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: 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.
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.
Author: Kenji Kawakami
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2005
Presents a collection of two hundred humorous and eccentric inventions from Japan, from the Drymobile and the Solar-Powered Torch to Duster Slippers for Cats and Walk 'n' Wash Ankle-attachable Laundry Tanks. Original. 50,000 first printing.
Author: Shirley Wong
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Release Date: 2014-11-15
A strong believer that cooking should be easy and enjoyable, Shirley Wong, also known by her online avatar, Little Miss Bento, shares how you can put together attractive and tasty bento boxes with ease and lots of fun! Follow Shirley’s simple step-by-step guide and craft everyday foods such as rice, bread, eggs, cheese, fish cakes, sausages, carrots and cucumbers into various forms, from your favourite animals and characters to a memorable holiday scene. Make every day a treat with a personalised bento box!
Everyday millions of Japanese people, young and old, leave their homes with a bento in hand. Bento (boxed lunches) are handmade every morning packed with tender-loving care to give their recipients a warm-hearted well-needed boast to finish off the day. In her first English-language release, TV chef and nutritionist Megumi Fujii has prepared 72 mouth-watering box lunch recipes that are easy to make but are over-flowing with the hearty-goodness that is essential in every Japanese bento. Her Ten-minute bento will not rely on visual designs seen on Flickr streams or on blogs. Instead she focuses on sharing everyday Japanese dishes created to satiate hunger and satisfy an ever expanding Japanese palette. Featured dishes: Mushroom Hamburg Steak Easy Korean Bibimbap Colorful Eggs & Ham Yuzu Chicken Avocado Salad Sandwich Open-face Spring Roll Bento Chicken Cutlet Bento Beef Bowl Bento Chicken Teriyaki Bento Salads Radish & Buckwheat Noodle Salad French Toast Salad Chinese-style Noodle Salad Desserts Cheesecake Balls Petite Muffins
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.
Author: John Vernon Lord
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2015-08-11
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
It's a dark day for Itching Down. Four million wasps have just descended on the town, and the pests are relentless! What can be done? Bap the Baker has a crazy idea that just might work . . . Young readers will love this lyrical, rhyming text as they watch the industrious citizens of Itching Down knead, bake, and slather the biggest wasp trap there ever was! John Vernon Lord's bright ink and crayon illustrations fill the pages with humorous detail.
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
Lidia Bastianich—one of the most beloved chefs and authors in America—presents her most accessible and affordable cookbook to date, a gathering of the recipes that have become her go-to meals for her very own family. But these are not only Lidia’s personal favorites; this book is a love letter to her fans. Here, she is giving us the recipes for dishes that you have raved and written about over and over—the best, the most comforting, and the most delicious dishes in her repertoire. In Lidia’s Favorite Recipes, you’ll find a fresh take on more than 100 of Lidia’s signature and irresistibly reliable dishes, including: · Fried Mozzarella Skewers—Spiedini alla Romana · Escarole and White Bean Soup—Zuppa di Scarola e Cannellini · Ziti with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage—Ziti con Broccoli Rabe e Salsicce · Baked Stuffed Shells—Conchiglie Ripiene al Forno · Eggplant Parmigiana—Melanzane alla Parmigiana · Savory Seafood Stew—Zuppa di Pesce · Chicken Cacciatore—Pollo alla Cacciatore · Veal Ossobuco with Barley Risotto—Ossobuco di Vitello con Risotto d’Orzo · Cannoli Napoleon—Cannolo a Strati · Limoncello Tiramisù—Tiramisù al Limoncello From the classic sauces to the delicious desserts, these recipes have been revised and updated to be more concise and clear, but just as soul-satisfying as ever. With new information about the affordability, seasonality, and nutritional value of the ingredients, this book shows there is no question why these dishes are the easiest and most enjoyable to bring to the family table for your most memorable moments. Beautifully illustrated throughout with full-color photographs, Lidia’s Favorite Recipes will give both new cooks and longtime fans something extraordinary to celebrate. From the Hardcover edition.