Through The Static

March 5, 2008

Yes, MSG, the Secret Behind the Savor

Filed under: Culture,Food — Tranimal @ 10:48 pm
NY Times:

In 1968 a Chinese-American physician wrote a rather lighthearted letter to The New England Journal of Medicine. He had experienced numbness, palpitations and weakness after eating in Chinese restaurants in the United States, and wondered whether the monosodium glutamate used by cooks here (and then rarely used by cooks in China) might be to blame. 

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