Je suis aussi tombée dans la folie bento et ce livre est une mine d'idées géniales, adaptables à notre ingrédients européens. Des recettes simples et souvent rapides à faire. Si votre boîte ne craint pas le micro-ondes, les plats sont presque aussi bons froids que chauds.
Au premier abord, ce livre me paraissait bien mince, et j'avoue avoir été déçue au déballage. Ensuite, je l'ai feuilleté, attentivement, et j'y ai découvert énormément de délicieuses recettes, avec des variantes, et des photos qui mettent l'eau à la bouche. A présent, je ne le regrette plus du tout, c'est d'ailleurs un des livres les plus réussis sur les bentos que je possède. A acheter sans hésiter.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5Nice pictorial intro to bento, but not too practical15 décembre 2007
Par Makiko Itoh - Publié sur Amazon.com
I run two food blogs, one focused mainly on Japanese cooking, the other just on bento lunches. (I'm Japanese but live outside of Japan.) I finally got around to taking a look at this book.
The pros: it's a nice visual introduction to fairly traditional bento lunch boxes. (Keep in mind that 'bento' can be something other than a portable lunch.) The presentation is very attractive.
The cons: even as someone familiar with the ingredients and cooking methods I thought that this book looked rather intimidating, because just about every single recipe calls for ingredients that are only available from Japanese groceries. Actually quite a lot of the recipes call for ingredientat that would be very hard to get outside of Japan. Clearly this is a translation of a Japanese bento book, and no consideration is given at all to how available certain ingredients may be or not. (This is something I always try to keep in mind on my sites.)
The presentation feels just a bit outdated to me. Current bento books in Japan have a much simpler, modern feel. The instructions are also rather abbreviated, as if the intended audience is the fairly experienced Japanese cook (which it probably was when it was written originally).
So, I think for most people who don't live in Japan this would be a nice picture book to have around, perhaps as inspiration and eye candy, but perhaps not too useful for everyday lunch making for a typical American.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5Simple and to the point.27 juillet 2004
Par dave - Publié sur Amazon.com
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A Bento box is to the Japanese what the brown bag lunch is to Americans. And the food inside is the same: simple, easy to make, and cheep. Though this book is short (64 pages), it is easy to follow and is accompanied by colorful photos. The recipes are short and simple to follow, most with five or fewer ingredients. Take note, you are not going to find and fancy or exquisite dishes in this book. There is no introduction or explanations for what you are doing or why you do it. Its only recipes and pictures cover to cover. Almost all of the ingredients can be found at your local megamart with a few exceptions. Pickled plum, cod roe, and burdock might be hard , if not imposable to find, but by my count the things I cant get only eliminated seven or eight recipes. And with two to five recipes per page that?s not to bad. At its cheep price and easy to make dishes I lightly recommend this book.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5Not for the beginner27 octobre 2007
Par Anime Junkie - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché|Achat authentifié par Amazon
While most of the recipes can be executed as described, some are missing key steps or oversimplifying. Case in point the directions for tamago. It says to combine the ingredients and make an omelet in a square pan.
What is left out is that you are supposed to pour part of the egg mixture into the pan. As it sets up, fold it in half so it sits on one side of the pan. Then pour more of the egg into the bare part of the pan. When it sets up, roll the previously cooked half back over the newly added side. Repeat the process.
This changes the texture of the finished product as well as the appearance.
Also as a word of warning, these will take a while to make. Some of the lunches presented incorporate 3-4 separate dishes. However you can mix and match so the book is a great resource in that sense. In addition the photos are beautiful and helps to make up what is missing in the directions.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5One of the best Japanese cookbooks out there!7 juin 2004
Par Un client - Publié sur Amazon.com
If you are interested in Japanese cooking, but have been intimidated by cookbooks that seem to fussy or complicated, then this book would be a great place to start. The recipes are easy to understand using very simple ingredients but the results are authentic delicious Japanese taste! One of the things I liked the best is that each and every recipe is accompanied by a photograph of the final dish (a lot of cookbooks just give recipes without pictures and if you are not familiar with the dish, then you may not even want to try to make it). In addition, the recipes in this book are not just for bento boxes (lunch boxes). Made in larger quantities they can easily be adapted to making full Japanese meals - just add rice and miso soup!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Adorable book23 janvier 2002
Par B. Durham - Publié sur Amazon.com
This is a great little book. I haven't carried my lunch since elementary school (over 20 years ago), but this book has inspired me to again. The photos and presentations are attractive. The recipes are easy. I went through the book and checked all the items I want to make, and now I'm cooking my way through the book. A good book for anyone that likes rice and is looking for a break from fast food. Also, for anyone that needs a cookbook for one, wants to eat healthy, or likes to put together an attractive meal. Recipes can easily be doubled if you're packing lunches for more than one.