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Celebrating Madison Square Chefs

Celebrating Madison Square Chefs

On July 18th I was at the Madison Square Park for the Celebrating Madison Square Chefs 2018 event. I donate my time every year to help raise money to maintain the park. There were 29 of the best restaurants in the neighborhood. The event was great. The weather was...
Battman, Bachour, the Bowery, and Baoburg

Battman, Bachour, the Bowery, and Baoburg

I’ve been told that I need to update my blog more often. The next 6 months will be very busy. I will be shooting photos with about 250 chefs so I hope to come back with some interesting stories. Here are some of my most recent activities: I spent two weeks in Cancun...
Annual Meeting of the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France

Annual Meeting of the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France

Last week was the annual meeting for the Master Chefs of France USA/Canada Chapter, the organization of chefs who I published a cookbook with last year.  It was being held in New York City, so they asked me to come and take photographs.  It was a three day event, and...
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...
Self-Publishing in the Kitchen: A Success Story

Self-Publishing in the Kitchen: A Success Story

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on BookLife.com by Matia Burnett “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...

Insanity Tour: South Carolina to Cincinatti

November 14 On the flight from New York to San Diego I went through my itinerary knowing that this was going to be the insanity part of the Insanity Tour.  In my carry on suitcase I had I had 7 days of clothes, 7 plates for the chefs to use and my tripod.  My cameras...