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MSGdish is your gateway to important info about the many culinary creations inspired by “umami” (savory taste). MSGdish hosts a broad array of information about umami, glutamate, and MSG (monosodium glutamate), as well as insights about food, taste, and health.

Get Your Savory On!

The Umami Connection

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


Savory Recipes

Delight your guests with these delicious savory recipes…


MSG in Cooking

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


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umami vegetables

Umami Flavor Profiles for Crave-worthy Vegetable Dishes

How to create flavorful meals with plant-based umami and leveraging the sweet, aromatic, meaty and…
Beet Salad

Savory Summer Salad Recipes

I challenge you to make this summer a “salad summer.” To get you started, I…
MSG in cooking

How to Build Depth and Dimension in a Dish

As food professionals, we want to add dimension (aka complexity) and depth (aka fullness and…
Washoku - Japanese cuisine

Eating to Break 100: Longevity Diet Tips

There are more centenarians – those aged 99 or older – living on Japan's Okinawa…