18 Tofu Tips: How to Buy It, Store It, Use It, and Eat It!

updated May 11, 2022
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Do you know the difference between extra firm and silken tofu? Have you ever made baked tofu (spoiler alert, it’s amazing!), or super crispy tofu without deep-frying it? How about the best way to store leftover tofu?

We have the answer to those questions, and a lot more. From an explanation of what tofu is, to the different varieties, the ins and outs of buying it, storing it, cooking it, and just what to do with the leftovers, here’s quite a lot of what you need to know about tofu.

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The Essentials of Tofu

What’s the Difference Between Tofu Varieties?

Storing Tofu

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Better Baked & Crispy Tofu

Cooking With Silken Tofu

More Tofu Cooking Tips