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Zabak, Brigitte
Zabak audio, 1 of 2
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University of Houston. Zabak, Brigitte - Zabak audio, 1 of 2. February 25, 2012. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 28, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/1339/show/1336.

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Title Zabak, Brigitte
Creator (LCNAF)
  • University of Houston
Creator (Local)
  • Houston History Project
Contributor (Local)
  • L'Heureux (Bachari), Aimee, interviewer
  • University of Houston, project
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Date February 25, 2012
Description This is an oral history interview with Brigitte Zabak conducted as part of the Houston History Project. Brigitte Zabak is a native Houstonian whose parents came to the United States from Ramallah, Palestine. She discusses her family restaurants in Tennessee and in Houston. The Houston Press recognized Zabak's, Brigitte's cousins' restaurant on Westheimer and Hillcroft, for having the best falafel in the city. Their falafel recipe was handed down from her Aunt and Uncle, or as Houstonians know them, Kay and George. Kay (Karima) and George owned Mama's Po'Boys. Brigitte discusses growing up with Israeli friends and feeling disconnected to Muslim Palestinians because her family was Christian. She discusses her mother's death from cancer and how that led her to start re-creating her mother's recipes, which simultaneously got her writing again. She began the blog, Zayt and Zaatar, to document that experience. Brigitte describes the family pressure to be thin, beautiful, and marry early, while constantly serving delicious Palestinian food. Unable to reconcile the two, Brigitte became bulimic.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Culture
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Zabak, Brigitte
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • interviews
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Sound
  • Text
Format (IMT)
  • audio/mp3
  • application/pdf
Original Item Location ID 2006-005, Box 14, Item 772
Original Collection Oral Histories - Houston History Project
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=231
Digital Collection Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner. For more information please see UH Digital Library Fair Use policy on the UH Digital Library About page.
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Title Zabak audio, 1 of 2
Format (IMT)
  • audio/mp3
File Name hhaoh_201403_029_001.mp3
Access File Run Time 1:23:20