Following in the footsteps of the El Bulli documentary that wowed foodie fanatics recently, the film 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' is making waves in the food and film world.
Filmmaker David Gleb turned his lens on the world's most celebrated sushi chef Jiro Ono. By delivering top notch food coverage and the inspirational story of the 85-year-old sushi master, David Gleb has successfully tapped into a blossoming niche market of curious food lovers. Jiro Ono is the only sushi chef to be honored with three Michelin stars and has been called a "national treasure" by his native Japan. Focusing on performing the fundamentals of the celebrated cuisine perfectly, Ono crafts simplistic raw morsels have been called the best sushi in the world.
The film premiered at this year's Tribecca Film Festival to rave reviews. The success of this film demonstrates a shift in the market. As populations become more food conscious and appreciative of artisan edibles, it is likely that documentary film making will continue to shift their focus towards the food world and its many celebrities. Foodies everywhere rejoice, because drool-worthy programming has made the transition from small screen to silver.
Sure to have you drooling in fifteen minutes flat, Jiro Dreams of Sushi demonstrates an interesting revolution in the art of documentary film making.