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Whenever I see someone wearing chopsticks in their hair, I think of this.

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-05-22 11:42
Whenever I see someone wearing chopsticks in their hair, I think of this.


Just the view from my window this morning #dailypic

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Just the view from my window this morning #dailypic

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(The back. It's a needle book.)

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(The back. It's a needle book.)

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Mother's Day present (already sent so it's not a spoiler ^_^) #dailypic

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Mother's Day present (already sent so it's not a spoiler ^_^) #dailypic

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Potato croquettes. This is actually fast food. フランスのコロッケ!小さくて可愛い #dailypic

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Potato croquettes. This is actually fast food. フランスのコロッケ!小さくて可愛い #dailypic

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Carrots!! #dailypic

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Carrots!! #dailypic

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Savory soy sauce flavored rice crackers (senbei) coated with royal icing. One old time brand of these from the Edo period was called Hagoromo Senbei, rice crackers clad in white feathers. #dailypic

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Savory soy sauce flavored rice crackers (senbei) coated with royal icing. One old time brand of these from the Edo period was called Hagoromo Senbei, rice crackers clad in white feathers. #dailypic

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The very cute burger wrapper at a local fast food place. The burger uses beef from the Camargue.

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The very cute burger wrapper at a local fast food place. The burger uses beef from the Camargue.

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More chocolate sardines! #easter #chocolate #dailypic

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More chocolate sardines! #easter #chocolate #dailypic

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Photos from the Kyoto LOFT event featuring the Just Bento Cookbook!

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-05-21 21:46
Photos from the Kyoto LOFT event featuring the Just Bento Cookbook!



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Photos from the Kyoto LOFT event

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Photos of the Kyoto LOFT event!

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For charaben fans and/or Frozen fans: here's a recipe I translated recently for...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-05-21 10:32
For charaben fans and/or Frozen fans: here's a recipe I translated recently for an Olaf charaben!


With Detailed Instructions * "Frozen" Charaben with Olaf
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I've indicated the amounts used for the head, body, and legs of Olaf in grams to create a good balance, so I think it's easy to make ♪

One odd (for me) thing in France is that it's really hard to get raw shrimp. The...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2014-05-20 09:42
One odd (for me) thing in France is that it's really hard to get raw shrimp. The fishmonger only sells cooked shrimp (same goes for the fish department at the supermarkets), and even frozen shrimp is usually cooked already. It's like people are afraid of raw shrimp or something. I can get frozen raw shrimp from an Asian/Chinese store (which means an hour drive for me...) or special order it from the fishmonger (which means expensive). Raw shrimp were easily available in Switzerland, so I don't quite get it.

Whenever I see a recipe that states "you can use margarine instead of butter" I...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2014-05-20 06:12
Whenever I see a recipe that states "you can use margarine instead of butter" I think NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

This apron is cute but has nothing to do with bento... and the chopsticks are fa...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Fri, 2014-05-16 08:17
This apron is cute but has nothing to do with bento... and the chopsticks are facing left! I mean, I'm lefthanded but it looks wrong even to me. And they're crossed too, which is a big No. (I'm a big Woot shirt fan and have lots of their t-shirts but they somehow don't get the Asian-thing right most of the time...)



Hungry Bento Apron
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Nothing says "I love you" like a bento lunch.

The first cherries this year #dailypic #spring

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-05-15 20:44
The first cherries this year #dailypic #spring


Chocolate sardines for Easter ^_^ (its a France thing) #dailypic #easter #chocolate

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Chocolate sardines for Easter ^_^ (its a France thing) #dailypic #easter #chocolate

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Another beautiful morning in northern Provence #dailypic #spring #provence

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-05-14 06:17
Another beautiful morning in northern Provence #dailypic #spring #provence


Their delivery van ^_^, parked in front of my new favorite bakery in Crestet, Vaucluse, Provence. #dailypic (it's a modified bicycle)

Instagram - Wed, 2014-05-14 06:00

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Their delivery van ^_^, parked in front of my new favorite bakery in Crestet, Vaucluse, Provence. #dailypic (it's a modified bicycle)

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Following up on the photo of the bentos served on the set of a Japanese TV drama...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Mon, 2014-05-12 01:55
Following up on the photo of the bentos served on the set of a Japanese TV drama that I posted the other day...the drama series in question is "Mai Hanasaka Won't Stay Silent" (or Mai Hanasaka Speaks Out) (花咲舞が黙っていない). It's about a female bank employee and her boss, who are a two-person team who go around the various branches of a fictional bank solving problems. It's sort of regarded as the female version of the Naoki Hanzawa series that was the big hit drama last year.

The heroine, Mai Hanasaka, is played by Anne (aka Anne Watanabe). She also starred in Goshisousan, the NHK asadora (morning drama) that ended in March, which was narrated by the spirit of the heroine Meiko's grandmother who lives in Meiko's nukadoko (rice bran pickling bed) pot!

Anyway, it seems that Anne really got into making her own nukazuke pickles as a result of playing that role, and she regularly brings in big plates of her homemade nukazuke to the Mai Hanasaka set for everyone to enjoy at lunchtime. Here's a photo that the show's official Twitter account posted of one of her nukazuke plates. The note that goes with it is cute too...it spells cucumber and myoga ginger in an old fashioned way - cucumber is 'kiuri きうり" instead of kyuuri きゅうり, and myoga is "meuga めうが”. This is the way the words were written in the Edo period and earlier. Anne is a renowned "rekijo", or history-buff-otaku-woman. I've never had cherry tomato nukazuke before...I'm intrigued. I'm already a big Anne fan, and this makes me love her even more. ^_^


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