Facing a long week of packed lunches and take-out at your school or office?
Check out the special lunchbox edition of the Food & Wine section for fresh ideas, recipes, links and more to liven up your noonday meals.
Columnist Megan Rowe walks you through home-made nut butters and cozy autumnal fruit spreads in her rehabilitation of the class PB&J.
Eve Hill-Agnus offers shortcuts on how to add fun bursts of color – and nutrition – to a packed lunch.
Eliza Ridgeway writes about bento boxes and the blogosphere. Click through for playful lunchbox creatures, recipe archives and a crash course on this cutesy and curious phenomenon.
And don't miss the wild card entry – read up on Susan Pelton's recipe for a PB&J party. Sriracha on your sandwich? Perhaps some bacon, chevre or banana chips? Dare to dream.