Top Chefs Collaborate on Cookbooks to Fight Hunger

September 15, 2011

The gilded interior of the Prince George’s Ballroom in Flatiron was a blur of starched white coats on Wednesday as chefs from across the city gathered for an event benefitting the fight against hunger. ‘The Great Gathering of Chefs,’ as the annual event has been dubbed, celebrated the debut of two new cookbooks created by food photographer Alan ‘Battman’ Batt that feature recipes from some of New York City’s top chefs, including Daniel Boulud, David Burke, Eric Ripet of Le Bernardin and Bill Telepan of Telepan… Batt, who has been the force behind the event for the past seven years, donated 100 percent of the proceeds from the cookbook sales and the tasting to Action Against Hunger, an international nonprofit that works to save the lives of malnourished children