Richard Perry

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Publishing
Occupation chef, author, and publisher
Location Portland, Oregon, United States
Introduction I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and attended three different Oregon colleges before deciding on becoming a chef. Upon graduating from the Western Culinary Institute, I landed the job of Executive Chef at Mt. Bachelor—the ski resort where I got my "real" education: skiing. Aside from skiing, I am fully addicted to distance bicycling. My love of collecting American art led a career change as I self-published the Maxfield Parrish price guide. Today my passion for food and art have come together to create a variety of Collectors Press cookbooks, many of which use my growing collection of vintage kitchen gadgets and advertisements. I fancy myself an expert on classic Amercian food, having done national and local radio and television shows, including The Food Network, and The Travel Channel. My wife and business partner and I live in Portland with our two wonderful kids.
Interests Cooking, collecting, bicycling, riding my harley davidson, guitar, hiking, snow skiing, gardening, anything outdoors.
Favorite Movies Red Violin, Big Wednesday, Summer of '42, Science Fiction movies.
Favorite Music Flamenco, 70s rock.
Favorite Books Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow; Five People You Meet in Heaven, many more!