- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 11, 2001

Books

• "The Complete Soy Cookbook," by Paulette Mitchell, Hungry Minds, 1998. This book contains easy recipes for tofu, soybeans and tempeh.

• "The Joy of Soy: 75 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Nature's Miracle Food," by Dana Jacobi, Prima Publishing, 2000. This books contains recipes for everything from soup to main dishes to desserts.

• "New Soy Cookbook: Tempting Recipes for Soybeans, Soy Milk, Tempeh, Miso and Soy Sauce," by Lorna J. Sass, Chronicle Books, 1998. This book features many international recipes.

• "Earl Mindell's Soy Miracle," by Earl Mindell, Fireside Books, 1998. In this book, a nutritionist explains the health findings about soy.

• "All About Soy Isoflavones & Women's Health," by Victoria Dolby, Avery Penguin Putnam, 1999. This book discusses isoflavones and their effect on breast cancer and menopause.

• "The Simple Soybean and Your Health," by Mark Messina and Virginia Messina, Avery Publishing, 1994. Soy researcher Mark Messina explains soy's benefits in this book.

Associations

• Soyfoods Association of North America, 1723 U St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009. Phone: 202/986-5600. Web site: www.soyfoods.org. This trade association has sales figures, nutrition and research information and healthful recipes.

• United Soybean Board, 16640 Chesterfield Grove Road, Chesterfield, Mo. 63005. Phone: 800/989-8721. Web site: www.soybean.org. This trade organization is primarily for soybean growers, but it also has a Web site for consumers. The site features health information, research news and recipes.

On line

• Mark Messina, a professor of nutrition at Loma Linda University who has written books about soy, has information on soy's effects on health on his personal Web site (www.olympus.net/messina).

• At Soy. Com Inc.'s Web site (www.soy.com), visitors can find research news, a guide to soy products and recipes. Soy.com is a privately owned company.

• The Indiana Soybean Board sponsors a consumer-friendly site (www.soyfoods.com) that features nutrition information.

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