Apricots on the Nile: A Memoir with Recipes

Apricots on the Nile: A Memoir with Recipes

by Colette Rossant

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Apricots on the Nile: A Memoir with Recipes by Colette Rossant

Cairo, 1937: French-born Colette Rossant is waiting out World War II among her father's Egyptian-Jewish relatives. From the moment she arrives at her grandparents' belle époque mansion by the Nile, the five-year-old Colette finds companionship and comfort among the other "outsiders" in her home away from home — the cooks and servants in the kitchen. The chef, Ahmet, lets Colette taste the ful; she learns how to make sambusaks for her new friends; and she shops for semits and other treats in the Khan-al-Khalili market. Colette is beginning to understand how her family's culture is linked to the kitchen...and soon she will claim Egypt's food, landscape, and people as her own.
Apricots on the Nile is a loving testament to Colette's adopted homeland. With dozens of original recipes and family photographs, Colette's coming-of-age memoir is a splendid exploration of old Cairo in all its flavor, variety, and wide-eyed wonder.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743475617
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Publication date: 04/20/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 506,206
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Colette Rossant is the author of eight cook-books and the memoirs Apricots on the Nile and Return to Paris. A James Beard Award-nominated journalist, she divides her time between New York and France.

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