Bento fever has recently swept across the West, fuelled not just by an interest in cute, decorative food, but by the desire for an economical, healthy approach to eating in these times of recession. A leading light in the popularization of bento has been Makiko Itoh, whose blog, Just Bento, boasts hundreds of thousands of subscribers, all of whom love her delicious recipes and practical bento-making tips. Now, for the first time, Itoh's expertise has been packaged in book form. The Just Bento Cookbook contains twenty-five attractive bento menus and more than 150 recipes, all of which have been specially created for this book and are divided into two main sections, Japanese and Not-so-Japanese. The Japanese section includes classic bento menus such as Salted Salmon Bento and Chicken Karaage Bento, while the Not-so-Japanese section shows how Western food can be adapted to the bento concept, with delicious menus such as Summer Vegetable Gratin Bento and Everyone Loves a Pie Bento. In addition to the recipes, Itoh includes sections on bento-making equipment, bento staples to make and stock, basic cooking techniques, and a glossary. A planning-chart section is included, showing readers how they might organize their weekly bento making. In a market full of bento books that emphasize the cute and the decorative, this book stands out for its emphasis on the health and economic benefits of the bento, and for the very practical guidelines on how to ensure that a daily bento lunch is something that can easily be incorporated into anyone's lifestyle. This is the perfect book for the bento beginner, but will also provide a wealth of new bento recipe ideas and tips for Just Bento aficionados.
Need to amp up teen services, but you’re short on time or not sure where to start? Teen Services 101: A Practical Guide for Busy Library Staff provides useful information that will help staff put together a basic teen services program with minimal time and hassle. The author, Megan Fink, along with contributions from Maria Kramer, provides practical tips and instructions on how to build core teen services into the overall library program. Whether you’re a new teen services librarian, or staff in a one person library, this how-to guide on teen services can help you effectively serve teen patrons. Let’s face it, teens are sometimes overlooked by libraries when it comes to services and programs. However, there are over 42 million teens in the US, which makes them a sizeable and important demographic to serve. Many of today’s teens are struggling. More are living in poverty than before and nearly 7,000 teens drop out of high school per day. By setting aside some time to increase your library’s focus on teens, you will be providing a vital service and positioning your library as an indispensable part of the community. The resources and information in this book can help you achieve that.
'A zingy blend of natural, culinary and personal history . . . a prickly, piquant delight.' Guardian 'A dazzling, thorny new essay collection.' Samin Nosrat, New York Times 'A beautiful, fascinating read full of surprises – a real pleasure.' Claudia Roden Inspired by twenty-six fruits, essayist, poet and pie lady Kate Lebo expertly blends the culinary, medical and personal. A is for Aronia, berry member of the apple family, clothes-stainer, superfruit with reputed healing power. D is for Durian, endowed with a dramatic rind and a shifty odour – peaches, old garlic. M is for Medlar, name-checked by Shakespeare for its crude shape, beloved by gardeners for its flowers. Q is for Quince, which, fresh, gives off the scent of ‘roses and citrus and rich women’s perfume’ but if eaten raw is so astringent it wicks the juice from one’s mouth. In this work of unique invention, these and other difficult fruits serve as the central ingredients of twenty-six lyrical essays (and recipes!) that range from deeply personal to botanical, from culinary to medical, from humorous to philosophical. The entries are associative, often poetic, taking unexpected turns and giving sideways insights into life, relationships, self-care, modern medicine and more. What if the primary way you show love is to bake, but your partner suffers from celiac disease? Why leave in the pits for Willa Cather’s Plum Jam? How can we rely on bodies as fragile as the fruits that nourish them? Lebo’s unquenchable curiosity leads us to intimate, sensuous, enlightening contemplations. The Book of Difficult Fruit is the very best of food writing: graceful, surprising and ecstatic. Includes black and white illustrations.
Enjoy Delicious, Planet-Friendly Meals at Work, School, or On the Go
Author: Kat Nouri
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Let's Fix Lunch! makes it easy (and fun!) to prepare meals that are good for you and good for the planet. This eco-friendly cookbook features delicious, waste-free recipes for sandwiches, salads, soups, snacks, and more. An inspiring guide for anyone who wants to do their small part to save the earth, Let's Fix Lunch! makes it simple to create a sustainable, waste-free home. • Easy-to-make recipes for all home cooks • Includes more than 50 simple tips for reducing food waste and plastic use • Features a handy guide to buying in bulk, meal prepping, and food storage This eco-conscious cookbook is written by Kat Nouri, founder of the beloved, environmentally friendly kitchen brand Stasher. Let's Fix Lunch! is the perfect kitchen companion for eco-conscious parents and office workers. • Brims with bright, vivid photographs of tasty dishes and beautifully packed lunches • Perfect for anyone who tries to live a waste-free, low plastic, and environmentally friendly lifestyle • Packed with inspired, accessible meal-prep ideas and techniques • You'll love this book if you love books like The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook: Easy and Wholesome Meals to Cook, Prep, Grab, and Go by Toby Amidor; The Just Bento Cookbook: Everyday Lunches to Go by Makiko Itoh; and The Best Homemade Kids' Lunches on the Planet: Make Lunches Your Kids Will Love with More Than 200 Deliciously Nutritious Meal Ideas by Laura Fuentes.
This book is a qualitative, interpretive, phenomenological, and interdisciplinary, examination of food and food practices and their meanings in the modern world. Each chapter thematically focuses upon a particular food practice and on some key details of the examined practice, or on the practice’s social and cultural impact.
"[Everyday Bento] is packed with ideas for fun, delicious lunches."—AlphaMom.com Your kids will look forward to what's in their lunchbox every single day with the delightful collection of recipes in Everyday Bento! The bento food movement teaches us that foods can be attractive, nutritious, fun and delicious all at the same time. Kids love to try foods that bring a smile to their faces, and will often eat things they wouldn't otherwise try. For example, they'll love an adorable bear cub made from brown bread, peanut butter and jelly nestled on a bed of blueberries. Cut watermelon into hearts, and tuck them next to a ham sandwich shaped like ballet slippers for your budding ballerina. Create building bricks from healthy cheese, carrots and cucumbers—or a hot dog octopus, swimming across a sea of cucumber. Picky eaters or not, they'll try it! Wendy Thorpe Copley writes the popular bento blog Wendolonia, which takes the traditional Japanese concept of bento—a single meal packed at home in a reusable container—and Americanizes it. Using simple ingredients found in any grocery store, Wendy creates entertaining meals that are sure to delight even the most finicky eater. Some of the fun and easy bento creations here include: Princess Bento Rock and Roll Bento Snowman Bento Butterfly Bento Farm Yard Animals Bento Besides being great fun to look at, bento lunches are a healthy way to enjoy food while keeping portions in check. Freshly-prepared lunches packed in portable, reusable bento boxes are also kind to the environment and easy on the wallet—very important in today's economy. Everyday Bento teaches you a few simple techniques to make creative lunches, all in a reasonable time-frame for busy working parents. The 50 bento meals in this cookbook feature familiar foods with fun themes that will appeal to children and adults alike. Follow the easy step-by-step instructions to recreate each bento box, or mix and match different elements from the book to make your own unique creations. Make lunch fun again with Everyday Bento!
365-Day Effortless and Delicious Lunchboxes for a Healthier Everyday Diet to Go
Author: Rome Poom
Think inside the box―the beginner's guide to tasty bento boxes. Easy, tasty, and healthy are three great aspects of any good meal. Combine them all together―in an easy to-go box―and you have the beauty of bento. Many people bring their lunch to work to save money, time and to help control what they are eating but sometimes it's hard to think of interesting, nutritious things to make. In Bento Box Lunches for Beginners, In Bento for Beginners, you'll learn how to build appetizing, well-balanced lunches that can be taken just about anywhere. This recipe will save your lunch box in a vibrant, fun, and inspiring way. No thinking, no planning, no assuming, you will get what you want in this recipe: Off-the-shelf―Create lunches you'll be excited to eat using easy-to-find ingredients available at the grocery store. Best of both worlds―Help you save time and money to have a simple, delicious and healthy lunch. Flexible meal plans―Each bento box lunch is easy to customize and Dash diet-friendly so you can tailor your meals to your preferences. What are you waiting for? In the world of bento books, this one can take you to tasty new heights.
Many people bring their lunch to work to save money, time and to help control what they are eating (with no hidden nasties from processed shop-bought food), but sometimes it's hard to think of interesting, nutritious things to make. Sara has come to the rescue with her vibrant, fun and inspirational approach to lunch boxes. She concentrates on having 5 clear elements: complex carbs, protein, fruit and veg, and sprinkles as well as the 5 colours used in authentic Japanese cooking: red, white, black, yellow and green. With just a few essential ingredients, you add your extras to create highly nutritious, vegetarian, colourful boxes of joy. Sara includes ideas for bento breakfast boxes (Sesame Snap Granola Bento and Mighty Muesli), 15-minute bento (Busy Days Instant Noodles and Lazy Tamago Bento), Everyday bento (Red Velvet Quinoa Bento, Green Theme Bento and Zen Bento) and the Fantasy bento (Starry Sky Bento and Fairy Jewel Box Bento). With tips on how to stock your bento store-cupboard and basic ingredients and recipes to get you going, now is the time for bento to bounce into your breakfast, lunch box, or even into your dinner parties, filling you with Bento Power! www.shisodelicious.com @shisodelicious
Flavorful, Colorful, Powerful Lunch Bowls to Reclaim Your Midday Meal
Author: Aaron Klika
150+ Easy-To-Make School Lunch Ideas That Your Kids Will Love to EatLearn how to create everyday, effortless meals and snacks in your kids' favorite bento box containers.You may be short on time, overwhelmed with the lunch ideas you see out there, or just wondering how to pack a lunch box your child will actually eat. If any of this sounds like you, you're in the right place.This book is full of ideas that are designed to help busy parents. There are no recipes to follow and little to no cooking required. All of the lunches in this book are designed to be quick to assemble using foods your kids love.
Exciting Whole-Food Lunches You’ll Be Proud to Pack and That Kids Will Love to Eat! Pack your child a healthy, tasty lunch the easy way! Each lunchbox focuses on just one nutrient-dense homemade component that can be prepped ahead of time for easy grab-and-go options on busy days. Prep a big batch of Carnival Copycat Corn Dogs and stick them in the freezer— they’ll defrost just in time for lunch. Make The Best Chinese Takeout Copycat for dinner one night and you can pack the leftovers in the kids’ thermoses later that week. And what could be easier than letting your child assemble their own lunch with a chapter full of healthy Lunchables ® copycats? From Pizza Lunchables ® Copycat featuring whole-food pizza crust and customizable toppings, to Easy Homemade Cracker Stackers Lunchables ® Copycat, you’ll find tons of ideas to make lunchbox prep fun, nourishing, and practical. Renee Kohley, author of Nourished Beginnings Baby Food, has compiled this delicious, allergen-friendly collection of gluten-free lunches to make sure every child has the energy they need to power through the busy school day. Fill a lunchbox with no-fuss sides like seeds, crackers, and fresh fruits with a single from-scratch item for a balanced meal that your kids will be excited to eat. With so many great choices, you’ll never have to wonder what you should pack for lunch again. *All recipes are gluten-free and allergen-friendly!*
A Traditional Japanese Cuisine Book That Includes Recipes Like Ramen, Sushi, Noodles and Much More. Japanese Home Cooking, Easy and Healthy for Everyday!
Author: Sophia Reynolds
Do you love Japanese cuisine and would you like to prepare traditional dishes easily at home? Have you thought a thousand times about how to amaze your guests, but you end up ordering the usual pizza at home? Do you think it's impossible for you? ..... Then keep reading! Sushi, noodles and ramen are just some of the various dishes of traditional Japanese cuisine that you can prepare and delight your guests with. After a brief introduction on traditional Japanese culinary art you can find simple recipes divided by: - RICE - SOUPS, STEWS AND HOT POTS - NOODLES - SALADS, VEGETABLES AND GARNISHES - TOFU AND EGGS - SUSHI - FISH AND SEAFOOD - POULTRY AND MEAT - SWEETS - BENTO BOXES Even if you think that preparing a Japanese dish is difficult, in this book, you will find the recipes explained in great detail. Even if you think finding the ingredients to cook a Japanese dish is difficult, don't worry, you'll have the shopping list in every recipe, and you'll be able to find the ingredients you need in every supermarket. In this book, you will find all the tastiest alternatives of Japanese cuisine to organize an original and really tasty dinner for your guests. We will see together what are the typical dishes of this country. We will discover how to flavor your dishes using not only soy sauce but also many other spices and flavors typical of Japan. What are you waiting for? scroll upwards and click on the "buy" button and you will get many ideas for cooking in a really tasty and special way.
Bestselling author and food writer Debra Samuels uses her unique skills and deep love of Japan to make the cuisine of her adopted country attainable in My Japanese Table. Bringing a wealth of experience and a great passion for Japanese cooking to the table, Debra introduces the aesthetics and quality food that are the hallmarks of Japanese cuisine. She learned through her years in Japan that true Japanese homestyle dishes are easy to prepare once you master a few basic techniques. And now that authentic Japanese ingredients are available in most supermarkets, Japanese food has become far more accessible than ever before. The recipes in this Japanese cookbook, the result of decades spent teaching and preparing homestyle Japanese dishes, include familiar favorites like Hand-Rolled Sushi and classic Miso Soup and less familiar but equally welcome dishes such as Lobster Rolls with Wasabi Mayonnaise and Fried Pork Cutlets. There is also a chapter on the increasingly popular bento lunch boxes, along with a wonderful selection of desserts, including the delectable Mochi Dumplings with Strawberries. All of the recipes come with stories and cooking tips to help bring the sights, aromas and tastes of Japan into your kitchen at home. This Japanese cookbook includes chapters on: Basic recipes Sushi Snacks and appetizers Soups and salads Rice and noodles Meat and poultry Fish and seafood Vegetable and tofu dishes Bento Desserts and drinks
More than 150 Recipes for Everyday Cooking and Inspired Fun
Author: Joy Howard
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
The kitchen is a great place to make memories. And Disney Eats will inspire you to prepare food that’s not just fun but also tasty. From healthy snacks like a Minnie Mouse-inspired crudité platter and savory dinners such as Mulan’s Blossom Stir-Fry to Disney-character-themed bento box lunches and easy-prep treats such as Frozen Banana Dalmatian Pops, author Joy Howard shows that the creative possibilities are endless. With an introduction by beloved baker Joy Wilson and more than 150 dynamic full-color photographs, Disney Eats will not only spark more delight in the kitchen, it will also lead to more memorable and creative success in your cooking.
“Home-style Japanese cooking is demystified in this refreshing and informative cookbook.”—Publishers Weekly New Jersey girl Amy Kaneko learned the art of Japanese cooking from her mother-in-law and sister-in-law after marrying into a Japanese family. In this cookbook, she shares what she learned, offering recipes for both family favorites and home versions of restaurant dishes. American readers will find a world beyond the familiar foods available in the US, and discover that they don’t need to go to a restaurant to enjoy this healthful, tasty cuisine. They’ll learn how to make home-style offerings like Gyoza and Tempura, as well as recipes that combine Japanese and Western influences such as Omu Rice, an omelet stuffed with tomato-y chicken fried rice. In a helpful glossary, Kaneko identifies the basic ingredients and equipment needed to recreate these recipes in an average Western kitchen. Chapters devoted to Tofu and Eggs; Vegetables, Fish and Shellfish; Meat and Poultry; and Rice Noodles and Dumplings intersperse recipes with sections highlighting Japanese traditions, plus personal recollections on the author’s time living in Tokyo.
The smartphone is often literally right in front of our nose, so you would think we would know what it is. But do we? To find out, 11 anthropologists each spent 16 months living in communities in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America, focusing on the take up of smartphones by older people. Their research reveals that smartphones are technology for everyone, not just for the young. The Global Smartphone presents a series of original perspectives deriving from this global and comparative research project. Smartphones have become as much a place within which we live as a device we use to provide ‘perpetual opportunism’, as they are always with us. The authors show how the smartphone is more than an ‘app device’ and explore differences between what people say about smartphones and how they use them. The smartphone is unprecedented in the degree to which we can transform it. As a result, it quickly assimilates personal values. In order to comprehend it, we must take into consideration a range of national and cultural nuances, such as visual communication in China and Japan, mobile money in Cameroon and Uganda, and access to health information in Chile and Ireland – all alongside diverse trajectories of ageing in Al Quds, Brazil and Italy. Only then can we know what a smartphone is and understand its consequences for people’s lives around the world.
Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.
A collection of articles published in Ceramics Monthly dealing with glazes. Written by and about artists and experts, these articles cover a wide range of materials, recipes, and techniques used in the glazing of work by both studio potters and ceramic artists. This book is a great example of how the modern potter uses a combination of trial-and-error discoveries along with information from scientists and engineers in the field to achieve unique effects that are the signature of the current ceramics art movement.