Alongside the growing trends of vegetarianism and healthy eating, tofu, also known as bean curd, has been gaining increased attention in healthy living aficionados. Now for those unfamiliar with tofu, it's essentially solidified soy milk. Coming from East and Southeast Asia, tofu has been used in many different cooking methods and has become a healthier, alternative source for vegetarians to get their protein, calcium, and iron. Despite the increased popularity of tofu, most is purchased and consumed from the local supermarket, leaving people to miss out on eating it at its freshest state.
A new form of gastronomy, Slow Tofu, brings people a unique way of preparing and eating tofu. Not only are people introduced to the manufacturing process of tofu, but they are also given the freedom to prepare their own tofu with preferred ingredients. Slow Tofu gives people the opportunity to consume it fresh and personalized to their own taste.
Slow Tofu uses hand woven bamboo tools crafted in cooperation with rural Chinese artisans. These beautifully woven tools are used to mold the tofu, presenting a clear quality of craft. This concept is introduced in a tofu workshop where each participant is given a wooden box filled with tools needed for their new tofu making experience.
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