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The contest is closed, but you can still read the essays. The winner will be
published in the paperback edition of
Anthony Bourdain’s Medium Raw.
#1 of 1949
by Jen P.
I’ve learned that cooking well has nothing to do with purchasing organic food or using ingredients from specialty markets; but rather it’s a family that works together, laughs together, and eats together in utter enjoyment.
#2 of 1949
by Laura T.
Because the ding of a microwave oven knells a wasted caveman death.
#3 of 1949
by Steve R.
We cook well because we understand that life is good and worth savoring. We cook as an expression of passion and to celebrate our lives and each other.
#4 of 1949
by Jennifer A.
Love life, Love Food? Get to know your food inside and out, and then you will unlock all of the hidden kitchen secrets!
#5 of 1949
by Macdaddymarc H.
The oneness of being that is often only associated with eastern religions and clean LSD experiences shows it's presence every time you step up to the stove. This is why we must cook well.
#6 of 1949
by Adam L.
Food is memory. And like the oysters, good food is good memory.
#7 of 1949
by Anna P.
When someone cooks well, the food inspires. You’ll get a reservation several lunar cycles in advance, use your entire tax refund to pay for the tasting menu. You’ll wait in line at Momofuku Milk Bar.
#8 of 1949
by Trisha H.
My Grandmother approaches the kitchen as a sort of metaphor for life. It draws me to conclude that the question of "How To Cook Well" could be interchangeable with "How To Live Well"
#9 of 1949
by Michael H.
Excellent cooking takes the sting from the great restaurants I would love to try.
#10 of 1949
by Jason U.
We should cook food to live better. Just relax and do it right. Your life will be richer.
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