The New York Times this morning writes that "the 'dark miracle' of the modern American grocery store is the subject of Benjamin Lorr’s new book, 'The Secret Life of Groceries,' which would have cleared the fascination bar even before the panic shopping of early Covid reminded us not to take these spectacular behemoths for granted.
"The subject is sprawling, and Lorr spent five years filling up his reportorial cart: debriefing grocerymen, eating his way through specialty food expos, riding shotgun with a long-haul trucker, even working undercover in the seafood department of a downtown Whole Foods … The process left Lorr horrified and awed, often at the same time."
You can read the review of Lorr's book here.
The book, out today, is available on Amazon.
Or, if you want to order it from a great independent bookseller, visit Powell's site and give them the business.
MNB will shortly feature an interview with author Benjamin Lorr. Stay tuned.