If you want to learn the secrets of Jordanian cooking, head for 'Grandmother's House' (Beit Sitti's literal meaning), a villa on the edge of Lweibdeh, where ebullient chef-sisters Maria, Dina and Tania Haddad have opened the kitchen of their old family home to share their love of good eating.

Over two hours you'll tackle a handful of classic and lesser-known recipes and then sit down to a mouth-watering four course feast at the end of it, prepared by your own hands.

Lessons are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner and you're welcome to take a bottle of wine to enjoy with your meal. Recently, Beit Sitti has started to work with local refugee women to introduce Syrian, Iraqi and Palestinian dishes to their menu to showcase the many regional influences on Jordan's food, as well as arranging occasional visits to organic farms just outside the city for a real farm-to-table experience.