Yum-Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches

Yum-Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches

by Crystal Watanabe, Maki Ogawa, Pikko Pots


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This book makes creating colorful, cute, and tasty Japanese-style lunches 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
· Ingredients
· Cuties & Critters
· Fairy-Tale Friends
· Special-Day Treats

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594744471
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 264,390
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

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).

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Hello, Obento! An Introduction to Japanese Lunches
Packing a Bento Box
Bento Boxes, Tools, and Accessories
Ingredients for Happy Faces
Cuties & Critters
     Baby Bear
     Eek! A Mouse!
     Fluffy Lamb
     Guardian Angel
     Hawaii Sun
     Hungry Fishy
     Kitty Cat & Goldfish
     Miss Octopus
     Piggy Burgers
     Polar Bear
     Retro Girls
     Sandwich Cuties
     Sunbathing Crabs
     Teddy Bear Grilled Cheese
     Tiger Cubs
Fairy-Tale Friends
     Enchanted Forest Friends
     Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail
     Goldilocks and the Three Bears
     I’m Bringin’ Home a Baby Bumblebee!
     The Ladybug Picnic
     Little Elves
     Little Red Hen
     Little Red Riding Hood
     Magical Spring Flowers
     Mushroom Friends
     Musubi Man
     Peter Pan
     Redheaded Princess
     Secret Garden
     Teeny Tiny Polar Bear
     Three Little Pigs
     Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Special Day Treats
     Autumn Leaves
     Beach Party Hot Dog
     Best Friend Bears
     Birthday Present
     Boy’s Day
     Car Trip
     Christmas Penguins
     Early-Bird Omelet
     Easter Baskets
     Girl’s Day
     I ❤ You
     Pancake Mouse
     Pizza Party!
     Rainy Day Umbrellas
     Snow Day
     Summertime Sammies
     Sunny-Side Up
Additional Recipes for Mini Snacks and Save-It-for-Later Lunches
How to Make a Hatching Chick
Shopping Guide
Metric Conversion Chart

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Move over, brown bags. Bento box lunches are prettier, eco-friendly and just plain fun.”—Working Mother

“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.”—Modesto Bee

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