Ariane Batterberry cofounded two of the milestone national food magazines in this century: FOOD ARTS, the publication by and for the country’s leading food and drink professionals, and FOOD & WINE, one the country’s leading consumer magazines. Food & Wine broke ground as the first truly modern food magazine, with a high male readership (49 percent). Food Arts is recognized internationally as today’s publication of record for the entire tableservice restaurant and hotel industry, with the most influential food figures of the era on its masthead and in its pages. Because of her role as Founding Editor/Publisher of Food Arts magazine, Ariane Batterberry commands a unique pivotal position in the international spheres of food and drink as an expert and as the ultimate trend spotter.
Electronic Publishing: Ms. Batterberry was a pioneer in the fields of electronic food publishing, having created, with her husband, the top-rated “Dining In” computerized magazine for Time Inc.’s teletex project in the early 1980s; later, she helped steer Prodigy Services into new food programming directions. She also served as creative consultant to Time Life-IBM food and entertaining laser discs. She also helped to create “Food Fax,” an on-site supermarket touch-screen magazine featuring menus, recipes (many contributed by famous chefs) and coupon printouts.
Books: Individually, and together with her husband, she authored fifteen books on food, entertaining, and art and social history and is among the few authors to have had four concurrent Literary Guild selections.
Journalism: Ariane Batterberry was HARPER’S BAZAAR’s contributing editor on the arts and her articles have appeared in many major national publications including USA TODAY to which she and her husband contributed a quarterly Food Arts trend spotting column for several years.
Television: For twenty years, Ariane Batterberry has appeared on national and local radio and television, most often to discuss food and drink in their many contexts.
Awards: Ariane Batterberry is in The James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who in Food and Beverage in America, and she and her husband were also chosen by the Foundation as Editors of the Year in 1994. In 1998, Ariane Batterberry was chosen as Woman of the year by the Roundtable for Women in Foodservice. She was recently inducted into the DiRoNA Honorary Hall of Fame and in 2010 she, along with her husband, received the James Beard Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award.