Foodie Film Review: Jiro Dreams of Sushi
It’s not often that I enjoy a movie so much that I feel compelled to recommend it to a broader audience than whoever I happen to run into immediately after exiting the theater. But Jiro Dreams of Sushi was so spectacular, such a perfectly graceful hour and twenty minutes of foodie delight that I feel compelled to insist that every one of you find a way to see it.
The film tells the story of 85 year old sushi-master Jiro Ono and his never ending quest to consistently improve the sushi at his 10 seat, 3 Michelin star restaurant. Throughout the film you’re given the perspective of Jiro’s scrupulous fish and rice dealers, his two sons (both sushi chefs meticulously trained by Jiro), his apprentices, and famous food writers who remind you that despite Jiro’s humbleness he is truly one of the best chefs in the world. While on the surface this film is about one man’s life and passion it is just as much an exploration of the very nature of work, family and food. It is a must see for every chef and foodie but will most certainly be enjoyed by all. Just be sure you’ve made a reservation at a sushi restaurant for your post-movie dinner, trust me, it’s the only food you’ll be craving for days!