Momofuku Beef Noodle Soup (Dixie D. Vereen/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Putting the ‘mmm’ back in MSG

Sarah Elton, Maclean’s magazine, August 16, 2016.

On hip restaurant menus and recipes, a maligned additive is making a comeback…

MSG finger art still
(Adam Ragusea)

MSG is neither terribly dangerous nor perfectly okay

Adam Ragusea, YouTube February 3, 2020.

The public health hysteria around MSG is just that… I’m pretty sure what I just said to you is true?

Saoirse Ronan and Beanie Feldstein in Lady Bird (Photo via Universal).

Lady Bird Shows that it’s Okay for Women to Be Hungry

Ruby Lott-Lavigna, Munchies February 26, 2018.

Greta Gerwig’s Oscar-nominated film tells the story of Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson, a 17-year-old who takes—and eats—exactly what she wants..

Ajinomoto c. 1929 (Credit: Science History Institute)

On the Origin of the Word ‘Umami

Johanna Mayer, Science Friday, August 14, 2018.

There’s science behind deliciousness…

Choy Wong in West Philadelphia (Nina Feldman/WHYY)

Cutting salt in Chinese takeout to curb heart disease

Nina Feldman, The PULSE WHYY Philadelphia October 11, 2018.

Philadelphia has a sodium problem. Almost 40 percent of all adults, and over half of African American adults have high blood pressure…