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Grocery THE BUYING AND SELLING OF FOOD IN AMERICA ■ ■ BY M I C H A E L R U H L M A N

S E LLING POINTS ■■ Ruhlman is a New York Times bestselling and James Beard Award–winning author ■■ He has been a judge on Iron Chef America and The Next

A James Beard Award–winner investigates the modern American supermarket to reveal how our food is sourced, sold, and consumed

Iron Chef and has appeared on Cooking Under Fire and Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations ■■ This book comes at a time of mounting concern about the rise of obesity, confusion around special diets, and troublesome food production practices

S PECIFICATIONS 288 pages, 6 × 9" Hardcover with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL FOOD & DRINK •  NONFICTION

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ISBN 978-1-4197-2386-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2386-5 US $28.00  CAN $34.00 52800 n 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. In his new book, Michael Ruhlman

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proposes that the best practices for consuming wisely could be hiding in plain sight—in the aisles of your local supermarket. Grocery is an incisive commentary on America’s relationship with its food and the hazards and confusion that characterize the average supermarket experience. Ruhlman traces the evolution of the local grocery store into the modern mega-market and goes in search of an enlightened retail model, with encouraging results. A mix of reportage and rant, personal history and social commentary, Grocery is a landmark book from one of our most insightful food writers. Michael Ruhlman has collaborated on several bestselling cookbooks, including The French Laundry Cookbook, Bouchon, and Alinea. He is the author of critically acclaimed books including The Soul of a Chef, The Elements of Cooking, Ratio, and Ruhlman’s Twenty. Ruhlman writes about food and cooking for the New York Times, Gourmet, Food Arts, and other publications. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio, and New York City.

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