Ultimate Bento (9784805315675)

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Tuttle Publishing
Hardcover, Jacketed
Date Published:
85 recipes; 25 bento box lunches; full-color photo of each dish and ingredients
Number of Pages:
Trim Size:
8 X 8

**2020 Gourmand Food Culture Award Winner**

With these fun, easy and delicious recipes, anyone can venture into the world of bento boxes—no special tools or containers necessary!

Hosts of popular NHK World cooking show Bento Expo, Marc Matsumoto and Maki Ogawa share their bento-making expertise on the pages of this stunningly photographed cookbook. As a Japanese-American, Marc is ideally placed to help Western readers add Japanese touches to their lunches with easy-to-find ingredients. As a Japanese mom of teenage boys, Maki is an expert at creating simple yet delicious bento box combinations that can be put together easily every morning. Together they have created an accessible, authentic bento cookbook that everyone will enjoy.

Ultimate Bento is packed with practical techniques, step-by-step instructions, and useful tips for 85 recipes that can be mixed-and-matched for 25 nutritionally balanced bento box lunches. Each bento in this book costs under $3 per serving, so you and your family can save money while also eating healthier.

Recipes include:
  • Summer Rolls
  • Japanese-style Coleslaw
  • Wasabi Chicken
  • Snap Pea Stir-Fry
  • Yakitori Chicken Skewers
  • Mini Stuffed Peppers
  • Ginger Pork

About the Author:
Marc Matsumoto is the host of the popular NHK World television series Bento Expo, which seeks to teach the world about the craft of bento making (currently in its fourth series and scheduled for a fifth). He is also a professional chef, restaurant consultant and food blogger. Born in Japan, raised in Australia and the U.S. and now back in Japan, Marc is uniquely suited to bridging culinary cultures and bringing these recipes to audiences around the world. You can keep up with him on social media @norecipes, and on his website norecipes.com

Maki Ogawa is the co-host of Bento Expo and the author of Yum-Yum Bento Box and Yum-Yum Bento Box All Year Round (Quirk Books). A Japanese working mom of two sons, Maki has been making bentos for her family every day for the last fifteen years. She shares her wealth of bento-making expertise not just on TV and through her cookbooks, but also on her Instagram @cuteobento