Learn Something New: How to Make Bento

Bento – Japanese Culture in a Box

Bento, the compartmentalized Japanese lunch boxes are a window into Japanese culture and the importance placed on presentation, color, nutrition and balance. In this hands-on workshop, food writer and cookbook author Debra Samuels will show you how to make onigiri, the rice ball known as Japanese soul food and pack a beautiful lunch the Japanese way. Each participant will create their own box and enjoy eating the fruits of their labor.

Samuels has lived in Japan for more than a decade, studied Japanese cuisine and is the author of, My Japanese Table: A Lifetime of Cooking with Friends and Family (Tuttle Publishing, 2011) and has conducted bento workshops around the country.

This is part of our “Learn Something New” series of programs for adults!

Attendees will need to register in advance so we can ensure enough supplies to go around.


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Saturday, April 1, 2017

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Brookline Village - Teen Room
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States


The Brookline Village Teen Room is located on the ground floor of the Brookline Village Library. To access, use one of the main entrances, which are equipped with ramps and door openers, followed by the elevator in the atrium.

Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.

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