Tofu Cauldron, Paddle & Press



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Tofu Cauldron, Paddle & Press

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Tofu Cauldron, Paddle & Press
ca. 1970s
Donated to the Museum by Steve Demos in 2007.

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These are the original cauldron, paddle and press used to make tofu at the Cow of China, Demos’ first store in Boulder, Colorado. Soybeans would soak overnight and then be mashed and boiled in this cauldron. Once ready, the leftover bean fiber was strained off and the remaining liquid became soymilk or was curdled to make tofu. Once soymilk was curdled and strained, it was pressed in this wooden box lined with cheese cloth to create a block of tofu. Holes drilled in the sides allowed excess liquids to drain while being pressed into a block.

Steve Demos, Founder of White Wave Soy Foods and Silk Soy Milk, is seen here proudly displaying a finished block of tofu in 1979.