Grocery stores are everywhere, but how many of us really understand how they work? How does food get there? How is it sold? How many layers of distribution lie between the farmers, dairies, and factories?
Ruhlman, a gifted writer who has written extensively about the food world from many angles, uses the story of a local Ohio family-run grocery chain to step into the rapidly changing world of American food sales and explore what it tells us about our changing larger culture. With clarity and insight, he exposes unresolved conflicts and emerging problems in the food supply that must be confronted before events overtake us.
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