Ray Risho - You Have Ten Minutes

This edition of Tell Us Something was recorded on February 18th, 2014 at the Top Hat Lounge in Missoula, MT. The theme was “What Are You Waiting For”.

Ray Risho shares his story " You Have Ten Minutes". In 1964, Ray Risho has his last 2 weeks in the US army after having been drafted.  He was stationed in Korea and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division in the DMZ. When it comes time for him to re-up, he changes his mind.

Founder of the celebrated Perugia Restaurant in Missoula, Montana, chef and independent scholar Ray Risho has spent a lifetime of travel studying global cuisine. Besides European travel, Ray has traveled extensively to South Korea & Japan, and the Middle East: Egypt, Jordan, Israel, the Palestinian West Bank & Gaza Strip, Syria and the country of Yemen. He has presented more than one hundred popular teaching-dinners featuring classic menus from around the world, and frequently gives workshops and cooking demonstrations on global cuisine. He regularly teaches courses on cuisine at the University of Montana Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on the UM campus. In 2008, the Missoula Cultural Council awarded Ray and his wife Susie the Cultural Achievement Award for supporting the arts and enhancing the quality of life in Missoula. In 2011, the University of Montana presented Ray with the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award.