Robyn Lea

Dinner With Jackson Pollock


Many might not know that Jackson Pollock, the iconic American painter, was also an avid cook (and gardener). In fact, his apple pie took first place at a local fair’s baking competition, and it’s one of the recipes included in the cookbook-slash-biography “Dinner with Jackson Pollock.” From Swedish meatballs to spaghetti sauce, the recipes were pulled from handwritten notes by Pollock as well as from friends and family who spoke of dinner parties, beach picnics and foraging expeditions. The book sheds light on another dimension of the complex artist 60 years after his untimely death.