Creating colorful, cute, and tasty Japanese-style bento box lunches has never been this easy and fun!
Learn how to craft your favorite foods into a variety of shapes—from caterpillars, cars, and puppy dogs to pretty flowers, princesses, and kitty cats to make the yummy, healthy lunches that are all the rage in Japan.
Featuring chapters on Cuties & Critters, Fairy-Tale Friends, and Special Day Treats, plus a handy shopping guide, easy recipes for mini snacks, general tips and tricks, and so much more, Yum-Yum Bento Box is the perfect guide for beginner bento makers and expert chefs alike. Stop wasting money on pre-packaged lunches—and start making beautiful, healthy bentos!
• An introduction to Japanese Lunches
• Packing a Bento Box
• Bento Boxes, Tools, And Accessories
• Cuties & Critters
• Fairy-Tale Friends
• Special-Day Treats
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).
“Move over, brown bags. Bento box lunches are prettier, eco-friendly and just plain fun.”
“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.”