Mirka & Georges: A Culinary Affair

Mirka & Georges: A Culinary Affair
Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan
The Miegunyah Press

‘Art, gastronomy and bohemia… I was always interested not only in food but the culture of restaurants,’ writes Tony Bilson in the afterword of ‘A Culinary Affair’ – an apt nod to the multifaceted creative energy that Mirka and Georges Mora sowed in an artistic boom populated by the antipodean set, international celebrities, actors, musicians, political figures and writers who all gathered at the Balzac and Tolarno in Melbourne. In keeping with their dizzying but purposeful artistry, the book goes down a delightful path weaving biographical information, romance, French recipes (with family twists) embellished with anecdotes or memories, personal photos and reproductions of ceramic, drawing and painting works.