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5 tofu dishes for skeptics

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Admitting that you eat and enjoy tofu can be a polarizing experience. Perhaps its Zelig-like quality of taking any shape and form antagonizes people who are more accustomed to readily recognizable foodstuffs. To some cooks, the block of curdled soy with the visual appeal of Flubber offers no clues as to what needs to be done to it. On the flip side, what's not to like about an inexpensive, nutritious and highly versatile ingredient, renowned the world over for helping to keep body and spirit together? Besides, unlike emergency rations, it can be downright delicious. Since tofu — like life — is what you choose to make of it, one day it's laced into pie and the next a faux meat sandwich. Try these five tofu-inspired dishes that even doubters might enjoy. (Text: Enrique Gili)