Batterberry, Michael

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Batterberry, Michael Gender: M
Michael Carver Batterberry
born on 8 April 1932 at 01:45 (= 01:45 AM )
Place Longbenton, England, 55n02, 1w35
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 18°01' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 09°51 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 02°17'


American food writer who founded and edited Food & Wine magazine and Food Arts, a trade journal aimed at restaurants and hotels, together with his wife Ariane.

Batterberry's American parents relocated to Newcastle upon Tyne, England, while his father was working for Procter & Gamble. He relocated to the United States with his family upon the outbreak of World War II. Batterberry attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology, but dropped out to move to Venezuela with his family, where his father was establishing P&G's presence in Latin America. Batterberry worked as a painter and interior designer in Venezuela and Rome.

After his return to the U.S. in the 1950s, Batterberry worked as a freelance food writer. He married writer Ariane Ruskin, and the two of them were arts editors at Harper's Bazaar. They co-authored On the Town in New York, From 1776 to the Present, a historical gastronomic survey that covered the city's food history from banquets to Chinese takeout.

With Robert and Lindy Kenyon covering the business side and with funding by Hugh Hefner, Batterberry and his wife started publishing The International Review of Food and Wine in 1978, which had a prototype issue published in Playboy. Later it was renamed simply Food & Wine.

A resident of Manhattan, he died there at age 78 on 28 July 2010 due to complications of cancer.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided U.S. Consular Report of Birth.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Terminal)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Ariane Ruskin)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (American expatriate in England, Venezuela, Italy)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Cancer)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Interior design
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor