Full description for The Just Bento Cookbook from the Editor, Kodansha:
Bento fever is sweeping the world fuelled by its promise of superb food that is economical and healthy in these tough economic times. "The Just Bento Cookbook" contains 25 attractive bento menus and more than 150 recipes, all of which have been specially created for this book.
Divided into two main sections: Japanese and Not-so-Japanese, the Japanese section includes classic bento menus such as Salted Salmon Bento and Chicken Karaage Bento, while the Not-so-Japanese section shows how Western food can be adapted to the bento concept with delicious menus such as Summer Vegetable Gratin Bento and Everyone Loves A Pie Bento.
Each menu is accompanied by a full colour photograph of the completed bento, clear instructions for each recipe forming the bento, variation recipes, a timeline showing how bentos can be made efficiently every morning, and time-saving tips.