Savory Sauces – Recipes

Here are some tried and true recipes for savory sauces that have made it to the Savory Cuisine Corner on MSGdish because well, quite simply, we found them to be delicious!

Savory Soups – Recipes

Doesn’t soup always “hit the spot”? Always so satisfying, and the leftovers are even better the next day! Here is a selection of savory soups that are packed with umami richness.

Foods that are Rich in Umami Taste Have “Natural” MSG

A recent article in Business Insider, noting that monosodium glutamate (MSG) occurs naturally in many flavorful foods, poses the question, “How do you get free glutamates in your food naturally?”

The article explains: “Monosodium glutamate is a powerful flavor enhancer that, despite what you may have heard, is widely accepted in the scientific community as a safe additive. In fact, MSG or other ‘free glutamates’ occur naturally in many of the most flavorful foods, some of which have been used to enhance flavor in cooking for millennia.”

Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine | Book Review

Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine is the tastiest version of American history you can experience. Author, Sarah Lohman, explores U.S. multiculturalism through the origins of the favorite tastes that makes our food quintessentially “American.”

“Everyone Should Be Cooking with MSG”

To many people, cooking with MSG (monosodium glutamate) and other strange sounding ingredients may seem like something to avoid. But according to food scientist and author Steve Witherly, who was profiled in a recent Business Insider article, MSG is perfectly safe.