MSG Retailer

I’m pleased to announce the launch of Monosodium Glutamate.com.

Glutamate is used in cooking to enhance the flavor of savory dishes. It pairs particularly well with meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables. Glutamate is the ’secret ingredient’ used by chefs for over one hundred years. In many countries, MSG is used as a table-top seasoning alongside salt and pepper.

We will be making enhancements to the site over the coming month, leading up to the launch of our retail business.

Rental Apartments in Washington DC: Avalon at Foxhall | Sponsored Post

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All the apartments have spacious floor plans that make it easy to live and entertain in comfort. Amenities include gourmet kitchens, washer and dryer (in unit), and generous closet space.

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Toilet Humor

I’ve been reviewing the analytics from Vacation Constipation – a new website launched last month. Some 70 percent of travelers get constipated during vacation – it’s a huge problem and online resources were scant. I invite you to take a look, but in the mean time, here’s a list of some of the (funnier) keywords that people have been using to find the site in search.

  • what does it mean when your bowel movements are nuggets?
  • what is your poo trying to tell you
  • looks like chickens in my poop
  • what makes a bowel movement smell like the food has rotted
  • how much poop can you have in your body constipated
  • why is my bowel movements like sludge?
  • diarrhea, smells like chicken
  • how come sometimes your poop looks like little dots
  • my bowel movements do not look like sausage, they are soft
  • poop looks like dry oatmeal
  • does having the water faucet on help you poop
  • don’t poo on vacation
  • pellet poop what does it mean

No Cookie Left Behind: 2nd Annual!

Courtesy of Tannaz at All Kinds of Yum!

Blame Mom For Your Bad Eating Habits

Do you love potato chips and pizza but shun vegetables? Your mother may be to blame for your bad eating habits. If she regularly succumbed to cravings to the exclusion of healthy foods, it may have impacted your early palate.

A new study from Philadelphia’s Monell Chemical Senses Center suggests that children adopt their mothers’ food preferences through the flavors found in her breast milk and amniotic fluid; if mothers want their babies to eat vegetables, especially bitter green vegetables, they need opportunities to taste these foods first.

In the study, 46 pregnant women were assigned to one of three groups. Women in the first group drank carrot juice during the third trimester of pregnancy and water while breastfeeding; the second group did the opposite; and the third group drank only water throughout.

Infants who were repeatedly exposed to carrot flavoring ate an average of three times more carrot-flavored cereal than did infants whose mothers drank only water.

Mother’s milk is arguably the first flavor experience a child is exposed to, offering a taste of their culture even before birth. “It’s a beautiful system,” says Julie Manella, the study’s author, “Infants learn what foods are safe by flavor cues in the amniotic fluid and mother’s milk.”

Fear These Foods

Terror is the latest trend in food marketing. These five foods go so far as to threaten bodily harm and global annihilation.

Wendy’s Baconator brings to mind the 1984 classic Terminator, in which a human-looking, apparently unstoppable cyborg is sent from the future to kill.

Unlike the Terminator, the Baconator instills fear with its six strips of bacon, two quarter-pound beef patties, two slices of American cheese, mayo and ketchup.

“[The Baconator] is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.” Continue reading →