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Most of us will never recreate the perfect coq au vin, but we keep buying cookbook after cookback anyway. In today's 2nd hour, we'll talk about our love of cookbooks -- tomes that Adam Gopnik calls "deferred frustration." smcgee hide caption

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Most of us will never recreate the perfect coq au vin, but we keep buying cookbook after cookback anyway. In today's 2nd hour, we'll talk about our love of cookbooks -- tomes that Adam Gopnik calls "deferred frustration."

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