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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Quirk Books; 1 edition (May 19 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594744475
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594744471
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 19 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #42,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lucy on March 25 2014
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In the general rush of getting 5 of us off to work/school, worrying about the visual appeal of lunch box meals is usually the last thing on my mind. However, these cute ideas are so doable - especially when used as inspiration for your own favourite meals and foods (my girls are vegetarian, which these recipes are not). The author gives alternative suggestions for each recipe, as well as an initial section which gives general concepts and tips for creating your own bento meals. The fun is in exercising your creative muscles in a way that the business of life doesn't always encourage. The true joy comes in seeing my daughter's face light up. For one of my daughter's, this is truly her "language of love" - to know that I have spent time to make her something special and beautiful. This is food as love, and to know that she truly feels loved and pampered as she opens her lunch makes this worth a weekly (or monthly) splurge of time. For me, I wouldn't usually be bothered. To bring a smile to a loved one's face - these simple ideas are definitely worth it! Just one element in an otherwise regular lunch is fun and easy. Rice balls are a main element, and something new that we enjoy but haven't eaten at home before. But we like them!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ErikG on March 21 2013
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This book is full of insanely cute, colourful, fun and interesting animals and other items to spice up your child's lunchbox (or your own!).

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.
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By Wei Nan Yu on June 19 2014
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this is a really useful book. there are so many cute bento sample..... very very useful and very very nice
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The book is nice but I don't like the format, the book won't stay open unless you keep it tacked under something or maybe break it to stay open, so it is not easy to follow or kind of book you can take with you to the kitchen to follow the instructions...The pictures are great, lots of good ideas, but they may be rather time consuming so maybe you would go to it from time to time only not on regular basis...
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