With this book, I’m dusting off old recipes and preserving the art of creating dishes that many generations before me have enjoyed. You’ll find these pages filled with nostalgia, smells, and tastes of my childhood.  I am displaced from the Balkans but my heart is still there, hidden in the fog of mountain tops and gliding atop the mist of green rivers.

This book (available as an ebook and in paperback format) is a  collection of 50+ flavorful recipes with mouthwatering photos of favorite dishes from the Balkan region. Whether you are familiar with this cuisine or not, here you will find a dish that you’ll fall in love with, guaranteed! Discover the mix of flavors from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, and European Turkey.

Balkan Comfort Food,  Published June, 2016

Balkan comfort food cookbook - All that's Jas

inside my cookbook Balkan Comfort Food - All that's Jas



If you are not already familiar with this multi-talented dynamite of a woman, mother and a Grandma of 2, Jas is a bit of a celebrity chef, a humanitarian, an avid photographer as well as the wonderful and humble creator behind All That’s Jas. I also found out through our behind the scene correspondences that she’s quite the OCD who loves to unpack suitcases!

As I read each and every page of her book, I am fascinated by the plethora of recipes she has put together…recipes that ooze nostalgia of her childhood before her 6-year exile in Germany. She now lives in Indiana.

In each recipe, I can almost feel that sense of comfort in smells, taste and colors of childhood nostalgia filled with longing familiarity of the distant past…

….memories that keep a family together as they bond over profoundly unique traditional cuisines served at big weekend lunches.

…things that you grow up with, cognizant with deep impressions of flashbacks that were left behind yet never forgotten. 

From all sorts of stews to stuffed vegetables to delightful desserts, Jas’s book is all about dusting off old recipes and preserving the art of creating dishes that many generations before her have enjoyed.

A Balkan at heart, Jas has now put all those memories into a precious compilation of culinary treasures with the mix of flavors from the Balkan Region for the next generation to relish. – by Ann @ Grubs ‘n Critters

This is not your ordinary cookbook. The pictures in this book are amazing, as are the recipes. I highly recommend the Eggplant Parmesan and the Beef Stew. So good! I am quoted as saying the Eggplant Parm was the best thing I have ever tasted. I could not stop eating it. There are many other recipes that we cannot wait to try. Add this cookbook to your collection, you won’t be sorry! – by Amazon Customer

I grew up in a Russian/Italian home and when we weren’t eating pasta for dinner we were eating many dishes very similar to the ones in this book. Very well written and all finished products expertly photographed. Well done Jas! – by Amazon Customer

I have this cookbook on my kindle app. It’s amazing and I love all of the recipes. It is great to have step by step instructions to many of the recipes I grew up on. I just bought a copy as a bridal shower gift! – by Amazon Customer

Like I used to eat in old times, thank you Jas! There are some recipes that I will have to try, or you just say when are you making and I’m on my way! – by Zoran Dodo

Excellent cookbook! These are authentic balkan recipes and they turn out so delicious! I would recommend buying Vegeta if you buy this cookbook…it is a balkan spice that you can use instead of salt…it makes such a difference! Overall, these recipes are so flavorful and easy…I highly recommend. – by Micah Macey