Jiro Dreams of Sushi Intro: 2011 Documentary from Japan Only 81 minutes long The people have mad skills in life Jiro Ono o 90+ year old sushi master o Born 1925 alive and well working in his restaurant every day o Micheline 3 star – this is the max you can get Small shop seating 10 people In a subway station Heads of state from all over visit Very famous Subtle and unassuming o 2 sons Yoshi and Takis Yoshi will take over from dad Family relationship and dedication to work Japanese culture Attention to detail Yaba moto o Famous food writer who has written books on sushi o Featured in the film Family and guy dedicated to craft o Has done one thing his whole life and has done it so well it is world renounced o Can get sushi anywhere in USA and Europe Distinctly Japanese Since they are surrounded by water they eat stuff out of the sea and lots of rice Lots of technical terms for foods Not everything with raw fish and rice is sushi Vineagared rice and other stuff is sushi Nigiri – pad of rice with something on top Nori – sheets of seafood Maki Sushi – meat wrapped in rice with nori around it Storing fish layerd in rice allowing fermentation gave a sour flavor and was a method of storing fish o Food vendors after Meiji restoration Made own specialized craft in Tokyo mimicking the storing process by adding vinegar Started by food trucks and vendors so you could have bite sized things to go What are we going to see?
o Not going to see land scape we are in Tokyo An alpha city One of 47 kinda states prefecturs There are 47 and Tokyo is one of them Capital and one of the richest cities in the world. 37-38 million people Economy is worth ½ or more countries in the world just Tokyo Important for world trade etc o Small restaurant but legendary even in the Subway This is the best sushi restaurant on earth Ginza district o Visit Tsukiji Fish Market Biggest, most famous, highest valued fish market on earth
- Fall '08
- Jiro, Tastes