The Watering Hole

Valentine's eating

I was sitting here this morning, eating my breakfast, and I have to say that eating Fage greek yogurt (2%) and honey is a very sensual experience. The drizzling of the honey into the cup of creamy, dense yogurt , the golden streams of sticky! So I wanted to know dear panel...what foods do you find sexy? What are you gonna cook for St. Valentine's day? Do you and your lovey have a meal that just sends you beyond distraction? Please share.

Victoria wildfires

Some of you may not be aware that the state of Victoria in Australia is suffering its worst natural disaster ever. Wildfires are raging and have killed at least 160 people, many of them very near Melbourne. In addition to this, hundreds of homes have been lost. continue reading...

Hello from Singapore

Hello everyone on Just Bento! I'm a 21 year old student from Singapore, and am looking forward to picking up a cooking tip or two here. Really not trying to be modest here, but my cooking skills have been really non-existent before I came upon and, have even burnt some of my Mom's pots and nearly the kitchen on one occasion. But i'm determined to learn. Cooking is a fun experience! continue reading...

hi guys!

hey there, im emily, im a 24 year old student at teesside university in the north east of england. i'm also a trained chef although we didn't really cover international foods at college (or anywhere i've worked in the past 7 years)

i've been interested in bento making for a while now and when i moved to student digs i found myself in the middle of an asian/indian community and discovered that the corner shop sells japanese ingredients amongst other stuff you wouldn't normally find in supermarkets :) continue reading...

Looking for guest posters on Just Bento for March

(from the forum, updated)

As I’ve mentioned earlier, I’m moving at the end of February (we have to vacate on the 26th at 1:30 PM to be precise!) We are going to be nomads for the month of March, as we investigate some areas we are interested in moving to. In other words, March is going to be even nuttier than February. So, I’m looking for some guest posts for Just Bento. If you have a bento blog, food blog, or any kind of blog that you’d like to draw more attention to, this is a good chance to do so. continue reading...

Well, it's one way of making sure I stick to my exercise...

I've signed up for the Race for Life!
I'm running in memory of my MiL who died of breast cancer in Dec 2007.

I know it's not exactly a marathon, but it's been a while since I was built for running! This means I'll have to kick my healthy bento and exercise challenge up a notch or two. I'm excited, but nervous as well. I have been known to set myself unrealistic goals and completely fail to reach them! This isn't. I have 4 months to get myself ready and am confident as long as I put the effort in I should be ok.

Anyone else running this year?

Hello from a Newbie

Hello, my name is Naoto and I'm a 22 year old female student living in the northern part of the US. (The cold part.) I found this site a few weeks ago and got some great ideas for lunches. I cook for my boyfriend (lovingly dubbed "Teddie" cause, well, he's my big teddy bear) and myself and I'd really appreciate any tips anyone has for me, especially on how to get a kinda of picky eater to eat more veggies!
Thanks and I hope to talk to everyone soon!


Nina says hi

Hi everyone,

I just stumbled across this wonderful website and thought about giving it a shot ^_^. I`m a 27 year old student (computer science) from Germany. I`ve visited Japan for the third time this summer and I just loooooove the food and especially bento. I want to start making my own bento - but due to my part time job i think it will be once or twice a week (I`m having lunch with my co-workers most of the time and don`t want to separate that much ^_^;;).

So, I hope I`m keeping up in making wonderful and delicious bentos.
Greetings from Germany,