National Tofu Day
Tofu is a food that’s gotten somewhat of a bad rap over the past few decades. Many people think that it’s a tasteless mass that’s often used as a poor substitute for meat. However, nothing can be further from the truth. This is a food that has the amazing ability to take on whatever flavors it’s cooked with, is high in protein, and is low in fat.
It’s these properties that make it an excellent addition to a wide variety of different meals. It’s also why a whole day has been dedicated to its wonders. This day is known as National Tofu Day and it’s observed annually on the 1st of September.
The History Of National Tofu Day
Tofu is a food that’s prepared by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the curds into blocks of varying softness. Tofu is available as silken, soft, firm, extra firm, and super firm. Although it does taste bland or sometimes sour when it hasn’t been cooked and/or properly seasoned, when it is properly prepared it’s capable of absorbing flavors from the rest of the dish.
That’s why it’s been used in Asian cultures for over 2,000 years, although no one really knows when or where it was originally invented.No one really knows who invented National Tofu Day, although we think that it’s pretty safe to say that it hasn’t been around for 2,000 years.
In fact, we think that it’s only been around for a few years now. It was probably created by tofu manufacturers or by restaurants that cook with tofu to help eliminate the stigma that surrounds this food product.
Observing National Tofu Day
National Tofu Day can be observed simply by enjoying this amazing food product. Sure, tofu has to be properly prepared before it can reach its peak perfection, but if a person is willing to take the time to make it properly, then it’s always delicious.
And there are a wide variety of different recipes that tofu can be used. Some of the ways that people can use tofu include Tofu Stir Fry, BBQ Tofu, Coconut Curry Tofu, Tofu Tacos, Tofu Scrambled Eggs, Tofu Ramen, and even Sweet and Sour Tofu.
And that’s only the beginning. There are about a thousand other recipes that use this ingredient. You might even be able to find some by searching for this holiday on social media using the hashtag #NationalTofuDay.