The new trendy fad of preparing bentos as takeaway lunches in America has been covered by the New York Times, Fox40, the Boston Globe, and the Washington Post. Li Ming Lee’s YUMMY KAWAII BENTO: PreparingAdorable Meals for Adorable Kids reinvents the concept of the packed lunch and turns the law of “don’t play with your food” on its head by re-imagining dishes as colorful cartoon characters. Recipes include:
· Teddy-bear—shaped mini pizzas
· Hot “dog” buns
· Scrambled egg chicks
· Porky pastas
· Panda bamboo salads
“Each of her elaborate creations is filled with both nutrients and whimsy.”—Huffington Post
“A true lunchtime artist . . . a food styling assassin.”—New York PostThe 411 by Maria and Goddess:
We love this book. Not only does it give you detailed step-by-step instructions on creating the most fun bento boxes but it comes with colored photos of the completed lunch AND the creating process.
Goddess loves the idea of most of these since they use a ton of fruits and veggies. I need to come up with other ideas other than lunch meat because he doesn't eat meat but there is way around everything as you can see from this book.
"Mommy, my friends would be so jealous if I opened up my lunch and it looked like this but it is almost too cute to eat."
Here are some of the details for making this chick.
I love how different each lunch is....
There are at least 160 recipes in this book. Lunch will never be boring!
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.