Yum-Yum Bento Box

Konichiwa, fellow students! I want to introduce you to the first book that I ever looked at when becoming a member of the library staff.

Now, I’m not a culinary student. I can’t even cook or bake very well. But this book caught my eye immediately. Not just because it’s adorable and colorful. And not just because it made me incredibly hungry, but because it made me feel nostalgic.

Yum-Yum Bento Box is a recipe book, to put it simply. These neatly made boxes are commonly found in Japan. In 2010 and then again in 2011, I was lucky enough to visit the country myself. It was a wonderful and eye opening experience, to say the least. But one of my fondest memories from my journey to the Land of the Rising Sun was the food, and more specifically, the bento boxes. They are truly a work of art.

If you’re someone, like myself, who is drawn to food shaped like penguins and teddy bears… then I would definitely recommend this book.

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