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Mirka & Georges: A Culinary Affair

Lesley Harding Kendrah Morgan



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Miegunyah Press
03 September 2018
Art & Architecture; History of Art & Design Styles; Memoirs; General cookery & recipes
The impact of Mirka and Georges Mora on Australian art and food has been remarkable.

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.

Launched in the year of Mirka's 90th birthday, Mirka & Georges gloriously illustrates the Moras' extraordinary story, with the couple's classic French recipes, photographs from family albums and images from Mirka's studio by internationally renowned photographer Robyn Lea.
By:   Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan
Imprint:   Miegunyah Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 256mm,  Width: 199mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   990g
ISBN:   9780522872200
ISBN 10:   0522872204
Pages:   277
Publication Date:   03 September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print

Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan are 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 Award.

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