Yum-Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches

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Quirk Books, 2010 - Cooking - 143 pages
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Pre-order from Amazon Pre-order from Your Local, Independent Bookstore via Indiebound Oh, boy-obento! These cute, yummy, healthy lunches are all the rage in Japan, where mothers think of them as an expression of love for their children. Yum-Yum Bento Box is one of the first cookbooks in English devoted to these healthy and adorable meals-they're fresh, they're tasty, and they're almost too cute to eat! Each step-by-step recipe in Yum-Yum Bento Box is simple and adaptable. Readers will learn how to form their favorite foods into a variety of shapes-from zebras, panda bears, and monkeys to kitties, piggies, and puppy dogs. Chapters include instructions for classic bento boxes and character-driven bentos (called Kyaraben), plus shopping advice, general tips and tricks, and much more. Stop wasting money on prepackaged lunches-and start making beautiful, healthy bentos!

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Lovely pictures, too. - Goodreads
Recipes and inspiration abound. - Goodreads
The pictures were colorful and artfully arranged. - Goodreads
The recipes are surprisingly easy too. - LibraryThing
... fast to make recipes. - Goodreads
It is quite simple to follow with some recipes inside. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Linda Hiemstra - Goodreads

Very quick read. Well, more of a browse really. I had hoped it would have more ībasicī bento recipes. Still, good inspiration for more fun bentos! Lovely pictures, too. Read full review

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User Review  - Alysa - Goodreads

My kids have loved the few lunches I have made so far using this as a guide. Cute helpful tips like cook the carrots before you cut them, how to make checkerboard apples and sweetheart sushi Love the ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Crystal Watanabe (a.k.a. Pikko) started making bento boxes for herself as a way to eat small, healthy portions, and she enjoyed it so much that she now shares her hobby with bento fans worldwide at her blog Adventures in Bentomaking (www.aibento.net). She lives in Hawaii with her husband and two children. Maki Ogawa (a.k.a. Luckysundae) is a Japanese mom who loves to make cute bento boxes for her two young boys, her husband, and herself. She shares her creations on Flickr and at her blog, Cute Obento (www.cuteobento.com).

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