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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...

Spring 2010 Bento Contest: The Winners!

156 entries from around the world, and more than 3,300 votes cast…and finally, the winners of the 2010 Spring Bento Contest, co-sponsored by Bento&co, FrenchBento and JustBento are…

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Spring 2010 Bento Contest:The Finalists! Time to vote!

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Voting has now ended. See the results here!

It’s finally time to cast your vote for your top pick in the 2010 Spring Bento Contest! continue reading...

Announcing The Spring 2010 Bento Contest

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I’m very excited to to announce the Spring 2010 Bento Contest, together with top French bento site FrenchBento and the awesome online bento boutique Bento&co! Read on for details… continue reading...

Last day for Menu For Hope, and Happy Holidays

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This is the very last day you can donate to Menu For Hope! And a nice bonus - take a look at the beautiful poem about Lesotho here by Rethabile.

Just Bento is taking a few days off to take care of a ton of offline duties. We’ll be back on the 26th, Boxing Day - an appropriate day to start talking about getting into the bento making spirit for 2008.

Happy Holidays! continue reading...

Important edit to the Menu For Hope prize listing

I should never try to post blogs at 3 AM, because I omitted an important detail for the Menu For Hope prize description (which I’ve edited now). Any bento box featured up until the December 21st deadline as Bento Of The Week can be selected as your prize, even if the retail price goes over the limit. So if you fell in love with that gorgeous handcarved box that was featured last week, you can enter for a chance to win it! continue reading...

Menu For Hope IV: Donate for a chance to win a bento maker's dream package

Just Bento is happy to announce that we’re donating a prize for Menu For Hope, now in its 4th year. Menu for Hope is an annual charity event contributed to by food bloggers around the world. It was instigated by Pim of Chez Pim, and this year’s regional European host is Fanny of foodbeam.

Menu For Hope IV will benefit the United Nations World Food Programme; this year’s donations have been earmarked for the school lunch programme in Lesotho, Africa.

We’re calling our prize: The Bento Maker’s Dream Package! continue reading...