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. 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!
"[Everyday Bento] is packed with ideas for fun, delicious lunches."—AlphaMom.com Your kids will look forward to what's in their lunchbox every single day with the delightful collection of recipes in Everyday Bento! The bento food movement teaches us that foods can be attractive, nutritious, fun and delicious all at the same time. Kids love to try foods that bring a smile to their faces, and will often eat things they wouldn't otherwise try. For example, they'll love an adorable bear cub made from brown bread, peanut butter and jelly nestled on a bed of blueberries. Cut watermelon into hearts, and tuck them next to a ham sandwich shaped like ballet slippers for your budding ballerina. Create building bricks from healthy cheese, carrots and cucumbers—or a hot dog octopus, swimming across a sea of cucumber. Picky eaters or not, they'll try it! Wendy Thorpe Copley writes the popular bento blog Wendolonia, which takes the traditional Japanese concept of bento—a single meal packed at home in a reusable container—and Americanizes it. Using simple ingredients found in any grocery store, Wendy creates entertaining meals that are sure to delight even the most finicky eater. Some of the fun and easy bento creations here include: Princess Bento Rock and Roll Bento Snowman Bento Butterfly Bento Farm Yard Animals Bento Besides being great fun to look at, bento lunches are a healthy way to enjoy food while keeping portions in check. Freshly-prepared lunches packed in portable, reusable bento boxes are also kind to the environment and easy on the wallet—very important in today's economy. Everyday Bento teaches you a few simple techniques to make creative lunches, all in a reasonable time-frame for busy working parents. The 50 bento meals in this cookbook feature familiar foods with fun themes that will appeal to children and adults alike. Follow the easy step-by-step instructions to recreate each bento box, or mix and match different elements from the book to make your own unique creations. Make lunch fun again with Everyday Bento!
Author: Li Ming Lee
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2015-09-01
The lunchbox reinvented: transform the boring routine of your children's packed lunches into cute, edible cartoon characters! Packing school lunches for fussy children can be a chore. Parents are bored of making the same old soggy sandwiches every day, and your picky eaters don’t even show any appreciation when they return their lunchboxes with uneaten veggies and scrappy bits. What if you could entice your children to eat balanced lunches every day? Even better: how do you transform the routine of unoriginal packed lunches into a joy for yourself? Inspired by the Japanese tradition of the bento box—a home-packed meal served in a box with compartments containing different foods—Yummy Kawaii Bento reinvents the concept of the stale packed lunch. Learn to make your very own creative bento boxes and turn the law of “don’t play with your food” on its head by reimagining dishes as colorful cartoon characters. Entice your children with: • Teddy bear-shaped mini pizzas • Hot “dog” buns • Scrambled egg chicks • Porky pastas • Panda bamboo salads…and many more edible critters! With more than 160 step-by-step tutorials on how to assemble balanced bento boxes, create food art, and cook individual recipes that bridge the East and the West, Yummy Kawaii Bento turns food preparation into an art and makes eating fun again for both parent and child. Soon, your children will boast to their friends about their lunches, and your spouse might even ask for his or her own takeaway lunch! Lunchtime, or dinnertime, will never be the same again. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Author: Anna Adden
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Lunch + Fun = Bento! Add some cuteness to your lunches with these adorable bento box recipes. By combining traditional Japanese bento style with familiar Western foods, you get the best of both worlds! Check out these awesome bento options Mini PizzasBlast off HippopotamusAngry BirdsShark WeekTalk Like a Pirate Day Colorful, creative, and fun for the whole family, bento lunches are the perfect way to encourage healthy eating by making good foods look even more appealing than junk. So go aheadÑopen up your lunch box and play with your food! With Happy Bento in hand, you can say good-bye to boring lunches and hello to healthy, happy food!>
Blogger Michele Olivier is beloved by parents for sharing her easy, delicious and healthy recipes that kids will actually eat. This is not your typical bento cookbook, which relies heavily on processed foods in cutesy shapes. Little Bento is 100+ seasonally inspired recipes to make lunch making and eating more fun for the little ones and maybe some big ones, too.
In Hawai'i's Favorite Bento Box Recipes, local author and chef Susan Yuen provides a colorful collection of imaginative bento and appetizing dishes that will make lunch a special treat for even the pickiest eater. Kamaboko slices become little ducks and flowers, blue rice becomes an ocean background for cutout crabs, and vegetables become more alluring tucked behind bow-tied bears, smiling faces, and colorful fish. Color photos accompany each easy-to-follow recipe, and instructions for presentation make creating the perfect bento a snap. These 60 masterpieces are sure to delight your child.
Author: Martha Stone
Publisher: Martha Stone
Release Date: 2014-08-13
Japanese food is definitely delicious and healthy to boot. Their bento box dishes are also artistic and epitomize eye candy. With this bento box book recipe, you will get to learn how to pack, mix and match Japanese recipes for your hubby's, kids or your lunch box!
Author: Laura Keogh
Publisher: Appetite by Random House
Release Date: 2013-09-03
**Breakfast**Brunch**The Lunch Box**Snack Attack**Dinners**Desserts** What could be more important to parents than a healthy, well-fed family? As two urban, working moms, Ceri Marsh and Laura Keogh learned quickly how challenging healthy meal-times can be. So they joined forces to create the Sweet Potato Chronicles, a website written for, and by, non-judgemental moms, packed full of nutritious recipes for families. In the How to Feed a Family cookbook, Laura and Ceri have selected their very favorite recipes, to create a collection of more than 100 for all ages to enjoy. These are recipes that are tailored specifically to families: they are simple, fast, easy-to-follow, and use ingredients that are readily-available at your local grocery store. Ceri and Laura unveil their tried, tested and true tricks for turning nutritious, sophisticated dishes into kid-friendly masterpieces, that will guarantee you success at meal-time, time and time again. Interspersed with the recipes are parenting tips and advice to encourage happy meal-times for the whole family: get ready to turn your picky eaters into enthusiastic kitchen helpers! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: The Manga University Culinary Institute
Publisher: Manga University
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Reading manga sure can make a person hungry! Food appears frequently in Japanese comics, but what exactly is it that the characters are eating? Introducing The Manga Cookbook, an illustrated step-by-step guide to preparing simple Japanese dishes using ingredients found in every Western kitchen. Learn to identify and make the same things you see in all your favorite manga: authentic onigiri (rice balls), yakitori (skewered chicken), oshinko (pickled vegetables), udon (Japanese noodles), okonomiyaki (Japanese-style pizza) and many others! Includes sections on how to assemble bento boxed lunches and properly use chopsticks. Features original manga illustrations by Chihiro Hattori.
Written by the author of the popular bento blog, www.cookinggallery.blogspot.com, Bento Delights is a must have for all bento lovers out there! Bento Delights contains 31 adorable and stylish bento menus accompanied with 100 delicious recipes. This cookbook is divided into two main sections: Character Bento (Charaben) and Traditional Bento. The Character Bento section includes clear step-by-step photographs and detailed instructions on how to craft whimsical characters like sweet teddy bears made from rice balls, little koala bears from bocconcini cheese and cute frogs from cucumber. The Traditional Bento section features more practical yet elegant lunch menus focusing on delectable Japanese and modern Asian recipes. Additionally, Bento Delights also features chapters on Bento Basics, Bento Boxes, Tools & Accessories, Further Tips & Tricks, Resource Guide and Glossary. Each recipe is beautifully photographed and each new chapter is preceded with gorgeous kimono-inspired graphic illustrations. This cookbook is perfect for both bento beginners and advanced bento makers alike, and will also appeal to anyone who is interested in the art of beautiful food presentations. Make your own fun and creative bento meals and bring a smile to your face and your loved ones'. To find out more about the book, visit the following link (a blog post about the book written by the author): http: //cookinggallery.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/my-bento-cookbook-bento-delights.html
For Chef Yoshio Saito, learning to cook traditional Japanese food at his mother's side was a treasured part of his childhood. When she died when he was fourteen, he decided to honor her memory by learning how to cook her recipes and more. In this cookbook, Chef Yoshio, a Tokyo native and trained French/Japanese fusion chef, introduces today's modern home cook to Okonomiyaki, one of the most popular comfort foods in Japan. Okonomiyaki, although difficult to describe, can be likened to a savory pancake or pizza-like dish that is cooked on a griddle. Following on the tail of the popularity of sushi, Okonomiyaki is an exciting dish just becoming known in the United States. It uses a wide range of ingredients, including meat, seafood, vegetables, pasta, and more. When Chef Yoshio walks into an Okonomiyaki restaurant, he always gets the sense that his mother is there, helping to create the wonderful smells. For him, the taste of Okonomiyaki is the taste of home. Gathering his favorite recipes, Chef Yoshio shares his tips for three major regional styles of this comfort food in this cookbook Hiroshima, Osaka, and Tokyo styles. As well as introducing classic Okonomiyaki dishes, Chef Yoshio shares his creative new dishes that expand the possibilities of Okonomiyaki.