Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Last week, my farmer friend Rob told me about a movie that started this week at Cineplex Odeon in International Village, called Jiro Dreams of Sushi.  The film’s website states,

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar [….] At the heart of this story is Jiro’s relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro’s legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father’s shadow.

In Vancouver, eating sushi has become a part of our identity. Even the vegetarians eat sushi! But there’s so much more art to sushi than we think. We see sushi and we see it as food that’s been rolled all together, but there’s a fine art and great skill to producing real masterpieces. I’m excited to see all the beautiful pieces of edible art and how food can strengthen and serve as a source of tension in a relationship.

Hopefully we’ll be seeing this film this weekend. When we do, Rob has offered to help write a review of it. 😉  If you have or are going to see the movie, what do you think of it? Does it make you think of sushi differently? Do you know how to make sushi?


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