Meet the legendary Mirka and Georges Mora, with classic French recipes, untold
anecdotes, photographs and Mirka's sensuous and colourful artworks.

This vibrant and beautifully illustrated book from Melbourne University Publishing showcases the remarkable impact of Mirka and Georges Mora on Australian art and food. 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.

We tried our hand at making some Madeleines: 

...and they passed the taste test here at the Eurospan offices:

Available on the bookstore now: