Umami’ that elusive 5th taste sensation

August 30th, 2018 Posted by Latest News No Comment yet

A spot of ‘accidental’ foraging, and a tip from one of the locals, down in West Wales yielded some salty additions to our pantry…These kelp, Sugar Kelp and Oarweed, make for a good addition to soups and stews and can add some ‘umami’ – that elusive 5th taste sensation, that makes us salivate, gets our gastric juices flowing, and adds richness to anything it accompanies (so we believe). We are going to dry it out (good use of the maiden) and and use it for seasoning in our home cooking… We’re thinking noodle soups, stir fry and fish dishes..