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Worried About Rising Food Costs? 

Updated: Nov 20, 2023

Learn the Ins and Outs and Dos and Don’t of Grocery Shopping from an Insider

Penny Lane Press is pleased to announce that Carol Ann’s long-anticipated book, Grocery Shopping Secrets, is available for pre-orders on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, on her website, Her latest book is a must have for the novice cook and an indispensable guide for the more experienced. With rising food costs, it has never been more important to be a savvy shopper – for quality – for quantity – for your budget.

Former grocer and award-winning cookbook author, Carol Ann Kates, shares a lifetime of wisdom on selecting and storing perishables as well as strategies for reducing your food budget. Finally, a resource to help you navigate the supermarket like a pro.

Grocery Shopping Secrets is:

  1. Stuffed with grocery-insider wisdom on how to select the freshest perishable products.

  2. Flavored with advice on properly storing perishable foods, ensuring they stay fresher longer.

  3. Sprinkled with directions on freezing everything from fruit to milk to shellfish.

  4. Spiced with techniques and tricks Carol Ann has learned during her years in the kitchen.

  5. Coming soon Grocery Shopping Secrets will be available as an eBook so you can take Carol Ann shopping with you on your smartphone or iPad. Always have expert advice on every grocery shopping trip! Books will be available on or about December 1—the perfect Christmas gift for your favorite cook! For more information and to pre-order visit:

Carol Ann

Carol Ann Kates is the award-winning author of cookbook, Secret Recipes from the Corner Market and Grocery Shopping Secrets. She’s an expert in how to shop, select, and store produce for maximizing home cooking outcomes and minimizing time and money spent. As a former supermarket and deli operator, Carol Ann shares grocery-insider wisdom—the same expertise you used to receive when patronizing a mom-and-pop establishment. Contact her at and explore her website,

Copyright 2023 All Rights Reserved Carol Ann Kates

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