43.8 F
Trenton
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Renata Barnes

Renata is the author of "The Taste Chase," MercerMe's own food review column. She's a lover of all things poetic, colorful, funny and inspiring. A native New Yorker, who grew up in Hopewell Valley and spent the better part of her adulthood back in NYC, currently finds herself in a growing love relationship with “the Valley”. Latin food, Indian saris and mehndi, French perfume, African music, Middle Eastern spices, South American jewels, Asian fabrics and anything from just about any island (maybe not Riker’s Island) are things that remind her to go out and taste the world, live passionately and always wear deodorant. The mother of one rambunctious boy and the wife of a mellow fellow, Renata tries to put her too many years of university and her film and writing talents to good use here in NJ. “I’ve spent too much time trying to fit in some where when I probably belong everywhere. That slow revelation has been freeing.”

Posts

51 POSTS

Comments

0 COMMENTS

Social

Howell Living History Farm bade summer farewell and welcomed in the autumn season by hosting the 39th Annual Howell Farm Plowing Match. That's right,...
African American History Month is winding down like a satisfied cousin LeRoy snoozing in the good chair after the family meal on any given...
August 30, 2021 was a sweltering day, despite the promise, or the hope, that there would be some kind of reprieve from my own...
Well, the cookies have been judged and the winners are basking in the glow of their oven lights, while the rest of us are...
Fall has finally, ah, fallen, in our strange new world, and like most of you, we here at The Taste Chase have been isolated...
The Taste Chase was out and about last week as students, alumni supporters, local restaurateurs, and vendors gathered for the 6th annual Mercer County...

Recent posts

Recent comments

Mary Galioto on Native Plant Gardening 101
Richard Reeves on Native Plant Gardening 101
jean+harrington on Hopewell Borough reviews 2021
Mark Bovenizer, GOP Committee Chair on Letters to the Editor: Week of November 2, 2019
Cynthia O’Connor on Covid news
Roberta and Burt Sutker on New COVID-19 cases continue to climb
larry Mansier on IMG_0713
Carolyn Foote F Edelmann on D&R Greenway’s Native Plant Sales
Courtney F Palmbush on Construction to Close Bridge on 518
jean harrington on PennEast Approved by FERC
Gordon Tyreek Ramsay, Master Chezzef yo on Hopewell Valley Makes News Over High School Lunch Menu (Op-Ed)
MARYANN J PERKINS on Mommy Mayor: #mykidsrwithher
jean harrington on Mommy Mayor: #mykidsrwithher
The Googe on Private: Food Flight
Lisa Enourato on Private: Food Flight
Annie S. on Mommy Mayor: Vaccines
jn electric (john) on Private: JCP&L No Power, No Problem?
Annie S. on Private: Food Flight
Wrightstuff on Private: Mommy Mayor
Mary Galioto on Private: Why I Lean In
Rachel Holland on Private: Why I Lean In
Carleen Wilenius on Private: Nursing an older baby
Cleo Jacobs Johnson on Private: Trashing the Toys
Merritt on Private: For Rent
Morgan Hunter on Private: “Roll Out”

If you rely on MercerMe for your local news, please support us.

To keep the news coming, we rely on support from subscribers and advertising partners. Hyperlocal, independent, and digital — MercerMe has been providing Hopewell Valley its news since 2013. Subscribe today.