The bento box is a lacquered box with compartments, popular as a "lunch box" or serving dish in Japan. Small portions are served in each compartment, much like a tasting menu. The more than 75 recipes specially created for a bento box range from fried chicken and heartwarming soups to light rice and grain salads. Full-color photos throughout.
Hardcover, 144 pages
August 1st 1998
by William Morrow & Company
Very cool pictures but not very realalistic menus. I'm not going to make Cornish hen anything else fancy like that. Only two things I can take away from this book is how to make Japanese rice and ham and cheese sandwich.