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Jiro Dreams of Sushi  


Jiro Ono: Himself
Yoshikazu Ono: Himself
Review March 2012

This week, we explore the culinary arts with a fascinating documentary about the world's finest sushi. The film is called Jiro Dreams of Sushi and it details the life of Jiro Ono, the most famous sushi chef in the world. His restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro, is nestled inconspicuously amidst a Tokyo subway station, seats only 10 at a time, and is the only restaurant of its kind to receive the coveted 3 star Michelin award. From dawn until dusk, Ono rigorously trains his employees on preparation and presentation. Not to mention his two sons, who struggle to carry on the family business under their father's shadow. While Dreams of Sushi meanders a little bit on Ono's back story, the overall focus is on hard work, passion, simplicity, and the pursuit of perfection. And director David Gelb appropriately widens his perspective to embrace the challenges of the fish markets, impacted by the rising popularity of sushi around the world. With mouthwatering visions of fresh fish wrapped in heavenly white rice, Jiro will not only tickle your taste buds. It will leave you with your own Dreams of Sushi.

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