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The Resource Grocery : the buying and selling of food in America, Michael Ruhlman

Grocery : the buying and selling of food in America, Michael Ruhlman

Label
Grocery : the buying and selling of food in America
Title
Grocery
Title remainder
the buying and selling of food in America
Statement of responsibility
Michael Ruhlman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 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
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • May 01, 2017
  • April 24, 2017
  • March 15, 2017
Citation source
  • Booklist
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Booklist Starred Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ruhlman, Michael
Dewey number
381/.4564130975
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5469.23.U64
LC item number
R85 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grocery trade
  • Supermarkets
  • Food supply
  • Food
Label
Grocery : the buying and selling of food in America, Michael Ruhlman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
BRD2016941983
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781419723865
Lccn
2016941983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781419723865
  • (OCoLC)957955490
Label
Grocery : the buying and selling of food in America, Michael Ruhlman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
BRD2016941983
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781419723865
Lccn
2016941983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781419723865
  • (OCoLC)957955490

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