pollAfter cooking many a meal, I have looked at the wall behind my stove and remarked how it looks like a Jackson Pollock creation. All jokes aside, it turns out that Mr. Pollock was quite the cook and food lover himself. Now, the foodie side of Mr. Pollock has been curated side by side with the artistic side in the wonderful book, Dinner with Jackson Pollock: Recipes, Art & Nature by Robyn Lea.

About Dinner with Jackson Pollock: Recipes, Art & Nature by Robyn Lea: “Jackson Pollock the artist needs no introduction—but perhaps lesser known is Jackson Pollock the gardener, baker, and dinner-party host. From starters and entrees to side dishes, breads, and desserts, Dinner with Jackson Pollock features more than fifty recipes collected from handwritten pages scrawled by Jackson; his wife, artist Lee Krasner; his mother, Stella; or traded among their many friends in the town of Springs on Long Island, interspersed with Jackson s masterworks, still lifes of the Pollock-Krasner home, and beautiful photographs of each delectable recipe, plus delightful tales from Jackson and Lee’s family and local friends, for a truly unique and insightful portrait of a great American artist.”

I find that the most creative and artistic people are not just good at one thing, they are good at many.  The pages of Dinner with Jackson Pollock: Recipes, Art & Nature is full of examples of how this is true of Mr. Pollock, and it is great to see, and taste.

Dinner with Jackson Pollock: Recipes, Art & Nature by Robyn Lea is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers.