February 26, 2010
China was making tofu from soybeans more than two thousand years ago. But mention it to most Americans and it is “yuk” time. American prejudices for tofu are so strong, most will not taste a morsel. Horror fills faces and complexions turn green.
That’s why we never mention to the beefy McDonald’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, KFC, cancer and heart attack generations that eat at our house that the ice cream we serve is made from tofu or the chocolate pie is made from tofu or that …
They never know the difference. We reveal the truth after they eat and offer praise. Got the idea?
In China, I get up early to go the the nearest market that makes fresh soy juice and I buy it without sugar or sweetener added. There is no comparison. It’s warm. It’s fresh. It’s China. It’s different from the genetically altered, American, factory-farmed soy juice sold in American markets. That stuff is “yuk” and I don’t touch it.
There are thousands of foods that humans eat. Most Americans eat about a half dozen. Maybe soy and tofu is the secret explaining why there are more than 1.3 billion Chinese.
To read more about Chinese food visit I Ate No Dog – I Ate No Cat.
And, if you are curious enough to overcome your prejudices, visit one or all of these Websites and Blogs to learn more —
tofu and soymilk
Tofu or Not Tofu
History of Tofu
Gluten-Free and Sugar-Free Ginger-Baked Tofu with Agave-Peanut Sauce
February 7, 2010
I’ve talked to an American doing business in China who was frustrated with the process while another American like Bob Grant wrote I Like the Chinese People.
After all, Bill Gates Went to China. It seems many American businessmen are getting along better with the Chinese than the Western media and politicians. When’s the last time you heard something nice about China from the Western media or an American politician? For some reason, China has become a scapegoat turning the attention of the American people away from the problems we have in the United States.
In the meantime, General Motors and Ford are doing great in China while they are struggling in the debt ridden United States. The Chinese love American cars. The Chinese also seem to have a passion for McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, KFC and Starbucks.
Starbucks in China
Wal-Mart is in China too.
If America wants to get along better with the Chinese government, we should turn businessmen like Bill Gates or Bob Grant into diplomats.
Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of the concubine saga, My Splendid Concubine & Our Hart. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too.
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