How To Figure Out What a New Study is About and Whether You Should Care: A Non-Scientist’s Guide to Making Sense of Research Studies

Research methods, research findings

Want to know more about a scientific study than you can glean in a 30-second news snippet? Here are some tips for reading research studies (relatively) quickly, so you can find out what you want—or need—to know. What kind of report is it? Primary research reports are divided into the following sections

Umami and the Evolution of Taste

tongue - umami fifth taste

For years, we’ve all known how to describe the basic components of taste: sweet, salty, sour and bitter. It wasn’t until the late 1950s that umami, the fifth basic taste, came knocking on the western world’s door. Umami is often described as a “savory” or “meaty” taste. Think cheese, aged meats and other fermented foods

In the News

Updating MSGdish readers on recent media attention to topics that we savor… MSG, Glutamate, Umami, and related food trends

What’s the DASH Diet All About?

important to reduce sodium intake

According to the U.S. government’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a dietary regimen called the DASH diet was designed a number of years ago to help people lower their blood pressure… as well as offer other health benefits. Per NHLBI, DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) and is a balanced

Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing

Salad lovers will enjoy this easy to make, homemade salad dressing. The not-so-secret ingredient for savoriness: MSG of course! Recipe for Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing