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Once upon a time, we knew the origins of things: what piece of earth the potato on our dinner plate was grown in; who cobbled our shoes; from which well, spring, or rain barrel our water was dipped. This fascinating book traces the three simple commodities in the title on their geographic and semantic journey from Cohen's table in Somerville's Someday Cafe to their various points of origin.

Glass, Paper, Beans 1998, Currency, New York

ISBN-13: 9780385492577

Trade paperback

Glass, Paper, Beans 1997, Broadway Business, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780385478199