We are settling in to a regular routine at Palatine library. Electronic projects including model boats/cars/robots, arduinos raspberry pi, esp and more happen around the table.

A lively discussion group is usually active in the corner where the more comfortable chairs are set out.



Another Blackpool Lug/makerspace in full swing

In a completely separate discussion at the other end of the room: is the fifth taste, umami real?

“However, not everyone is convinced that umami should even be classified as a basic taste. Professor Barry Smith of London University’s Centre for the Study of the Senses queries why “we need neuroscience and the Japanese” to alert us to umami, when tastes such as salt and sweet are clear as day”