Yum-Yum Bento Box is one of the first cookbooks in English devoted to these healthy and adorable meals—they're fresh, they're tasty, and they're almost too cute to eat!
Each step-by-step recipe in Yum-Yum Bento Box is simple and adaptable. Readers will learn how to form their favorite foods into a variety of shapes—from zebras, panda bears, and monkeys to kitties, piggies, and puppy dogs. Chapters include instructions for classic bento boxes and character-driven bentos (called Kyaraben), plus shopping advice, general tips and tricks, and much more. Stop wasting money on prepackaged lunches—and start making beautiful, healthy bentos!
Crystal Watanabe makes bento boxes for her two preschool-aged children; her Web site "Adventures in Bento Making" is a popular forum for bento makers worldwide.
Maki Ogawa is a mother whose bentos have been featured in many Asian magazines. She lives in Japan.