Johanna M. Cook
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.
E-mail Johanna at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 1, 2011
An accident with the top of a spice bottle led to a tasty new recipe for Johanna Cook.
Kale chips, a healthy alternative to potatoes
October 24, 2011
Mamma Cuisine Johanna M. Cook shows us how to make kale (yes, that green, lettuce-y looking stuff) into crispy chips (with a garbanzo bean snack).
Organic food on a budget
October 17, 2011
You can afford at least some organic foods, according to Johanna M. Cook.
Check out our new cooking vlog
October 10, 2011
Chicago Parent's new video blog about cooking simple meals starts off with a simple, but seemingly exotic, side dish - just in time for the holidays.