Soy Books

he number of books about soyfoods continues to increase each year, so we offer this convenient way for you to quickly purchase the books you want. Most of the titles listed here are linked directly to an order form at, a popular and safe way to purchase books through the Internet. We will add new listings as they become available and prepare a short description and review whenever possible, so bookmark this page and visit us whenever you need for a soyfoods book. Our goal is to provide the most complete selection of soyfoods-related information anywhere in the world.

One of the newest books you might want to check out is The Whole Soy CookbookThe Whole Soy Cookbook, 175 delicious, nutritious, easy-to-prepare recipes featuring tofu, tempeh, and various forms of nature’s healthiest Bean by Patricia Greenberg, Helen Newton Hartung

Although not books in the strictest sense, two new videos demonstrating the preparation of vegetarian dishes using tofu have just been released. Absolutely Tofu 1 and Absolutely Tofu 2 are now available from B-rave STUDIO.

And a CD, The Great Bean Caper, you might want to look at can be found at

Beyond Low-Fat Baking
This book contains 100 lower-fat, lower-cholesterol, high-energy recipes for scrumptious and easy-to make cakes, cookies, muffins, pies, breads, pizza, and many other tasty goodies that preserve the taste Americans have grown to love. This is the first soyfoods baking book that teaches the average mom how to prepare healthier soyfood baked goods. Every morsel is rich and moist while containing added vitamins A, B, C, D, E, phytochemicals, isoflavones and more. The book contains a special body of literature written by dietitians who testify to the benefits of eating a soy-based diet.

For those of you who are considering starting up your own small scale soymilk plant, here is a book just for you… Soymilk Microenterprise: A Treatise on Small-Scale Soymilk Production. You can find it at

The two books we most often refer to here at the U.S. Soyfoods Directory are:

The Simple Soybean and Your Health The Simple Soybean and Your Health, by Mark Messina, Ph.D., Virginia Messina, RD, Ken Setchell, Ph.D. The book looks at the many nutritional advantages provided by soyfoods, highlighting studies that have found soyfoods helpful in supporting better health. In addition, the reader is provided with a guided tour of a wide range of soyfoods, including tofu, tempeh, miso, soynuts, soymilk, and much more. And there are more than 50 delicious kitchen-tested recipes to help make the transition to soyfoods an easy one.

The Book of Tofu, by William Shurtleff & Akiko Aoyagi. An international bestseller, The Book of Tofu contains:

  • More than 500 tempting and original recipes from East and West
  • Easy-to-follow instructions for making tofu at home, in communities, and in a commercial tofu shop.
  • An analysis of tofu’s nutritional value in clear, scientific terms.
  • Over 300 illustrations.
  • A bibliography of more than 300 references.

And here are some more that are pretty popular…

Soy of Cooking: Easy-to-Make Vegetarian, Low-Fat, Fat-Free, and Antioxidant-Rich Gourmet Recipes by Marie Oser. Paperback $12.76. Endorsed by many prominent health professionals, inc. Ornish, & McDougall Soy of Cooking features 172 delectable dishes, appetizer to dessert. Over 30 new and traditional soy products are defined and used to create enticing recipes, all under 5 grms of fat per serving. nutrient analysis & soyfood exchange information.

Dr. Susan Love’s Hormone Book : Making Informed Choices About Menopause; Susan M. Love, Karen Lindsey; Hardcover; $20.00; This book has been generating a lot of attention in the national media, in part because of Dr. Loves’s recommendation that menopause sufferers should consider incorporating soyfoods into their diets.

Menopause, Naturally: Preparing for the Second Half of Life; Sadja Greenwood, M.D.; Paperback; $14.95; Volcano Press; Contains information about soyfoods and menopausal health; testimonials by Susan M. Love and Jane Fonda.

Soybeans: Technology & Utilization, by KeShun Liu, Ph.D., published by Aspen Publishers, Inc. 6×9, 560 pp; U.S.$90, Export $99. To order from U.S., call 1-800-638-8437. For other international orders, visit the website at: or call 001-301-698-7100, or fax:301 695 7931. Refer to Item # 12994.

This timely reference book provides the reader with in-depth and up-to-date coverage of:

  • Preparation methods, scientific principles, and processing innovations of each traditional and Westernized soyfood, including soymilk, tofu, yuba, soy sprouts, miso, soy sauce, tempeh, natto, sufu, soy ice cream, soy burgers, and more.
  • Role of soyfood in suppporting better health.
  • Modern processing and applications of soybean oil and protein products
  • Chemistry, nutritional values, assay methodology, and changes during maturation, storage, processing, and germination of each soybean component, including isoflavones.
  • Soybean improvements through plant breeding and emerging biotechnology.

It is impossible to maintain a complete list of soyfoods books in print without the help of publishers and readers. If you know of a book we should list, please send a note to

SOY COOKBOOKS (Top of page)

Soyfoods Cooking for a Positive Menopause

Revival Soy Recipe Book

The Soy Gourmet : Improve Your Health the Natural Way with 75 Delicious Recipes; Robin Robertson; Paperback; $11.95

Miso | Tempeh | Textured Soy Protein TSP | Tofu

Miso Cookbooks

The Book of Miso: Savory, High-Protein Seasoning; William and Aoyagi, Akiko Shurtleff

The tofu-miso high efficiency diet; Yoshiaki. Omura; Hardcover (Hard to Find)

Tempeh Cookbooks

The Tempeh Cookbook; Dorothy R. Bates; Paperback; $9.85

Juel Andersen’s Tempeh Primer: A Beginner’s Book of Tempeh Cookery; Robin and Andersen, Juel Clute; Paperback (Hard to Find)

Tempeh Cookery; Colleen Pride; Paperback (Hard to Find)

Textured Soy Protein Cookbooks (TSP)

The TVP Cookbook: Using the Quick-Cooking Meat Substitute; Dorothy R. Bates; Paperback; $7.15

Modern vegetable protein cookery; Joan Kendig; Hardcover (Hard to Find)

Modern Vegetable Protein Cookery; Joan Kengid, Keith Kengid; Paperback (Hard to Find)

Tofu Cookbooks

366 Healthful Ways to Cook Tofu and Other Meat Alternatives; Robin Robertson, Edward R. Blonz; Paperback; $14.35;Descriptive information available.

All World Exploration’s Joy of Soy Recipe Book; Paul and Gail J. King, e-book, CD-Rom, $15.95

Book of Tofu; William Shurtleff; Mass Market Paperback; $5.39

The Book of Tofu; William Shurtleff; Paperback; $17.96

The Natural Kitchen: Soy! : 75 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Nature’s Miracle Food (Natural Kitchen); Dana Jacobi; Paperback; $12.60;Descriptive information available.

The Tofu Book : The New American Cuisine; John Paino, Lisa Messinger; Paperback; $9.85

The Tofu Cookbook; Leah Leneman; Paperback; $12.60

New Vegetarian Tofu Recipes; Christopher Conil, Jean Conil; Paperback; $7.80 (Back Ordered)

The Tofu Cookbook: Recipes for Traditional and Modern Cooking; Junko Lampert; Paperback

Book of Tofu Food for Mankind/#31347; William Shurtleff, Akiko Aoyagi; Paperback (Hard to Find)

The Magic of Tofu and Other Soybean Products (The Best of Vegetarian Cooking Series); Jane O’Brien; Paperback (Hard to Find)

Soyfoods Cookery: Your Road to Better Health; Louise Hagler, et al; Paperback; $8.95

Super Soy : The Miracle Bean; Ruth Winter; Paperback; $9.90; Descriptive information available.

Tofu: A New Way to Healthy Eating; Linda Lee Barber; Hardcover (Hard to Find)

Tofu Cookery: by Louise Hagler, Revised, Paperback, 160 pages, Price: $12.76

Tofu Quick & Easy; by Louise Hagler; Paperback, 96 pages; List: $8.95 — Price: $7.16. is pleased to have the U.S. Soyfoods Directory in the family of associates. We’ve agreed to ship books and provide customer service for orders we receive through special links on the U.S. Soyfoods Directory Web site. associates list selected books in an editorial context that helps you choose the right books. We encourage you to visit the U.S. Soyfoods Directory Web site often to see what new books they’ve selected for you.

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