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I Expected More,
This review is from: Ten-Minute Bento (Paperback)
I had heard good things about this book, so as a newbie to the world of bento I thought it would be a good place to start. I was looking for healthy, one-serving bento meals. The Amazon blurb tells us that the author is a "nutritionist and TV chef"--yet there is absolutely no nutritional information in the book, not even an approximate calorie count. Which is odd, if the author is really a nutritionist, she should have at least the calories at her fingertips.
It's a beautiful book to look at, but some of the recipes are a bit nebulous (how much is "one serving" of ramen?) unless you have some cooking experience. Lots of lovely photographs, but few recipes for the size of the pages, and very little in the way of concrete information. Fortunately I have been cooking for many many years, so I can tweak and guesstimate, but for a young person or a new cook, it wouldn't be quite so useful. Over half the pages in the book are given to photographs, with no recipe. It's a paperback, and I don't think it will stand up to much rough handling.
To be honest, I expected a bit more information. Even the appendices are scant. I think more thought was given to the photo layout and quick-prep aspect than anything else.