The Truth About MSG
The Truth About MSG
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In 1908, Japanese biochemist Kikunae Ikeda discovered and extracted monosodium glutamate (MSG) from seaweed. Today, MSG is added to numerous popular foods as a flavor enhancer, a source of the elusive umami taste. However, reports about the "Chinese Restaurant Syndrome" in the 1960s led to widespread fear that MSG was dangerous to consume. Some people remain wary of the substance and refuse to eat it to this day. But what exactly is the truth about MSG?
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<a href="http://www.popsugar.com/food/Sonic-Extreme-Tater-Tots-Recipe-37950721"></a>Can you think of anything better than chili cheese fries? It's a tall order for sure, but Sonic's Extreme Tater Tots are a strong contender. Made with tender tots (instead of fries) and topped with chili, cheese, onions, pickled jalapeños, and - wait for it - ranch dressing, they're the crown jewel of the brand's secret menu. Salivating yet? We certainly were so we knew we had to make our take on this ridiculously-amazing side. <a href="http://www.popsugar.com/node/38000458/edit" rel="nofollow"></a> From Nicole Iizuka, POPSUGAR Food Sonic's Extreme Tots Ingredients2 cups frozen tater tots 1/2 cup chili 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded 1/4 cup white onions, diced 1/4 cup pickled jalapeños 1/4 cup ranch dressing Directions Cook frozen tater tots according to the directions on the package. Place tater tots into a bowl or paper boat and cover with chili and cheddar cheese. Microwave for 45 seconds or until the cheese is melted. Top with white onions, pickled jalapeños, and a drizzle of ranch dressing. Serve warm. Information Category Side Dishes, Potato Yield 2 Servings Cook Time 35 Minutes Average( votes): <a href='/node/38000458/print' target='_blank' title='Print recipe'>Print recipe</a>
From The New York Times: This short documentary profiles the queer farmer and food writer Sandor Katz, whose work in culinary fermentation transformed his relationship with life and death.. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000003819616/sandorkraut-a-pickle-maker.html?partner=yahoo"> Watch the original video on Times Video: http://nyti.ms/1H2zt6W</a>
<a href="http://www.popsugar.com/food/Dishwasher-Cooking-37957913"></a>You heard me right, this is a <a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Cook-Dishwasher-35504136">whole meal</a> you can cook in the dishwasher! No, we didn't go crazy - yes, it might sound absurd, but what do you have to lose? If you think about it, really think about it, the dishwasher is basically like a giant hot water bath, so for all those foods you eat sous vide, this is actually very similar in terms of technique. Now, there are some important food safety tips and tricks to getting this right - the most important being to have sealable glass jars so you don't get any soap in your food - so be sure to check this out before you start throwing your dinner in the dishwasher.