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And the winner is...

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

Claim this poor orphaned book ^_^

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Someone’s loss may be your gain…. ^_^ continue reading...

Bento&co 2nd anniversary sales

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Heads up, bento shoppers! Bento&co is celebrating the 2nd anniversary of their company with special weekly deals until the end of November. continue reading...

A Note About the Soup and Muffin Bento

A small but critical correction for the Soup and Muffin Bento which starts on page 102.

On page 103, the amount of flour in the Basic Savory Muffin batter for the Cheese and Edamame Muffin recipe is wrong. Instead of 1 cup (125g) of cake flour, use 2 cups (250g) cake flour (or all-purpose flour). This applies for all of the muffin variations on the next page too.

My apologies for this typo!

Note that this error appears in the first edition only. It’s been corrected in subsequent editions.

Major site maintenance coming up this week

This week, both JustBento and JustHungry will be making a long overdue move to another server, major background maintenance/repairs and other things, so you may see some disruptions in service. This includes the forums and user blogs - you may be unable to log in and post or comment, etc. there on occasion, or you may see a "site down" notice. Please bear with me. Everything should be back to normal by the end of the week (fingers crossed). Thank you for your patience. I'll update this post when everything is back to normal. continue reading...

The Just Bento Cookbook on Japanese TV, and how the Japanese media is looking at the spread of 'bento culture' overseas

The Just Bento Cookbook was mentioned quite prominently on a daytime news and current topics show called Wide! Scramble (ワイド!スクランブル)on TV Asahi, a Japanese televison channel, as part of a nearly 7 minute feature about the growing popularity of bentos around the world. I was really excited to see my book so prominently mentioned on a national network of course, but it’s also an interesting look at how the Japanese media regards the increasing popularity of bentos internationally. continue reading...

Back To School Week Giveaway Winners!

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I think it’s safe to say that Back To School Week was a tremendous success. I hope everyone had fun entering all the giveaways, and that enjoyed the special features too: My Top 10 Bento Rules, Comparing Bento Box Materials, and How to select the right size bento box before buying.

And now….here are the lucky winners of the Back To School giveaway prizes! continue reading...

A note to people reading this site by email

This is just a note for people who are reading this site via email. First of all, thank you for subscribing! Second, I have noticed that quite a few of you are replying to the email for the giveaways. That will not enter you into the giveaways! Please click on the title of the article/giveaway post that you want to enter, which will lead you to the site, where you can leave a comment. Thank you! continue reading...

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