Author(s): Todd Porter
There has been an explosion in recent years of food blogs, and therefore a sharp rise of cookbooks being developed from those blogs. Bloggers like Deb Perleman of Smitten Kitchen, Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks, and Shauna Ahern of Gluten Free Girl and the Chef have all found great success translating their blogs into cookbook form. Todd Porter and Diane Cu of the popular food blog White on Rice Couple are in this company. Approached many times over the years by other publishers to do a book, they have turned them all politely down, insisting they weren't ready yet to tackle the project. They are ready now and we are thrilled to be their publisher. White on Rice Couple is a highly successful cooking and photography blog run by Todd Porter and Diane Cu. The name of the blog comes from their multicultural differences (Todd is from a cattle ranch in North Eastern Oregon and Diane escaped to the United States with her family from Vietnam via a refugee camp in Guam). They started the blog in 2008 and it commands a large presence on the web with almost 500K unique views a month. They are professional photographers and stylists and have photographed and styled many cookbooks together, but this will be the first time they are the source behind the 175 seasonal recipes. Using vegetables and fruit as the star of the show, this cookbook will be chock full of fresh ideas for healthy eating with an emphasis on local and organic as well as some Asian flavours. Peppered with their own personal stories and insights and wisdom drawn from years of solid partnership through photography and cooking as well as a beautiful love story, this book will be the ultimate gift for their fans and anyone looking for an introduction to this incredible couple. Media and other blogger friends will come out in droves to support this book.
Todd Porter and Diane Cu started the blog White on Rice Couple in 2008 and it has grown rapidly with a readership of over 400K a month. They currently command a twitter following of 12,500 and have been featured on CBS Cooking Channel Foodography Show. They have also been covered on Gourmet.com, New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post. Nominated by Saveur for best food photography in 2010, nominated for best photography weblog in the 2011 Bloggie. 2012.