Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America

By | November 22, 2019
Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America Author Michael Ruhlman
ISBN-10 1419723863
ISBN-13 9781419723865
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Abrams Press
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In Grocery bestselling author Michael Ruhlman offers incisive commentary on Americas relationship with its food and investigates the overlooked source of so much of itthe grocery store In a culture obsessed with foodhow it looks what it tastes like where it comes from what is good for usthere are often more questions than answers Ruhlman proposes that the best practices for consuming wisely could be hiding in plain sightin the aisles of your local supermarket Using the human story of the family run Midwestern chain Heinens 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 supermarketsand our food and culturehave 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

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