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Visiting Staten Island for a Good Cause

Visiting Staten Island for a Good Cause

My mission for the day was to deliver the check for a $5,000 donation to the Burn Center at Staten Island University Hospital from the sale of the NYC Firefighters Calendar. So I took the ferry to Staten Island, and then a train to get to the hospital. I’ve been making the calendar for 24 years, and so far have raised nearly $750,000 for the Burn Center and also the Fire Safety Education Fund.

Self-Publishing in the Kitchen: A Success Story

Self-Publishing in the Kitchen: A Success Story

“I’m not a foodie,” insists Alan Batt, or Battman, as he is known in culinary circles. However, anyone looking at his oeuvre of food photography might be surprised that he counts a Quarter Pounder with cheese and fries as one of his favorite meals. Batt, who began taking photographs professionally in 1981, boasts a varied career, with stints at his father’s sweater manufacturing company in Brooklyn and as a toy salesman in California.

Two Days in Kenya

Two Days in Kenya

A couple of weeks ago Adam Bosse, owner of Coffee Afficionado called me. During the conversation he mentioned that he was going to Kenya to check out some new plantations and that he wanted to work with me. My response was “Wow, that sounds cool!"  Adam’s response...

Wellness in the Schools Gala 2017

Wellness in the Schools Gala 2017

Bill Telepan heads up a wonderful charity, Wellness in the Schools, which helps schools serve better lunches and teaches kids the benefits of eating healthy.  The annual WITS Gala was held September 24 at Oceana in NYC, and I was there to take photos of the food.  A...

Battman Gets His Groove Back

Battman Gets His Groove Back

It’s been a while, a few years actually, that I’ve been able make the rounds and visit some chefs that I haven’t seen for a while. I was finally able to make it happen this week, and my first stop was Tavern 62 to see David Burke (and to have 3 scoops of ice cream while I was waiting).

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