The Buying and Selling of Food in America


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Michael Ruhlman


“An illuminating journey.” – Kirkus Reviews
“Grocery might just change the way you walk through the supermarket aisles.” – Bon Appu00e9tit
“Deeply reported.” – Time
? “Informative and inspiring.” – Booklist
A− “[An] engaging exploration of the ways American eating habits have changed over the past half century.” – Entertainment Weekly
“[A] savory investigation . . . engrossing.” – Publishers Weekly
“Grocery not only offers insights on how we produce, distribute and buy food, but seeks ways of understanding our changing relationship with what we eat and how we get it.” – “All Things Considered,” National Public Radio
Prominently featured in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and The Atlantic, and on NPR and CBS This Morning, when first released in hardcover, Grocery has been praised by critics as “an illuminating journey through and behind the grocery store” and called “informative and inspiring.” Ruhlman’s thoroughly researched examination of the grocery store and its place in our ever-shifting food landscape, now available in paperback, is by turns personal, political, and practical in its focus. His profile of the Cleveland-based family-run chain Heinen’s provides the perfect lens through which to examine our evolving attitudes about food and how these echo larger changes in American culture.

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Weight 322 g
Dimensions 13.9 x 20.9 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 June 2018
Number of pages 320
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 13.9 x 20.9 cm
Weight 322 g


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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 has written about food and cooking for the New York Times, Gourmet, Food Arts, and other publications. He lives in New York City.