Published: 2017-08-07 12:05
Last Updated: 2021-06-15 12:10
This is one for the foodies, for the Jordanian patriots and for the love of cooking.
One of Amman’s boutique cooking schools featured in US Vogue this week.
Beit Sitti, Arabic for “my grandmother’s house,” is a popular eating joint in the restaurant-jam-packed capital. It topped Vogue’s “7 Top-Notch Global Cooking Schools for the Traveling Epicure” feature by Michaela Trimble.
The school, rightly named “Beit Sitti,” was the home of sisters Dina, Tania and Maria Haddad’s grandmother.
They opened it for the public to pass on their late teita’s recipes by teaching food-enthusiasts the art of cooking Middle Eastern cuisine.
“When my grandmother passed away, we wanted to keep her memory alive by opening her house to guests,” says Maria.
“We teach others the dishes she used to teach us.”
If you reside or are travelling through Jordan and this is your cup of tea, this is what a day at “Beit Sitti” might look like:
You will learn how to prepare a Jordanian breakfast, lunch and dinner, while discussing an array of social, political and cultural topics with like-minded people.
“Jordanian cooking is a mix of Palestinian, Lebanese, Iraqi, and Syrian influences, which have been a part of our culture for years,” says Maria.
“By cooking with us, guests have an open forum to discuss political, cultural, and intellectual issues openly and without hesitation; through our food, travelers connect more deeply with Jordan.”
If you’re interested in cooking up a storm in the ladies’ kitchen, reservation is a must.