MSG, once misunderstood and seen as unhealthy, is a versatile flavor enhancer that can elevate holiday dishes. Experts like chefs Jon Kung and Christopher Koetke recommend using MSG in turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, and vegetable dishes. They suggest adding a small amount of MSG to enhance flavors without overwhelming the dish. Koetke also recommends combining MSG with salt to achieve a balanced taste and reduce sodium. By using MSG, you not only enhance flavors but also celebrate the culinary vindication of this often-misunderstood ingredient.