Photo by Jae Song. Text by Naomi Scher.
Tofu is a versatile food that nearly everyone can enjoy. There are virtually limitless ways to sneak it into to vegan and vegetarian recipes approximate the textures of meat and dairy, but it also can be the main focus of a dish on its own. Tofu absorbs the flavor of whatever it’s prepared with, so it can be used in both sweet and savory recipes, like vegan pumpkin pie pudding, stuffed shells, and thai curry. It’s also an excellent source of amino acids, calcium, and iron.
The Bushwick Food Co-op has recently started carrying The Bridge brand tofu products. We are simultaneously phasing out SoyBoy products. The Bridge manufactures their products at a one-story cinderblock factory in Middletown, Connecticut near a railroaded trestle in a wooded area. However, the brand’s name ‘is more about building a bridge to healthier eating than it is about any physical structure.’
The Bridge’s tofu is made from filtered water, organic, GMO-free soybeans, and nigari a natural coagulant. The soybeans are grown at Inverness Farm in upstate New York. The Bridge allows the public to tour their facilities, where they sell their tofu by weight, along with their other products. At the co-op, we sell 15 oz. packages at $2.48 for members/$3.27 for non-members.