Who We Are
Hello & Chaò, we’re Todd and Diane. Welcome to our world of food, photography, cooking and sharing. We’re professional food & lifestyle photographers & filmmakers and very busy cooks. Fueled by our love of local culture, people & rich heritage, we document powerful stories from around the world.
We believe in celebrating kind people, good food, great conversation, green gardening and traveling. For us,our lives have always been about love, family, friends and sharing. Connecting with people through food, sharing stories and supporting one another to live our dreams is what inspires us to publish this blog.
We cook, consume and create from childhood comforts. Todd was born and raised on a cattle ranch in Oregon and Diane was born in Viet-Nam. Although our backgrounds are vastly different, we know that what we have in common far outweigh our differences. After 17 years together, full of failures and successes, we continue to evolve at the stove and in our personal lives.
This site is our outlet to share our love of food, cooking, travel , adventure and friendship. Welcome.
And we’re based out of Los Angeles/Orange County , California.
We wrote a cookbook called Bountiful . And washed every single dirty dish.
Our Photography & Work:
By day we stay busy in our photo/multimedia studio and freelance on assignment. Clients include The Oprah Winfrey Network, Williams Sonoma, Whole Foods, Sunset Magazine & Food & Wine. Complete client list here.
Workshops and Speaking Events:
Visit our current and past events: Todd & Diane Workshops, Speaking Engagements
We love sharing with our community. The link above will take you to our past and current workshops, events and speaking engagements on topics such as Food Photography, Food Styling, Storytelling, Video- Filmmaking, Lifestyle photography and Business of photography.
Blog Press, Interviews & other mentions:
- Cooking Channel Foodography Show- Todd & Diane’s International BBQ episode
- Los Angeles Times article and Video – Banh Mi : Vietnamese Street Food with a French and SoCal Twist
- NPR Radio – KCRW Good Food interview: show interview with Evan Kleinman
- Sunset Magazine- Feb. 2011 issue- Double feature about our garden and home recipes
- Smithsonian – Eat Your Carrot Greens
- Orange County Register – Couple create a virtual culinary career
- East West Magazine- interview
- LA Times Daily Dish Blog
- Blog Her writing nomination
- Serious Eats, Blogwatch
- Washington Post
- New York Times – Spring Rolls
- Slashfood- Spicy Sriracha Mayo
- Womans Day – Potatoes au Gratin
We love hearing from all of you!
But with the flood of emails that we get on a daily basis, we are unable to answer each and every inquiry. That’s great to send us a quick line and “hello!” but if you’re expecting an answer, please know we try to best to respond and it won’t be right away.
If it’s a recipe, technique or ingredient related question, please ask it on the comment section of the post so that everyone can benefit from the information. We like to share all recipe related questions to all our readers.
Email: Contact us at “td (@) whiteonricecouple (dot) com”
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