501 Bento Lunches: 501 Unique Recipes for Brilliant Bento

501 Bento Lunches: 501 Unique Recipes for Brilliant Bento

by Korero Books
     
 

Home-packed lunches with small portions of varied delicious foods are a Japanese tradition that fits perfectly into a contemporary, healthy foodie diet. Organic, sustainable bento recipes are included, ranging from traditional Japanese to modern bento. With 500 unique recipes, stunningly vibrant illustrations, and easy-to-follow

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Home-packed lunches with small portions of varied delicious foods are a Japanese tradition that fits perfectly into a contemporary, healthy foodie diet. Organic, sustainable bento recipes are included, ranging from traditional Japanese to modern bento. With 500 unique recipes, stunningly vibrant illustrations, and easy-to-follow instructions, this is the perfect cookbook for a busy lifestyle.

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"[The] organic, sustainable bento recipes are terrific, but what’s really stunning are the vibrant illustrations."  —Gourmet

Publishers Weekly
Long on ideas but short on recipes, this guide to eye-catching bento box lunches delivers its promised 501 variants on the iconic Japanese single-portion takeout meal, even if the final product may be out of reach for its readers. Roughly organized by theme-art, cute, colorful, traditional, stylish, holidays-contributors provide plenty of ideas for vibrant, healthy lunches. After a brief overview of basics from Dye-quick assembly, packing for maximum efficiency-the volume sets some high standards with showpieces featuring edible geese made out of mushrooms and a whimsical green eggs-and-ham meal, before moving to more traditional fare incorporating sushi, teriyaki chicken and yakitori. Menus stretch beyond the Pacific rim, with easy-to-assemble staples like beef stew and, for younger diners, sandwiches in the shape of scowls or grins. Some empty-the-fridge scavenger hunts (wraps, taco kits) can feel like little more than repackaged leftovers, and some impractical suggestions (french fries, eggs or pancakes, arcane ingredients) prove misleading. Still, these are the exceptions to the rule, which includes practical instructions, emphasizes assembly rather than preparation, and employs a wide range of kitchen tools. Those well-versed in Japanese cuisine and who own lots of culinary doodads will benefit most; novice cooks looking for simple, whimsical school lunches will likely be overwhelmed.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780955339851
Publisher:
Graffito Books
Publication date:
06/15/2009
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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