April 20, 2021
Hi, I’m Connie Veneracion. I’ve been food blogging for 18 years (yes!) and Renaissance.Mom was initially an attempt to gather together old recipes that are neither Filipino nor Asian, and which don’t belong in my two other food blogs.
Then, 2020 happened. My daughter, Alex, started baking bread in earnest. She made her own sour dough starter from scratch (it wasn’t easy and it took several attempts) and we had freshly baked bread several times a week. Of course, it wasn’t always sour dough bread. We love Alex’s pizza and we ask for it more often than sour bread. We like her milk bread too and the many ways she gets creative with it. And her flatbreads are to die for.
I had been diligently documenting Alex’s bread journey, and I thought… Alex’s bread recipes and my savory meaty recipes sound good together. After all, savory dishes go perfectly with bread as they do with rice or noodles.
Old recipes are being updated along the way, especially ones accompanied by horrible photos. But, horrible photos aside, good recipes are still worth saving and sharing. We recook the dishes we’re happy to recommend and take new photos.
So, just old recipes updated with new photos? No, of course not. New ones get added too. We’re obsessive cooks here at home, we love experimenting and it’s just so wasteful not to share good results.
In addition to the bread and savory dishes, we’re throwing in the best of the baked sweets, savory muffins, cocktail drinks and finger food we’ve created in the past. And we’ll just keep adding more. It doesn’t look like 2021 will be a lot better than 2020 anyway, so, why shouldn’t we make good use of all the free time we have to learn more and share delicious recipes along the way?
Finally, in case you’re wondering why I write the blog’s name with a dot before “mom”… That’s so you’ll remember what to type on your browser. There is no .com or .net. It’s Renaissance.Mom where good food is cooked better.