The Art of Food (and Travel)

December 4, 2007 by

Family & Kids, Food, Drink & Travel, Travel Advice & Inspiration

Sad but true, most days the internet bores me. Too many dull sites, too much spam, too little good writing.

But then sometimes, out of nowhere, the web gives you a one-two knockout punch of happiness. Today is such a day.

The reason? Here’s the long-story-short version. My wife likes to cook as much as possible for our 20-month-old son. And she found a blog dedicated to some very cool food for toddlers, called lunchinabox.

Bento Box Travel Food

The pictures of homemade bento boxes are little packets of happy-happy food joy to me. Each one makes me feel at peace with the world. Knowing that “Biggie” is home making such carefully crafted lunches for her three-year-old preschooler, well, like I said, it makes me feel at peace with the world, my troubles and problems and deadlines be damned!

The story could end here, but it doesn’t. See, not only are these bento boxes incredibly smart ideas for toddlers, they are also a brilliant idea for TRAVELERS! You heard me, travelers.

The next time I fly, I will follow one of these simple recipes and make myself a DIY in-flight bento box meal. Chicken or fish? No way, give me an English Muffin bento box every time! Or a spinach tamagoyaki bento box. This will revolutionize my in-flight dining experiences.

And my seat-mates are going to be incredibly jealous when they catch a glimpse of my travel bento box. Doubly so if that seat-mate is my 20-month-old son…

Scott McNeely



3 Responses to “The Art of Food (and Travel)”

  1. KellyG Says:

    This is possibly the cutest food I have ever seen. Can she pack lunches for me? Can she?

  2. Scott Mc Says:

    OK this is getting a little weird. Apparently there is an entire SUBCULTURE of mom’s making bento boxes for their kids. More photos here, from a totally different mom!!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/cuteobento/

  3. Christine Says:

    Here are some more cute Japanese lunch boxes – http://www.likecool.com/Japanese_Box_Lunch–Kitchen–Home.html.

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