Michael Ruhlman Takes You “Grocery” Shopping!
My friend and terrific Writer Michael Ruhlman writes about food – all kinds in all ways, and for this “Wednesday Bookmobile”, let’s dive into some of his best food books!
His investigative work “Grocery” is a terrific inside look at how you get the food you get at your local grocery store.
As always, the book was a bestseller, and garnered terrific reviews as well.
As his fellow Chefs and Food Writers gushed:
“Anyone who has ever walked into a grocery store or who has ever cooked food from a grocery store or who has ever eaten food from a grocery store must read Grocery. It is food journalism at its best and I’m so freakin’ jealous I didn’t write it.”
(Alton Brown, author of EveryDayCook)
“As fascinating as it is instructive, Ruhlman’s book digs deep into the world of how we shop and how we eat. It’s a marvelous, smart, revealing work.”
(Susan Orlean, author of Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend and The Orchid Thief)
“If you care about why we eat what we eat—and you want to do something about it—you need to read this absorbing, beautifully written book. It will change the way you shop.”
(Ruth Reichl, author of My Kitchen Year)
“Welcome to another side of Michael Ruhlman—not the cookbook author or the chronicler of great chefs, but the smart, conversational guy pushing his shopping cart alongside yours in the supermarket. Grocery is a fun, engaging mix of memoir and insight into the ways (past and present) that Americans go about procuring their food.”
(David Kamp, author of The United States of Arugula)
“Grocery” is an insightful look at how we buy our food, and how that food is grown, shipped and displayed for us. It’s a terrific, insightful examination of how and what we eat today in America.
If you haven’t read Michael’s books, you are missing a LOT of great writing!
Ruhlman wrote the definitive book about “The Making Of A Chef”, when he spent a year at the Culinary Institute of America chronicling the young students enrolled there, learning to professionally cook – and Michael took all of the courses right alongside them!
“The Making Of A Chef” was just the first of many bestsellers by Ruhlman, who has written about food – and he also hosted a TV show for me!
Michael was one of my Hosts on the PBS cooking competition, “Cooking Under Fire” – from 2005, the first-ever reality cooking competition on television…Chefs Ming Tsai and Todd English also hosted the series…
Ruhlman has released a number of terrific books about food, including this great one on “Salumi” – written with Chef Brian Polcyn…click here to learn how to make your own:
Ruhlman also wrote a number of Chef Thomas Keller’s cookbooks:
Ruhlman’s books are always entertaining, informative, and beautifully written…filled with great recipes and cooking techniques as well – here are a few:
Cooking “From Scratch!”
Ruhlman’s latest bestseller takes ten meals, 175 recipes and lots of great cooking techniques to create delicious food….as always, his writing is precise and entertaining, and his love of food apparent in every word…
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