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MSGdish Is Your Resource

MSGdish is your resource for understanding the incredible taste of umami and how you can incorporate it into your cooking and recipes. This website hosts a broad array of information about umami, glutamate, and MSG (monosodium glutamate), as well as insights about food, taste, and health.

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The Umami Connection

Umami is all the rage, and it’s recognized as our fifth basic taste…


Savory Recipes

Delight your guests with these delicious savory recipes…


MSG in Cooking

Where does MSG (umami seasoning) work best in cooking?…


How to Boost the Savory (Umami) Flavor in Your Cooking

Have you wondered how to improve your traditional recipes by using MSG, and want to know more about how and when to add MSG to your cooking? If so, you’re not alone! Check out the new MSGdish “Cooking with MSG” video series.

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Savory Super Bowl Snack Recipes

115 million people tuned into the National Football League’s Super Bowl® last year. That’s a…
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Soup-er Ways to Love Umami Even More

I first learned about “umami” at a national meeting of the American Dietetic Association (now…
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Welcome the New Year with Healthy and Flavorful Savory Recipes

Did your recent holiday season involve indulging in an abundance of candy canes, butter cookies,…
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MSG In Cooking: The Best Dishes to Add Umami Ingredients

The addition of umami makes many foods taste better. As one of the five primary…