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Guest Blog: Ryan Riley, Life Kitchen – Umami: the fifth taste

This month, we are thrilled to have teamed up with food writer and stylist, Ryan Riley, founder of Life Kitchen, which runs food classes for chemotherapy patients.

Ryan founded Life Kitchen in 2017, in memory of his mother Krista. Since then, he has been developing recipes and working with cookery schools across the UK.

As anyone who has undergone chemotherapy will tell you, one of the most frequent and demoralising side-effects is a loss or dramatic change in the sense of taste.

Ryan has sent us a short video, covering some simple ways of introducing umami into your food. Umami is one of the five basic tastes, complete with sweetness, sourness, bitterness and saltiness. It helps to boost all your other taste buds and can hugely enhance your eating experience, enabling you to enjoy your food more thoroughly and mindfully.

To find out more about Life Kitchen on Twitter.

To find out more about healthy cooking demonstrations at Penny Brohn UK

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