If the saying is true, and you are what you eat, then everyone who came to our I Am What I Eat party on Wednesday to sample Buddhist cuisine and sip sake, should have left calmer and more balanced. And a little tipsy.
Underground Eats threw a fundraiser for one of Anthony Bourdain‘s cameramen Erik Shirai’s foodie film project, I AM WHAT I EAT, before Erik flies to Japan to shoot the story of ‘shojin ryori’, or Zen Buddhist cuisine. Erik’s family served a number of shojin ryori dishes paired with premium sakes, before a screening of Erik’s incredible first film on Studiofeast, The Last Meal. Mike Lee introduced the film, with fellow Studiofeasters Derrick Yuen and Soomin Baik donating their signature sauces to the silent auction.
A rare opportunity to try this beautifully-presented, healthy fare, which in New York can only be found at two Michelin-starred restaurant Kajitsu.
We can’t wait to see Erik’s next film, which you can support here.