Prolific fiction and non-fiction writer Michael Ruhlman, best known for his books about cooking and food, will sign his latest book, Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America, at the Provincetown Bookshop on Sunday, July 23, at 3:00 p.m. The Provincetown Bookshop, the oldest bookstore in Provincetown, is located at 246 Commercial Street.
Michael Ruhlman is the author or co-author of more than 25 books—non-fiction, fiction, and memoir—the majority of which are on food and cooking, including the bestselling The Soul of a Chef, The French Laundry Cookbook with Thomas Keller, “Ruhlman’s Twenty,” which won both James Beard and IACP awards, and most recently, Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America.
In Grocery, Ruhlman uses the human story of a family-run Midwestern chain to investigate the 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.
Although Ruhlman has collaborated with other authors, including famous chefs, he recently made the news for a non-book collaboration: his marriage to fiction writer Ann Hood. A native of Rhode Island, Ann Hood is teaching in the 2017 summer program at the Fine Arts Work Center.