Ultimate Bento: Healthy, Delicious and Affordable: 85 Mix-and-Match Bento Box Recipes


Ultimate Bento: Healthy, Delicious and Affordable: 85 Mix-and-Match Bento Box Recipes


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Healthy, economical, tasty and attractive – Japanese bento box lunches have been taking the world by storm!

Hosts of popular NHK World cooking show Bento Expo, Marc Matsumoto and Maki Ogawa, now 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 a Japanese touch to their lunches with easy-to-find ingredients. As a Japanese mom of teenage boys, Maki is an expert in simple yet delicious bento box combinations that can be put together easily every morning. Ultimate Bento is packed with practical techniques, step-by-step instructions, and useful tips for cooking and assembling all the components for 25 nutritionally balanced bento box lunches.

With 85 mouthwatering recipes and dozens of packing techniques that can be mixed and matched, the potential combinations are endless!

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Dimensions 203 × 203 mm

Marc Matsumoto

Author Bio

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

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





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