About Battman

Battman Studios

Alan Batt has photographed New York City scenes since 1980 and has shot everything from the NYC Firefighters calendar to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. His work has been published in the New York Times and Crain’s New York and has been displayed at the Empire State Building. Most recently, Batt—or “Battman,” as he’s known—photographed and self-published a dozen cookbooks celebrating New York’s finest chefs. @photosbybattman

A wooden bowl filled with tom yum goong soup with mushrooms, lemongrass, shrimp, and cilantro in a broth.

Tom Yum Goong Soup

The lilt of lemongrass. The sour smack of tamarind. The warm-your-belly pervasiveness of galangal. The unmistakable funk of fish sauce. All in this exquisitely authentic soup.

A single croque frisée on a white background with a little puddle of runny yolk.

Croque Frisée

You may be stunned at just how easy this sorta elegance can be to pull off in your own kitchen.