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Yum-Yum Bento Box

Yum-Yum Bento Box

Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches
Quirk Books

By Crystal Watanabe,and Maki Ogawa

Oh, boyobento! 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 inEnglish devoted to these healthy and adorable mealsthey'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 formtheir favorite foods into a variety of shapesfrom 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 lunchesand start making beautiful, healthy bentos!

More Details

Size: 7-1/2 x 8 in;
Pages: 144 pp;
Format: Paperback
Publication: May 2010
ISBN: 9781594744471
ISBN10: 1594744475
Crystal Watanabe makes bento boxes for her two preschool-aged children; her Web site "Adventures in Bento Making" is a popular forum for bento makers worldwide.

Maki Ogawa is a mother whose bentos have been featured in many Asian magazines. She lives in Japan.