On Taste, Umami and Vegetarianism

  • Sensory delights: Oh that sinfully ban-worthy elusive fifth taste…oo-ma-mee! This sound clip is a lot of fun to listen to…

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  • Is MSG good or bad? Smithsonian magazine has a nice writeup on The Science of MSG. Do you know your Umami? DSC08273Can you live life happily experiencing only 4 tastes knowing there is a fifth amazing taste underexplored? Plus, if natural glutamate (tomatoes, mushrooms, seaweed, parmesan) is OK, then why not MSG?… How about going back to mom’s “everything in moderation” with a twist: “educate yourself and know what you are eating!” its-the-umami-stupid-why-the-truth-about-msg-is-so-easy-to-swallow-180947626

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