I just saw "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" last night in San Francisco, at a special showing with the director of the film David Gelb. What a perfect film for a foodie — a respectful and elegant portrait of a master chef Jiro Ono and his stern but loving relationship with his two sons. The cinematographer did these luscious slow shots of sushi on plates that framed perfectly these little works of art.
Warning: don't see this movie if you don't have good sushi immediately available near you. Otherwise you will leave with a powerful craving for sushi and nowhere to go! My cousin Romelle, his girlfriend Cynthia and I headed to Sanraku, which thankfully is open late, to get our hunger satiated.
Obviously not anywhere near the beautiful gems of deliciousness that Chef Jiro must make at his humble sushi spot in Tokyo. But close enough!