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    Hi,

    What does the "Accent" mean in this sentence?


    Season soup with accent!


    Thanks a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    What does the "Accent" mean in this sentence?


    Season soup with accent!


    Thanks a lot
    If that's the whole sentence, I can't imagine what it's supposed to mean.

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    Default Re: accent

    Accent (with a capital letter) is the trade name of the seasoning product monosodium glutamate (MSG).


    Accent - A seasoning also called MSG (Monosodium Glutamate). It is commonly used in Oriental cooking. It is not a favored seasoning or enhancer in the United States as many people are allergic to it. It is an optional seasoning and can very easily be left out of recipes.

    MSG is the sodium salt of the amino acid glutamic acid and a form of glutamate. It is sold as a fine white crystal substance, similar in appearance to salt or sugar. It does not have a distinct taste of its own, and how it adds flavor to other foods is not fully understood. Many scientists believe that MSG stimulates glutamate receptors in the tongue to augment meat-like flavors.

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    Default Re: accent

    First of all, I must say sorry for my stupid mistake.

    I changed the "Accent" to "accent", I guess it was a printing error. And Rover, thanks a lot for your quote. That's really helpful.

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    Default Re: accent

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    First of all, I must say sorry for my stupid mistake.

    I changed the "Accent" to "accent", I guess it was a printing error. And Rover, thanks a lot for your quote. That's really helpful.
    Thank you, Silverobama. It's refreshing to have somebody who recognises that their slip might have caused misunderstandings.

    And don't worry - we all do that sort of thing.

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