MSP - Making tofu: where to get gypsum/calcium sulfate or nigari?
I'm intrigued by the idea of making tofu. I can readily get soybeans from the organic food stores or Asian grocery stores. Struggling with where I might be able to get calcium sulfate or nigari (coagulating agents) to form my tofu from the soybean milk.
Does anyone have any ideas of where I might be able to get it locally in the MSP area or what stores might be receptive to ordering it? I know that there are a couple of mail order places but would like to just drive and pick it up if it's readily available.
Interesting question! Sorry I can't help (other than suggesting you try an Asian Grocery like United Noodle, a cooking store, like Cooks of Crocus Hill, or maybe even a really well-stocked natural foods store) but I'm very interesting in hearing more about how your project works out and hope you post about your tofu-making experiences on the Home Cooking board once you track down a source for your ingredients. Homemade tofu is the best.
I would also be interested in hearing where in the Twin Cities one can find "housemade" tofu, either on a restaurant menu or for sale to take home.
Any homebrewing store in the Metro will sell you gypsum. Try Brew and Grow in Fridley or Northern Brewer in St. Paul.