Whether you eat tofu on the regular or not, chances are that you've never considered actually making the bean curd from scratch. I mean, who the hell makes tofu from scratch, right? And why would you want to make tofu from scratch anyways if you could just buy a block of it at any supermarket?
Well, because fresh homemade tofu is amazing! Amazing, I say! Fresh tofu made from your own hands is unlike any bland block of bean curd you'll find at your local grocery store. Freshly made tofu is incredibly creamy, subtly sweet, and infinitely versatile.
It's amazing the things you can crank out in your kitchen when armed with just the right bit of information.
Asian Tofu is not only a wonderful guide to making your own tofu at home, but it also includes a great collection of recipes utilizing all things bean curd. And while there are plenty of vegetarian-friendly recipes, there is also an abundance of dishes that feature both tofu and meat.
And yes, you can use store-bought tofu for use in most of the book's recipes, but what fun is that when you can make your own?