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Chef Perry P. Perkins

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Perry P. Perkins

About Me

I'm a third-generation chef, award-winning writer, columnist, and culinary instructor. I live with my family in Southwest Washington, and operate the "MY KITCHEN Outreach Program" for at-risk and under-served youth. My writing has appeared in hundreds of publications, including sixteen “Chicken Soup for the Soul” anthologies. I'm also a reoccurring guest-chef on AM Northwest, and write a monthly parenting column for Vancouver Family Magazine.

More of my work can be found on Amazon at www.perryperkinsbooks.com, and my cooking blog at www.chefperryperkins.com

Industries I Write About

Civic & Social Organization

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Food & Beverages

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Nonprofit Organization Management

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Writing & Editing

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My Writing Samples

Love Means Never Having to Wear Hiking Boots

My recent columns in Vancouver Family Magazine.

https://vancouverfamilymagazine.com/author/p-perkins/

A Second Hand Christmas

Personal essay for Sasee Magazine

http://sasee.com/2009/12/01/a-second-hand-christmas/

Amazon Author Page

My current list of published books on Amazon.com

http://www.perryperkinsbooks.com

Experience

Blogger

Blog and content creation.

Company: Xerox

I worked there from 6/1999 until 7/2008

Blogger

Professional blogger for Kenmore Grills.

Company: Sears Corp.

I worked there from 5/2012 until 1/2015

Columnist

Monthly articles on fatherhood and parenting.

Company: Vancouver Family Magazine

I worked there from 8/2018 until now

Author

Freelance book coaching, editing, and publishing. 14 published books as Perry P. Perkins Freelance article writing, 180+ magazines and anthologies. Chicken Soup for the Soul: inclusion in 17 books. Xerox Corporation: blog creation, SEO, marketing, daily blogging. (2006-2009) Sears Corporation: blogger for Kenmore Grills and related products. (2013-2016) Latin Touch Products: Weekly blog, SEO, recipe creation/testing, food photography (2015-Present) Vancouver Family Magazine: monthly parenting co

Company: PerryPerkinsBooks.com

I worked there from 2/1996 until now

Content I Write

Ideas and Pitches I Wrote

No, You Don't Understand

Any fool can know. The point is to understand. ~Albert Einstein Thinking that we understand an issue, like poverty, can much more dangerous that admitting that we do not understand at all. In this piece, I discuss the realities of living in poverty, from my own experience, and how the concept of “living in their shoes” for a week, or two, is (for many) little more than a panacea for their own feelings of guilt and discomfort.

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Walking Your Muse

This article will encourage the writer, especially those struggling for ideas and inspiration, to think outside the box…literally, by getting out of the office and waking up their senses (and their muse) by immersing themselves in the sights, and sounds, and smells of the outside world. Practical tips like where (and where not) to go, recording your musings without derailing your train of thought, and how to minimize distractions are covered as well.

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The Evolution of the Home Chef

“Home Chef” It’s a new term, one that has not, until now, had precedence in history. For hundreds of years, since the first “restoratives” (ie: restaurants) opened in France, following the toppling of the French monarchy and the world’s first “professional” cooks who worked for them suddenly found themselves without employment, the commercial chef and the home cook have eyed each other distrustfully across a wide abyss of training, technique, mythology and methodology. That began to change on N

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The Problem with Farm to Table

The current popularity of the "farm to table" movement is all well and good, but it's missing a key element in changing the food habits of our society which, without it, virtually guarantees the movements failure, and makes it little more than another marketing gimmick and sales fad. I'm a third-generation chef, award-winning writer, columnist, and culinary instructor. I live with my family in Southwest Washington, and operate the "MY KITCHEN Outreach Program" for at-risk and under-served youth

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LET LYING DOGS SLEEP

Ten years later… Despite my expert training, Flash showed little interest is hunting pheasant, quail, chukars, or any other species of bird that I tend to seek, yet never passed up the opportunity to make threatening gestures at the neighbor’s chickens. In fact, he always seemed perturbed that I failed to back up his threats with firepower. “You dragged me all over that mountain looking for stupid grouse, and here’s a whole yard-full of chickens right here. Shoot one already!” He would also beco

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The Problem with Farm to Table

I love my local farmer’s markets, and I take every opportunity to support my local artisan food purveyors; in part because I believe it’s the healthy and more socially responsible choice, but also because the food just tastes better! However, my love and support for the ideal of farm-to-table does not negate that, in practice, the system is flawed. Maybe a more fitting title would be “Farm to Table…the missing ingredient“, because the farm-to-table model leaves out a critical step…creating a gap

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Squeezy Cheese and The Louisiana Purchase

When my wife and I first discussed the option of homeschooling our daughter (the Pickle), I was all for it. No more 6am alarms. No more carpools or drop-off lines. No more having to remember to put actual food in her lunch-box, and no more trying to think up new excuses for why she was late. (My car had "broken down" so many times that the teachers had all chipped in and bought us a AAA membership.) I already worked at home, so I grasped, immediately, the advantages of being a homeschool teacher

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Squeezy Cheese and The Louisiana Purchase

When my wife and I first discussed the option of homeschooling our daughter (the Pickle), I was all for it. No more 6am alarms. No more carpools or drop-off lines. No more having to remember to put actual food in her lunch-box, and no more trying to think up new excuses for why she was late. (My car had "broken down" so many times that the teachers had all chipped in and bought us a AAA membership.) I already worked at home, so I grasped, immediately, the advantages of being a homeschool teacher

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The Problem with Farm to Table

I love my local farmer’s markets, and I take every opportunity to support my local artisan food purveyors; in part because I believe it’s the healthy and more socially responsible choice, but also because the food just tastes better! However, my love and support for the ideal of farm-to-table does not negate that, in practice, the system is flawed. Maybe a more fitting title would be “Farm to Table…the missing ingredient“, because the farm-to-table model leaves out a critical step…creating a gap

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Thank God for Takeoit

As I’m sliding ungracefully towards 40, my body has adopted all the fighting verve of a French commando, and I’m pretty sure that the common cold will now kill me… I’m at peace with this. Conversely, our eight-month-old daughter Gracie is having the greatest time of her young life. If she had the eye-hand coordination to wield a spork, she would now be the dominate species in our home. Instead, whenever she makes a noise one of us flings a handful of cheerios in her general direction.

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The Evolution of the Home Chef

“Home Chef” It’s a new term, one that has not, until now, had precedence in history. For hundreds of years, since the first “restoratives” (ie: restaurants) opened in France, following the toppling of the French monarchy and the world’s first “professional” cooks who worked for them suddenly found themselves without employment, the commercial chef and the home cook have eyed each other distrustfully across a wide abyss of training, technique, mythology and methodology.

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Why Do We Hate Adam & Steve?

So does the fact that I show grace toward sins that mirror my own, while expressing my righteous indignation for those that don't, imply that I fear revealing my own sin in those other areas? Am I only quiet on those other seventeen because I'm terrified that someone will write my name in the dirt? Jesus doesn't take things out of context.

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