I’m not saying it’s a fetish.
I’m just saying.. it’s enjoyable to watch people eat. Especially when someone who’s eating, looks like they’ve just taken the best, most savory bite of their life.
While Western TV shows and movies have had few great movies (I’m not talking food network) that indulge in the pleasure of eating. (Chocolat, Julie & Julia, Ratatouille, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.)
Japan is the country to beat for illustrating this food pleasure. We can see this in great movie examples such as Tampopo, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, or any food illustrated in Studio Ghibli films such as Spirited Away.
On March 17, Netflix is releasing a live-action TV series based on Masayuki Kusumi’s essay and the manga Samurai Gourmet.
While there’s only the Japanese version of the show online, a quick search through Netflix will bring up the subtitle version.
But you don’t need subtitles to hear the delightful crunch, slurp, and sizzle of every bite and dish.