[documentary] Netflix original – Chef’s table

Good evening everyone,

today I have another quick recommendation for you.
Do you own a Netflix account and love food? You maybe loved my recommendation post for Jiro dreams of sushi? Then this might be the right documentary for you.

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Chef’s Table goes inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world’s most renowned international chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef and their unique look at their lives, talents and passion from their piece of culinary heaven.

Premiere: April 26, 2015
Seasons: 1 season, 6 ep.
Runtime: 41-54 min. each

I usually don’t like those fancy menus where it seems to be more about the presentation of the food then the taste, but I gotta say this documentary got me anyways. I advise you to NOT watch this when you are hungry ;)

The posters already show what you can expect. mouth-watering courses with very pretty presentation.

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I really liked how they talked about the background stories of the chef’s and how they mixed the first season with chef’s from different countries all over the world.

Episode 1: Massimo Bottura (Italy)
Epsiode 2: Dan Barber (New York)
Episode 3: Francis Mallmann (Argentina)
Episode 4: Niki Nakayama (Los Angeles)
Episode 5: Ben Shewry (Australia)
Episode 6: Magnus Nilsson (Sweden)

I personally can not wait for another season, which I hope they will be doing.

From season one episode 4 with  Niki Nakayama was my favorite. I really love food and it was very interesting for me to see her interpretation of the traditional kaiseki (multi course menu).

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Did you already see this documentary? If so what was your favorite episode?

Let me know in the comments below.

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[documentary] Jiro dreams of Sushi

Good evening everyone,

continuing on my recommendation series for movies, documentaries and TV shows.

This documentary follows worlds famous sushi master Jiro Ono (小野 二郎), who was 85 at that time – now 89 years old, owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro (すきやばし次郎), a three-star restaurant, on his continuing quest to perfect the art of sushi.

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The film also profiles Jiro’s two sons, both of whom are also sushi chefs. The younger son, Takashi (隆士), left Sukiyabashi Jiro to open a mirror image of his father’s restaurant in Roppongi Hills. The 50-year-old elder son, Yoshikazu (禎一), obliged to succeed his father, still works for Jiro and is faced with the prospect of one day taking over the flagship restaurant.

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If you are a fan of good japanese cuisine you should invest those 81 minutes and watch this documentary. I love how Jiro talks about his passion and the way of becoming a true master of his work. The japanese mentality and culture is really stunning like that. One of the many reasons I love this country and the people.

Japanese sushi is really special.

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I don’t want to offend anybody, but I think people should really appreciate that preparing sushi is art. Not because of the needless decorations you see in high-priced wannabe sushi restaurants, but because of the carefully picked fish and the way to create the perfect taste and therefore the perfect sushi.

I lived in Japan and tried many different restaurants in Japan and also in other countries and cities of the world. I beg you, do not support those cheap wannabe restaurants that offer happy hour all day and sushi that was prepared by people who probably don’t know what they are doing. Sushi is art and it takes decades of study, practise and developing to become a real sushi chef and master.

Jiro is a real master and a perfectionist.

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If you have the chance to watch this documentary, do it. But be cautious to eat something before you watch.

If you already saw it, please let me know what you think.

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[movie] Mad Max: Fury Road Review

Hello everyone,

today I have a short, yet spoiler free, movie recommendation for you.

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Right when I saw the teaser and trailers, which were so full of action and excitement, there was no doubt that I had to see this movie on the big screen.

That being said, I was very disappointed in the horrible German synchronisation, which was why I decided to see it in English. I also got the tip to see it in 2D rather than 3D, so I searched for a cinema in Berlin that showed the movie in 2D and OV (original version). Sadly not many cinemas offered it that way, but I luckily found a small cinema called Kino Central which did. I bought two tickets, for my sister-in-law and myself to see the movie on Friday.

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What should I say? The movie was exactly what I expected it to be. A great post-apocalyptic action thriller with tons of cool cars, action and great actors. It stars mainly Tom Hardy
and Charlize Theron fighting against the evil war lord Immortan Joe.

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Since I don’t want to spoiler, I will only say that this movie is a must-see for the big screen. It is packed with action and very thrilling. I love that it keeps you interested over the whole 2 hours of watching it.

If you like action and you love explosions, you should definitely watch it in cinema.

Check out the trailer here

 

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