Bobbie Hinman’s cookbook The Vegetarian Gourmet’s Easy International Recipes is the first really great vegetarian cookbook I ever owned. I’ve made her recipe for sweet and pungent tofu many times since getting the book in college. I made it last night after a long hiatus. It’s still delicious.
My favorite part of making it is at the end when all the ingredients are in the pot and as I stir the cornstarch kicks in and makes everything stick together in a wonderful way. It’s really good by itself or over udon noodles. Apparently it was included in another of her cookbooks and a kind Internet person has typed it out for your convenience here. Enjoy!