November 29, 2012 |
In 2009, Food did a story on fresh tofu in Southern California . We included a recipe for fresh homemade tofu. Very light in flavor, this delicate tofu is almost like a custard with its creamy texture. The method is simple: Combine some cold soy milk with nigari water (a brine used to set the soy milk) and steam the milk until it sets up like a custard. The whole process takes about 15 minutes. If you've never tried homemade tofu, give it a try! It makes a great weekend project.
November 24, 2011
After Thursday's extravaganza, it might be the right time to think about the lightest meal of the day - or the meal that affords us the rest of the day to burn off some calories, anyway. Forget pancakes. How about savory Taiwanese crullers dipped in super-fresh soy milk, house-made longaniza sausage with eggs, sweet Belizean ducunu (they're like logs of unfilled tamale made with fresh corn grated off the cob) or poached-egg soup with hand-patted tortillas? Whether on La Brea Avenue or Bolsa Avenue, early-morning options abound.
July 13, 2010 |
It's not surprising that the Cato Institute — a think tank devoted to libertarian principles — is complaining about San Francisco's new policy banning Coke, Pepsi and other sugar-sweetened beverages from vending machines on city property. Cato writers are fond of throwing around terms like "food police" and "nanny state" to impugn the efforts of public health officials to, well, improve public health. The vending machine prohibition applies to soda, sports drinks, flavored waters, fruit punch or anything else with added sugar.
January 28, 2010 |
His name is Romany Romanic Malco, and he's not sure why. "I called my father 'Irving' until I was 7. When I found out I was Romany Romanic Jr. , I said, 'Who's this Romany Romanic [Sr.]? Is he going to live with us?' Anyway, my dad's name was 'Romanic Romany,' and I'm 'Romany Romanic.' My dad [passed] away Aug. 25 of '08, never really knowing who his dad was. So I have no . . . idea what my name comes from," says the extremely fit comic actor, whose 41 years are betrayed only by subtle flecks of gray in his stubble.
December 9, 2009 |
Soy foods do not appear to increase the risk of breast cancer recurrence among survivors of the disease and may even confer some health benefits, new research suggests. The study, published in today's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Assn., should reassure breast cancer survivors that they need not scrupulously avoid soy foods, which have become increasingly popular in the United States in recent years. Research in animals has indicated that soy might increase the chances of breast cancer recurrence because it can act like the hormone estrogen, which promotes tumor growth.
June 24, 2009 |
In the slightly cramped kitchen of Sona restaurant in West Hollywood, chef de cuisine Kuniko Yagi is standing over six bowls of tofu that she has made using three different methods in the interest of soybean curd experimentation. It's not that she hasn't already discovered a recipe for making her own tofu perfectly -- silky-smooth, creamy and luscious, with the fresh -- really fresh -- flavor of soybeans. But she's making a point.