I don't want to diminish this person's knowledge of their body, but everything I read online says the MSG and natural glutamates in food are chemically identical, which would lead me to think the intolerance is a psychosomatic reaction or placebo effect from food propaganda (which can produce very real effects on their own).
Edit: my inbox is mega full. You guys seriously love soup huh?
Edit 2: over 1000+ messages today. I did not expect the soup fever to get this far lol
Why YSK: food banks and soup kitchens have connections and bulk buying power that they use to buy more than you can with the same amount of money. They can also buy fresh produce which cannot be donated easily by individuals.
The fact that This is a headline and continues to be a “problem” for some is petty. Again, go volunteer at a soup kitchen or help your local community.
I have fairly resolved moderately happy ending SOUP DRAMA!
I'm not going to get into the complex sociopolitical issues that color this story, because I don't have a history or political degree and it's a LOT, but here's the roughest of rough basics. Ukraine, along with a number of other Slavic countries, was part of the USSR. (Ukraine has a long history of wanting independence, but officially declared itself an independent country when the USSR broke up, in 1991. Russia's been demeaning Ukraine as a country ever since, tending to try to annex it a whole bunch of times, or just insisting that it's merely a region of Russia or a river.
Disclaimer: I am super biased here. My family comes from German Mennonites, who immigrated to the US through Ukraine and Crimea, and relatively recently--my grandparent's parents came over. Most of our food is still like that, which means that a LOT of our food is Slavic with a twist. So I am *not here* for this "Ukraine is... keep reading on reddit ➡
Ok this is gonna be my drunk thesis on why soup is the best.
There are people who legit don't know how to cook. My mom threw a beautiful party with a cheese board.. She can thrown a great party! But.. Then the next day decided to make "fondue" soup, and dumped all the leftover cheese in the pot.. Bleu cheese, smoked gouda, brie, cheddar.. And posted about it. Even she knew it wasn't good. I can't imagine the nasty "soup" my dad had to eat for days afterwards.
My daughter's college friend (not a freshman) called her for help to make pasta. Like, just boiling spaghetti. Didn't have a colander. Dumped it in the dorm sink. Scooped it up. Okay, I get it so far, college kids do what college kids do, I made ramen in my coffee pot once. Okay more than once.
But then he just put salt on it to eat it. Sink spaghetti with salt. Surprise, he said it wasn't great. She's made it her personal mission to teach him how to open a jar of sauce. Also, she bought him a colandar and took him shopping. Then he did it again. Sink spaghetti with salt. Wtf.
I am not vegan or vegetarian. But is there any other way to make it taste meatier?