Apricots on the Nile

Apricots on the Nile : A Memoir with Recipes

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In 1937, five-year-old Colette Rossant arrived in Cairo from Paris with her Egyptian Jewish father and beautiful French mother. When her father dies Colette's flighty mother abandons the little girl to her wealthy grandparents. She soon settles into their luxuriant, food centred lifestyle - spending afternoons in the spice filled kitchen; accompanying her grandmother to the bazaar; and feasting on the delicious Egyptian food. At fifteen Colette is brought back to Paris with her mother, never to see her grandparents again, and only to return to Egypt thirty years later. In this charming, funny, and moving memoir, accompanied by mouth watering recipes, she evokes an Egypt lost, to her and to us, forever.

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 16mm | 117.94g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • UK open market ed
  • 0747558167
  • 9780747558163
  • 138,753

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"Daily News" (New York)[E]ngrossing not just for its lovely style of writing but because Rossant's life has been so unusual and interesting. And getting the recipes for some of the dishes she reminisces about is an added bonus!

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About Colette Rossant

Colette Rossant is a James Beard nominated food writer and is a columnist for the DAILY NEWS. She lives in New York with her husband.

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