Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in BLOG | 2 Comments

Even if  Francesco has highly dis-recommend me from writing an article about tofu, I did it anyway. So, dear followers, I hope I won’t deceived you. Being vegetarian and living in Belleville (Paris) where it’s full of tofu shops I wanted to know a little bit more about this type of food.

I knew it contains lot of proteins, more than meat and fish and that it comes from soy, but how is it made?

Here is a video that explained it clearly. If you stand the very American accent you can watch it!

And now see home made tofu.

How it often happens with cooking recipes you wonder how men arrived to create so elaborated food, where from it all sorted out.

If we think at the complexity of the preparation tofu looks like a new technology food, whether in reality it boasts of a millenarian tradition.

Everybody agrees on saying that tofu has no flavour in itself, which makes my question even more reasonable. Why spending so much time to create a mass of protein without any flavour if you are not vegan?

If you are interested in the history of tofu, you can find more details, including tofu during Sung, Yuan, Ming and Ching Dynasty, from 960 to nowadays on  this link. Tofu is in fact known as being traditionally Chinese, but it seems that the ancient Chinese learned the method for the curdling of soy milk by emulating the milk curdling techniques of the Mongolians.

Every month in Belleville, Paris, there is a new tofu shop opening. This is a very popular one :

ABOVE : Paris on a typical sunny day

And this is the recipe we made for Easter in the desperate trial to make something typical without meat…failed.

Francesco didn’t take a picture of the plate, but of me transporting it to Massimo’s place carrying the pot ( I swear there is my “meatloaf” inside) the very fashion way all the very fashion girls carry their bags to be absolutely fashion and absolutely uncomfortable. I can’t avoid being idiot.

I am looking for volunteers who live in Paris or travelling to Paris who want to share with me the unique experience to make home made tofu. Let’s meet us in the kitchens! This is not a joke, but a serious proposal. Write to me on



  1. Shaheen
    December 18, 2013

    I love Best Tofu! I was just there today for the sweet tofu. I’d like to try to make tofu…

    • valentina
      December 24, 2013

      I would like o try
      too and I was waiting for a volonteer to do it with me! Let’s make it after Christmas!!


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