Alton Brown is notorious for his dislike of single purpose kitchen utensils. There are a couple that he’ll allow into his kitchen but most are verboten. I found only one recipe of his that used tofu, and he recommends balancing canned tomatoes on the brick for an hour (FYI – The recipe is not vegan). With all due respect Mr. Brown, I bow to your superior culinary knowledge, balancing anything on a brick of tofu for an hour is quite a feat. I say that as some one who has tried many, many times.
Being an omnivore Mr Brown probably doesn’t eat enough tofu to fully appreciate all the subtle nuances that a properly pressed block a tofu presents the chef or how it feels on the palate. However if he knew there is a way to perfectly press tofu and do so in less, much less, than an hour, he might be persuaded to add today’s gift to his kitchen.
We first reviewed the E-Z Tofu Press last April and I’ve used it regularly to not crush bricks tofu since then. Todays lucky reader will receive their very own E-Z Tofu Press. For those who aren’t as lucky today, you can buy an E-Z Tofu Press for the nice vegans on your holiday list here.
Let’s be clear this isn’t a ‘contest’. We’re giving away gifts to our friends. However the limit quantities available gifts means we need to make some choices. If you want to receive a gift, please leave a comment on the Don’t Fear the Vegan blog post for that day. Commenting on Facebook doesn’t count. Around midnight Pacific time the day after a post, a recipient will be randomly chosen from the comments section. We will reveal the gift recipients in individual posts the following day in a new post, a reply in the comments and a fair attempt at emailing. The giftee will have 48 hours to contact us from the time of post, otherwise we will choose another lucky reader will be chosen who then has 48 hours to get back to us, and so on…. We have learned from past give aways that it is sometimes very difficult to get a hold of folks. Lastly we can only afford to ship within the United States. Sorry the rest of the world.