Grocery

Grocery

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£18.99

Publishing Date
16/05/2017

ISBN
9781419723865

Grocery
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Price
£18.99

Format
Hardcover with Jacket

Publishing Date
16/05/2017

Pages
288 pages

Height
229mm

Width
152mm

ISBN
9781419723865

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Grocery

The Buying and Selling of Food in America


In Grocery, bestselling author Michael Ruhlman offers incisive commentary on America’s relationship with its food and investigates the overlooked source of so much of it - the grocery store.

In a culture obsessed with food - how it looks, what it tastes like, where it comes from, what is good for us - there are often more questions than answers. Ruhlman proposes that the best practices for consuming wisely could be hiding in plain sight - in the aisles of your local supermarket. Using the human story of the family-run Midwestern chain Heinen’s as an anchor to this journalistic narrative, he dives into the mysterious world of supermarkets and the ways in which we produce, consume and distribute food. Grocery examines how rapidly supermarkets - and our food and culture - have changed since the days of your friendly neighborhood grocer. But rather than waxing nostalgic for the age of mom-and-pop shops, Ruhlman seeks to understand how our food needs have shifted since the mid-twentieth century and how these needs mirror our cultural ones.

A mix of reportage and rant, personal history and social commentary, Grocery is a landmark book from one of our most insightful food writers.

About the Author(s)
Michael Ruhlman

Michael Ruhlman has collaborated on several bestselling cookbooks, including The French Laundry Cookbook, Bouchon and Alinea. He is the author of critically acclaimed books including The Soul of a Chef, The Elements of Cooking, Ratio and Ruhlman’s Twenty. Ruhlman writes about food and cooking for the New York Times, Gourmet, Food Arts and other publications. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio, and New York City.

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