Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bento Book Review & ANOTHER Blog Contest!

Our blog readers know that we love to showcase Bento lunches (especially around the holidays!)

The awesome people from Mark Batty Publishers sent us two of their popular bento books-
Face Food- The Visual Creativity of Japanese Bento Boxes and its' counterpart- Face Food Recipes- A How to Guide! by Christopher D Salyers




Face Food- The Visual Creativity of Japanese Bento Boxes showcases a variety of bentos in the form of charaben, Japanese character bento boxes, from a variety of persons- moms, dads, siblings, etc.

Each page has a different charaben with a brief interview with the bento "designer"- while the charaben bentos are remarkable to look out, I particularly loved the interviews, in which a common theme was the love of their children- their main reason for working anywhere from 30 minutes to hours on each bento!


The book also contains a couple make your own bento designs and instructions, however for the ultimate recipe book, you must get Face Food Recipes- A How to Guide! if you want to learn how to do Spiderman, Pokemon, Hello Kitty, anime characters and more (even Alphonso Muchos "Laurel" :)
Also includes a guide to tools needed and a glossary of terms!  The directions are easy to follow and have beautiful pictures as well.

So let's share the love and gifts with ANOTHER blog contest this week!

Like Bentos?  We are giving away these TWO awesome bento books to one lucky winner!

Face Food- The Visual Creativity of Japanese Bento Boxes and its' counterpart- Face Food Recipes- a How to Guide! Hardcover  by Christopher D Salyers


The Rules:
- Leave a comment answering- What charaben bento would you like to learn (or eat)? 
(Wow, that is so easy!!!)
- Anonymous comments: leave your email address and first name in the comments (so I can reach you if you win!).


BONUS ENTRIES- Leave a separate comment for each bonus entry! Up to FOUR Bonus entries!

- Like Rinkya on Facebook

- Follow laurelrinkya on Twitter

- Retweet This message: Win 2 Bento Books, Face Food & Face Food Recipes! @laurelrinkya #giveaway        http://www.rinkya.com/usinjp/t7Vh407oy
  (or use the handy retweet button in the righthand corner of this post)

- Rinkya user? Just let me know! BONUS entry for our Rinkya users!!
(Please note Rinkya users are users with a bidding account at Rinkya!)

Please remember to leave a separate comment for each entry!

- Contest closes on September 17th 11:59 PM US PST
- A random comment number winner will be chosen via Random.org  (this is why you must leave a separate comment for EACH entry)
- Any duplicate entries that do not follow the rules will be deleted. 






33 comments:

arkonite_babe said...

Wow I'd love to be able to make Sanrio charaben. I'm rubbish at charaben, I seem to be too clumsy!

arkonite_babe said...

Oh and I "like" you on facebook too!

Leen Isabel said...

It would be fantastic to make a Rurouni Kenshin charaben! So much fun!

Trin said...

I would love to make a Cowboy Bebop charaben! Pieces that look like Ein would be amazing!

Serenity said...

ooh ooh ooh, I would love Sailor Moon Bento. I am a uber geek I know but It would be soooo cute to have Chibi Chibi Bento.

Trin said...

I'm now following laurelrinkya on Twitter! @Jaenne

Trin said...

I retweeted the tweet about the contest. I have tons of friends that would love to hear about it. :D

Amanda said...

I would love to make a Star Trek charaben obento! :D

notabrownbag said...

Trying to create Cooking Mama charaben is high on my priority list now :)

notabrownbag said...

Am a follower already at @notabrownbag

notabrownbag said...

and FINALLY! Have retweeted!

ginacrash said...

I'd love to learn to do a Pandora Hearts charaben ^^ or Winnie the Pooh!

Trinity Bennett said...

Oh and I 'like' Rinkya on Facebook! :D

Perrenial Dreamer said...

i'd like to make Grell from Kuroshitsuji, i think it would be crazy and i love bento as well

sherimiya said...

Oh, something from the Pokemon handbook I think. My boy pores through that book but the only one I know is Pikachu!

sherimiya said...

And I am a twitter follower.

Yu-pon said...

I would looooove to make a Yu Kanda and Allen Walker from D.gray-man charaben~~! *3* Ahh~~ The feeling of eating something like that really makes me happy~~!! haa~~ <33

Savannah said...

I'd love a sailor moon charaben! or maybe smash bros theme!

rinkya handle: Okuni

Savannah said...

Also I liked + commented on rinkya's page on Facebook :)

Rinkay handle Okuni

Mommyof2girlz said...

I would love to do Kai-Lan and her friends for my girls, really should start working on that soon..lol Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Mommyof2girlz said...

I am a Facebook Fan (Stephanie MacGregor Darmock)

Mommyof2girlz said...

I am a Twitter Follower @sewfierce

Jenna Fang said...

I'd like to learn how to make a Pokemon Bento. :) Because they're so cute, yet easy to create because they're not too detailed. Good for a beginner, I think!

Jenna Fang said...

http://twitter.com/Bubby_Bobble/statuses/24796346021

I tweeted about your contest. :)

Jenna Fang said...

I am a Facebook fan. :)

Jenna Fang said...

And I follow you on Twitter! I follow you as @Bubby_Bobble

Anonymous said...

I like to learn to make Sanrio charaben.

Name: Nga
Email: nnga_2001@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am a facebook follower.

Name: Nga
Email: nnga_2001@yahoo.com

oona. said...

I would love to be able to make a Purin charaben, or any of the cute hello kitty characters!
Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

Blackie said...

Akane Tendou will be very ironic and fun!

Mokona said...

Charaben of Sanrio characters would be so adorable to make! Purin, Tuxedo Sam, Chococat, and of course Hello Kitty!

Cynthia said...

Ahhh, I would love to know how to make intricate Kingdom Hearts or Final Fantasy pieces *o*

THAT would be fun.

Anonymous said...

I'd loved to do a sailor moon charaben!


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