1 Echosonic 2 years ago Well, I like to cook and try different recipes either ones from the net and from cook books and magazines or make up myself. Oh don't forget the Food Network too and Cooking Channel. I saw a guy trying to crack the KFC recipe and he said MSG is an important ingredient to the taste. I did research too and found that people say MSG just adds something you can't get with just salt or other ingredients. My mom used to buy Accent and cook with it. I believe it's essentially MSG branded as Accent but she stopped back in the '70s saying that studies shown MSG to be bad for you and cancerous. Chinese food has been known to use MSG but because of the backlash against the product you started seeing on Chinese restaurant windows "No MSG" or "We don't use MSG". But thru my research people have said there is no real scientific proof MSG is dangerous to one's well being. I in fact thru research read that people who cook Chinese food have found something is missing that they taste at the Chinese restaurants and that ingredient is MSG so they go for it at home and the taste is great like the restaurant. So thru my research I basically found two camps. Those who think it's deadly and those who think it's not and it adds a dimension to their food you can't get without it. Which camp are you and why? I always was in the first camp but now I want to try some MSG just for the taste of it. There is Accent and other brands. There is some Japanese brand, forget the name but it's rather popular even among chefs of Chinese food.