The Best Bento Box Recipe Book - August 2022

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Makiko Itoh

Makiko (Maki) Itoh first became conscious of her deep rooted love for the food of her home state, Japan, once she moved far away. Living in a location with limited access to ingredients, she started to improvise ways to recreate the flavors of her youth. Her first food site,, was created consequently.

A couple of years after she became obsessed with bento box lunches, those streamlined portable meals her mum used to make for her to deliver to college back into Tokyo. Convinced that healthful, yummy more-than-a-sandwich-in-a-brown-bag meals are popular around the world, she started another food blog 2007 called

A former graphic and web programmer and technology writer, she plans the subject of food and cooking instruction in much the identical way as tackling a programming issue, breaking it down into manageable components and presenting the steps systematically. Ever a nomad, after living in Japan, the U.S., the U.K. and Switzerland, she now lives in a village in southern France with her husband, aka "The Guy".

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