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Are bento lunches an emerging trend? Weigh in with your opinion. To interview Biggie or for higher-resolution photos for publication, get in touch with her here.

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Cover of Nichi Bei Times

  • Boston Globe, “Thinking Inside the Box” (9/3/2008)
  • Cincinnati Weekly, “Bento Box: Let this Japanese cuisine add color to your meals” (7/29/2008)
  • Daily Breeze, “17 links for building the coolest school lunches ever” (via Inside SoCal, 8/1/2008)
  • Edible Austin, “Bento Box Resources” (Fall 2008)
  • Elle France, “Toute la blogosphère étrangère est aussi complètement mordue de bento ” (4/2008, in French)
  • Globe and Mail, “Sayonara, Baloney” (8/25/2009)
  • Hong Kong Trader (2/2009), “Cashing in on Leftovers”
  • Lawrence Journal (Lawrence, Kansas), “Break out of the Lunchtime Blues with Bento” (10/13/2008)
  • le Soleil, “Boîte à lunch nippone” (photo, 9/7/2007, in French)
  • New York Times, “What’s for lunch? Enter the bento box, a touch of Japan” (9/9/2009)
  • Newsweek, “Bento Boxes for the Preschool Set” (6/26/2008)
  • Newsweek Japan, “Bento Ninki ni Awase Kantan Recipe o Shokai: Blogger Deborah Hamilton” (10/15/2008, in Japanese)
  • Nichi Bei Times, “Gettin’ Busy with Bento; What’s in Your Box?” (cover story), my blog post here (1/22-28/2009)
  • Sacramento Bee, “Bring Your Own Lunch” feature story (3/18/2009), with an online video of me making bento lunches  (the article is rerun in other newspapers below)
    • Anniston Star, “The new bag: Toting lunch becoming a cheap, hip, healthy trend” (4/15/2009)
    • The Arizona Republic, “Homemade lunch a cheap, hip, healthy trend” (4/21/2009)
    • Belleville News-Democrat (St. Louis, MO), “Toting lunch a cheap, hip, healthy trend” (4/21/2009)
    • Journal Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), “BYOL: Bringing your lunch is cheap, hip trend” (4/29/2009)
    • La Crosse Tribune (La Crosse, Wisconsin), “Toting lunch becoming a cheap, healthy trend” (4/19/2009)
    • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, “Toting One’s Lunch Now a Hip, Healthy Trend” (4/19/2009)
    • The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, CA), “It’s Lunch a la You” (4/19/2009)
    • Wichita Eagle, “Hip & Healthy: In poor economic times, toting one’s lunch to work has become trendy” (4/15/2009)
  • St. Petersburg Times, “Art You Can Eat” (9/12/2008)
    • Tampa Bay Times (TBT), “Art You Can Eat” (9/12/2008, page 37), reruns the St. Petersburg Times article
  • Stars & Stripes, “Blog It” weekly blog spotlight (all editions pg. 2, 8/8/2008)
  • The Washington Post, “Angst 101: Packing Lunch” (8/28/2008) dubs Biggie “the Rachael Ray of bento” FBA 2007 Winner Badge
    • The Bulletin (Bend, Oregon), “As lunchboxes evolve, so do expectations for what’s inside” (8/29/2008), reruns the Washington Post article
    • The Detroit News, “The craft of making kids’ lunches” (9/30/2008), reruns the Washington Post article
    • Dothan Eagle, “As lunchboxes evolve, so do expectations for what’s inside” (9/9/2008), a short version of the Washington Post article
    • Gulf News (U.A.E.), “Power Lunch in a Small Box” (9/19/2008), an abridged version of the Washington Post article
    • Providence Journal, “Packing Lunch: A long way from bologna sandwiches” (9/3/2008), a short version of the Washington Post article

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