Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Jiro Ono, the 85-year-old sushi master at Sukiyabashi Jiro, a Michelin three-star restaurant, has given basically all his life to the pursuit of perfecting his craft. The film documents his sacrifices, the toll his ambition has taken on his personal life, and what it means to give your entire self over to your career, and your obsession.
This is the food doc on Netflix. You've probably seen it, or at least seen Jiro's wise old face cruising the "Recommended" tab for the past three years. Despite its notoriety, we'd be remiss not to mention it as one of the premier food documentaries.