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Saturday, September 22, 2012

A BIT OF FUN: "TOFU MEETS GREENS", A SIMPLE RECIPE AND A JAZZY VIDEO MIXING FOOD AND DANCE

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Uploaded by Storybubble on Jul 26, 2010

Tofu Meets Greens is a tasty mix of food, dance, and jazz, and was inspired by the song "Tofu & Greens" by Canadian jazz musician Denzal Sinclaire. It features talented swing duo David Yates and Diane Garceau of Night and Day Dance. It brings together Vancouver's local film, dance, music and food communities in a piece that shows the best the West Coast has to offer. The piece is a short, dance-based courtship between a masculine Tofu and a feminine Greens. The story is performed in public in a place where Tofu might meet Greens: Vancouver's well known Granville Island Market.


Credit List:

Production Company - Storybubble Pictures Inc.

Director - Devon Cooke
Cinematrographer - Andrej Marko
Dancers - David Yates and Diane Garceau of Night and Day Dance
Music - Denzal Sinclaire

UPDATE: What we had for dinner tonight:

The tofu in the video made me crave a simple meal of tofu marinated in a simple mixture, pan-fried, with fresh kale from our garden and garlic from the island, sauteed mushrooms, and brown Basmati rice.  I pressed a pound of medium-firm tofu in my small tofu press for 1/2 an hour-- I really like the texture of this tofu when pressed.  It's firm, but still a bit silky. I marinated it (cut into four slabs) for about 5 hours in a mixture of 1/4 cup of low-sodium soy sauce, 1/4 cup maple syrup, 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil, 1/2 tsp. liquid smoke and 1/4 tsp. hot smoked paprika. I dumped the slabs and the marinade into a hot cast iron pan sprayed with bit of oil from a pump sprayer, sprinkled the slabs with dry sherry (maybe1 tablespoon in all)  and cooked over medium-high heat until both sides were browned and there was just a little marinade left.  Served on the rice and greens and topped with the sauteed mushrooms-- heaven!




     Some Tofu & Greens recipes on this blog:

SPICY STIR-FRIED CABBAGE, TOFU AND PEANUTS


BABY BOK CHOY, MUSHROOM AND DEEP-FRIED (OR OVEN-FRIED) TOFU SOUP 

TORTA VERDE (LIGURIAN SAVORY CHARD, TOFU RICOTTA AND POTATO TART WITH OLIVE OIL PASTRY)


THAI-STYLE SPINACH AND TOFU WITH PEANUT SAUCE (SIMPLIFIED VEGAN "PRARAM")
Enjoy!






3 comments:

Brenda W. said...

Bryanna --- what a FUN video!! Really enjoyed it!

Marie said...

Mmmm, the baby bok choy and tofu soup is my go-to recipe whenever I crave a comforting asian style soup.
I must of made it hundreds of times!

Mattheworbit said...

That looks heavenly... Sometimes you just feel like a protein with some chewy mushrooms and some silky greens... Mmmm. This looks just the ticket.