Author Talk - Antony J. Ballard - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
276 Titicus Road - 914-669-5161
N. Salem, NY 10560
Description: Local chef Antony J. Ballard will talk about his book, "Food and Shelter." Raised in a poverty-stricken town 100 miles north of London, England, he lost both parents by the age of 16. After bouts with homelessness and struggles for survival, he ended up doing kitchen work in hotels, where he learned the finer arts of cooking. He came to the United States and created his own catering business and gourmet shop. He has cooked for celebrities, among them Paul McCartney, Michael Crichton, Chevy Chase, and Keith Richards.