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“Empowering Women Through Food: Celebrating the Remarkable Women of Beit Sitti”

“Empowering Women Through Food: Celebrating the Remarkable Women of Beit Sitti”

Happy International Women’s Day! Today, we celebrate the incredible women of Beit Sitti, who have worked tirelessly to preserve the culinary traditions of their ancestors and share them with the world.

Beit Sitti, which means “grandmother’s house” in Arabic, is a cooking school and cultural center in Amman, Jordan, that was founded by three sisters and their Mother Maria, Tania, and Dina. The sisters were inspired by their grandmother Vera; Sherins Mother, who taught them how to cook traditional Arabic dishes using recipes that had been passed down through generations of women in their family.

At Beit Sitti, the sisters offer cooking classes where participants can learn how to make classic Arabic dishes like makloubeh, stuffed grape leaves, and mansaf. But Beit Sitti is more than just a cooking school – it’s a place where women can come together to share their stories, bond over food, and celebrate their culture.

The sisters have created a welcoming and inclusive space where women of all ages and backgrounds can learn from each other and connect over a shared love of food. They’ve also used their platform to support local women’s initiatives, including a partnership with a women who make pantry products for them to cook with.

On this International Women’s Day, we celebrate the amazing women of Beit Sitti and the important work they’re doing to preserve and promote Arabic culinary traditions. They are an inspiration to women everywhere, showing that when women come together and support each other, they can achieve great things.

Lets Feature our Women

Are you ready for a taste sensation? Meet Um Reem, our incredibly talented Iraqi Chef, who creates some of the most delicious Mandi and Biryani dishes you’ll ever taste.

Originally from Baghdad, Um Reem has been cooking for over 25 years, honing her skills and perfecting her craft. Her passion for food is evident in every dish she creates, and her Mandi and Biryani are particularly exceptional.

Mandi is a traditional Yemeni dish that’s made with slow-cooked meat, rice, and a blend of spices. Um Reem’s version is simply divine – the meat is tender and flavorful, the rice is perfectly cooked, and the spices give the dish a warm, comforting flavor that’s hard to resist.

And if you’re a fan of Biryani, then you’re in for a real treat. Um Reem’s Biryani is packed full of flavor, with fragrant rice, juicy pieces of chicken or lamb, and a blend of spices that will tantalize your taste buds.

But it’s not just about the food – Um Reem’s warm and welcoming personality adds an extra layer of charm to the dining experience. She’s always happy to share her knowledge and passion for cooking, and her infectious smile will make you feel right at home.

So, if you’re in the mood for some seriously delicious Middle Eastern cuisine, then make sure you visit Um Reem at our restaurant. Her Mandi and Biryani are truly something special, and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Um Mohammad stands on a table with Maria Sherin and Tania with Zaatar and some arabic Main dishes
Um Mohammad stands on a table with Maria Sherin and Tania

Get ready for a taste of Egypt, with our amazing chef Um Mohammad! She’s the life of the party, and she’s brought her incredible culinary skills to our restaurant.

Um Mohammad has been cooking for over 20 years, and her passion for food is infectious. Her Maaloubeh is a must-try – a traditional Palestinian dish made with rice, chicken, and a medley of vegetables, all layered and slow-cooked to perfection.

But that’s not all – Um Mohammad has also introduced a new dish to our menu: chicken liver. This dish is not for the faint-hearted, but if you’re a fan of offal, then you’ll love the way Um Mohammad prepares it. She adds her own special blend of spices, and the result is a dish that’s bursting with flavor.

But it’s not just about the food – Um Mohammad is also an amazing teacher, and she loves to share her knowledge and expertise with others. Her cooking classes are infused with a lot of Egyptian flare, and she even adds some dancing to the mix. She’s always the life of the party, and her infectious energy makes every class a joy to attend.

Um Mohammad is a true asset to our restaurant, and we feel lucky to have her as part of our team. So, come and taste the flavors of Egypt, and experience the warmth and energy that Um Mohammad brings to every dish she creates. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

Um Malek adding Pomegranates to Fattet Magdoos
Um Malek adding Pomegranate to Fattet MagdoosMeet our incredible chef, Um Malek, who at 86 years old is still running the show in our kitchen like a true pro. Originally from Lebanon, Um Malek has been cooking for over 60 years, and her expertise is evident in every dish she creates.
Her specialty is fatteh, a traditional Lebanese dish made with layers of crispy pita bread, spiced chickpeas, and yogurt sauce. Um Malek’s version is simply mouth-watering – the flavors are perfectly balanced, and the textures are so satisfying.
But it’s not just about the food – Um Malek is a true matriarch in the kitchen, and she loves to share her knowledge and experience with others. She’s always happy to give orders and advice, and she knows just how to get the best out of every ingredient.
Cooking with Um Malek is a true learning experience – she has a wealth of knowledge about traditional Lebanese cuisine, and she’s always happy to share her tips and tricks with others. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a complete novice, you’ll come away from a class with Um Malek feeling inspired and ready to take on new challenges in the kitchen.
Um Malek is a true treasure, and we feel incredibly lucky to have her as part of our team. So, come and taste the flavors of Lebanon, and experience the wisdom and expertise of Um Malek. We guarantee you’ll learn something new and come away with a newfound appreciation for the power of good food.

Um Nabil

Um Nabil oiling up our guests

Let us introduce you to Um Nabil – our incredibly talented chef who makes cooking look like a breeze. She’s a true master of her craft, and her spinach pastries are absolutely delicious.

Um Nabil is a natural teacher, and her cooking classes are a lot of fun. She has a warm and welcoming personality, and she loves to connect with everyone she cooks with. She’s always happy to share her tips and tricks, and she’s a patient and encouraging teacher.

Her spinach pastries are a true work of art – the dough is perfectly flaky, and the filling is bursting with flavor. It’s a dish that’s beloved by our customers, and it’s easy to see why.

But it’s not just about the food – Um Nabil is a true gem, and she has a way of making everyone feel at home. She’s always happy to chat and get to know her students, and she’s become friends with many of the people she’s cooked with over the years.

Um Nabil is a true asset to our team, and we’re grateful for all the hard work and dedication she brings to the kitchen. So, if you’re looking for a fun and inspiring cooking class, or if you simply want to taste some of the most delicious spinach pastries you’ll ever try, come and visit us at Beit Sitti. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

Taghreed is the person who handles all the details that go into making Beit Sitti run like a well-oiled machine. She is the one who answers your calls and emails and handles your bookings, ensuring that every guest has a memorable experience from start to finish. She creates schedules for the team to make sure everything is organized properly and that all the ingredients and equipment are ready for each cooking class.

It is not an easy job, but Taghreed handles it with grace and efficiency. She is always available to answer questions, offer suggestions, and make sure that everything is running smoothly. Her attention to detail and her passion for the food and the culture that Beit Sitti represents are evident in everything she does.

Taghreed’s contributions to Beit Sitti are immeasurable, and we are grateful for all that she does. She is the sound of Beit Sitti, the person who keeps everything on track and ensures that guests have a truly authentic and memorable experience. So the next time you visit Beit Sitti or call to make a booking, take a moment to appreciate all that Taghreed does to make it possible.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we want to take a moment to acknowledge and express our gratitude to all the women who work with us at Beit Sitti. From the women who work behind the scenes making our olive oil, like Um Asad and Um Mohammad, to the ones on the stage giving cooking classes, each one plays an essential role in making Beit Sitti the success it is today.

Tania Dina Maria And Sherin

Um Asad and Um Mohammad are just two examples of the many women whose hard work and dedication are essential to our success. They work tirelessly to ensure that the ingredients we use in our dishes are of the highest quality, and their expertise and knowledge are an integral part of the Beit Sitti experience.

We also want to thank the women who lead our cooking classes, sharing their knowledge and passion for Jordanian cuisine with guests from around the world. These women are the heart and soul of Beit Sitti, and we are grateful for all that they do to make our cooking classes and dining experiences so special.

We believe that women are the backbone of our society, and we are committed to empowering and supporting them in every way we can. We strive to create a workplace where women can thrive and succeed, and we are proud to have so many talented and dedicated women as part of our team.

So on this International Women’s Day, we want to say thank you to all the women who work with us at Beit Sitti and to women everywhere. Your hard work, dedication, and contributions to our world are immeasurable, and we are honored to work alongside you. Happy Women’s Day!