over the weekend my Anthropologie in Torrance held a book signing event with the authors of Bountiful, an amazing new cookbook by Todd Porter & Diane Cu of the White On Rice Couple fame. even though i don't work on saturdays i made the trip out there to meet these kind and down-to-earth people. not only did they come bearing gifts for all of us Anthro girls (flowers from their garden and beautiful cards of photos from their blog), but they were so friendly and eager to answer any of our questions or offer tips and fantastic cooking advice.
all of the drinks and hors d'oeuvres made by the Anthro team were super tasty. i'm not even joking when i say i had about 5 servings of the crack dip. it lives up to it's name for sure. i'm absolutely serious when i say that each and every recipe in this cookbook is extremely user friendly with only the best ingredients and easy to follow instructions.
i have to admit that i'm kind of a cookbook addict (ask David, he'll tell you the truth) - i have stacks and stacks of them - many only offer the beauty of the cookbooks themselves, with recipes that seem too complicated to even attempt, but not this one. Bountiful belongs with the very few cookbooks that i look through feeling so inspired by the beautiful photography and encouraged to make these simple and approachable meals. and even rarer is it that i actually dive right in almost immediately and try out a recipe (which i did, the granola, and yes it's the best granola i've ever had-look out for a special post).
do yourself a favor and get this cookbook at your local Anthropologie immediately. and also check out their blog for even more recipes and inspiration. i can't wait to make the Meyer Lemon Magic Custard Cake.
thanks again to Todd and Diane, it was such a pleasure to meet you!