Rita, who runs My Father’s Table has been an part of the Pork Ewe Deli family for years, sharing her passion for food running her cooking classes out of Pork Ewe Deli.
Rita has a range of Lebanese foods for sale in store as well, she will be bringing them to you to try at our “Meet the Makers Event” on the 27th of July.
A little about Rita.
“ Dad taught me to cook from a young age, but he wasn't my only teacher. Some of my most vivid childhood memories are food related - being at an aunt and uncles home with cousins flying everywhere (my dad is one of 6 brothers so we have a LARGE extended family!). Being in the kitchen with my mother and aunts preparing, cleaning, given a task such as peeling garlic for Toum or threading cubes of meat onto skewers ready for the BBQ or juicing lemons for the Tabouleh, or washing dishes; learning by watching and listening about balance, seasoning and flavors in food as well as in life.
In my family and my extended family's families, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Food is the language that I use to care for the people I love, and although my father never taught me how to speak Arabic, he did give me the gift of the language of food.
I created My Father's Table because I have so often been asked by friends to share recipes and food from my Middle Eastern heritage. Sometimes I will add authentic, traditional family recipes, and other times I will write information about the latest workshops running. “
I love preparing, cooking and eating fresh, healthy Lebanese food using the recipes and know-how my father taught me. I am hoping that you will enjoy dishes from My Father's Table too. Please let me know if there are particular foods you might like to try.