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Grocery : the buying and selling of food in America

Author: Michael Ruhlman
Publisher: New York, NY : Abrams Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Michael Ruhlman offers 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ruhlman
ISBN: 9781419723865 1419723863
OCLC Number: 970818888
Description: 307 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The invisible behemoth on Main Street --
My father's grocery store Jones --
How the A & P changed the western world --
Growing up --
The visionary Cleveland grocer and the one-stop shop --
"Nea, I think I want to move to Cleveland--I think I want to work for these grocers" --
How to save a locomotive that has jumped the rails --
She bought the fat-free half-and-half --
Breakfast: The most dangerous meal of the day --
No food is healthy --
Shopping with my doctor --
The nefarious practices of the modern-day grocer --
Interlude: Checkout --
A few of the twenty thousand new products for your consideration --
Better living through organic turmeric, ashwagandha extract, and hemp seed milk --
A walk in the medicine cabinet --
The farmer who can't find his animals --
Thirty-two thousand pounds of carrots, every week --
"Nobody knows how to cook--it's mind-boggling" --
The cooking animal --
Frozen --
America's culinary heritage --
The Cleveland Trust --
Cathedral.
Responsibility: Michael Ruhlman.

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The first narrative exploration of the politics of food, the business of the American grocery store, and the intersection of the two.  Read more...

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