Terabeza
Terabeza
After several years in the making, we are proud to announce that terabeza is live! Come experience Houston's incredible ethnic food scene.
 

Welcome To Terabeza

Terabeza is a study in the intersection of food, culture, and religion.

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About us 1

I have always been captivated by travel diaries.  Lewis and Clark charted the Columbia river from St. Lewis to the West coast at a time when little was known about the great beyond.  Mark Twain, left the world a gift of his undoubtedly embellished tellings of traveling the western states and the world.  Marco Polo traveled 15,000 miles across the silk road.  This journey pales in comparison to Ibn' Battuta's 75,000 mile trek through 40 countries.  The world today is a different place than the world these travelers knew.  Globalization has removed the geographical barriers to the world's people, ideas, religions, and cultures.  There are few places in the world where this "flattening" effect is more obvious than in Houston.  Through the course of this website we hope to draw out the full meaning of that statement as we draw you deeper into the world of Houston.  What follows is our travelogue.  If we may adapt the title from the fictional tour that Jules Verne's intrepid Phileaus Fogg made around the world in 80 days, we write about for you now: Around the World in 80 Days in Houston.  

 

 

So who are we? We are two brothers. We have both traveled the world. 

commercial and editorial photographer 

DOCTOR hebert LOLOLOLOL 

teacher

world travelers

love food 

love culture 

love the intersection of the two 

Our Fellow Travelers

In addition, we have collected a small group of fellow city explorers who faithfully foray into Houston's vast international scene with us.  Although they are not writers or photographers on the blog, they are immensely helpful in our creative process. Food is rarely meant to be enjoyed in solitude. Eating with people creates a shared memory and experience all its own. The people that come to the table all bring unique perspectives and backgrounds that really make meals special. 

The road that led us here 

Largely Houston is a city that, on the surface, can seem stuck in the 1980s oil boom. It is easy to see Houston as the quintessential city of Texas stereotypes. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, cowboy hats, and trucks. However travel (and education) broadens the mind

we live in houston a cultural crossroads 

food impacts life on a daily basis from social interactions to economic issues (which we have wittnessed in other countries)

 

A bit about Houston

250 languages spoken in homes

largest population of Nigerians outside of Nigeria, second largest population of Vietnamese in the States,

home to every major world religion including largest Muslim "denomination" in the country, 

 

Welcome to Houston where you can eat with your hands, have a meal on the floor, cook your own meal on a grill or a pot of boiling soup, hear religious services in Sanskrit, Coptic, Arabic, Latin, Vietnamese, Teo Chew and dozens of other languages, buy herbs for your voodoo doll, buy a Sari, pick out your own live goat, visit 27 cultural centers from around the globe

Where food led us

(houston has a lot)

denver is more gastroculturally diverse? no way

we love to eat

this isnt about how that taco tasted

this is about why food is the way it is

this is about how global interaction or isolation impacts food

this is about how climate affects food

 

This blog represents a collaboration that has been about two years in the making between Stephen and myself.  If you follow the site (or any of the social media stream) and are into it more for the pictures or more for cultural interest, we ask that you remember our partnership.  For the sake of readability we will often speak in first person, and in certain contexts it will be clear that the statement might apply to only one of us.  Nevertheless, when first person is used, this is to be understood as being spoken from both of us.

 
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80 Days Around the World

We have always been captivated by travel diaries.  Lewis and Clark charted the Columbia river from St. Lewis to the West coast at a time when little was known about the great beyond.  Mark Twain, left the world a gift of his undoubtedly embellished tellings of traveling the western states and the world.  Marco Polo traveled 15,000 miles across the silk road.  This journey pales in comparison to Ibn' Battuta's 75,000 mile trek through 40 countries.  The world today is a different place than the world these travelers knew.  Globalization has removed the geographical barriers to the world's people, ideas, religions, and cultures.  There are few places in the world where this "flattening" effect is more obvious than in Houston.  We hope to draw out the full meaning of that statement as we draw you deeper into the world of Houston.  What follows is our travelogue.  If we may adapt the title from the fictional tour that Jules Verne's intrepid Phileaus Fogg made around the world in 80 days, we write about for you now: Around the World in 80 Days in Houston.

The Silk Road

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