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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Roasted Veggie Bento Number One


This bento was inspired by the fabulous Debra of hapa bento renown, as an entry in her new B.O.M.B. (Best of Month Bento) themed bento project. January's theme is (wonderfully, for this chilly month) roasting!
This bento contains oven roasted radicchio, fennel and mushrooms. Inside the pastry, more roasted goodness: roast chicken combined with roasted onions, fennel, smoked Spanish paprika and aged Gruyère cheese. Its radish decoration was inspired by images in a favorite book of Japanese folk art:

Fennel, radicchio and mushrooms with fennel fronds and methi leaves:

Thanks again to Debra for creating this fun and participatory project!

18 comments:

Bento Lunch Blog said...

This is so beautiful and delicious and hey, it'S veggie! :D I love it! ;D

bentobird said...

Hi Bento Lunch Blog,
Thanks for your sweet comment! Am curious about the veggies you are using in your bentos this time of year--will visit your site to learn more:)

Flying Lily said...

Beautiful and amazing!

susanyuen said...

Wow, that is so beautiful! The only thing missing is me taking a bite of that wonderful puff pastry filled with roasted chicken! :D

sherimiya said...

That pastry sounds so delicious, sigh. If I could make pastry, all I would do is make pastry. It looks that good. Lucky you to have this for lunch. Enjoy!!

Lil'chan said...

Yummy roasted bento ;)

Angi said...

OOHHH Girlie it's so pretty!!! You are just bento awesomeness!!!

bentobird said...

Hi Flying Lily,
Thanks for your lovely comments! Love your exhilarating nickname...I wonder if someday we will see equestrian themes in your bentos? :)

bentobird said...

Hello Susan!
Please pull up a chair--we'll share the pastry with some nice hot tea :)

bentobird said...

Hi Sheri :)
Great to have you back in bentoland--missed ya! Hope your holiday was full of wonderful times with family, and that your New Year is off to a buoyant start. Thanks for your lovely comments :)

bentobird said...

Hi Lil'chan,
Glad you liked this one! Hopping over to your blog to see what's new :)

babykins said...

Mmm I want that pastry! the roasted veggies too! Sounds savory. :D

bentobird said...

Hi there Angi!
Thanks so much for these kind comments! Given the UK snows, hoping you are staying warm and cozy...greetings to Daisy Lou :)

bentobird said...

Hi babykins!
Your birdie icon always makes me smile...as do your comments!

Lia Chen said...

You always put an art into your bento box. Great bento Bentobird!! Your pastry looks fantastic :)

bentobird said...

Hi there Lia!
Thank you for these lovely comments! Off to visit your delightful blog--see you there :)

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Your bentos are always sooo beautiful!
I can't stop looking at them :)

Have a good day, Margot

bentobird said...

Hi Margot!
What a delightful compliment, thank you! I love your site :)