Wednesday, September 09, 2009


What’s for Lunch? Enter the Bento Box, a Touch of Japan -

This is a cute story but here's my sneaking suspicion...given that the NYT is one of the constant sources of anxiety for status-conscious, upwardly mobile parents/couples (and moms in particular), I just imagine this will set off a small wave of women thinking, "now I have to master making bentos for my kids/husband? FML."

Just saying.


bigWOWO said...

I think this is only for the one income family set. It's 10:14 pm, and I've just finished packing my son's lunch. I don't care what it looks like--he's going to eat it! :)

Anonymous said...

haha! @ bigWOWO!

funny though you should wonder if this is going to be the next 'fashionable' thing - i wondered the same thing after reading it in the NY Times no less.

Keith Wilcox said...

OK you just forced me to look up what a bento box is. Feel a little like a doofus for not knowing. They certainly look yummy, when filled with traditional sorts of food, but complicated. I hope it's not going to be a new trend though. Trends tend to kill the uniqueness of an experience. It would be a shame. Nevertheless, I would like to try to put one together -- of course I'd have to learn some sushi first :-)

thisislarry said...

are bento boxes going to replace the Old Chinese Nanny as the cheap and easy way to show you care about Eastern philosophies? rad!