Tofu is made by curdling soy milk (from soybeans) and then pressing the resulting curds into soft, white blocks. The process is similar to the way that cheese is made from whole milk.
Tofu is a great substitute for meat, which is a big trend right now in the food scene. More and more people are looking into meat alternatives, whether it is for human health, climate change, constraints on natural resources, and/or animal welfare. Tofu’s ability to soak up any flavor makes it a versatile protein that’s easy to incorporate into several recipes.