthy and delicious.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Best of Tofu?
Best Ever Tofu Cookbook!! Mar 24, 2008
This is the best tofu cookbook I have ever seen. My daughter is vegetarian and we found many new recipes that are truly different like Tofu Salad, Creamy Stew with Miso, and Coconut Ice. Helpful for her was all of the nutritional information related to tofu in general. Also useful is the information on the different types of tofu and their characteristics for cooking. Many of the recipes that do include meat or fish (as is typical in Asia) can easily be modified to be meatless. Lot's of pictures and simple easy to follow instructions. If tofu is a substantial part of your diet you should have this cookbook!
awesome book Oct 13, 2005
I don't often review books here on this site, but this cookbook was so good I feel I should pass this info on.
As a vegetarian I eat tofu every day and know a few ways to prepare it, but this book had ideas I had never thought of. Also, it is beautifully photographed and the recipes are well-presented.
This is the best tofu cookbook I've seen - the curry recipe is particularly good :)
Tofu with PORK... Tofu with BEEF... Jun 12, 2005
Is it me? Or does one generally assume - unless it states otherwise - that a tofu cookbook will be vegetarian? Sorry, but I'm returning this one.
A versatile guide to creating mouth-watering tofu-dishes Feb 13, 2005
Richly illustrated with full-color photographs on every page, The Best Of Tofu is an introduction to the wide and wondrous variety of delicious dishes that can be created with this staple of Japanese cuisine that is fast growing in popularity in the West. Simple descriptions of types of commercially available tofu, as well as how to make, drain, and preserve tofu at home, complement such recipes as Tofu Steak; Sichuan-Style Hot and Sour Soup; Jellied Tofu Topped with Sweetened Beans, and much more. A sumptuous and versatile guide to creating mouth-watering tofu-dishes, for chefs at skill levels.