just bento book

The Just Bento Cookbook giveaway and recipes on Serious Eats

The Just Bento Cookbook is featured as this week’s Cook The Book over on Serious Eats! You can check out some recipes from the book, starting with these Tofu Nuggets with Edamame, which are even vegan! (Meat eaters do not fear, they are really tasty if I do say so myself.) The recipe has been field-tested by Caroline of SE, so read her comments to see what she thought about them. Plus, they’re giving away 5 copies of the book! I am proud to be counted as a Friend of SE (I visited their World HQ in New York a couple of weeks ago), and it’s an honor to be featured there. Go over there and check it out - and if you haven’t gotten a copy of the book yet, you may get lucky, so go over there and give it a go! continue reading...

A note about the Salade Niçoise Bento

You would think that I would have spotted this earlier, but no….the book has gone to 4 printings already and I just spotted it last night ><. Fortunately it’s not a really critical error, unlike the one in the Muffin recipe (which was corrected in time for the 2nd printing, hooray!) but if you are watching your calories, it is something worth watching out for.

So, here it is… continue reading...

Back from the book tour!

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I have been back from my US mini-book tour for a week now. I’m still rather jetlagged, but I’m really happy to have met so many wonderful people! I only got to visit New York and Seattle, and wish I could have done more, but considering that this was my First Book Tour Ever, and that before I embarked on it I was frankly scared to death, I think it went really well.

(Incidentally, the book has been out of stock for ages on Amazon, but is now back in stock again! Go go go before it sells out again! ^__^;)

So, here are just a few photos continue reading...

If you're in Seattle...about the Uwajimaya event on Saturday

Just a word about my last book tour event...at Uwajimaya in Seattle on Saturday. continue reading...

Great question: What's the difference between a lunch box and a bento?

Book signing at Kinokuniya NY

One question in particular stuck in my mind from the Saturday book signing event…. continue reading...

More Just Bento Cookbook news: U.S. book events and availability

News about the mini-book-tour, plus…where the heck is the book anyway? continue reading...

Update about the Just Bento Cookbook

The book will be available much sooner than expected in the U.S., in time for the holidays. And more of it too! continue reading...

And the winner is...

The winner of the book giveaway, who will hopefully give it a good home is…. continue reading...