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Real Bento

Fresh and Easy Lunchbox Recipes from a Japanese Working Mom

Kanae Inoue



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01 April 2020
A collection of family-friendly, easy and inexpensive recipes used and honed over many years by Japanese mom Kanae Inoue.

Real Bento is packed with the time-saving tricks that allow you to make bento box lunches each morning in just 10 minutes, using ingredients and recipes that will satisfy the whole family! The recipes are presented by flavour type and key ingredient, so it's easy for parents to find dishes their kids will love. In Real Bento, Inoue presents 200 recipes, divided into main dishes and sides for 22 completed bento boxes. In her recipes, Inoue places great emphasis on healthy, fresh and colourful foods that look and taste great when presented together.

Her recipes include Japanese favourites and original recipes like: Teriyaki Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers Ginger Salmon Broccoli and Pasta Salad Beef and Egg Stir Fry Inoue got hooked on bento fifteen years ago, when she began making daily bento box lunches for her husband and herself to take to work, and later for their three children to take to school. She sees bento box lunches as a way of saving money and getting her family to eat fresher, healthier meals. This beginning bento book is a perfect tool for getting lunches packed and a family out the door on a busy morning!
Imprint:   Tuttle
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 191mm, 
Weight:   652g
ISBN:   9784805315774
ISBN 10:   4805315776
Pages:   96
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kanae Inoue is a wife, mother of three teenagers, a well-known author of bento cookbooks and a popular food blogger and personality in her home country of Japan. Her delicious, economical, and family-friendly recipes for bentos have garnered her a huge following on her blog:

Reviews for Real Bento: Fresh and Easy Lunchbox Recipes from a Japanese Working Mom

...[a] bento cookbook designed for busy families, full of time-saving tricks so you can still have healthy, delicious packed lunches without the need to give up valuable sleep time. - Book Riot ...packed from cover to cover with the time-saving tricks that allow even the most novice of kitchen cooks to make bento box incredibly practical and easy-to-use resource for busy households! - Midwest Book Review Preparing a bento box at home, for yourself and your family, is after all not that difficult and actually quite affordable. Real Bento brings that point home! [A] treasure throve for all of us out there who want to try our hand at making our own bentos, in our own kitchen, for our own family. -

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