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September 24, 2010 • 24 Comments

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Brown Bag Lunch

Between now and next Thursday at midnight, you can submit recipes for Your Best Brown Bag Lunch! For more details and to enter the contest, click here.

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Zester_003

about 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

A friend of mine used to be a country manager for BoA in Mumbai. He told me that lunches would be delivered in tiffins to office buildings by guys who would sling them over their shoulders on poles. They're light weight and functional (compartmentalized) but I don't think I'd want to be carrying twenty of them at once. I own two of them, one which has two containers and one which has three. And they just snap together.

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about 4 years ago Thorngate

Plastic rectangular bento boxes with containers that fit inside are all the rage for children's lunches right know-there are blogs and websites where people post the lunches they make for their children-easy to make healthier lunches.

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about 4 years ago Thorngate

Zojirushi (of breadmaker fame) sells a variety of sizes of these-bento box in Japan- that fit into thermallly insulated carriers to keep food hot or cold. They're great for brown bagging.

Tad_and_amanda_in_the_kitchen

about 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Cool -- have never seen one.

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about 4 years ago dymnyno

Love the theme...lunch daily for our vineyard workers...numbers vary by the season...gearing up for our high season!

Tad_and_amanda_in_the_kitchen

about 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Would love to hear what kinds of things you make.

Newliztoqueicon-2

about 4 years ago Lizthechef

I love this site...Closed my practice 5 years ago and out of the brown-bag routine, but inspired by all these comments!

Mrs._larkin_370

about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

I think we need a tiffin in the food52 shop! ;)

Zester_003

about 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

I guess I could say right now that you can bet that your wish will be granted. But if not, I have the tiffin hook up...

Tad_and_amanda_in_the_kitchen

about 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

I actually bought this one (pictured above) in Sri Lanka (and dragged it back here; only bought one, never thinking I'd have twins!), but I have another that I got in Blue Hill, Maine, when I was at Merrill's wedding, so we'll source one!

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about 4 years ago dymnyno

Considering all the crapolla that kids have to drag to school, do they really need/want a metal bucket to drag along too? They are very interesting looking but are they practical?

Tad_and_amanda_in_the_kitchen

about 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

They are a little heavy but the nice thing about them is there's no plastic and all the parts can be put in the dishwasher. Plus I think they just look cool!

Sodium_girl

about 4 years ago Sodium Girl

love love love the eco tin!

Mrs._larkin_370

about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Anyone know if tiffins keep foods hot?

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about 4 years ago TiggyBee

It looks like the answer is yes, for about an hour according to this:
http://www.happytiffin...

Sunshine_in_my_glass

about 4 years ago Heena

On their own, not for long. But in India, tiffins come with an outer hot case that keeps the food hot. I don't know how they are sold here.
On a different note, you might be interested in the amazing story of tiffinwalas (tiffin carriers) in Bombay - they pick up and deliver about 200,000 lunches everyday. Covered by the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2...

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about 4 years ago Savorykitchen

Heena - thanks for linking to that story on the tiffinwallas. I have read about them for years and think the entire system is so amazing.

Mrs._larkin_370

about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Thanks for the links! Cute tiffins! And wonderful story on the tiffinwallas!

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about 4 years ago Waverly

This sounds like fun, but probably a bit more involved than the usual PBJ I make each morning. I love that lunch pail.

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about 4 years ago Loves Food Loves to Eat

Ooh! How fun... can't wait to see all the new ideas for work-day lunches!

Mrs._larkin_370

about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

I'll need to come up with something more creative than my kids' Nutella on whole wheat.

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about 4 years ago cheese1227

That is a lovely lunch pail. Interesting idea for a theme.

Sunshine_in_my_glass

about 4 years ago Heena

That's called a Tiffin in India :)

Zester_003

about 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

Sweet. That's not a brown bag by the way. But I do own some tiffins like that.