Michael Ruhlman

Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America

Michael Ruhlman

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

A mix of reportage and rant, personal history and social commentary, Grocery is a landmark book from one of our most insightful food writers. In Grocery, Michael Ruhlman dives into the mysterious world of supermarkets and the ways in which we produce, consume, and distribute our food. In a culture obsessed with food, there are often more questions than answers. Michael proposes that the best practices for consuming wisely could be hiding in plain sight – in the aisles of your local supermarket.

Michael Ruhlman

Michael Ruhlman is a classically trained chef, author, inventor, speaker, and blogger. He has written or collaborated on over 20 books, including The Soul of a Chef, Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking, and a series of cookbooks with chef Thomas Keller. His latest book is Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America.

Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America

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.

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