Monday, May 19, 2008

KFC Original Recipe

So I'm chowing down on some KFC tonight and I wondered... What are the 11 herbs and spices in this chicken? Well here is the recipe:

1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tbsp celery salt
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp dry mustard
4 tbsp paprika
2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp ground ginger
3 tbsp MSG (Accent)

Okay, salt, thyme, basil... WAIT... WTF??? When has MSG become an herb or spice????

So if I go to a Chinese restaurant, MSG is an herb or spice? That would change things completely. If you ever look at a North American menu, you'd find things like Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops, or Butter-Dill Poached Salmon. How about at a Chinese restaurant with this new found spice... Monosodium Glutamate Herbed Spareribs, MSG-Infused Shrimp Dumplings or Egg Drop Soup with Essence of MSG?

This is pathetic.

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