February 1, 2010

Look Who's Visiting Hodo.... Part I

Hodo Soy Beanery Public Tours have been available for about 2 months now and we've had a lot of visitors including authors, chefs, activists, and folks from the media.

People have been super curious about how our fresh tofu is made and we've been hosting a slew of really interesting and fun people.

Here's a partial rundown of some of some of the folks that have visited along with some pictures with Minh Tsai, the founder and Tofu Master at Hodo.

Picture above: Minh with Nicolette Hahn Niman, environmental activist, cattle rancher, and author of "Righteous Porkchop: Finding Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms" (www.righteousporkchop.com), her mom and son. Nicolette "has been published in the New York Times and is a regular speaker at national and regional environmental conferences and food events. A former attorney, she is now married to the founder of the Niman Ranch, a collective of traditional farms and ranches."

Picture above: Minh with Joel Riddell, executive producer of KGO AM "Dining Around with Gene Burns" (www.diningaround.com), and Novella Carpenter, author of "Farm City: an Education of an Urban Farmer" (www.novellacarpenter.com). Novella raises chickens, goats, bees and essentially has a full blown farm near downtown Oakland.

To listen to the Gene Burns interview with Hodo Soy Beanery's Minh Tsai and Dean Ku, click on "Listen" or "Download" below...

Dining Around Jan 2, 2010 11AM

Hour 2: Andrea Nguyen on her latest book, Asian Dumplings; "design caterer" Jennifer Spiegel of Fork & Spoon Productions; Minh Tsai and Dean Ku of Oakland's Hodo Soy Beanery.

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