Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Show 454 Tuesday 31 July

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

Yesterday’s guest was Jeff from the tofu shop and on Sunday Kitchen this week you’ll be able to see how they make tofu.

Today I thought I’d tell you the story behind the visit to the tofu factory.
So back in Japan I had the idea of, for Sunday Kitchen, not just cooking stuff myself, but also going to restaurants or food manufacturers and filming how they make stuff.

On Japanese TV there are a lot of shows like this – they go to a bakery or whatever and film what’s going there. So I thought I’d do something like that – although a different style.

And one place I really wanted to visit was a tofu shop in Japan. But I just never got around to it. Then when we came to Nelson, we were eating tofu at our first host place, and I looked at the packet and I noticed that it was made in Nelson. And it also had herbs in it which was interesting – very different to the tofu in Japan.
So then I thought – we should go and visit them and film them. That would be really interesting – especially for Japanese viewers, it would be interesting to see tofu made in Canada.

Then when we came here – we talking to Helen, one of our hosts and she said that she knew him and she’d call him for us. And so she called him and he said sure ... and the rest is history.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, the Taipei 101 is no longer the tallest building in the world. A building in Dubai is even taller.

Since 2004, the Taipei 101 has been the tallest building in the world. It is 509.2 meters tall.
The same year that building was finished, construction started on an even taller building in Dubai.
The Burj Dubai has an estimated completion date of the 30th of December 2008. The estimated height is 818 meters.
On the 20th of July the building surpassed the height of the Taipei 101 making it the tallest high-rise building in the world.
But it won’t have that official title until it’s finished.

And that was Stick News for Tuesday 31st of July.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
#277 Is the tofu in Canada the same as in Japan?

Step 1: Repeat Brian’s lines.
Step 2: Read Brian’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Brain Is the tofu in Canada the same as in Japan?

Sarah No, from what I’ve seen, it’s usually different.

Brain How so?

Sarah Well, the stuff here is usually hard, or firm. But in Japan it’s usually soft.

Brain Do they have herb tofu?

Sarah No, not that I’ve seen. But they have other kinds – like goma (sesame), eda mame tofu and ... oh, what I really like is Jonny.

Brain What’s that?

Sarah It’s really soft and creamy and mmm it’s really good. You’ve got to try it.


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artist: Matthew Tyas
album: Music for the movies vol1
tracks: Superheros, Intellectuel, Three ways to run away
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artist: pharmacopia
album: For The Stilling Of Volcanoes
track: Bossarim Quatro
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