After news of a partial plant shutdown (due to upset neighbors) a 33-minute documentary is available on Vimeo ($5 to view). The trailer below looks pretty interesting. Might be just the thing to watch tonight and forget about these cold temps in Central Indiana!
Bon Appetit online had a refresher article about the do’s and dont’s of eating Sushi (presumably at a real sushi bar and not likely something you would find in Indy). If you’re a frequent sushi diner it’s not a bad idea to refresh yourself with some proper rules (in case your chef is actually paying attention to what you are doing).
At the end of the article Bon Appetit had a link to a documentary coming out about an 85 year old sushi chef. The preview looks really interesting. Unfortunately it looks like Chicago is the closest it will be coming to Indianapolis…
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI
Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a quiet yet enthralling documentary that chronicles the life of Jiro Ono, the most famous sushi chef in Tokyo. For most of his 85 years, Jiro has been perfecting the art of making sushi. He works from sunrise to well beyond sunset to taste every piece of fish; meticulously train his employees; and carefully mold and finesse the impeccable presentation of each sushi creation. Although his restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro only seats ten diners, it is a phenomenon in Tokyo that has won the prestigious 3-Star Michelin review, making him the oldest Michelin chef alive. Jiro Dreams of Sushi chronicles Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world, and as a loving yet complicated father of two. Jiro Dreams of Sushi explores the passion required to run and maintain a legendary sushi restaurant, and one son’s journey to eventually take his father’s place at the head of the culinary dynasty. (Fully subtitled) Official Web Site
Watched Food Inc. last Friday night and although it had a lot of information already covered in other documentaries it was still a good movie. If you are interested to see just how far the food industry has come in the past 100 years this is an eye-opening film.
It’s sad how the food industry is controlling the farmers and determining how they run their business. Unfortunately I fear this is just the beginning. I’m really glad to see the increasing number of Farmers Markets and Co-Ops in the surrounding towns. This is definitely a trend I hope continues!
Give Food Inc. a try & if you can, watch it with your kids as they are the generation that will ultimately end up living with the choices that are made by us today.