IN THE KITCHEN WITH JACKSON POLLOCK
This book by Assouline will find its space on my bookshelf. Most chefs know the importance of the visual impact of their presentation.Restaurants dishes are literally becoming a temporary piece of art until you start eating everything. In this case, the table have turns putting a true foodie and world class artist at the centre of attention. No only this books features recipes but give you hints about Pollock’s private life.
Photographer Robyn Lea visited years ago Jackson Pollock former house, the East Hampton Museum, and noticed the selection of kitchen utensils including Creuset pots and Eva Zeisel dining ware. Both rare at the time denoting a inner passion for food. Robyn Lea started a 2 years research project discovering handwritten recipes going back to the 40s kept by the museum and written by Pollock’s mother, interviewed Pollock’s friends describing stunning dinner parties, Syrian-inspired cuisine beach picnics in Montauk, and Pollock and Krasner’s foraging trips that resulted in luxurious feasts.
Most of Pollock’s recipe are true american classics such as meatloaf or Long Island clam pie and even a prize wining apple pie reflecting Pollock’s baking skills.