Umami = Love
I’m still not sure if the turkeys marinated in MSG were enough to make up for the lack of turducken. MSG is a superlatively delicious taste enhancement, but in comparing deep-fried MSG turkeys and oven-roasted turducken, one is led down this seductive path of MSG-enhanced turducken stuffed into a pig and pit roasted for three days as the next step in ultimate gratitude. There are obvious logistical obstacles.
Acquiring a kitchen with multiple ovens and a pit roast is the most compelling argument yet for a) working to become wealthy or b) going to chef school. But this is not about unfulfilled aspirations, it is about belatedly listing some trivial items that make me happy, as per tradition:
- Hanging pots
- Mugs with handles large enough to put all four fingers through to the knuckle
- Socks that are technically dirty, but not too dirty to wear again if you don’t need to feel respectable on a Sunday afternoon
- All-purpose sewing machine needles