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<i>Mirka & Georges</i> by Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan

Mirka & Georges by Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan [©Melbourne University Press]


The impact of Mirka and Georges Mora on Australian art and food has been remarkable.

In Mirka & Georges: A Culinary Affair, you'll meet the legendary Mirka and Georges Mora, with classic French recipes, untold anecdotes, photographs and Mirka's sensuous and colourful artworks.

Arriving in Melbourne in 1951 from Paris, they energised local society and transformed the culinary and artistic landscapes.

Their apartment became a hub for the bohemian set, and their cafes and restaurants brimmed with sophisticated food, sexual intrigue and creative endeavours. 

Mirka’s distinctive art, now collected by major galleries, was a vital part of this heady mix.

Their eateries were magnets to the rich and famous, a who’s who of the art world and those looking for a seriously good time. Mick Jagger was a customer. As were Bob Dylan, Barry Humphries, Jean Shrimpton, Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck, Marlene Dietrich, Fred Astaire, Maurice Chevalier and Graham Kennedy.

About the authors

Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan are senior curators at Heide Museum of Modern Art,  Melbourne. They co-authored Sunday’s Kitchen, Sunday’s Garden and Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed, which was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award

Mirka & Georges: A Culinary Affair by Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan is publshed by The Miegunyah Press, an imprint of  Melbourne University Publishing (Melb, Vic; Sept 2018; pb; RRP A$55.00). It is available at good bookshops and can be found to purchase online via »


  • Melbourne (VIC)

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