The best bento box for you really depends on your needs

There really isn't a "best" bento box that suits everyone. It all depends on your individual needs, and it's possible you will need two or more different types.

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Yes, it's back with a brand new look!

The Just Bento Cookbook 2: Make Ahead, Easy, Healthy Lunches to Go

The Just Bento Cookbook 2: Make Ahead, Easy, Healthy Lunches to Go is the sequel to the best-selling The Just Bento Cookbook. It contains almost all new recipes (with the exception of a handful of "classics"), and is designed to expand your bento making repertoire, as well as increase your knowledge of Japanese home cooking in general.

Summer bento safety

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Food safety is especially important in the summer. Many charaben (cute bento) oriented Japanese bento bloggers note that they scale back the intricacy of their bento creations at this time of the year. Complicated charaben require a lot of handling of the food, which should be avoided when the weather is warm.

I have already posted a comprehensive list of bento safety tips, but here are some top summer bento safety tips.