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BOOK COVER OF CUTE YUMMY TIME! COOKING CUTE JAPANESE BENTO RECIPES, LA CARMINA COOKBOOK: PERIGEE PENGUIN.


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Ladies and gentlemen… introducing the book cover of Cute Yummy Time! It’s hard to believe my “cute cooking” recipe book comes out worldwide from Perigee/Penguin USA this October. This project wouldn’t have been possible without all of you. ^__^

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The back blurb reads: “Enter the magical world of Cute Yummy Time, where simple pancakes become adorable koalas, grilled cheese sandwiches become hippos, and lemon tarts look like puppies. The Japanese cult of kawaii (“ka-why-ee,” or all things cute) has spread to every aspect of living – including food. Japan’s newest trend: school lunches dolled up as adorable creatures. They’re feast for the eyes, but not all the ingredients may be familiar to Western palates. Cute Yummy Time thinks outside the bento box, sharing more than 70 recipes for making food “so cute, you could just eat it.” Using familiar and nutritious foods, author La Carmina shows you how to easily turn even the most mundane meal into a squeal-worthy sensation.”

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Cute Yummy Time doesn’t just have healthy and adorable recipes, like piggy bread (remember my cooking demo?). It also contains a whimsical adventure story about La Carmina and her Scottish Fold cat, Basil Farrow! Like Alice in Wonderland, we tumble through the oven into Kawaii-Land, a bizarre Sanrio-esque world filled with cutie-faced characters…

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All of the book’s photos and illustrations are from my hand. Heart my Sony DSLR-700 and Adobe Illustrator.

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I can’t wait to share Cute Yummy Time with you! Pre-orders are already available from Amazon, and Crazy Wacky Theme Restaurants: Tokyo will be in stores in the next week or so. Those intrigued by Japanese cute food and bentos can see more on my Cute Yummy Time blog and YouTube cooking demos.

PS: I have a slew of media interviews coming up… please add me on Twitter to stay in the loop. Two days ago, I was a guest on Montreal and Toronto late night radio show, Holder Tonight. You can listen to MP3 here (right click the dancing musical notes to access).

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52 Comments

  1. Posted August 6, 2009 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    cute cute cute! i love tha cartoon carmina & basil – waaaah!

  2. Posted August 6, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Maoo maoo maooo! <4

  3. Posted August 6, 2009 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    very cute ^^

    I'm listening to the radio now :D

  4. Posted August 6, 2009 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    ^__^
    Hahah it's weird to listen to audio of yourself…

  5. Posted August 6, 2009 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    Tehe it's great!

  6. Posted August 6, 2009 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    i think your really sexy :)

  7. Posted August 6, 2009 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    “If you are what you eat, you'd better be cooking cute.” I love it! Can't wait for your book to be in stores! Good luck in the interviews!!

  8. Posted August 6, 2009 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, Sarah! Will keep you posted. ^^

  9. Posted August 6, 2009 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Ooh congrats! Your drawings are so cute ^__^
    Btw, it said that you're the author of three books. I apologize for my ignorance, but what's the third one? Is it coming soon? I only know cute yummy time and crazy wacky >_<

  10. Posted August 6, 2009 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    Hahah, I wrote a book before these two… it was published in 2006… here's more info! http://www.lacarmina.com/books.php

  11. Posted August 6, 2009 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    cute cute cute! i love tha cartoon carmina & basil – waaaah!

    • Posted August 6, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

      Maoo maoo maooo! <3

  12. Posted August 6, 2009 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

  13. Posted August 6, 2009 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    very cute ^^

    I’m listening to the radio now :D

    • Posted August 6, 2009 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

      ^__^
      Hahah it’s weird to listen to audio of yourself… After I get warmed up, I think it went okay!

      • Posted August 6, 2009 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

        Tehe it’s great!

  14. Posted August 6, 2009 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    i think your really sexy :)

  15. Posted August 6, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    “If you are what you eat, you’d better be cooking cute.” I love it! Can’t wait for your book to be in stores! Good luck in the interviews!!

    • Posted August 6, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

      Thank you, Sarah! Will keep you posted. ^^

  16. Posted August 6, 2009 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    Ooh congrats! Your drawings are so cute ^__^
    Btw, it said that you’re the author of three books. I apologize for my ignorance, but what’s the third one? Is it coming soon? I only know cute yummy time and crazy wacky >_<

  17. Posted August 6, 2009 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    oh so you chose the orange cover!
    i like it

  18. Posted August 7, 2009 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

  19. Posted August 6, 2009 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    kawaii!

  20. Posted August 7, 2009 at 1:56 am | Permalink

    oh so you chose the orange cover!
    i like it

  21. Posted August 7, 2009 at 3:48 am | Permalink

    kawaii!

  22. Posted August 7, 2009 at 3:51 am | Permalink

    Ohhh cool!

  23. Posted August 7, 2009 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    nhamnhamnhammmmmm

  24. Posted August 7, 2009 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Ur blogs are so original always enjoy it . . . have a nice day . . . !!!

  25. Posted August 7, 2009 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    Basil Farrow: “maoo maoo maooo” :)
    http://lacarmina.com/basilfarrow/

  26. Posted August 7, 2009 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Congrats on the book Carmen! Definitely want to pick this up!

  27. Posted August 7, 2009 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    Thank you, Lemon! ^^

    I might be doing a signing in/around LA; are you based in Arizona?

    I'm working on getting press passes for V-Rock Fest… fingers crossed. XD

  28. Posted August 7, 2009 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    nhamnhamnhammmmmm

  29. Posted August 7, 2009 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    Ur blogs are so original always enjoy it . . . have a nice day . . . !!!

    • Posted August 7, 2009 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

      <3 Thank you!! Hope you have a nice day too!

  30. Posted August 7, 2009 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    KAWAII!!!!! cute! as always^_^ love ur cooking! Im definetly buying the cookbook!

  31. Posted August 7, 2009 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on the book Carmen! Definitely want to pick this up!

    • Posted August 7, 2009 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

      Thank you, Lemon! ^^

      I might be doing a signing in/around LA; are you based in Arizona?

      I’m working on getting press passes for V-Rock Fest… fingers crossed. XD

      • Posted August 8, 2009 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

        I am based in AZ but am actually trying to work things out so that I can relocate to LA some time during the beginning of next year for musical reasons. When are you thinking of doing a signing? I drop by LA relatively often, would love to attend! Good luck on getting passes for the V-Rock Fest…it’d be so amazing to be there!

        • Posted August 8, 2009 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

          Ohhh sweet! I lived in LA in the summers of 2006 and 2007. There are a lot of great performance venues, including in clubs.

          I’ll keep you posted about my plans… it would probably be between October-December. :)

          • Posted August 8, 2009 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

            OK, great :)

  32. Posted August 7, 2009 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    KAWAII!!!!! cute! as always^_^ love ur cooking! Im definetly buying the cookbook!

  33. Posted August 7, 2009 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    I love the minis of you and Basil ^-^

  34. Posted August 8, 2009 at 12:44 am | Permalink

    I love the minis of you and Basil ^-^

  35. Posted August 8, 2009 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    I am based in AZ but am actually trying to work things out so that I can relocate to LA some time during the beginning of next year for musical reasons. When are you thinking of doing a signing? I drop by LA relatively often, would love to attend! Good luck on getting passes for the V-Rock Fest…it'd be so amazing to be there!

  36. Posted August 8, 2009 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Ohhh sweet! I lived in LA in the summers of 2006 and 2007. There are a lot of great performance venues, including in clubs.

    I'll keep you posted about my plans… it would probably be between October-December. :)

  37. Posted August 8, 2009 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    OK, great :)

  38. Posted August 16, 2009 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Cute food. I don't know what to say other than THANK YOU!!!

  39. Posted August 17, 2009 at 12:04 am | Permalink

    Wow! Cute food. I don’t know what to say other than THANK YOU!!!

  40. Posted August 17, 2009 at 12:04 am | Permalink

    Wow! Cute food. I don't know what to say other than THANK YOU!!!

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