Rick's Cafe: Bringing The Film Legend To Life In Casablanca

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For more than 60 years, tourists visiting Casablanca tried to visit Rick’s Café Americain only to discover that Warner Brothers had built the entire set on a studio back lot. It was a Hollywood fantasy—until Kathy Kriger came along, that is, and decided after 9/11 to bring the imaginary gin joint to life. In RICK'S CAFE, she takes us through souk back alleys, the Marché Central's overflowing food stalls, and the shadowy Moroccan business world, all while producing, directing, casting, and playing lead actress in her own story. Instead of letters of transit, she begged for letters of credit; the governor of Casablanca watched her back instead of Captain Renault; and at the piano, playing “As Time Goes By,” sits not Sam but Issam. She encountered paper pushers, absent architects, dedicated craftsmen, mad chefs, and surprising allies. It took over two years, but now, as Captain Renault says to Major Strasser, “Everybody comes to Rick’s.” Here is the remarkable story of a woman who turned Hollywood fantasy into Moroccan reality and made her dream come true. 

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Kathy Kriger was born and raised near Portland, Oregon, where she founded her own travel agency before traveling the world. After four years in the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service in Morocco, she created Rick’s Café, which opened in 2004 to rave reviews. She has been interviewed by CNN, AP, PBS, Travel Channel, and More magazine among others.

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"An exhilarating saga."
Portland Tribune

“A woman alone in Morocco with an insurmountable task, and she did it with honesty and taste. Kathy Kriger is an entrepreneur, a cook, and a woman with a dream and the tenacity to get what she wants. I was there, and I saw it—Rick's Café in Morocco. The food was delicious, the ambiance perfect, and she's written it all down so you can savor it, too!”
—Jessica Rains, daughter of Claude Rains (Captain Renault) and coauthor of Claude Rains: An Actor's Voice

"As determined, elegant, and eloquent as the lady herself, this is an adventure worth taking. A great read deliciously topped with great recipes. Thank you, Kathy, for 're-creating' Rick's and taking us along for the ride."
—Monika Henreid, daughter of Paul Henreid (Victor Laszlo)

“A cultural adventure that has all the twists and turns of a Moroccan medina, this wry and charming story of what it takes to bring to life a cinema legend is a smoky love song played with soul on Sam's piano. For true aficionados, the cocktail recipes are included.”
—Tilar J. Mazzeo, New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It

“An extraordinary tale of perseverance, guts, and good humor with more twists and turns than the movie Casablanca itself. It’s a great read!”
—Suzanna Clarke, author of A House in Fez: Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco

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