Chicagoland joined us for meet the makers on August 24th and 25th to experience locally made tofu, sourced from soy beans farmed right in illinois.

Meet the makers we profiled in our Phoenix Bean episode, including Jenny Yang of Phoenix Bean; Harold Wilken from The Mill at Janie’s Farm; Laurel Boger, executive pastry chef for Eli’s Cheesecake; and Zhenwei Zhu, Analytical Chemist for the Institute of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago.

Our pop-up Makers Market followed the live show, featuring food and drink from Chicago chefs, makers and producers, including:


Meet the Makers is made possible with the support of our sponsors: Edward Jones, Fleischmann's Yeast, AB Mauri and Natural Tableware. tasteMAKERS is presented by the Nine Network of Public Media and distributed by American Public Television.