Results of the 2012 Bento&co contest, plus a few personal favorites

The results of the Bento&co contest are in, and the winning entry is…. continue reading...

The Bento&co 2012 Contest is here!

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Ladies and gentlemen, start up your bento-making engines. The Bento&co contest is back! continue reading...

Guy Does Bento no. 7: Chicken karaage bento

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The Guy Does Bento is back, with a bento featuring his favorite way of eating chicken. continue reading...

Sweet, sour and salty 'instant' radish pickles

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[While I’m still getting back up to speed, please enjoy this recipe for ‘instant’ pickled radishes, great in any bento or in a salad. Originally published in May 2009. It’s kind of funny to re-read this post and realize we were still waffling about buying a house in France or not. I guess we did, after all!]

While radishes are available year-round, spring seems to be the perfect time to enjoy their crisp, peppery crunchiness. They are also really pretty. I love them just as-is, perhaps with a little salt, or sliced up in salads, but I’ve also been playing around with various formulas to make instant pickles or ichiyazuke (一夜漬け, or ‘overnight pickles’) with them. Here’s one result that’s sweet, salty, sour and peppery - a great bento box side dish. continue reading...

Feeling a bit better ^_^

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Coming back soon… continue reading...

Please bear with me...

For anyone who has been wondering about the lack of new posts here, this over on Just Hungry should explain things. I'm really hoping to feel well enough to write with pleasure about food, let alone bentos, soon. In the meantime, especially if you are new to the site, please take a look through the archives - there's a lot here! Thank you for your patience.

Bento box review: The all-stainless steel LunchBots Quad

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An in-depth look into the newest all-stainless steel bento box from LunchBots. Includes a special discount offer for JustBento readers! continue reading...

Bento box review: Atsuben Kun heats up your lunch

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A review of a sleek little bento box that actually heats up your food without a microwave. continue reading...