Apricots on the Nile

Apricots on the Nile

A Memoir With Recipes

Large Print - 2003
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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 epoque 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.
Publisher: Oxford : Isis Pub., 2003, c1999
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780753198810
0753198819
9780753198803
0753198800
Branch Call Number: LT 921 ROS
Characteristics: xii, 152 p. (large print) ;,25 cm

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