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5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly fascinating
The next time you find yourself groaning about making up a lunch box and/or feeling exhausted by parenthood, sit yourself down with a cuppa and flick through this fascinating book.

Christopher Salyvers went to Japan to talk to Japanese parents who spend hours of the time (usually between 5am and 8am in the morning) making up lunch boxes (bento boxes) for their...
Published on 13 April 2010 by Mir Fogarty

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3.0 out of 5 stars Face Food
This was just food porn for me really. All of the bento are far too advanced for me to make and there are no recipes to follow. It's a nice little book to own though. Looks cute on my bookshelf :D
Published on 12 April 2010 by Rosie_Beau


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5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly fascinating, 13 April 2010
This review is from: Face Food: The Visual Creativity of Japanese Bento Boxes (Hardcover)
The next time you find yourself groaning about making up a lunch box and/or feeling exhausted by parenthood, sit yourself down with a cuppa and flick through this fascinating book.

Christopher Salyvers went to Japan to talk to Japanese parents who spend hours of the time (usually between 5am and 8am in the morning) making up lunch boxes (bento boxes) for their children, specifically character bento boxes or "charaben".

This book is a fascinating little find. It explores the motivation of the parents in making such mammoth efforts to turn lunch into a visually familiar and edible feast. It also includes some incredible photography.

To give you an idea of what I'm on about, one photo of a Cinderella charaben made by Akinoichigo contains 21 different types of food. For her, the most important thing about charaben is "for the child to become happy". Akinoichigo adds; "I've also entered a bigger circle of friends through my charaben blog".
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3.0 out of 5 stars Face Food, 12 April 2010
This review is from: Face Food: The Visual Creativity of Japanese Bento Boxes (Hardcover)
This was just food porn for me really. All of the bento are far too advanced for me to make and there are no recipes to follow. It's a nice little book to own though. Looks cute on my bookshelf :D
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating but not a recipe book!, 20 May 2012
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The designs in this book are brilliant and amazing to look at, it's a great book to have on your coffee table when guests come round and lovely to browse through. However, dont buy this book thinking it is a recipe book, there are no instructions on how to create the Bento's, it is more of an appreciation of the art of Bento. An experienced Bento maker would probably be able to look at the designs and recreate them, but it would not be easy for a beginner. Beautiful designs though!
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