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Battman, Food Photographer, @ AJC Decatur Book Festival
September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Alan Batt, the food photographer known as Battman, traveled around the country interviewing and photographing black chefs for his latest volume, Toques in Black: 101 Black Chefs in America. The book profiles 101 chefs, including the legendary Leah Chase of New Orleans, who died last year. Among the others are Adrienne Cheatham of Sunday Best pop-up dinners in Harlem, with uni spoonbread and buttermilk dashi; Digby Stridiron from Braata on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands offering shrimp escabeche; and JJ Johnson of FieldTrip in New York with whole fried peanut-crusted snapper. Interviewed by New York Times correspondent Kim Severson, Battman presents an exciting conversation about culinary photography and black chefs working today.