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How You Can Help Asian Restaurants during the Covid-19 Crisis

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Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Asian restaurants have been closing at a significantly higher rate than other restaurants. Hateful rhetoric and acts of discrimination, fueled by unfounded fear, is impacting Asian Americans and their businesses, leading to an unprecedented drop in sales and closures at twice the rate of any other restaurant category.

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Is MSG Natural? How is MSG Made?

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Monosodium glutamate, aka MSG, sounds far from nature, but is it? To answer that, let’s look at what it’s made of, where it comes from, and what happens to it in your body. “Natural.” There’s no official definition for the…

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World Umami Forum

Inaugural World Umami Forum is World-Class!

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Umami, the proven fifth taste, has enjoyed a fascinating and stellar history since its discovery in 1908. One of the highpoints in umami’s 110-year timeline is the World Umami Forum, which took place in New York City, September 20-21, 2018….

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Umami Celebrates 110 Years Since Discovery

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“Umami Memorial” Symposium held at ACS Annual Meeting One hundred ten years after its discovery, umami celebrated its birthday in New Orleans during the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), on March 18, 2018. Rather than cake and…

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