Johanna M. Cook is a mother of three, living in Aurora, Illinois and founder of Momma Cuisine. As Momma Cuisine, her mission is to show busy moms that "Great Everyday Meals" can be done with simple ingredients and basic cooking techniques.
As a college student, Johanna dreamt about becoming a professional food writer and began to study Magazine Journalism at Columbia College Chicago. However, what was supposed to be a simple hostess job while going to school made her crave to learn more about the restaurant industry, leading to a 10 year career as a "front of the house" manager. This gave her an insider look into how chefs prepare meals, as well techniques that may have only been taught in culinary schools. Her career has also exposed her to how to create an event for guests in her home.
After getting pregnant with her third child, Johanna decided it was time to focus on her growing family and leave the upscale dining scene. Then, while on maternity leave, she began to dabble in the world of blogging, simply using it as aself expression tool and a way to exercise her long lost love of food writing. The personal blog began to grow and grow into what is now MommaCuisine.com, which focuses on sharing recipes that can be simply made during a busy week while juggling kids, chores, work, etc. It also includes lifestyle articles like travel, fashion, and home and garden. Readers can also easily log on to the Momma Cuisine Community and join groups like Gluten-Free Mommas, Vegetarian Mommas, Baking Mommas and more, to connect with like-minded moms and share recipes and cooking tips. In addition, you can watch Johanna's recipes come to life on her Momma Cuisine Show, You Tube channel, www.youtube.com/mommacuisineshow.