!!> BOOKS ✺ Apricots on the Nile ✰ Author Colette Rossant – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Home Apricots on the Nile Colette Rossant10 on Apricots on the Nile With The Help Of Some Mouth Watering Recipes, This Memoir Guides Us Through A Cairo Upbringing, And A Parisian Adolesence. 10 thoughts on “Apricots on the Nile ” This book made me nostalgic But mostly it made me hungry.Apricots on the Nile combines the childhood rememberings of Colette Rossant with a series of her best and most beloved recipes About half way through reading this I got up and made hummus, ful medames and falafel because reading about it and not being able to eat it was making me crazy I will admit now though that I didn t take this book into the kitchen with me and follow any of Colette s recipes I prefer to use my own tried and teste This book made me nostalgic But mostly it... Reply Read this book with my partner as we both love food and it was absolutely fascinating The author writes about her childhood in gypt and the food which reminds her of it in an enchating way that transports you straight into the Cairo suburbs of the 1940s The recipes are accurate an plenty and there is a good deal of emotional content discussing the author s family relationships and her return to Egypt with her children which make this book, although less than 200 pages, absolutely jam packed wi Read ... Reply It s rather difficult to review a memoir If this was a normal novel, I would complain about the main character and some decisions or reactions I couldn t understand, but since it s not I ll switch to other things that I ve noticed.First off, I would have loved for this book to be structured following a timeline As it isn t, and some experienced are revisited at later points in the book, I had a really hard time trying to figure out how old the author was during any given experience Time spa It s rather difficult to review a memoir If this was a normal novel, I would complain about the main character and some decisions or reactions I couldn t understand, but since it s not I ll switch to other things that I ve noticed.First off, I would have loved for this book to be structured following a timeline As it isn t, and some experienced are revisited at later points in the book, I had a really hard time trying to figure out how old the author was during any given experience Time spans were covered without mentioning it, so while I thought that the girl spend maybe a year at a convent, it turned out it had been actually four years, and I didn t notice that in the story telling at all.I also missed descriptions ... Reply Atmospheric nostalgic magical pure innocence wonderfully evocative I love this book that I picked purely by chance because I was intrigued by the title I have always had a fascination with Egypt and Cairo, there is a mystique that will never be fathomed because of cultural differences I read this memoir many years ago and it has stayed with me in my soul Colette transports the reader back to her childhood and the aromas and warmth and life around her, when staying with her grandmother.I sup Atmospheric nostalgic magical pure innocence wonderfully evocative I love this book that I picked purely by chance be... Reply Rossant s memoir is certainly mouthwatering, and it brings 1940 s Cairo alive However, it s a little on the light side there are several family conflicts happening and it might have beeb better to explore themfully Still, Rossant s work is enjoyable and intriguing looking forward to reading he... Reply A cute little book with nice recipes of the typical Egyptian food you still get today and some others with a French twist The book isa collection of little anecdotes than a fully flung story Fairly shallow and superfic... Reply This is such a beautiful account of childhood spent growing up in Egypt and the incredible food and food rituals that accompanied. Reply Gorgeous book A beautiful memoir of a extraordinary upbringing, with recipes to make your mouth water Reply This is an evocative account of Rossant s childhood years in Egypt We get a real sense of the place, of her extended family and their household, and above all, of the food The narrative is interspersed with recipes, but these do not take over or intrude on the story they do make you hungry though Reply Possibly 1.5 stars Very disjointed read The memoir jumped back and forward Was half way through the book and realised she had a brother did I miss that at the start Recipes in the middle of the chapters was distracting write them out at... Reply The God Game The Other Woman Follow Me to Ground A Favor for a Favor Toward the Midnight Sun Recipe for a Perfect Wife The Vanishing Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.