That’s right — this blog was born in 2020 like it says in the logo. I don’t think I need to spell out what happened in 2020. Lockdown after lockdown after lockdown, we just all needed to stay mentally healthy by keeping busy in productive ways.
My older daughter switched back to Windows after a decade and a half with Mac, and she was getting reacquainted with the system.
My younger daughter was learning to bake bread in earnest.
My husband started to re-landscape and replant the garden with more herbs, vegetables and fruit trees.
I decided I was going to learn food plating.
I bought dinnerware, table accessories, photo accessories… I started cooking old dishes, experimented with plating styles and took photos. Lots of photos.
A few months later, Renaissance.Mom was born.
It’s been over a year since and the excitement over doing creative work has gone beyond “food plating”. I have renewed my love affair with food photography and story telling.
I am also embarking on a journey to explore cuisines that, in the past, I merely had a nodding acquaintance with.
To the casual reader, Renaissance.Mom might look like just another food blog. But, for me, it’s a lifeline. It’s one of the ways I take care of my mental health as the world grapples with an unseen adversary that has wreaked havoc in our lives.
P. S. In case you’re wondering why the blog’s name has a dot before “mom”, that’s so you’ll remember what to type on your browser. There is no .com nor .net. It’s Renaissance.Mom where good food is cooked better, and where food blogging is never meant to have a dumbing down effect on readers.