Synopses & Reviews
Todd Porter and Diane Cu are photographers who publish the immensely popular food, gardening, and lifestyle blog WhiteonRiceCouple.com. Inspired by their love of cooking, growing vegetables and over 38 fruit trees in their suburban garden, Todd and Diane love sharing recipes that are fresh and seasonally simple. Their cookbook, Bountiful
,offers 100 seasonal, flavorful, and approachable recipes, 90 of which have not been seen on the blog, each featuring a vegetable or fruit as the star of the meal. Blueberry Frangipane Tarts, Wilted Mizuna Shrimp Salad, Blood Orange Bars and Gin Cocktail with Pomegranate and Grapefruit are just a few examples of recipes that are inspired from their garden bounty. and#160;
Peppered with personal stories from Todd's childhood on a cattle ranch in Oregon and Diane's journey from Vietnam to the United States, this cookbook shares the couples' beautiful love story as well as their diverse recipes that reflects their love of fresh and healthy produce, seasonally ripe fruit and sharing a home cooked meal with those you love.
Praise for Bountiful:
and#147;Itand#8217;s always nice to see power food bloggers put out cookbooks that are a print manifestation of what drew readers to their websites in the first place.and#8221; and#151;Austin American-Statesman
andldquo;Honey and Jam makes you feel like youand#39;re in Appalachia with Hannah Queen, picking fruit out back and baking. Living in the woods of Northern California, I understand how a place and its local produce can inspire creativity and recipes, and she portrays this notion so well with rich photography and unforgettable desserts.andquot;
This is the first cookbook from Diane Cu and Todd Porter, renowned creators of the immensely popular food writing and photography blog WhiteonRiceCouple.com. Bountiful
offers 100 seasonal, simple, and approachable recipes, 90 of which have not been seen on the blog, each featuring a vegetable or fruit as the star of the meal, from Kabocha Squash Stuffed with Pork and Wild Rice to Meyer Lemon Curd and Goat Cheese Strudel.
Peppered with personal stories from Porters childhood on a cattle ranch in Oregon and Cus journey from Vietnam to the United States, this cookbook shares the authors beautiful love story as well as their diverse recipes.
In the tradition of cooking with each seasonandrsquo;s bounty, Hannah Queen applies the same spirit to her baking, turning out an abundance of fresh cakes, trifles, biscuits, and more. From the citrus of winter to the bright squash of summer, more than 70 classic and modern dessert recipes celebrate locally sourced ingredients. Relish the sweet fruit of the spring with the delectable Rhubarb Custard Cake, and savor the ripe flavors of autumn with the Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes with Bourbon Buttercream. The wide range of flavors and recipes for year-round baking ensure you will never tire of these fresh indulgences.
Featuring Queenandrsquo;s rich photography throughout, Honey and Jam not only showcases a collection of rustic desserts, but also captures the sprawling forests and farmlands of Blue Ridge, anchoring each recipe in the backdrop of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
About the Author
Todd Porter and Diane Cu are professional food photographers and stylists and publish the acclaimed food, recipe, and lifestyle blog WhiteonRiceCouple.com. They are also avid gardeners, busy home cooks and encourage others to share meals with those they love. The popularity of their blog stems from their shared stories of life and food that connect us all. Beyond the blog, their professional work includes clients such as Whole Foods, Williams-Sonoma, Thermador, KitchenAid, Food and Wine Magazine
, and the Cooking Channel. They are also photography instructors, teach speciality cooking classes and are sought-after speakers at industry conferences. Todd and Diane have been featured in Sunset
magazine, Food and Wine Magazine
, Los Angeles Times and on the Cooking Channel. and#160;
"This book walks a direct line of inspiration from Todd and Diane's garden to a beautiful collection of produce-forward recipes. It captures the vitality of simply prepared, seasonal ingredients (whether you grow them or buy them), and their enthusiasm is infectious."
-- Heidi Swanson, author of Super Natural Every Day
"Brillat-Savarin famously wrote, 'Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you who you are.' The California corollary to this would be 'Tell me what you grow and I'll tell you what you eat.' For so many of us, our kitchens are inextricably linked to our gardens and nobody has captured this union better than Todd Porter and Diane Cu in their perfectly named new book Bountiful."
-- Russ Parsons, food editor for the Los Angeles Times
"There has never been a book more aptly named than Bountiful. Bursting at the seams with lush, inviting photographs and inspired seasonal recipes, this is a cookbook you'll turn to over and over, from summer to winter and back again. The only problem, as far as I can see, is where to start: the savory butternut squash crumble, the honeydew salad with riesling and mint, or maybe the blood orange bars with a brown butter crust?"
-- Molly Wizenberg, author of A Homemade Life