Chef Daniel Boulud is one of the most famous chefs in the world; his Restaurant Daniel and Café Boulud are frequently rated among top restaurants. I’ve known and worked with Chef Daniel for about 13 years, yet he and I had never sat down for a casual conversation until now. It took a year of waiting for an opening in his busy schedule to have our interview, but it was worth it. At first I thought to call my regular interviewer, but decided that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk with such an interesting chef. This was only my third podcast, and so I admit to being a little apprehensive. During those other ones I pretty much read the questions. I wanted to make this one different than the many interviews that Chef Daniel has done over the years, and I think I accomplished that. We were originally scheduled for 30-45 minutes but we ended up talking for nearly 2 hours. It was terrific. Chef Daniel is wonderfully down to earth, and as nice a person as one could be. The conversation went smooth and comfortably. The finished podcast is 45 minutes and there isn’t anything that you’d want to skip over. For me it was one of the most memorable times in my food career. And the best part was when he said, “We should do this again.”
About The Author
Alan Batt, better known in the culinary world as simply Battman, began his career as a photographer in 1981 shooting photos of city scenes and landmark sites of New York City. He began taking food photography in 2001, and has since become one of New York City's most recognizable culinary personalities. Battman is often seen riding his bicycle up and down the streets of Manhattan as he travels to and from photo shoots and meetings with the chefs.
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