Here's a side to Jackson Pollock you never expected: foodie. Yep, for Pollock and his wife, Lee Krasner, gardening, foraging, fishing, clamming and then cooking were all creative expressions. And now photographer and writer Robyn Lea has assembled a number of handwritten recipes by Pollock, Krasner, and Pollock's mother Stella that were found tucked away in their house in Springs. The result is Dinner with Jackson Pollock: Recipes, Art & Nature (Assouline 2015). Chef Michael Rozzi of the 1770 House tested and developed a number of the recipes; we recently had the pleasure of eating some of Pollock's dishes as prepared by Chef Rozzi, and we can assure you they're delicious. Tomorrow, between 5-7, at Guild Hall, a panel consisting of Ms. Lea, Chef Rozzi, and Guild Hall's Ruth Appelhof, who lived and dined with Lee Krasner, will be led by New York Times journalist Julie Earle-Levine. An appetizer from the book, prepared by The 1770 House, and a toast follow the discussion, and admission is free.
· Dinner with Jackson Pollock [Assouline]
· 1770 House [Official]
· Guild Hall [Official]
*Note: Jackson probably won't make it.