Japanese bento boxes are yummy, healthy lunch boxes packed with fresh, tasty foods and lots of love. They are almost too cute to eat!
Oh, boy---obento! These yummy, healthy lunches are all the rage in Japan, where mothers create them as expressions of love for their children. With Yum-Yum Bento Box, Crystal Watanabe and Maki Ogawa devote an entire cookbook to these delicious and adorable meals for all ages! 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.
Gingerbread-man cookie cutters are great for cutting little guys out of cheese!
It's easy to punch rosy cheeks out of salami using a drinking straw!
Tasty black sesame seeds make darling eyelashes!
Yum-Yum Bento Box features 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. Stop wasting money on pre-packaged lunches---and start making beautiful, healthy bentos!ure industry. It also presents a rationale of species diversification, different approaches to species selection and the basic economical and market considerations governing the launch of strategic development and commercialization efforts. It is an essential resource for practitioners, researchers and students in fish biology, fisheries and aquaculture.
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. Pikko loves to make holiday-themed bento and happy sea creatures like Miss Octopus
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). Her favorite characters are piggies
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