In this episode of tasteMAKERS, host Cat Neville heads to Chicago to meet Jenny Yang, the woman behind Phoenix Bean Tofu. While the countrys third largest city may seem disconnected fromIllinois, a highly agrarian state, its not. In fact, Illinois produces the highest volume of soybeans of any state and some of those beans make it to Phoenix Bean, whose tofu youll see on the menus of some of the citys best restaurants.
Join journalist and host Cat Neville for an eye-opening journey into the heart of the food movement. TASTEMAKERS introduces viewers to artisans across the United States who are defining the flavor of American food today. The series takes viewers from a shellfish operation in the icy waters off the coast of Washington, to a sheeps milk dairy in the rolling hills of Missouri, to an organic tofu factory in the heart of Chicago. Each episode explores how the artisans do their work, traveling to unique corners of the country while uncovering regional food culture and history along the way. Throughout the series, viewers also learn what drives these makers, what inspires them, and how they perfected their craft.