The Secret of Monosodium Glutamate

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WTF – MSG? Deliciously Controversial, or is it?

Monosodium Glutamate, or MSG, has long had a bad reputation even though, guess what, you’ve probably been eating it all these years. This umami flavor enhancer is a great way to maximize impact when used correctly. On this week’s WTF Scott and Janie take on the myths around MSG, and how a small pinch of this controversial ingredient can enhance, burgers, seasonings, and even coffee!

Product Links:
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

Recipe Link:
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About ‘We Transform Food’
We Transform Food is a weekly series from Modernist Pantry exploring cool ingredients and gadgets that can help any chef transform food into more memorable experiences.

1 Comment.

  • David Dickson
    April 27, 2020 2:01 am

    Technical comment – MSG video

    Sodium is referred to as a molecule. Technically it is an atom.

    Liked the video!

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