The Seattle Times - IN HIS BOOK "Bobos in Paradise," David Brooks defines the Information Age elite as "bourgeois bohemians" — Bobos for short. He says this new American "establishment" is obsessed with high-end stoves. "They want an oven capacity of 8 cubic feet minimum, just to show they are the sort of people who could roast a bison if necessary," Brooks writes. Bison or no bison, Bobo or not, many people these days are paying as much for top-of-the-line cooking devices as others are paying for cars. The finest hand-made stoves from Europe cost $10,000 to $30,000 and take three to four months to be built and sent to the U.S. So what's so great about these pricey cookers compared with, say, a $500 Hotpoint?