Many might not know that Jackson Pollock, the iconic American painter, was also an avid cook (and gardener). From Swedish meatballs to spaghetti sauce, these recipes were pulled from Pollock’s handwritten notes.
Dinner with Jackson Pollock: Recipes, Art & Nature features more than 50 recipes, from starters and entrees to side dishes, breads, and desserts. All the recipes were collected by his family and friends, and the artist Robyn Lea put them all together in this wonderful book.
Jackson lived a life surrounded by nature, and planting, gathering and fishing were a part of his everyday routine. That helped him get inspiration both in art and in cooking these delicious meals. Fresh local ingredients were a big part of his recipes, and he even had his own garden where he loved to spend time.
You’ll get to try out special recipes like Jackson’s Prize-Winning Apple Pie, Elaine de Kooning’s Fruit & Grain Salad, and Rita Benton’s Pecan Torte with Mocha Frosting. Sounds delicious, right?
This book isn’t just a cookbook. It’s filled with wonderful photographs of meals, Jackson’s art, family albums and snapshots. Inside the book, you can find interviews with Jackson, his family and friends and see what his home and studio looked like.
This book will show you a different side of Jackson Pollock, the one where he’s not just a famous painter but a gardener, cook, baker and a man in love with nature.
Get it from Amazon here.