2/19/2007

Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, is a common Chinese food seasoning, considered as "normal" as salt or soy sauce to Chinese chefs, but many Americans see it as a sinister food additive. In The New York Times, Fuchsia Dunlop takes a closer look at MSG and the emerging acceptance of the existence of a "fifth taste" associated with it: umami.

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