We could look it up in a dictionary and get some information. We can read a recipe and get more information. We can taste it and get more information. We now know what it is, how to make it, and what it tastes like. We know that we have acquired and increased information; we can qualitatively say we have more information even if we can't quantitatively say how much.
For some people food made by that same recipe can taste like shite. No new information. You're mixing up the words "meaning" and "information". They're not the same.