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Apricots on the Nile
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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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'A lovely little book' Nigella Lawson 'A sensuous evocation of a luxurious world' DAILY MAIL 'An enchanting and evocative memoir of her childhood, growing up in Cairo in the glory days of the Forties' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

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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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"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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