Jane Ko, Texas Food Blogger

Jane Ko, also known as A Taste Of Koko on social media is a food blogger from Texas, who transforms her dishes into beautiful masterpieces of art. Her photographs that she takes of her food are so thought out and simply unique.

Q: Where did you grow up?

A: I grew up in a small town in South Texas called Port Lavaca with a population of 10,000.

Q: Where are some of your favourite places you have travelled? And which countries have the best food?

A: Hong Kong, Miami, Colorado and Belize are a couple of my favorites. I haven’t visited too many countries so I’d have to say Asia. The food in Hong Kong is incredible!

Q: How did you get into the food industry?

A: I started my food blog when I was studying my undergrad at the University of Texas Austin.

Q: Did you always have a strong background in writing?

A: No and I still don’t!

Q: What did you study in school?

A: Nutrition

Q: What are you steps you will take to expand your social media?

A: Beautiful photography, consistent posting, and continued resource as Austin restaurant expert.

Q: What is the key to a good food photo?

A: Natural lighting, composition, and the story behind the photo.

Q: Where are your favourite spots to eat in Austin?

A: La Condesa, Italic, El Chilito, Josephine House, True Food Kitchen, and Contigo are a couple of my favorites.

Q: Do you cook a lot?

A: My blog is focused on restaurant coverage so I’m lucky if I get to cook once a week!

Q: What have been some of your proudest accomplishments?

A: Collaborating with brands like Carnival Cruise Line, IKEA, and Visit Colorado. This year I received the Woman’s Way Business Award from Austin Woman Magazine for my blog.

Q: How did you come up with a taste of koko?

A: I spent 3 months researching my blog name and settled on “A Taste of Koko” since my last name is Ko. I figured I could change it later. Fast forward 6 years, I’m stuck with “A Taste of Koko” and the internet calls me Koko.

Q: What are your top 3 food blogs you follow on Instagram?

A: @loveandlemons, @loveandloathingla, & @hotforfood

Q: If you had to pick one thing to eat for the rest of your life what would it be?

A: Fancy French fries

Q: Do you have anything else you want your viewers to know?

A: Eat well, and travel often!