Food: Vegetarianism
Is it Cooked Tofu?   (-2)  [vote for, against]
Color changing tofu.

Non-cooked tofu is less pleasant than cooked tofu.
So, I suggest putting a chemical in tofu that changes color or breaks down when heated to the "cooked" tempeture of tofu. (Like meat) Maybe have it change color from green to white?
-- my-nep, May 31 2004

Possible use: http://www.halfbake...dea/IntelligentOven
[yamahito, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

You CAN cook tofu, you doofus. And you can get tofu that's roughly the same color and consistency of unnamed meat.
-- Eugene, May 31 2004

If you read the idea you'll find that it is for the tofu to change colour when it is 'done'. I've never had tofu so I wouldn't know but I'm surprised that it doesnt normally change colour. Does it change some other way eg. get softer like potatoes?
-- chud, May 31 2004

who's the doofus?

A clearer title would be nice, though, my-nep. <edit - thanks />

If we get garishly coloured dye that breaks down to different colours when cooked, though, why restrict it to Tofu? We could have purple steaks, blue potatoes, and even green eggs and ham (paint everything green).

Black pudding's still black, though.
-- yamahito, May 31 2004

If the meat is unnamed how do you know if the tofu is roughly the same color and consistency?
-- bristolz, May 31 2004

Isn't it because the meat has a name in the first place that they're eating tofu?
-- yamahito, May 31 2004

The chemical you’re looking for is tofu. You can even add tofu to other foods to indicate when they are done. If not sufficiently cooked, the tofu will make them inedible.
-- ldischler, May 31 2004

I always worry when bliss looks at me in that tone of voice
-- yamahito, May 31 2004

The meat comment explained:
Meat changes color when cooked. This changes color when cooked.
-- my-nep, May 31 2004

Do you have to cook tofu? I always eat it straight from the fridge, with diced tomatoes, onions and a hint of soy sauce, occasionally with a bit of wasabi. But then, I also like my tuna raw.
-- kbecker, Jun 01 2004

Why not just cook the tofu along with the meat part of the meal? When the meat's done, you know the tofu is done.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 30 2009

Perhaps if you embedded little nodules of cheese along every facet of the tofu.. by the time all the nodules of cheese had exploded, the tofu could be considered 'done'.
-- mylodon, Feb 01 2009

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