Yum-Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches Paperback – Jul 1 2010
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“Move over, brown bags. Bento box lunches are prettier, eco-friendly and just plain fun.”—Working Mother
“Jazz up your child's lunch box with cute little bento that are easier to make than you think.”—Mother Nature Network
“Yum-Yum Bento Box is too cute for words.”—Modesto Bee
About the Author
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).See all Product Description
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Some of them are quite easy and can probably be assembled quite quickly assuming some preparation the night before. Most of them, however, are fairly involved and a lot of those require specialized equipment (egg presses, nori/hobby punches, etc) in order to get an effect similar to the book. The nori punches in particular are almost required as tiny pieces of it are used for eyes and other accents on a lot of the creatures.
In that way I've used the book mostly as inspiration for some of the dishes I make my daughter - I have not attempted to follow any one of the recipes all the way through as spending an hour to make a kid's lunch seems excessive. But that's okay, because it's given me creative ideas for ways of using rice and food colouring and what and how to shape in order to craft animal faces and other objects.
Food can be ... fun and it can be interesting. This I thought is amazing.
As I wrapped it up to give away. You should love it.
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It is a really useful book it also indicated detail on each process. I like this book very much it is so easy to follow of making a good bento.Published 1 month ago by P
this is a really useful book. there are so many cute bento sample..... very very useful and very very nicePublished 20 months ago by Wei Nan Yu
What cool ideas to make lunches more fun and interesting. Can't wait for my daughter to open this gift. She is going to love it.Published on March 12 2013 by Grasmj