Yum-Yum Bento is back with 52 more easy seasonal-themed bento lunches. From the depths of winter to the height of summer, a beautiful lunch can brighten any day. Japanese bento boxes are portable and pretty meals packed with healthy portions and plenty of cheer. And they’re outrageously cute! With Yum-Yum Bento All Year Round, you’ll fall in love with 52 tasty, in-season lunches. Spring into make-ahead action with packing tips, tutorials, side dish recipes, and more. From summer Sunshine Smiles to Christmas Gingerbread Friends, there’s a bento just perfect for your lunchbox today.
Selections from the Table of Contents: Springtime Fun: Easter Chicks Dainty Daffodils Green Pea Brothers
Summertime Splash: Rainbow Sushi Cheerful Crab Seashell Fun
Fall Frenzy: A Pear Anywhere Fried Rice Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Twins
Winter Wonderland: Tomato Santas Rudolph the Red-Nosed Bagel Penguin Elves
About the Author
CRYSTAL WATANABE (aka Pikko) started making bento boxes for herself as a way to eat small healthy portions. She enjoyed it so much that she now shares her hobby with bento fans worldwide. She lives in Hawaii with her husband and two children. MAKI OGAWA (aka 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 her blog Cute Obento.
“I always doubted my ability to put together a cute bento lunch because it looks so complicated, but Crystal and Maki make it easy by breaking everything down step-by-step. And did I mention the ideas in this book are absolutely adorable? Because they are!”—Kiersten Frase, founding editor of Oh My Veggies
“A thoroughly ‘kitchen cook friendly’ instructional guide to making bento boxed lunches that are suited to each season of the year….Yum-Yum Bento All Year Round is the perfect addition to any personal, family, or community library cookbook collection.”—Midwest Book Review
“These two Bento-Box afficionados have raised the bar for this lunch box art form another notch. Small, healthy portions, dressed up and packed for portability, these small lunch boxes are a source of delight for young and old alike.”—Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight