It’s like giving birth, they say. Sharing news of our very own cookbook.

Update: Our cookbook, Bountiful, is now available to order on Amazon here. It’s our 300 page baby with over 100 fruit and vegetable inspired recipes. You can blame our garden for that. And also, some puppy pictures because our work would never complete without Sierra and Lexi!

Hello Friends.

We’ve said this many times in the past and we’ll say it again… because of your friendship and support, our lives are richer in ways that we never, ever imaged. Your messages, comments and encouragement helped us define our voice. You helped us see, feel, understand and do more of what it is that we love so much.

Over the past several years, we’ve been photographing and producing video for other cookbooks, but never really considered writing our own. Perhaps it was because we really didn’t know what it was that we wanted to write about and to trust that our ideas would work in a book. We wanted to find something we believed in 1,000% percent before we poured our heart and soul into printed pages.

Every time you visit our blog and each of your comments re-enforces this belief to be real and honest. Because of your encouragement in us, we’ve found the confidence to finally write our very own cookbook full of garden inspired recipes, cooking stories and puppy pictures!

This whole process is a little scary. Many authors have said it’s like giving birth. It’s a labor of love and one of the hardest, scariest, most gratifying experiences we’ll go through.

We keep asking ourselves, are we ready for this?! Is it really like giving birth but without the Demerol? What will it be like to cradle our very own book in our arms? So many more questions come to mind.

Our stories and unconditional love will be poured over the printed pages through intimate lifestyle photography and brand new vegetable/ fruit driven recipes. Your readership here let us know that you appreciated our fresh, garden inspired recipes. So, we’ll do much more of it and this whole storybook will be laced with plenty of our personal style photos, most of which will be new and original.

Our hearts are racing. We’re anxious, excited, nervous and elated all at the same time. It’s been our little secret for some time now and if you’ve been following our instagram, we’ve been giving sneak peaks behind our #TDCookbook photographs and recipes.

Now, we have the guts to share it with you all.

We’re in the best hands with an fantastic team. Huge thank you goes to our wonderful literary agent Alison Fargis of Stonesong Press for helping make all this happen. Our amazing editor Dervla Kelly and supportive publisher Abrams Books have been incredible in making our dream come to life. Have you seen the gorgeous cookbooks they publish? The Baked cookbooks and Sugar Baby are examples of beautiful cookbooks, gardening books and other works of art published by Abrams Books.

Finally, the fun and crazy journey in all this is that the book is slated for release in Fall of 2013. So much work is ahead of this, but we’re finally ready for this process.

THANK YOU to you all for helping us make this happen. This journey would never be the same without you amazing people.

hugs and love,

diane and todd


{ 138 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. Chris Thompson

    Congrats to you both! So excited to see your names in Publishers Weekly. Cant wait to see the book!
    I knew you when. Your AD on Christina….

  2. Betty Kinder-Kirby

    Delighted for the two of you, I will definitely purchase!

  3. Helene

    Exciting new, I just pre-order on All those years I have been waiting for your cookbook. Can’t wait and congrats xo

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Hi Helene- thank you so much! Look forward to meeting you one day.

  4. Jay

    Many congratulations on your cookbook venture! I’ve pre-ordered your book from Amazon CA and will be looking forward to receiving it in the fall. Even with no cover photo on Amazon, I know your book will be a hit just as your website is. Have to add I was a bit taken aback by the title for a few seconds as it instantly made me think of a very unpopular Polygamous Sect in my Province, but we all know including myself, a title/name has a lot more good and wonderful meanings compared to the very few not so good meanings.
    Wishing you nothing but great success,

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Hi Jay- thanks for the pre-order and support. And thanks for the info about the title. We’re not polygamous, we promise! 🙂

  5. Margaret

    Congratulations!!! This is great…I finding out a little bit late but I´m so happy about the news. I just moved back to Peru and you will always be welcome!!! Let´s keep in touch… and all the best. Many hugs,

  6. Jenni2

    Looking forward to it! Happy for you and Congrats on the birth of your cook book!

  7. Loui Nossaman

    Love all the recipes.

  8. Eliza ~ Happy Simple Living

    I heard you speak yesterday at BlogHer Pro and was so moved by your heartfelt presentation and video. Congratulations, and I can’t wait for your new cookbook.

  9. Passport Photos

    Congratulations, what a fantastic looking cookbook. You’ve inspired me.

  10. Marvin

    I know I’m late to the party on this, but I wanted to congratulate you both. I’m so happy for you and no one is more deserving than you! I can’t wait to see how your beautiful cookbook will come together.

  11. RSA Online

    Wow great! I could feel your love in your page. Wonderful day!

  12. Roberta

    I am so happy for you guys!
    You really deserved this opportunity!
    Best wishes for the book,


  13. Cynthia

    So excited at this news and looking forward to it.

  14. Janet

    I don’t believe I’ve ever read a more beautiful or heartfelt introduction for a book before. As you do with your blog, you make me feel part of your process, your journey and I am so grateful for every step!

    Bravo, you!



  15. deeba

    Gorgeous! It’s going to be the best – EVER!

  16. merry jennifer

    I’ve been so out of touch lately, mostly due to my crazy job, that I’m just now hearing your news. I’m so excited for you both! All I can say is….it’s wonderful and perfect news. Congrats!

  17. Jesse

    Magnificent! I absolutely can’t wait for this astonishing incredibility cook book

  18. Fuji Mama

    All I can say is YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Susan in the Boonies

    Todd and Diane:
    I am so excited! Can’t wait to get it!
    Sending you much love and warm congratulations from the Boonies!

  20. Jeanne

    So well-deserved! It will be beautiful and full of love, I’m sure.

  21. Katie

    Congratulations! I’m so incredibly excited for both of you. I just know your book is going to be amazing! Next fall can’t come quick enough.

  22. Kelly Mead

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to read and use it, I am hoping for several recipes of the Vietnamese persuasion….

  23. nancy baggett

    Great news, fabulous news. I can’t wait to hear more details, but KNOW that whatever the subject, I’ll love the results. (Well, unless you focus on boiled hominy and pigs’ feet, then not so much!) Wow, having it out in fall 2013 is going to mean you’re going to be flying fast. Wishing you a safe and pleasant journey. Hugs!

  24. Lucy

    Congratulations! Rock on!

  25. Susan Nguyen

    Congratulations on the book! I’ve been working on a cookbook with a chef I’m working for and I have to say, it IS a lot more work than one thinks….. but really fun and enjoyable! It’s amazing how long the printing process takes. If you ever need someone to help, I would love to!! I always loved your recipes and food ideas!

  26. Steve-Anna

    Oooh! I want to see puppies on the cover!

    How lucky we are that you two will be sharing your oh-so-many talents – and puppy pics! – with all of us! It will be crazy, and, please do take time to savor the process ; )

  27. susan

    Congrats to the 2 of you! No one deserves this more! xx

  28. Purple Penguin

    Congratulations!! Looking forward to more wonderful stories and delicious food!! =)

  29. Shut Up & Cook

    I have no doubt this will be a stunning collection of photos, stories, and inspiration…can’t wait to see it. Congratulations to you! Will the new puppy be making a guest appearance?

  30. Yvette ~ Muy Bueno

    HOORAY!!! BIG congrats!!! Your cookbook is gonna be soooo amazing just like the two of you. I look forward to hearing more. Best wishes and let us know when we can hit the pre-order button 😉

  31. chris

    I thought you might be announcing this soon 🙂 Just had a feeling. I know it will be amazing!

  32. @ArtisanBreadIn5

    So happy to hear this news!

  33. @ArtisanBreadIn5

    So happy to hear this news! “@WhiteOnRice: A sneak peak #ourcookbook”

  34. Renee

    That’s fantastic! I can’t wait to see it.

  35. Chelsea

    Congratulations! I have been reading your blog for a long time and never comment, but I am so excited for the both of you, and will enjoy seeing your furbabies mixed throughout the pages. I can’t wait to get your cookbook! Enjoy your creative time working on it.

  36. chinmayie @ love food eat

    Wohoo! Congrats 🙂

  37. Lucie

    I cannot wait to put my hands on your cookbook. I have been following your blog from Toronto, Canada for over a year and your writing, recipes, and wonderful photos have bridged me over quite a few long winter evenings and inspired memorable culinary moments with friends. Congratulations!

  38. LiztheChef

    ps Recipe-tester on call 24 hours a day. Go, Todd and Diane X0 Liz

  39. Wendy Read

    Congratulations! I know the book will be fabulous 🙂

  40. Geri Miller

    Love to the both of you! Of course…you’re making one more of your dreams a reality…no surprise there. Driven, talented, focussed, soulful people have my bet every time! I want a signed copy! xxoo Geri

  41. Donna A.

    Congratulations! Sounds like it’s more like giving birth to a horse 🙂 They get an 11 month gestation period. Who knows, those extra couple of months could make all the difference. If not…a horse-size-pill Demerol is in order – ha!

  42. Jennifer B

    This is wonderful news! Congratulations. I can’t wait, I know it is going to be fabulous!!

  43. terri

    congratulations! your blog is so amazing–can’t wait to see what you do with a cookbook!

  44. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

    Oh my gosh this is such exciting news – CONGRATULATIONS!! Well deserved! Can’t wait to read it!

  45. Jim

    This is fantastic new.. I will be keeping an eye out for this book 🙂

  46. Reno

    Yes Finally your very own cook book.. Lovin it. Cant wait

  47. Chris

    Congratulations guys.. Well deserved… I shall be your first buyer lol.. So cannot wait for your cook book..

  48. jenjenk

    YAY! that is such fantastic news! I just know it’s going to be absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

  49. Megan @ whatmegansmaking

    So very happy for you guys, and incredibly excited about the cookbook! You are some of my biggest inspiration, and your kind hearts are obvious to anyone who is around you. You deserve it! Congratulations:)

  50. Alyse

    You both more-than-deserve it. This is wonderful news.

  51. brandi

    that is SO exciting!! i can’t wait to have your cookbook. congrats!!

  52. keiko

    Congratulations both! and I just learnt about your little Lexi! xxx

  53. Kankana

    I love you guys and your work. The book would be filled with inspiration just like your blog and I can’t wait to get my hands on it 🙂

  54. Christine

    No pressure, but the pre-orders start when? Congratulations!

  55. tisse's mom

    A new cookbook and a new puppy. Alls right with the world!!!!
    Great wishes for both!!!

  56. Colette @ JFF!

    Congrats! So looking forward to it. Lovely pics, esp the one of the persimmons after a rainfall….

  57. Dani G.

    Finally! Can’t wait to read it – and buy a copy! Congratulations. Very proud of you both. I know this is not an easy thing to create.

  58. EatLiveRun

    Congratulations!!! So excited for you guys!

  59. Diane, A Broad

    How exciting! I can’t wait to see it.

  60. Clare

    Congratulations to you both, what a banner year it’s been so far!! Can’t wait to get my hands on one of these babies, will try and hold out until next fall! Could not have happened to nicer, more generous people. So so happy for you. xo

  61. @clarekleinedler

    Big congrats to @whiteonrice who will be releasing their first cookbook! Personally I can’t WAIT to get a copy:

  62. thyme (Sarah)

    How wonderful! I am so very pleased and happy for the two of you! I enjoy your site so much. I especially love your wonderful videos and heart warming stories of every day occurrences. The photography is superb and the book will shine with success. Looking forward to watching the process unfold.

  63. Andrea Meyers

    You two are an amazing team, and I can’t wait to see the book you create together. Congratulations!

  64. Julia Stewart

    I am pretty sure that this will be one of the most beautiful cookbooks ever. Congrats!

  65. tami

    congrats, you two! xoxo 🙂

  66. Cassie @ Bake Your Day

    This is so exciting and much deserved. You guys are such an inspiration and I am so happy for you! I am sure it will be beyond stunning and I can’t wait to catch a glimpse!

  67. Josh

    This looks incredible. The photography is breathtaking, and I know from experience that the recipies will be outstanding. Can’t wait to get a copy.

  68. BeeBee

    Yay! Happy-happy, joy-joy!

  69. Bao @TripleScoopDesserts

    Congrats. I’m so happy for you and I can’t wait to read it!

  70. Angela

    What wonderful news for you and all of us! I assume you’ll do the photos? Enjoy the process. I’ve worked on several cookbooks and it can be a long road but always interesting. The pace is obviously different from blogging but the long process allows you to experience your recipes and work in a new way. The wait can be difficult and seem endless but when the finished copy arrives? Well, there’s nothing quite like it. 🙂

  71. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    Great news! Congrats and can’t wait for it to rest on my shelf 🙂

  72. Lori @ RecipeGirl

    I had always hoped you guys would come around and publish a cookbook! Many happy congrats to you both. I know it will be fabulous!!


    it had to happen, RIGHT???!!!!! SO FREAKIN’ HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS!!!! and i cannot wait to get a copy – i know it’s going to be absolutely killer! (((hugs)))

  74. Alyssa | Queen of Quinoa

    Wow, what exciting news!! Congrats to you both! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy and leaf through the pages, admiring your fabulous pictures and delicious recipes. I’m sure it’s going to be a masterpiece!

  75. Annalise

    So excited for this, can’t wait till next fall!

  76. Lauren

    Congratulations! It looks great to start, can’t wait to see the finished product! 🙂 🙂

  77. Bunkycooks

    Congrats! I am sure it will be every bit as gorgeous as the work you always do! I can’t wait to see the finished product! 🙂

  78. @Flavias_Flavors

    Congratulations! RT “@WhiteOnRice: A sneak peak #ourcookbook”

  79. Marianne

    YEAH!!!!! So how do I pre-order your book????? I am thrilled for you, yes, I know it takes a lot of time and effort and sacrifices to put a book together, much less a cookbook with your awesome photography included! Cannot wait to see and hold it and USE it!! Congratulations and will sit somewhat patiently awaiting the “birth”!

  80. Cynthia A.

    Another step in your amazing journey-congrats! I look forward to the sneak peaks as you move towards the finished product.

  81. Vy

    Congrats!!! Can’t wait to see your cookbook!

  82. Elizabeth Perhac Schmitt via Facebook

    Put me down for an autographed copy 😉

  83. LiztheChef

    When can we schedule a party to celebrate ?! So happy for you!

  84. Megan Carroll via Facebook

    I am sure it will be a hit… exciting times.

  85. Lynda

    Congratulations – so well deserved!

  86. alison @ Ingredients, Inc.

    congrats!! I am so excited for yall!!

  87. Kristin McCarthy via Facebook

    Congrats!!! So excited for you guys!

  88. Andi

    Ahhhhhhh super de duper congrats!

  89. Cathy/ShowFoodChef

    What a lucky book to have you as parents! 😀 Sending wishes for energy and can’t wait to hold your book in my own arms. 😀

  90. Monica Caretto via Facebook

    congratulations Guys… !!!! I read it early this morning on your blog… cannot wait to place it on my Amazon buy list!

  91. Flavia Scalzitti via Facebook

    Congratulations you guys! I can’t wait to add it to my bookshelf. I know it’s going to be spectacular! Bravissimi! xoxo

  92. David Dadekian via Facebook

    Excellent. Congratulations!

  93. Winnie

    SO excited to see this news! We’ll all be waiting for the “birth” of your book…there’s just no doubt it’s going to be lovely 🙂

  94. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking

    Amazing news! Congratulations!

  95. Quyen Gin via Facebook

    Such exciting news!! So happy for you two and can’t wait to see it!!

  96. JulieD

    Huge congratulations!!!! xoxo and love to you both!! Can’t wait to see you both and the pups soon!

  97. Angie @ Big Bear's Wife

    Congratulations!! I am over the moon excited for you!!!

  98. Sini

    Yay! What a great way to start the week with.

  99. Kristina

    Congrats! So happy for you both. I can already envision how beautiful it’s going to be!

  100. dervla @ The Curator

    I couldn’t be more excited to work on this with you guys! We at Abrams are lucky to have you. We’ll create a gorgeous book together.

  101. Kristen

    Lovely news! Congrats you two! So deserving!

  102. Broderick Smylie

    Congrats! I can’t wait to check it out.

  103. Rachel Barbarotta via Facebook


  104. Sandra Keirsey via Facebook

    Can’t wait! Definitely will purchase it!!!

  105. Grishma At ZaikaZabardast via Facebook

    Can’t wait to hold a copy in my hands!! Congratulations!

  106. Alex Thomopoulos via Facebook

    YES!!!!! I could not be happier for you two!

  107. Marie

    Great news, I love everything about your blog, the personal style, the honest approach and writing. And the pictures… I’m sure the book will be awesome!

  108. Bev @ Bev Cooks

    This is so wonderful!! So proud, excited, and thrilled for you guys!

  109. Cookin' Canuck

    Congratulations, you two! This is fantastic news. From your photography to your writing to your recipes, I know this will be a cookbook I will go back to again and again.

  110. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

    How exciting! Well deserved. It will surely be a great one! 😀

  111. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    Congrats! What exciting news. I can’t wait to see it when it’s finally out 🙂

  112. Urban Wife

    Congratulations! I know it will be oh-so wonderful and cannot wait to see the “fruits of your labor.” I know if this beautiful blog is any indication of what is to come, we are in for an amazing book. Best of luck with the process! 🙂

  113. Kelsey

    Many congratulations to you both for all your much-deserved success!

  114. @miss_masala

    Looks amazing!

  115. Stephanie Meyer

    Woo hooooooo! It’s already fabulous 🙂 Huge congratulations, xo, Stephanie

  116. Carol Sacks

    Hearty congratulations to you both! Can’t wait to cook from it and just to breathe in your arresting photos!

  117. Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

    Yeah!!!!!!! I few years back I made this prediction, I clearly remember saying “someday you guys will write your own cookbook”. Looks like I’m not the only one who thought that!

    Can’t wait to get that baby in my hands!

  118. Kathryn

    Congratulations! What wonderful news and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  119. Emily

    I nearly wet myself when I read this post, I’m that excited. I shall shout it from the rooftops the moment it’s released (and most likely before then too). And because my birthday is in the fall, I shall consider this the best birthday present ever. Thank you.

  120. Jamie @ green beans & grapefruit

    A huge congratulations to you two! Well deserved!

  121. Hima

    Wow, this is such exciting news. So thrilled for the two of you…congratulations!

  122. The Duo Dishes

    Huge congrats to you both! Work hard, play hard, succeed…hard. 🙂

  123. chika

    big congrats to you diane and todd… i seem to remember you tweeting some time ago, perhaps a few years back, that you decided to turn down a book deal (for your own cookbook). and as much as i respected your decision that you wouldn’t do it unless you felt it right, i couldn’t help but thinking it’d be wonderful if i got to see your cookbook. now it’s happening! so excited!

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Hello Chika- wow, you have a great memory! Yes, a few years back we turned down a few offers because it just didn’t feel right. This cookbook journey is very important to us and we made the commitment to wait till it felt right. We’re much more grown up now and know what we want to say and share. It’s because of you all that helped us find our voice for the cookbook!

  124. Anne Lee

    Great news and congrats to Diane and Todd 🙂 I can’t wait to read your cook book and learn how to make lots of delicious food! Party at my house next time!!

  125. J.J.

    I had been hearing so much about this project for so long now that seeing it come to fruition is truly inspiring. You’re photos are always so beautiful, the wait for this book will definitely be a long time coming! Congratulations. 🙂

  126. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Major congrats to you! It was only a matter of time before YOUR photos of YOUR food and YOUR recipes had front and center stage rather than shooting food for everyone else…now it’s your turn to be in the spotlight and you deserve it!!! So happy for you both and I am rooting for that birthing process to go smoothly for you two 🙂

  127. Sonia

    Can’t wait for the cookbook to come out! I’m also looking forward to the photos you’re taking for the book. I’m sure they’ll be beautiful.

  128. Anson

    Super awesome news! I can’t wait to get your cook book 🙂

  129. Gilbert

    Congratulations! I’m sure the finished product will be a of beautiful work of art. 🙂

  130. sally cameron

    Wow, fantastic. We know it will be totally incredible! If you need a free set of hands (two sets actually), you know the number..hugs and blessings on your bringing your cookbook to life! And I can actually handle a camera now Diane. Been working on it. You’d be proud of me. Your encouragement meant a lot.

  131. Kevin

    A big congrats from me on this new cookbook. Always loved your cooking. Glad to have chance at cooking it myself. Will definitely pick up this book.

  132. Alyssa (Everyday Maven)

    Congrats Diane and Todd!!! I am very much looking forward to seeing what you create and am sure it will be a labor of love and then some!

  133. Victoria

    How great is this? I can’t wait. Congratulations.

  134. mark

    Hey ~

    OMG – finally the universe is rewarded with true knowledge from the heavens, congratulations Todd & Diane ! I can’t wait to buy and USE your new book. A credit to the culinary world and a masterpiece for the world to follow …. please keep them coming !


  135. Miyuki

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to see the cookbook! I’m definitely looking forward to it!

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