Alan Batt

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Alan "Battman" Batt is a professional in the field of food photography and author most known for his photographs of signature dishes by over 600 of the world's most famous chefs and over two dozen cookbooks with his world-famous food photography, as well as founding the website, The Chefs Connection, which is dedicated to featuring interviews, articles, and photography from chefs from around the world. He is also the founder of The Great Gathering of Chefs, a charity event which raises money for Action Against Hunger, dedicated to improving children's education and fighting malnutrition, and A School For Line Cooks, which helps train unemployed people to work in the restaurant business.

Biography[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Alan "Battman" Batt was born in Canarsie in Brooklyn, New York City, United States in 1947. At 19, he moved to Manhattan Beach, California where his cousin got him an interview as a salesman for Mattel. After a year working for Mattel, he became an independent sales representative, selling greeting cards, magnets, and other stationary. His photography career began three years later when he decided to move to New York and take pictures of the city for greeting cards. With little to no competition for greeting cards, Alan was finding success in photography. However, with the advent of the internet, he found himself slowly starting to lose his customer base and was forced to find something new to take pictures of. When he was 54 years old, Alan began his career in food photography at Tribeca Grill in Tribeca, Manhattan.[1] Since then, he has self-published several books showcasing his work and has worked in tandem with chefs across the United States and abroad to provide top of the line photographs of their dishes for their cookbooks.

List of works[edit | hide | edit source]

  • Published Food Photography and Cookbooks
    1. The Great Bagel & Lox Book (2004)
      • ISBN 0-933477-14-7
    2. Sandwiches (2007)
      • ISBN 6-423118-80-5
    3. Colors of Dessert (2008)
      • ISBN 0-933477-28-7
    4. Soup (2008)
      • ISBN 0-933477-29-5
    5. Small Things Savory (2009)
      • ISBN 0-933477-30-9
    6. Small Things Sweet (2009)
      • ISBN 0-933477-31-7
    7. Pudding (2010)
      • ISBN 0-933477-33-3
    8. Pasta (2010)
      • ISBN 0-933477-32-5
    9. Pies (2011)
      • ISBN 0-933477-34-1
    10. Salads (2011)
      • ISBN 0-933477-36-8
    11. Street Eats (2012)
      • ISBN 0-933477-37-6
    12. Bachour (2103
      • ISBN 0-933477-38-4
    13. Bachour Simply Beautiful (2014)
      • ISBN 0-933477-39-2
    14. Bachour Chocolate (2015)
      • ISBN 0-93347740-7
    15. Genevieve Meli Sweet Nature (2016)
      • ISBN 0-9334770-41-4
    16. Everyday’s A Sundae (2017)
      • ISBN 0-933477-50-3
    17. India: In Good Taste (2017)
      • ISBN 0-933477-51-1
    18. MCF Cookbook (2017)
      • ISBN 0-933477-52-X
    19. Bachour Bakes (2017)
      • ISBN 0-933477-53-8
    20. The Boat House (2017)
      • ISBN 0-933477-54-6
    21. Makoto (2017)
      • ISBN 0-933477-55-4
    22. The Pastry Chefs Little Black Book (2017)
      • ISBN 0-933477-56-2
    23. Crossing Borders (2017)
      • ISBN 0-933477-60-0
  • Additional Works
    1. Cast Iron Cookbook (2009)
    2. The Tea Book (2011)
    3. Cos Caminos Mexican Street Food (2001)

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