Re: [] New Year's Resolution.....

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From: Natarajan Krishnaswami
Subject: Re: [] New Year's Resolution.....
Date: 16:11 on 08 Jan 2007
On Mon, Jan 08, 2007 at 09:37:29AM +0000, Simon Wistow wrote:
> Speaking of Umami - has anybody played around with MSG? I've been 
> sufficently convinced by the good Mr Steingarten that "Chinese 
> Restaurant Syndrom" is a big crock so I'm ponderign getting a tub for 
> those times (which are admittedly rare)

It's great!  I bought some recently for a vegan nuoc mam cham
analogue, and have since then been damn tempted to add it to
everything.  Fortunately, good sense generally prevails, and I use it
in moderation now -- the taste is distinctive, and not always an
improvement.  (In particular, it makes things taste "heavier", and can
muddy light/"clean" flavors.)  However, I've found it to be an
excellent addition to my culinary armory.

For example, ground chipotle + MSG == wonderspice.  I could just sniff
it all day.  Or snort it and get high.  (Ouch!)

> when adding tomatoes, soy, worcestershire sauce or parmesan aren't
> appropriate.

I bet it'd be good sprinkled on sliced tomatoes, though.


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