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“There are five attributes to a great chef:
- Take your work seriously
- Aspire to improve
- Maintain cleanliness
- Be a better leader than a collaborator
- Be passionate about your work.”
-Masuhiro Yamamoto, Japanese Food Critic
Jiro Ono in JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a recently-released documentary about Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old sushi chef in Japan whose restaurant was the first of its kind to earn a 3-Michelin Star rating, and his two sons, who are also sushi chefs.
Rachael and Allison went to see it the day it opened in Los Angeles, and we cannot recommend it enough. Like sushi? Japanese food? Ridiculously delicious-looking shots of food? Then you need to go see this movie. We guarantee you will come out of it both inspired and wanting to go eat sushi.
Want to know when it opens near you? Check out this list of theaters and opening dates, then go buy your tickets!
Jiro Ono and Yoshikazu Ono in JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
We also talk about a sustainable sushi dinner we got to go to last week, put on by Tataki Sushi Bar and Mindshare LA. Suffice to say it was an amazing meal… to read more about it, hop on over to Allison’s post about it!