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

Asparagus Tomato Stir Fry

Let me say right at the start, that MSG is safe. Very safe. You’re probably not used to hearing good news about MSG – monosodium glutamate, at least not in the media. You’ve heard all the hype about Chinese restaurant syndrome, so-called “experts” telling you all manner of scary stuff

What’s Love (of Sodium) Got To Do With It? And How MSG Can Keep the Love Alive!

important to reduce sodium intake

When you conjure up your favorite meal, be it a holiday dish or an entrée that Mom used to only serve on Sunday, the first thing that probably comes to mind is how good it tastes.  Sure, the aroma of a simmering casserole may waft through the house (and your mind), but it is how a food tastes that makes it so yummy

The Umami Epiphany

Friends eating fast food in a restaurant

Few would disagree that cooking is all about flavor. In fact, most of us grew up learning about the four basic tastes in grade school: sweet, salty, sour and bitter. However, many may not know that the human mouth actually distinguishes five basic tastes

Featured Umami-Rich Recipe: Gazpacho

Cold Gazpacho with Garlic Croutons in Glass Bowl

Gazpacho is a traditional zingy tomato soup from Spain that showcases the refreshing tastes of its fresh ingredients. This delicious cold soup is a perfect light appetizer to accompany summer cuisine. Serve chilled, and don’t forget the French baguette! Special thanks to

The Colonel (Fried Chicken) Will Be Proud!

Fried Chicken Recipes

Featured Recipe with MSG: For lovers of that oh-so-famous “colonel’s fried chicken,” here is a fried-baked version (fry the chicken wings and then bake them) that is a potluck dinner fave!  Special thanks to