Featured Recipe: General Tso’s Chicken

General Tso's or Tsao's Chicken recipe

This is a truly mouth-watering dish (and MSG dish!) with an Oriental-flavor kick. Make it your own (some tips listed below) and your dinner guests will be very impressed. The flavor is fantastic, rivaling any found at your local Chinese restaurant. Chopsticks optional! To accompany the General Tsao’s Chicken, try

Does Picking on Processed Foods Make Us Better Eaters? (Part 1)

Somewhere between the introduction of frozen OJ in the 1940s and the publishing of Michael Moss’ Sugar, Salt, Fat last year, public opinion of processed food seems to have made a 180° turn. There’s a reason that “the greatest thing since sliced bread” is an oft-uttered expression of appreciation for the development of new and

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year hatsuhinode

The MSGdish Team wishes everyone a happy and healthy New Year! The sunrise on the first day of the New Year is known in Japan as hatsuhinode. Many people gather at locations known for their beautiful sunrises, such as on the beach or in the mountains, and they celebrate the arrival of the New Year with the rising sun and pray for good health throughout the year. 2014 began with a beautiful hatsuhinode!

Umami Recipes for a Cold Winter’s Night

Most of us have heard about the “Umami Burger” craze that seems to be sweeping the nation. But say you don’t want to go out to eat and instead want to create your own delectable Umami creation in the comfort of your own home (and oven!). Here’s a couple of mouth-watering hot main dishes for you to consider when trying umami recipes

Life is Short: It’s OK to Enjoy Food!

Food might be the most complex relationship in your life, which explains why a poll of more than 6,000 Women’s Health readers found that nearly 30 percent feel stressed about food — every…single…day.” Sad, don’t you think?