This is the story of Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old Japanese chef, who owns the only sushi restaurant in the world awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin Guide rating. This documentary is a beautiful meditation on hard work, family, and the art of perfection.
Jiro is a very inspiring guy, he never stops working, living in a very simple way and focused on always being able to serve the best sushi in the world for his customers. You can see his attention to the quality of ingredients (how they were transformed negatively over the years due to environmental changes), the perfect size for a single bite, the perfect moment to be served. Everything is meticulously planned.
I’ll tell you, I’ve watched this documentary just before planning my trip to Japan, and I was convinced I had to go there. However, I’m not rich yet and couldn’t afford a $345.00 AUD dinner per person. 😐 To be honest I think this would be like what I spent during my 16-day trip. 😛
Anyways, if you are a fan of the Japanese culture and cuisine, or simply a foodie, this documentary is totally worth. You can find it on Netflix, but below I leave you with the trailer.
Every time I watch a food documentary I have the final impression we should all live of air. You know, like everything we’ve been eating in recent years is bad. 😛
Well, jokes apart, this time I bring you Forks over Knives as a documentary suggestion. This movie goes against what I believe it’s good for my personal diet, however, it’s always important to understand other perspectives and keep an open mind, don’t you think?
Forks over Knives advocates a plant-based diet (it’s not what is commonly called vegan too), where you would avoid meat and dairy products and instead have plenty of vegetables, greens, legumes, and grains. They also show the danger of a high consumption of protein and why this should be avoided.
Much has been said lately about the important role our gut plays on our overall health.
Could our food really be making us sick or, if you make the right choices, could they improve our health and conditions like asthma, diabetes, and autism?
The Gut Reaction Documentary, created by Catalyst (ABC TV), reviews recent researches about the interplay between food and the bacteria deep within our guts. It is a very interesting video, divided into two parts that you can watch above.
Eat, Fast and Live Longer is a free TV documentary where Dr Michael Mosley takes you through this journey to achieve his ambitious goals: stay younger, live longer, and lose weight without drastic changes to his current lifestyle.
It was published by the BBC TV in May, 2015.
Along the way, he discovers the ancient idea of fasting, and testing it on himself, he has found a method of achieving his goals in a way that still allows him to enjoy the food he is used to eat on a daily basis.
It is indeed an insightful documentary that can bring a valuable alternative for those that like the fasting idea (and all the good things that come along), but are not 100% sure on how to do it.