So the ex-cook-who-tells-stories Anthony Bourdain is running a contest on his book's website, inviting people to submit a 500-word essay answering the question "Why cook well?" (or alternatively "What does it mean to cook food well?" It's a little confusing, they mean every so slightly different things.)

Anthony Bourdain Has No Reservations About Not Paying Authors for Their WorkThe winner, selected by Bourdain, will get their words published as a new chapter in the upcoming paperback edition of his book Medium Raw. The pay: zero. Granted, getting your words published in Bourdain's book that may be read by hundreds of thousands of people is a pretty great honor, but now we're crowdsourcing print media too? At least runners-up get a signed copy of the book!

[Republished from Authored by Raphael Brion. Image via Getty]