Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America

By: Ruhlman, Michael

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1419723863 1st/1st, first edition, first printing with full number line. Very good condition. Light shelf wear to covers/corners. Hardcover with dust jacket. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.


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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.

Title: Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America

Author Name: Ruhlman, Michael

Categories: Business & Economics,

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams:

ISBN Number: 1419723863

ISBN Number 13: 9781419723865

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: SKU1045418