Our Fresh Summer Rolls Recipe Feature in Sunset Magazine

It’s finally out! Apologies for teasing you all with a recipe story that we’ve been working on for Sunset magazine over the past few months. The July 2012 issue is finally out on the stands and grab yourself a copy!

Huge thank you to all the editors at Sunset Magazine and the whole team. The wonderful and amazing team on the magazine made this article happen and we could not have done it without the support and encouragement of everyone there. The incredible Chefs at the Sunset test kitchen, editors who helped us write the recipes better and the amazing photography/styling team made this story surpass all our expect ions.

hoisin dip recipe from the issue: photo credit: Jefferey Cross

On pages 88-91 of the July 2012 issue showcases our new and favorite spring roll (summer rolls) recipes. Our Sunset Magazine food editor helped us narrow down some of our favorite recipes to share. We discussed spring roll ideas that were fresh, flavorful, interesting and exciting. It was so much fun to create some new recipes and dips for you all.

Here’s the DIY Roll Your Own Summer Roll recipes  you can find in the July 2012 issue:

  • Turkey Bacon and Avocado Summer Rolls
  • Tofu, shitake and spinach Summer Rolls
  • Crunchy Cucumber Summe Rolls
  • Two dips: Almond Hoisin Sauce and Citrus Soy Dip
  • Also included are some very cool graphics of how to roll from the graphic designer!

These Fresh Summer Rolls are perfect for your picnics and gatherings. Best of all, with some simple prepping and planning, you can have your very own DIY rolling party! We love having these summer rolling parties where everyone gets to make their own.

photo credit: Jefferey Cross

In fact, the whole July 2012 issue is wonderful! This month, the magazine highlights the West’s Best Road Food. Photographs, stories and recipes from diners, to fish shacks and taquerias fill the gorgeous pages.

So grab yourself a copy of the issue, be inspired to celebrate the seasons road food and have fun rolling these recipes all Summer long.

And for the rest of Summer, here are some more of our favorite Summer/Spring Roll recipes from our blog:


diane and todd



{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. Margie

    I saw the recipes at the doctor’s office, but went on Sunset’s website and can’t find them. Do you have the link (or can you post them?).

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Margie- We’ll ask the editor if we can post them online. In the meantime, we finally found one of the recipe on the web! here is the Turkey Bacon Avocado spring rolls http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/turkey-bacon-avocado-summer-rolls-50400000122306/

  2. Gordon@PimpThatFood

    Fantastic Job! It is so exciting to be featured on a food magazine. I had that experience last year… it shows that your efforts are getting paid off. Keep Going!

  3. sally cameron

    Amazing and beautiful of course! Congrats you two on a fantastic Sunset issue! I love summer rolls and have been wanting to do a post for a long time. The photography workshop at your studio a few months ago made me want to do it even more (because you treated us to that for dinner). I thought about how fun it would be for a build-your-own party. Better than tacos! And now here it is in Sunset. Oh well, I’ll going to have to post anyway! Remember when you are around and dont’ feel like cooking….

  4. Dani G.

    I don’t usually buy magazines, but I’m going to get this edition and call it a “book” to add to my library. That seems like good logic, doesn’t it? 😉 Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

  5. Susan in the Boonies

    Congratulations, y’all!!!

    Well done!!!

  6. myfudo

    Congratulations! I love spring rolls…Can’t wait to try those amazing recipes. Have to grab a copy of the mag. 😉

  7. Amanda Robertson via Facebook

    congrats!!! I was visiting a bunch of asylum seeker vietnamese boys stuck in Detention and made them your marinated pork vietnamese spring rolls. I will tell you they were very well received 🙂

  8. Katie

    Congrats on the feature! I’ve got a very long car ride coming up next week and I’ve been trying to brainstorm healthy eats to pack along. I think a version of these summer rolls would be just perfect!

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Thanks Katie! Fresh spring rolls are one of our favorite things to bring on a road trip. Satisfying and it doesn’t weigh down your stomach as you sit for hours in the car. Great idea. Have a wonderful road trip!

  9. Shut Up & Cook

    Congratulations! Excited to try all iterations of this!

  10. Bev @ Bev Cooks

    Sooooo exciting, you guys!

  11. Cookin' Canuck

    Okay, I have to tell you a little story about this. My husband got to our copy of the Sunset Magazine first when it arrived in our mailbox. He was flipping through it, reading out various snippets to me. He came to the spring roll feature and said, “Wow, this is such a cool idea and a great way to display different spring roll options!” I looked through and dog-eared each page. I had no idea the article was yours until I saw this post. Now I think that article’s even cooler! 🙂

    1. White on Rice Couple

      Dara- wow, thanks for sharing that cool and funny story. Glad to know that he loved the story for what it offered! 🙂

  12. Catherine McCord

    One of my favorite magazines and your recipe is in it!! Score!!

  13. Eileen

    Awesome! What a great achievement 🙂

  14. Marissa | Pinch and Swirl

    Congrats! So fun to see you in Sunset – photos fabulous as always.

  15. Kalyn

    I haven’t gotten that issue yet, but can’t wait to see it!

  16. Deeba Rajpal (@vindee)

    FABULOUS! How exciting this is!

  17. A.W.

    I was admiring the cover yesterday, not knowing it was your work. I should have known better as I’m often caught staring at your website photos! Congratulations! The work was gorgeous!

  18. Missy Angryinanapron via Facebook

    If only you were here to make them with me again! Congrats!

  19. Deanna

    I thought the turkey, bacon and avocado spring rolls sounded familiar. Congratulations! All of the ideas were awesome and I can’t wait to make some!

  20. Sue/the view from great island

    I bought this issue just for that article, and didn’t know it was you guys— congrats!

  21. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

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

  22. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Congrats on the feature and I can’t wait to go check it out – the teaser shots look wonderful and I LOVE fresh spring rolls and any version of peanut/hoisin dipping sauce is my kryptonite!

  23. Hannah

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to pick up a copy. These recipes sound refreshing and ideal for summer. I look forward to doing some rolling! Happy summer!

  24. Janae Wise @ Bring-Joy

    Lovely, & congrats. I am a big fan of spring rolls, so I look forward to getting that issue & seeing your beautiful work.

  25. thyme (Sarah)

    Fantastic job. What an experience for you guys to add to the amazing array of projects that you are doing.

  26. JulieD

    Congratulations, Todd & Diane! So exciting!!! And I have been wanting to try those BLT spring rolls with turkey bacon! 🙂 xoxo miss you guys!

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