Author, Blogger, Whole Foods Cook & Speaker
Jo Whitton is a food blogger, author and speaker from Far North Queensland. She has always loved to cook, and began experimenting with allergy friendly cooking when her children were young, due to health issues. She began her blog, Quirky Cooking, in December 2008, as a place to share her recipes and tips for healthy cooking, especially for those with diet challenges.
Her first cookbook, Quirky Cooking, was published in May, 2014 and quickly became a bestseller. She is now working on a second cookbook with wholefoods chef and food writer, Fouad Kassab, called ‘Life-Changing Food’. Two years ago, Jo and her family embarked on the GAPS diet to help their son Isaac heal from anxiety, depression and OCD. They saw amazing improvements not only in Isaac’s health and well-being, but in their whole family’s health. Jo has become very dedicated to helping her readers learn to use food for healing and has released an online program to teach cooking for the GAPS Intro diet.
As well as her blog and books, Jo has a podcast called ‘A Quirky Journey’, runs various online support groups, regularly speaks at seminars around Australia and overseas, on podcasts, radio and online webinars, teaches private and public cooking classes, answers questions from readers on social media daily, and is an ambassador for the MINDD Foundation.