Grocery (Hardcover)

The Buying and Selling of Food in America

By Michael Ruhlman

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419723865, 288pp.

Publication Date: May 16, 2017

List Price: 28.00*
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About the Author

Michael Ruhlman is the author of critically acclaimed books including Grocery, The Soul of a Chef, The Elements of Cooking, Ratio, and Ruhlman’s Twenty. He has collaborated on several bestselling cookbooks, including The French Laundry Cookbook, Bouchon, and Alinea. He divides his time between Providence, Rhode Island, and New York City.

Praise For Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America

"Anyone who has ever walked into a grocery store or who has ever cooked food from a grocery store or who has ever eaten food from a grocery store must read Grocery. It is food journalism at its best and I’m so freakin’ jealous I didn’t write it."

"As fascinating as it is instructive, Ruhlman's book digs deep into the world of how we shop and how we eat. It's a marvelous, smart, revealing work."

"If you care about why we eat what we eat—and you want to do something about it—you need to read this absorbing, beautifully written book.  It will change the way you shop."

“Welcome to another side of Michael Ruhlman—not the cookbook author or the chronicler of great chefs, but the smart, conversational guy pushing his shopping cart alongside yours in the supermarket. Grocery is a fun, engaging mix of memoir and insight into the ways (past and present) that Americans go about procuring their food.”

“An illuminating journey through and behind the grocery store”

“Informative and inspiring”

“Ruhlman’s lively reportage yields an engrossing tour of the aisles.”

"Ruhlman’s book courageously explores the cultural phenomena of the grocery store, the business of food, and their relationship to how America feeds itself, with wisdom and also the wide-eyed wonder of a child seated in a grocery cart, wheeling through the aisles.”

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