On August 11th I went to the Midnight Riders.  I was dissapointed cos the location got
moved and last month their was about 1000 riders.  This month I think their was about
600.  I took bunch of photos and did short interviews with the riders for my magazine that
I'm working on.  If your photo is not in here  - they will be in the news print magazine that is
coming out next month.
Tofu parade

August 16th 2006
On August 13th 2006, I went to the TOFU FESTIVAL and spent about $30 on Tofu Jerky, Tofu Noodles, Tofu Stir Fry,
Tofu Curry, Tofu Drink, Tofu Ice Cream, ....    I was so full....   I was there for about 4 hours and came home and took a
Me and Mike.  (Mike is my old friend from the 80's - he is married and has
two kids now).

I found this online:

A Brief History of Tofu

Extremely popular in the Orient today, tofu was first used in China over 2,000 years ago.  Experts believe that its production
began sometime during the Han dynasty, in the second century B.C. According to one Chinese legend, tofu was invented
when a cook decided to experiment by flavoring a batch of cooked soybeans with the compound nagari.  Instead of flavored
soybeans, he wound up with bean curd.  Nagari is frequently used in the production of tofu today.  From China, tofu was
introduced into Korea, and reached Japan in the eight century A.D.      

The process by which tofu is made has a lot in common with making cheese. A coagulant is used to curdle soy milk and
the curds are then pressed into a solid block.  Several types of coagulant are used, from the above-mentioned nagari to
calcium sulfate.