We crave quality time. Sharing a meal and some wine with friends is one of the best ways to do that.
This is a communal experience.
Released in Japan in June 2009, the documentary film Eatrip (Japanese site) by Yuri Nomura looks at the various ways that we relate to food.
Eriko Arita, in her review New film offers food for thought (Japan Times, June 12), notes that the director interviewed people from all walks of life, not just high flyers but also "Naoko Morioka, a housewife living in Yanbaru, on the northern part of Okinawa's main island. Morioka, who doesn't have a refrigerator in her house, lives a self-sufficient life, growing vegetables for her and her family to eat."
Not sure if and when the movie will be available outside Japan.
In the meantime, check the trailer (above) courtesy of Nippon Cinema.
Life and Food for Tokyo Thursdays # 92