In the Post today, Carla Spartos explores chefs ambivalent feelings about using MSG and other junk-food ingredients and methods in their dishes. Wyle Dufresne points out the similarities between the molecular-gastronomy movement and the guys who came up with Cool Ranch Doritos, the flavor of which he says hed consider using in a mashed-potato dish. He tells the Post, We had a lot of questions about cooking about what was happening to our food as it was cooking and some of the more traditional routes didn't offer a complete explanation, so we began to delve deeper into food science. And where are the food scientists working? In the commercial food industry. Will fast food become more of a go-to? Will we now see empanadas described as hot pockets on the menu?
Snack Attack! [NYP]