The Petra Kitchen
So I told you the next stop was to be Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea but I almost forgot the Petra Kitchen! Also the last post limited me to the number of photos I could put up so here are a few more of Petra in the afternoon. It is amazing how the change in sunlight and time of day can change the colours of the Siq and the Treasury.
As for the Petra Kitchen, we walked a short way down from our hotel in Petra to learn how to make some traditional Jordanian dishes. The kitchen was very new and we were split into groups of about eight people on the large wooden chopping stations. Some chefs and local women were by our side and helped us prepare the dishes varying from Tabbouleh, Baba Ganuj, Salata Khadra (green salad) and tahina. There was also a lamb dish we were not trusted to prepare but was equally tasty.
After about and hour of preparation and frantically chopping of vegetables and rolling of dough for two Jordanian style mini pizzas, one covered in a type of goats cheese and the other rosemary we had finished our dishes. Each table prepared a few dishes and helped serve up and we sat down to an incredible feast.
My favourite by far was the Tabbouleh which is mostly finely chopped parsley which tastes great with bread. The staff at the Petra Kitchen were so friendly and helpful and even gave us some recipes of the dishes we made so we can attempt them when we return home… whenever that may be 🙂