Hi and welcome to my blog! My name is Jo and I am the writer, cook and photographer behind Jo Cooks.
Many moons ago my family and I moved to Canada from Romania. I always enjoyed cooking and baking as a kid and I was always in the kitchen with my mother helping her out. That’s where I learned to make most Romanian dishes that you will find here. I’m not a trained chef, I just enjoy being in the kitchen and enjoy cooking new recipes. I try out all my recipes on my poor and picky eater husband, who has no choice but to try my food.
Through the development of this blog, I have discovered not only my passion for cooking but my passion for food photography. All the pictures you see here on jocooks.com have been taken by me and by my husband.
I wanted to create this blog to share my love for food with friends and family, because life should be delicious and there’s nothing better in the world than cooking with friends and family and watching your loved ones faces light up as they enjoy your food. These are the recipes that my family and I have enjoyed over the years, so share them with your friends and family as you choose. Romanian food is not a very well known cuisine, so I hope to change that here and hopefully turn some foodies onto enjoying Romanian cuisine. Please leave your comments if you have tried any of the recipes and have enjoyed them, I love reading to see what people think.
Although I love my Romanian recipes, those are not the only recipes you will find on this blog. I love to try cuisines from all over the world, so here you will find a lot of different recipes, from healthy to really bad for you, from sweet to spicy or any of the above.
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 10 year old beagle, who is the cutest beagle in the world. She is the biggest fan of my cooking and will pretty much eat anything you put in her plate. She watches me cook every single time and waits anxiously for
food bacon to make its way on the floor. You never have a dirty floor with her around, that’s for sure. She’s a great cleaner upper.
If you’re looking for a recipe you may not find easily, please use the search bar in the top right hand corner or click on Recipe Index in the top menu.
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.