On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Robyn Lea has worked as a photographer, writer and director of the past 20 years, shot branded films for Peroni Nastro Azzurro, and self published an art book chronicling her years of living and working in Milan, titled “Milan: Discovering Food, Fashion and Family in a Private City”. Her latest work focuses on the abstract impressionist painter Jackson Pollock, chronicling his familiar recipes oft cooked at the Pollock-Krasner residence in East Hampton. Pollock’s mother Stella would make Potato Pancakes with Long Island’s bumper crop, while he dug for Cherrystone Clams Accabonac Creek to serve with Garlic & Dry Vermouth. Pollock was also know for baking classic rye breads and award winning apple pies, which find their home in “Dinner With Jackson Pollock: Recipes, Art & Nature”, a collection Robyn gathered from handwritten recipe cards, and old family cookbooks, featuring over 90 desserts, and early raw food diets. All this from a man who didn’t try spaghetti until he was 18, yet changed the way the world saw paint splatter.
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“I basically got permission to leave university and that was the beginning of this crazy culinary journey.” [3:15]
———-Robyn Lea on The Food Seen