[ilds] my grandfather, giddou amin’s, kitchen

Charles Sligh Charles-Sligh at utc.edu
Thu Aug 20 14:57:55 PDT 2009

I fear that the list has gone grey with talk of serious matters. 

Time for an Alexandrian recipe--I hope this brings pleasure:

>         I was born in Alexandria, Egypt… Lawrence Durrell called it
>         the pearl of the Mediterranean which I think is the perfect
>         description because it celebrates a mix of different
>         influences – French, Greek, Italian, Turkish. Traditional
>         French patisseries like Delices and Trianon have stood for
>         over 70 years in their same place…Moroccan spice kiosks that
>         fill the air with exotic scents. And it all came together in
>         my grandfather, giddou amin’s, kitchen.

Charles L. Sligh
Assistant Professor
Department of English
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
charles-sligh at utc.edu

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