These 40 up-and-comers—all 40 years old or younger—are changing the way Americans eat and drink, from a vodka distiller who rewrote Nebraska's Prohibition-era laws to a White House chef who's fiercely fighting to improve school-lunch programs.

Food & Wine
October 17, 2011


Minh Tsai: Soy Artisan

Minh Tsai

Photo courtesy of Gabriel Schreiber.

Compared to processed tofu, the artisanal kind has an entirely different flavor—and Minh Tsai, 39, is on a mission to prove it. He began selling his fresh-that-day tofu at the Palo Alto, California, farmers' market in 2004; today his company, Hodo Soy, sells soy-based products to dozens of stores on the West Coast, as well as world-class restaurants like Coi in San Francisco.

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