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Welcome to MSGdish!

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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Salty vs Savory – How Do Your Tastebuds Know the Difference?

Salty and savory are two distinctly different flavors, yet they so often occur together that…
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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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The Art of Building Flavor in Recipes

As a chef, it is my business to create memorable dining experiences and food that…
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Chefs Explain Umami, That Fifth Taste We Can’t Get Enough Of

Twenty-five years ago, a television channel dedicated solely to food came into our homes. Yes,…