CNN shot up a video and story about eating sushi prepared by a chef with 70+ years of experience.
I enjoyed sushi before I went to the restaurant. I just didn’t understand it like a real Japanese gourmand does.
While CNN isn’t known best for producing great literature, all the important points were there. Introducing us to the owner, Jiro Ono, the author gives a brief explanation of what this sushi chef’s prime concerns are when striving to satisfy his customers – hygiene, skill, and even reading customers’ eating pace in order to make sure every piece of sushi is prepare and served perfectly. This story’s description of Ono was the best part in my opinion.
The weakest part of the article was the description of the eating experience, which was lacking in both vocabulary and enticing expression to convey the feeling of eating sushi from a master like Ono. Maybe the author should have brushed up on his sushi praising lingo by reading a few issues of “Shota no Sushi“, a manga based on sushi.
After reading the entire article, I felt I wanted to pay Ono’s sushi shop “Sukiyabashi Jiro” not to enjoy the sushi, but to enjoy watching him at work, which as hinted above, is quite rigorous and executed with the utmost care. I already know that delicious food like sushi, when made properly, inspires great thoughts of eating pleasure and joy which is much easier felt than said.