I’m Joanna Cismaru, Jo for short, and I am the brains behind my personal food blog Jo Cooks. People ask me all the time, what sort of food I cook and blog about. The truth is, everything. I cook anything and everything, and well, we eat everything, and if my husband and I can’t eat everything, there are plenty of friends, family or neighbors who love to help us out.
In my previous career, I worked in the IT world doing software development, and while I enjoyed it, it was quite stressful. To relieve some of that stress, I always turned to cooking and baking, thus discovering my latest passion, and so this new “so-called” career formed.
I was born in Romania, Transylvania to be exact. My family moved here when I was just a child. While I can honestly say I’ve never met a vampire, I do love my garlic. Here you will also find some of my favorite Romanian recipes that have been passed down to me from my mom and mother in law.
Occasionally, I will bore you with pictures of my dog, whom I love dearly and is just my best friend in the world. Her name is Mia and she is a 11 year old beagle. Cutest beagle in the world. She is the biggest fan of my cooking and will pretty much eat anything you put on her plate. She watches me cook every single time and waits anxiously for
food bacon to make its way on the floor.
Feel free to email me at info @ jocooks . com with any questions, or post a comment here or on any of the recipes.
If you love my recipes, feel free to use my images however you want. You do not need to email me for permission. The only thing I would appreciate back in return is to give me credit for any work of mine that you would use, and ideally, link back to the original.