Lunch with Lee

Fluted mushrooms and marshmallow-cola ice cream: the culinary talents of an American model turned war photographer turned dinner party host.

From the famed bacchanalian feasts of ancient Rome to elaborate Victorian-era affairs to the sophisticated soirées of more modern times, the dinner party is engrained in the psyche of human sociability. Fads such as handwritten place settings may come and go, but the premise of hosting friends, acquaintances and coveted companions is here to stay.

Somewhat unorthodox guidance on this pursuit comes in the form of a new book charting the life of Lee Miller, the legendary photographer turned acclaimed photojournalist, turned cook and entertainer. Lee Miller: A Life with Food, Friends and Recipes is, in part, a cookbook featuring many of Miller’s meticulously researched recipes.

Born in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1907, Miller left for New York City where, thanks to her striking looks, s...

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