Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mmmmm So Good

MSG. Monosodium Glutamate. Mmmmm. So Good.

Seriously though, MSG is a debated ingredient. There's really no definitive evidence that MSG gives you headaches, nausea, etc., but many believe it causes all that and leads to obesity. Like I said, debated ingredient.

My son came back from GA. having spent time with his dad and also my current in-laws, and brought back with him a book that he chose from a pile that my in-laws were giving away.

Oh yeah.

This baby is 50 years old.

I perused the book, most of which is really simple, and slightly repetitive. Then, I saw this.

1/2 tsp monosodium glutamate.

Never have I seen a recipe book with this ingredient. It cracked us up to no end! I could just see the anti-MSG group freaking out. (MSG doesn't bother me, as far as I know. I'm not a headache-getting kind of person, unless I'm off my C8H10N4O2.)

Two weeks ago, mid-week, we took a trip to my in-laws, to meet our new niece and celebrate some birthdays. I cooked a fabulous Mexican feast too, I might add. While searching for spices, I found this.

Dated 1962.


I ran for my camera. My M-I-L didn' even realize it was there...or 48 years old either. The thing is older than me.

It was a FUH-NEE find.


Big sis said...

I would love one of those Headache Inducing Hamburgers.

Debbie St.Amand said...

My favorite chicken soup recipe calls for MSG. It's yummy!

Hendel D'bu said...

My mom had some of that for when she cooked Chinese... :-)

Anonymous said...

I must say that MSG gives me bad heartburn. There is a Chinese restaurant nearby that has in their menu "no MSG upon request". I have ate their food with and without MSG and without fail....I end up with heartburn.