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OMG, It’s the 2011 Northern California Soy & Tofu Festival this Saturday! Discover the Joy of Soy in J-TownFriday, June 10th, 2011
I don’t know, this cartoon tofu looks a little evil to me, but anyway, why don’t you come out for the first annual Northern California Soy & Tofu Festival this Saturday, June 11, 2011, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m?
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See you there for “Soy Education!”
“Come out for the 2011 Northern California Soy & Tofu Festival – Come Discover the Joy of Soy!
* Tofu Dessert Competition
* Soy and Tofu Food Booths
* Live Performances
* Soy Education
* Free Samples”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAN FRANCISCO — The Nichi Bei Foundation is planning to launch an exciting, new event called the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival: Discover the Joy of Soy, on Saturday, June 11, 2011, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in San Francisco Japantown’s Peace Plaza, at Post and Buchanan streets. This innovative day-long festival will focus on the health benefits of soy and tofu, feature various soy-related vendors, and center around a Tofu Dessert Competition. There will be live performances, audience participation games and a raffle as well.
The event will be emceed by NBC Bay Area reporter George Kiriyama and KTVU-2 reporter Jana Katsuyama, with the Tofu Dessert Competition emceed by Kara Tsuboi, the Oakland A’s in-game host and contributor to CBS News.
Ever more deets, after the jump
Here was the scene in Japantown today at the Nichi Bei Times Tofu Dessert Competition and Festival. This well-attended event was a benefit for Nihonmachi Little Friends, a local Japanese bilingual and multicultural childcare agency.
NBC Bay Area anchor Mike Inouye just after he mentioned San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi‘s habit of ”always looking stunning.” Next to them are fellow judges Chef Libby Oda, House Foods Marketing Supervisor Yoko Difrancia, Daniel Alafetich of Hodo Soy Beanery, and Cathy Inamasu, Executive Director of Nihonmatchi Little Friends. Click to expand:
Tofu Goma Cups from 2006 Cherry Blossom Queen Emily Yukiko Leach. Speaking of which, the 2009 Cherry Blossom Festival and Parade featuring Grand Marshall George Takei is kicking off next month on April 11. Other tofu dessert recipe finalists were Emiko Taki, Helen Lau, Masako Naktani, and Vincent Chang.
The always popular tofu toss:
The mise-en scene, it was Standing Room Only:
Remember, Soy is Joy.
See you next year!
It’s on! San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, Daimyo of Japantown and El Proctector de la Bay to Breakers civic event, will judge the upcoming Nichi Bei Times Tofu Dessert Competition and Festival this Sunday at 2:00 PM.
They’ll have tofu/soy games, a tofu talk show, a tofu haiku contest, and food samples. So read up on the deets, grab your copy of the special TOFU ISSUE, and get your tickets today! You’ll never look at soybean curd the same way ever again.
Ross taking care of business last year on Post Street, during the Great 1600 Webster Condo / Save Our Festivals Imbroglio that some lawyer started up. (Akit.org has the whole story on that one.)
Domo arigato Mr. Roboto, ata au hi made/
Domo arigato Mr. Mirkarimo, o-tofu o tabetai!
See you there, Sunday Sunday Sunday!
Tofu Dessert Competition & Festival
Japanese Cultural & Community Center
of No. California (JCCCNC)
1840 Sutter Street
Japantown San Francisco, California
Date: March 22, 2009
TIME: 2 p.m.– 4 p.m.
Nichi Bei Times, a leading Japanese American newspaper in Northern California, is hosting the region’s first TofuDessert Competition & Festival on Sunday, March 22, at the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Northern California. This unique event is a fundraiser for Nihonmach Little Friends, a bilingual and multicultural childcare agency located in San Francisco’s Japantown.*
Festivities will include tofu/soy games, a tofu talk show, a tofu haiku contest, as well as food samples and other offerings from a variety of vendors. Dessert Competition finalists will gather at the festival to demonstrate the making of their dessert for the judges — culinary experts and community figures — who will announce the winner and award the $100 prize.
For tickets ($10 in advance; $12 at the door; children three and under, free), or to learn more about the Dessert Competition, the tofu haikucontest and other festival events, contact Ed Goto or Sayaka Nomura at 415.921.6820, or visit the web site shown above.
*Nihonmachi Little Friends, celebrating its 33rd year, is a community-based nonprofit organization seeking a permanent home that will allow it to further its strong ties to San Francisco’s Japanese American Community.