Cooking Issues is taking submissions for new theme songs! On this week's episode, Dave Arnold and Nastassia Lopez talk to the food safety concerns of MSG, and talk about making sour apricot sodas without using alcohol. Is sodium benzoate effective in stabilizing fruit juices? How can you evaluate the safety of koji? Learn how crustaceans reproduce, and how fisherman deal with producing female lobsters. This episode has been brought to you by Fairway Market.


"When a lobster fisherman catches a buried lobster, they throw it back. A buried lobster is a producing female, and that's their bread and butter!" [37:00]

-- Dave Arnold on Cooking Issues