Latest obsession in the kitchen: the 176 amazingly inspirational pages of “Dinner with Jackson Pollock” by Assouline. 

Jackson Pollock the artist needs no introductionbut 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.

Dinner With Jackson Pollock: Recipes, Art, and Nature by Robyn Lea, reveals a new side of Jackson Pollock: the domestic man who loved to cook and entertain at his modest East Hampton home. It was there, tucked away in the kitchen pantry, that Lea discovered a collection of handwritten recipes by Pollock, his wife Lee Krasner, and their circle of friends. “To think that I was standing there with these never-before-seen artifacts was just incredible. I started to think, what would it have been like to be at one of their dinner parties?”

Well…. If you think Jackson Pollock’s paintings are sensational, you should try his apple pie.



Australian-born Robyn Lea moved to Milan, Italy, in her late teenage years to work as a photographer’s assistant. Over the last two decades, Lea has cultivated an extraordinary career as an internationally renowned photographer, TV commercial director, and writer. She has worked around the globe for clients such as Peroni, Kodak, Time, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar, and her work spans the worlds of art, fashion, food, travel, design, and portraiture. Lea also has an extensive exhibition history, with ten solo shows and many group shows worldwide. Today she lives with her family in Australia, where she continues writing, photography, and directing film and TV commercials.