Bountiful Cookbook Info

Where to buy the book online? Here’s also a list of some great independent bookstores in your area. Please support them!

Bountiful Cookbook: Recipes Inspired From Our Garden from WhiteOnRiceCouple.comHi Friends, it’s here. We’re the proud parents of a cookbook that weights 3.7 pounds. It’s 10.6 x 8.5 x 1.3  inches and we named it Bountiful: recipes inspired by our garden .

Last year we made the announcement and mentioned that many seasoned authors described writing a book was like giving birth. Well, it sorta-kinda was, we think. We survived the first year and half of this cookbook frenzy, which meant being buried in dirty dishes and recipe testing for the first half. Then it was followed by the next four weeks of shooting the cookbook ourselves. And that included washing every single dirty dish, pot, spoon, fork, knife, glass– including the kitchen sink and floor—twenty times over. Still, probably not as bad as dealing with dirty diapers.

To give you a sneak peak into our inspiration for Bountiful, we made a little video, starring the pups!

Your support and encouragement has been tremendous and integral in getting us to share our garden and recipes more.  For years, we turned away at every thought and opportunity of ever writing a cookbook. But it wasn’t until we sat in our garden one day and thought about what garden recipe to share with you all on the blog, that the idea of a cookbook for us made sense. Go figure! See what comes around when you aren’t even looking?

Our Bountiful cookbook really is an extension of our heart, lives and everything that we love. This book makes sense to us, it’s a reflection of who we are and that’s what really matters.  And best of all, we were able to include lots of pictures and stories of the pups! Thanks to our awesome publisher, Abrams Books, for understanding and allowing all of that. They’re dog-people too. Woof!

And now we’re going on a little Bountiful cookbook tour over the next few weeks. Will we be able to see you? Can you come visit and give us a hug? All this new “author” stuff is intimidating. We’ve always been behind the scenes shooting for other cookbooks, now it’s our turn to talk about our own 3.7 pound baby!

hugs and love,

diane and todd

Connect with us with the hashtag #BountifulCookbook

Here’s our latest schedule and updates- come see us, we need hugs!  (please note : some events and bookstores politely ask that you support by buying a cookbook at the event or buying a ticket or reserving  space ):

Los Angeles: Book Soup in West Hollywood on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 7pm. . order online here: Book Soup you can pre-order a copy HERE.

Orange County: Seed: Peoples Market at The Camp on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 6pm.  Talk and signing.

New York City: Special Bountiful Signing, Talk and Celebration with OXO at OXO headquarters on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 6pm

New York City, photo credit: OXO instagram

New York City: KitchenAid and Bountiful Tapas Dinner Party and Signing at The Daily Meal is Sold Out

Seattle, WA: Book Larder on Friday, October 25th, 6:30-8pm Lara and her bookstore are awesome, stop by the store and pick up a copy 

Seattle Book Larder, photo credit: Anne Marie Ricard

Salt Lake City, Utah: Kings  English on Saturday, November 16th at 2pm.

San Francisco: Book Passage at The Ferry Building on Saturday, January 18th, 1 pm. Free to Public. Meet & Greet and Signing.

Melbourne, AustraliaAvenue bookstore, Saturday, November 9th, 11am Free to the public. Meet & Greet and Signing at The AVENUE Bookstore 127 Dundas Pl   Albert Park.

Mentions of Bountiful in print and online:

  • Amazon, 2013 – Bountiful was named one of the Best Cookbooks of 2013 selection in the cookbook category
  • Washington Post, November 2013 – Bountiful was featured in the food section of the Washington Post by Joe Yonan, “My favorite is their Roasted and Stuffed Squash Rings..”
  • Food and Wine Magazine (September, 2013 Print issue) – Todd and Diane were one of the F&W Digitial Food Award Winners and Bountiful mention
  • Sunset  Magazine (December 2013 Print Issue)- Bountiful was named one of their favorite cookbooks of the year and made their annual gift guide in their December issue.
  • Los Angeles Times, November 2013- “White on Rice bloggers turn backyard mess into ‘Bountiful’ garden” was featured on the front page of the Los Angeles times Saturday Section.
  • Redbook Magazine print issue October 2013 featured 5 pages of Bountiful recipes.
  • Bountiful was named as one of the Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2013 list on AARP , December 2013
  • Simply Gluten Free Magazine (September, 2013 Print issue) — 5 page feature about Bountiful cookbook, recipes and our garden. Dogs included!
  • Telegraph Magazine (December 2013 Print issue) – Bountiful was chosen as one of Telegraphs Magazine’s top ten cookbooks for Christmas
  • Where Women Create Business Magazine (Sept, 2013 Print issue) — 6 page feature about Todd & Diane’s studio, working relationship, and Bountiful Cookbook
  • Cake & Whiskey Magazine (Sept, 2013 Print issue)– 4 page feature and interview about Diane and mentions of Bountiful cookbook
  • Glamor Magazine (sept, 2013 print issue)– Coffee Table Book mention
  • “Diane Cu and Todd Porter’s first book, Bountiful, is as charming as their blog”,  Food and Wine , October 2013
  • “healthy & delicious recipes and gorgeous photos….”, Jacques Torres, october 2013
  • One of the best Fall cookbook trailers of the year, Bon Apetite, October 2013
  • Food and Wine (F&W Book Club )Feature, September 2013 : Bountiful’s Chicken and Kale Egg Rolls
  • “…my favorite cookbook of the year…”- Daily Mail, UK, October 2013
  • Bountiful was featured in print: Saturday’s COOK, The Guardian’s weekly food supplement. December 2013
  • “….The cookbook also has, as you might expect, gorgeous photography done by the pair…”, LA Weekly, October 2013
  • Food 52, November 2013. ” a full collection of seasonal recipes, all photographed so beautifully you will wish you were as photogenic as their sweet potatoes.”
  • Austin American Statesman, October 2013 “…it’s superb photography, seasonal recipes that you’ll find pinned all over the Internet and a vicarious look into what must be one of the most photographed vegetable gardens (and backyard fruit orchards) in all of Los Angeles.”
  • San Jose Mercury News , October 2013, Todd & Diane Interview & recipe features
  • Desert News , November 2013
  • Philadelphia Daily News , November 2013- Bountiful made Jill Ross’ favorites cookbook list as ” This one is going to sneak-attack everybody. Seasonal, really clean food, a very farm-to-table kind of thing.”
  • Gardenista, October 2013
  • Blog Her, October 2013
  • The Kitchn, October 2013
  • The Guardian’s, Cook (Sept. 2013)- Bountiful’s Roasted Pumpkin Ice Cream was featured as one of “The 10 Best Squash Recipes”.
  • “the stunning food blog featuring snippets from their daily life in Orange County and recipes inspired by their childhood comforts” OC Weekly, June 2013
  • “The Costa Mesa duo’s book features the bounty of their stupendous home garden in recipes and photos.” Orange Coast Magazine, May 2013

there was plenty of puppy time during the making of Bountiful too

Bountiful Cookbook: Recipes Inspired From Our Garden from


{ 56 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. Jesse

    The cake AND the book are absolutely astonishing! Love what you guys do, you’re one of a kind!

  2. Lisa @ Je suis alimentageuse

    It’s unbelievably gorgeous! I’m impressed you got your dogs to stay put for that adorable family shot ahah, well trained =) I can’t wait for the book, congrats and I look forward to reading it! Too bad you’re not coming up to Canada 😉

  3. White On Rice Couple via Facebook

    Debbie Roux look forward to finally meeting you too Debbie!

  4. White On Rice Couple via Facebook

    Sheila Best hi! you’re in San Diego? That’s good to know. We’ve been booked and maybe we can make time to head down there in January. 🙂

  5. Kiran @

    Congrats you guys!! Can’t wait to dig into your gorgeous book! 🙂

  6. Anja (from savorychicks)

    Beautiful video -love it! And can’t wait for the book!

  7. Sheila Best via Facebook

    I preordered the book months ago from Amazon. Are you coming to San Diego at all?

  8. Karen Humphrey via Facebook

    Please tell me if you come to Vancouver!

  9. Anne Lee via Facebook

    So happy for you and see you on the 16th!

  10. Jonathan Lo via Facebook

    hooray!!! congratz guys

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  13. Debbie Roux via Facebook

    Yea!!! So looking forward to seeing and meeting you in the OC!!!!! So very Happy for you two!!!! XO!!

  14. Karen Humphrey via Facebook

    Omg. I gotta get that book 🙂

  15. Bao Ngo via Facebook

    Pre ordered my book already!!! Congrats!!

  16. Rachel Matthews via Facebook

    I’m so thrilled for y’all! Can’t wait til it comes out so that I can get one! <3

  17. Marilyn @ Pink Martinis and Pearls

    Yay! Congratulations you crazy kids! 🙂 Beautiful photos and delicious recipes – Thank You!

  18. Girish

    Congratulations! and good wishes for the success of the book.

  19. Deborah @ Delicious Happens

    Congratulations on your first of many!!! I can’t wait to get my copy!! You guys make the best videos!!!

  20. Shaina

    So many congratulations to you, Todd and Diane. I can’t wait to flip through the pages.

  21. Miyuki

    Congratulations! I’m super excited to see your cookbook! Your video has put me in tears. It gave me such warm, wonderful feelings and it reminds me of what beautiful people you two are. I wish all the best for you guys on your book tour.

  22. Jennifer

    Congratulations!! Hope you have a signing at Vroman’s….please.

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Jennifer- We’ll be at Book Soup though! Same company, just different location.

  23. Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes

    Congratulations to you both and your lovely pups! I can’t wait to get my hands on my own copy!

  24. Emily

    Can’t wait! November 16th is on the calendar!

  25. Dani Fiori

    So beautiful! You can feel the love. Congratulations! Xo Dani

  26. Renee

    Congratulations! I really enjoy your blog and I’m looking forward to your book that I pre-ordered in August.


  27. Anson

    Congrats you two! Great trailer!

  28. Katie

    Congratulations again. As always I love your videos and this one is even more special than most. I think you need to add a book tour in Orlando! 😉

  29. Laura@baking n pyjamas

    The book sounds great, can’t wait to check it out. Best of luck with everything!

  30. Anne|Craving Something Healthy

    Congrats on an amazing achievement! I can’t wait to see it – you guys are so talented 🙂 !

  31. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes

    OMG, the scene with the dogs! Can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

  32. Bao

    Just pre ordered my book! I won’t be able to make it to the OC signing but hopefully we meetup soon! Congrats you guys are awesome!!

  33. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan

    So many congrats to you both!! I can’t wait to have my hands on your book and the video was short and sweet, absolutley LOVELY!

  34. Marina

    Congratulations Todd and Diane ! Just booked a spot and am very exited to see you soon in Seattle. 🙂

  35. Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    Congratulations!!! Your work is always so amazing and so, so inspiring. That video was just wonderful as they always are and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of your cookbook!

  36. Nicole

    Congratulations to both of you! I can’t wait for my copy to arrive. I have been looking forward to this one for a year!

  37. Alicia Carlson

    Congratulations!!! I love the shot of your dogs looking at photos of themselves in the cookbook. Heh! 🙂 xoxo

  38. Kalyn

    So thrilled that you’re coming to Salt Lake. And I know your book is going to be amazing; can’t wait to see it!

  39. dervla

    wahooo! Love the scene at the end showing the pups where they appear in the book 🙂 Can’t wait to see you guys in NYC

  40. Malgosia

    Come to Toronto!

  41. Annalise @ Completely Delicious

    Beautiful video! And I’m thrilled you’re coming to SLC on your book tour, see you next month! 🙂

  42. HeatherChristo

    Warmest Congratulations, What a beautiful trailer!! I can’t wait to dive into the book!

  43. Yelena

    Congratulations! That’s so amazing!



  44. Karen

    Yay, it’s almost here! I’ve had it on pre-order for months! 🙂

  45. Diana@My Humble Kitchen

    Just beautiful! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I can’t wait to order my copy!

  46. Cristina

    Fantastic video and luv your garden. Congratulations on your book!! 🙂

  47. Yvette - Muy Bueno

    A big congratulations on it all. The video is absolutely stunning. I love the Cesar Chavez quote! The cookbook looks gorgeous — I can’t wait to see it!

    Best wishes on your book tour!


  48. Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas

    The video is AMAZING and I’m so excited to go through your cookbook! I think I’ll see you in NYC =) Congrats to you both!!

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Joanne- would love to see you in NYC! xoxo

  49. Jamie Rippy (@MamaMommyMom)

    It is so blatantly obvious that you guys cook from your heart. <3

    My copy has been on pre-order since the first time you guys posted that pre-order was available, and I absolutely can't wait for it to land on my door step. Outside of the recipes (which I know will be amazing), I can't wait to drool over the amazing photography that I know the book with enclose.

  50. Amanda

    Thrilled to the gills–but the Bay Area? Please tell me your making your way north too…I’d like to order my book from the bookstore you (will, indeed!) be coming to. Congratulations on your bundle of joy!

  51. Cookin Canuck

    Congratulations, Diane and Todd! Your video actually made me a little teary. You wear your hearts on your sleeves, and your love of food and your friends shines through in everything you do. I love the shot of your two pups looking at pictures of themselves in the book!

  52. Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste

    BRAVO! You have my in tears! The video is spectacular and I cannot wait to get my hands on the beautiful book. Congratulations, Todd and Diane!

  53. Belinda @themoonblushbaker

    I love the video! Congrats on such a successful publication. I can not wait till you get Australia because we are so often left out.

  54. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Congrats and how exciting! It’s hard to believe it’s finally here! So happy for you guys! The book signings – awesome…and all the way to Australia! Wow, how cool!

    The cover is beautiful and can’t wait to see the inside!

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