Tonight Michael Ruhlman reveals some of the history (and mysteries) of supermarkets. His new book, Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America  (Abrams) is a revealing and very entertaining examination of the cultural and historical dimensions of the ways in which we produce, distribute and consume food--whether at the local Kroger, the farmer’s market or at the beloved and very successful chain in his hometown. Michael Ruhlman, whose books include The Soul of a Chef, The Elements of Cooking and several collaborations with Thomas Keller on bestselling cookbooks such as The French Laundry Cookbook,  appears in conversation with Seattle food writer and editor Rebekah Denn. Rebekah Denn, winner of a James Beard Award for food writing, recently curated Edible City: A Delicious Journey, a delightful exhibit of Seattle food history at the Museum of History and Industry (running through September 10, 2017). We hope to have her catalogue of the exhibit on hand for this evening.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122