Jackson Pollock’s creativity wasn’t confined to the canvas;
the prolific artist’s imagination played out in the kitchen, too. Dinner With Jackson Pollock: Recipes, Art & Nature (Assouline, $50), by Robyn Lea, features a preface by the artist’s niece, Francesca Pollock, and more than 50 recipes gleaned from notes taken by Pollock, his mother, Stella, and wife, Lee Krasner. In addition to shining a spotlight on the dishes prepared with ingredients Krasner and Pollock grew in their Long Island garden (such as Jackson’s Prize-Winning Apple Pie and Stella’s Potato Pancakes), the book also contains family photos and shots of the couple’s home, paired with stories collected from the artist’s family and friends.
Written by Lesley McKenzie.
PHOTO: Robyn Lea; courtesy of Assouline.