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The Just Bento Cookbook: Table of Contents and a sneak peek inside!

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More The Just Bento Cookbook news: a look at the Table of Contents, and a sneak peek inside the book! continue reading...

News from Maki

Maki had to undergo emergency surgery yesterday, July 6. Everything went well, and she is recovering now, although she may well have to stay at the hospital for a week or so.

We keep the site up and running as good as possible, but it will take some time until new articles will be possible.

In the meantime "Get well soon, Maki!"

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News from the kitchenless front, and an inedible bento

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Without a kitchen, it's been difficult to make bentos, but I did make something... continue reading...

News about The Just Bento Cookbook

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News about The Just Bento Cookbook (and yes, that’s the official title now!) It’s even available for pre-order on all the Amazons! continue reading...

What kind of cheese is used in Japanese bentos?

I try to make every effort to explain what the very Japanese ingredients are in Japanese bentos and recipes. But this comment by Sophie made me realize that even ingredients that may seem familiar in principle, may be a bit of a mystery when they are used in bentos. Ingredients like - cheese! What kind of cheese is commonly used in Japanese bentos? continue reading...

April bento product highlights

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This is something I plan to do regularly - a quick roundup of interesting and/or new bento products that are available from our wonderful sponsors - without whose support this site could not keep running - as well as other things in the bento-product world that have caught my eye. The April post got delayed because I was travelling, jetlagged and so on, but here it is! 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...