We are Chrystal and Amir, otherwise known as the Duo–two passionate eaters, experimental cooks and college friends based in Southern California. Amir spends his days working for a powerhouse television network, and Chrystal hopped between television production to marketing and advertising before finally settling into a freelance career in the food industry. But how did it all start? DuoDishes.com began in 2008 as a showcase of the foods we made for our folks. We mixed family traditions, regional fare and new ethnic flavors to create dishes that emphasize our love for a quick fix meal or an elaborate feast. We also explored our interests in all of the cultures around us, which now shows itself in our monthly Ethnic Exploration feature. Since then, we have been featured on NPR.org, The LAist.com, CulturePOP.com, and KTLA.com. We have worked with national and international brands–Bertolli and Alexia Foods–for recipe development projects. We have also been featured in three cookbooks, two radio programs and several online interviews. We invite you to check out our Press page for more. If you want to know even more about us, check out the F.A.Q. page.
As for the business side of our website, we are always open to partner with brands for recipe development, writing, speaking engagements, sponsorships, etc. that are in line with our ethnics and interests. We value our work, and we hope that you value our work as well. For that reason, we have adopted a policy of compensation for our work. Please visit our For Hire page for a complete listing of the ways in which we can develop a partnership.
Disclosure: We will alert our readers (and any lurking FCC officials) to collaborations that are the result of compensation or sponsorship. We stick to our opinions and share them willingly regardless of the exchange.