The Inadequacies of Sound Bite Science

MSG, Umami, Glutamate News

Bites are good for eating—not so much for obtaining important nutrition and health information. “Sound bite” health and nutrition reporting abounds on the TV, radio, internet, even in magazines and newspapers. But of course snazzy headlines and clever blurbs don’t always equal accurate reporting. And MSG is no stranger to these sound bite reports, which

Umami Recipe – Ginger Shrimp and Watermelon

Chef Sone has created this lively summer salad, which brings together each of the five basic tastes (including umami) to give a flavor both complex and revitalizing.

Part II: GOOD News about MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)? Believe It.

MSG answers, MSG facts

The initial post of this two-part series entitled GOOD News about MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)? Believe It., went into great detail about the safety of monosodium glutamate (MSG). In part two, we review some of the common myths about MSG: MSG does not cause the so-called “Chinese restaurant syndrome.”  Further, not one scientific research study has [&hellip

MSG and the Fear of the Known

Chinese Restaurant Syndrome lives in America; well, the American psyche rather. Said to be a collection of side effects caused by consumption of Chinese cuisine, CRS has commonly been blamed for the headaches, dizziness and chest pains that some people experience after eating at a Chinese Restaurant – and monosodium glutamate, better known as MSG,

Uncovering the Mysteries of Umami and MSG

I just participated in a terrific meeting last week in Miami, the CAFÉ 2013 Leadership Conference. It’s a very interesting mix of foodservice and school educators, trainers, and culinary professionals from around the U.S. and Canada. They get together each year for a program to share educational and industry trends. I was there because