Peter Francis Battaglia
Author of: A Food Obsession
Home Base: New Jersey, USA
I am the son of first generation Italian-Americans, grandson of Southern Italian and Sicilian Grandparents who instilled in me the traditions of their homeland, the traditions of their new country, the love of family and the foods that are shared
at our kitchen table. I was born in Staten Island, NYC and my style reflects all those influences that surrounded me growing up. For 26 years I have lived at the Jersey Shore.
I work in the Financial industry as a Sales Trader and my love and passion for creating recipes, for travel, for perpetuating all traditions that I share with my wife and daughters has led me to create my blog, blog.AFOODOBSESSION.com. This Summer/Fall my first book A FOOD OBSESSION: CHASING LANGOUSTINES will be out and it is an extension of my blog. I have a love for photography as well and take all my own pictures for my blog and the book. Nothing makes me happier than sharing my creations with my family and friends.
Owned my own off premise catering company at the Jersey Shore from 1989 to 1995, catered for Dionne Warwick, Suzanne Somers, Geraldo Rivera, the late Vicki Sue Robinson, Evelyn "Champagne" King. Have been published in Saveur Magazine and have been interviewed for Blog Radio Network as well as worked with Whole Foods doing cooking demonstrations in store with my own recipes and menus and do private cooking demos in people's homes.