Americans Rekindle Relationship With MSG, But China’s Giving It Up

It lurks inside Kewpie.
It lurks inside Kewpie. Photo: Melissa Hom

The always excellent Fuchsia Dunlop notes on her blog that even as esteemed chefs like Dave Chang are making a big push to change the way people think about MSG, Chinese home cooks and restaurant customers are “losing their taste for it” and taking it off the menu. It’s just like Freaky Friday, but with glutamic acid! [Fuschia Dunlop, Earlier]