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Review & Giveaway: The Just Bento Cookbook

Posted by on Jan 24, 2011 in Contests, Cookbooks, Details, Reviews | 130 comments

Read my review of The Just Bento Cookbook: Everyday Lunches to Go by Makiko Itoh and find out how you can enter to win a copy of this cookbook for yourself!

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Review: Hawai`i’s Bento Box Cookbook 2nd Course

Posted by on May 13, 2010 in Bento, Charaben, Cookbooks, Reviews, Sandwich | 4 comments

Read my review of Susan Yuen’s Hawai`i’s Bento Box Cookbook Second Course, More Fun Lunches for Kids. See photos inside and a bento made from one of the recipes!

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A Bentomaker’s Bookshelf

Posted by on Dec 16, 2009 in Cookbooks, Reviews | 4 comments

Take a look at what’s in the bento-related section of my cookbook shelf.

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Review: Face Food Recipes

Posted by on Dec 9, 2009 in Cookbooks, Reviews | 7 comments

Find out what Pikko thinks of Face Food Recipes, Christopher Salyer’s follow-up book to Face Food: The Visual Creativity of Japanese Bento Boxes.

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Review: The Manga Cookbook

Posted by on Nov 30, 2009 in Cookbooks, Reviews | 82 comments

I’ve been meaning to write a review of The Manga Cookbookfor about a month now, but never could really find the time. It’s an older book, presented by the Manga University Culinary Institute, originally published in 2007 by Japanime Co. Ltd. Check out their site, as they’ve just launched an online cooking show by the chef behind the book, Yoko Ishihara. I’d seen this book come up a lot while doing Amazon searches for English bento cookbooks, but never quite got around to buying this one because I really wasn’t sure what it was. The title was confusing and I didn’t really understand that it was an actual cookbook done in manga. I finally bought it a couple of months ago and was pleasantly surprised by what I found inside. The cookbook is in black and white, but the...

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Cute Yummy Time Review

Posted by on Oct 5, 2009 in Cookbooks, Reviews | 26 comments

Read my review of Cute Yummy Time: 70 Recipes for the Cutest Food You’ll Ever Eat by La Carmina. See photos of some of the book’s best and worst creations.

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