Umami Yami

Hello friends! Welcome back to the latest instalment of Cooking With Me. Tonight we have a very special Ingredient Spotlight…umami!

What is umami, you ask? Firstly, umami is the fifth taste (after sweet, sour, salty, and bitter). It’s a sort of meaty taste, that you get from (shockingly) meat, mushrooms, soy sauce, anchovies, etc. Umami gives food HEFT. Continue reading

We Be Jammin’

Last weekend I, at the behest of my new friend I, took a stroll down to the Jam Factory for breakfast. My friend was quite excited to go, but after reading the menu, I was less than: it read like your typical (English) breakfast place, nothing interesting. There was the usual full English, the full English vegetarian, and some other egg dishes. Booorinng. However, I fully intended to go and get as much out of the experience as possible; the Jam Factory is a lovely setting, at the very least. Continue reading