Yum-Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches

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Quirk Books, Aug 1, 2009 - Cooking - 143 pages
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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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User Review  - AnnieHidalgo - LibraryThing

Everything it says on the cover. The recipes are surprisingly easy too. This book is almost as much fun to read as it is to cook with, thanks to the author's cute photos. Read full review

Yum Yum Bento Box book was great. Thanks

User Review  - khamann - Overstock.com

Great deal on book. I do wish the website had a preview of the inside of the book. That is helpful when shopping for books online. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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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