“Maria Haddad, the founder of Beit Sitti, greets customers in an apron from behind the stove where some eggplants are roasting. She provides the young charisma in contrast to the hajjehs’ wisdom. The house where Beit Sitti is located belonged to Haddad’s grandmother, who gave her the inspiration for the venture as well as her love of food and, of course, the famous recipes.”