Yum-yum Bento Box

Yum-yum Bento Box

Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches

Book - 2010
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Japanese bento boxes are yummy, healthy lunch boxes packed with fresh, tasty foods and lots of love. They are almost too cute to eat!
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Quirk Books, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781594744471
1594744475
Branch Call Number: 641.534 WAT
Characteristics: 143 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Ogawa, Maki

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CatherineG_1 Jun 05, 2016

Bento or obento lunch boxes are very common in Japan and Hawaii. The food is prepared carefully and artisticly as an expression of a parent's love. The authors have done a beautiful job of presenting countless examples but also explaining how a balanced meal is achieved. Their hope is that smaller but healthier portions will also help with the obesity problem. Definitely worth a look! Creativity abounds!

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eliseweatherby
Feb 06, 2013

It’s rare to find a book that is so much better than the cover, especially a food book. Seriously every single bento was unique and artfully done to the point of cuteness perfection, there is a good quality in focus well lit picture of every single bento recipe and detailed directions and supply lists, the bento creations are so interesting even my 6 year old son has been obsessed with studying them to try and figure out how the foods are made. You will not be disappointed if you buy this book!

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blazers77
Aug 09, 2012

This is a very fun book that spurs creativity. For me, the recipes were a little too involved to be carried off on a daily basis. But very fun to read.

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Sarah01
Jun 24, 2012

very cute recipes, some are easy and some are a nice challenge to those who are more skilled. The pictures are still lots of fun to look at!

SkyTower Oct 26, 2011

Deliciously Creative!

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jpchong
Jul 12, 2011

fancy lunchbox, suitable for children's lunch.

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alitat77
Feb 07, 2011

I love this book because (1) there are few English bento books available, (2) the pictures are wonderful and featuring adorable ideas, and (3) the recipes are simple and descriptive.

I find the idea of a bento sketchbook intriguing but not entirely practical for most parents, even if we do stay at home with our children.

I wish the authors timed their bento-making. For me the dividing line between a good bento and a bad bento is not just the cute or nutrition factors... but can I do it in under 30 minutes. If not, it questionably becomes more of a pain than it's worth. Because it will surely be eaten in less time!

Also I liked that they suggested many ways to naturally dye... most American suggestions for dying rice or eggs involve storebought dye tubes/pots which are really not suggested for ingestion by children.

This book gave me some great ideas.

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