Thanks for stopping by and checking out this cookbook. What's Asian Tofu all about? In a nutshell, it conveys tofu as a delicious food, not denial food.
Within the book's 200+ pages and nearly 100 recipes, you'll encounter tofu in many guises, from sleek, silken tofu with delicate toppings to piping-hot fried satchels in a robust sauce. Covering savories and sweets, from snacks to dessert, the recipes explore authentic, ancient fare and modern twists. The far-reaching collection of dishes capture the culinary spirit of East, Southeast, and South Asia. There are spectacular favorites from Japan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and India, as well as delicious dishes from Taipei, San Francisco, Santa Monica, and New York.
Tofu is a versatile canvas for the intricate flavors and textures that Asian and vegetarian cooks have long enjoyed. America has embraced tofu as a healthy, affordable ingredient. And while it has been welcomed into sophisticated mainstream dining, tofu is often hidden in Western guises and in limited applications.
Asian Tofu is written by Andrea Nguyen (me!) and is my third cookbook. Published by Ten Speed Press/Random House, the work aims to elevate the time-honored staple to a new place of prominence on every table. I demystify tofu and interpret traditional Asian cuisine for cooks, as well as share compelling personal stories and dispatches from some of the world’s best tofu artisans along the way.
The cookbok has been well received in advance of publication and afterwards too. Asian Tofu has been deemed a "game changer" and I hope it allows tofu to shine brightly on center stage.