The sweetest stories behind the food from the SFA oral history archives

We’ve been collecting the stories behind Southern food for a decade now. Our archive is filled with interviews about boudin and barbecue, catfish and kibbeh. It’s about time we offered you something for dessert. Here are a handful of sugary oral histories to satisfy your sweet tooth. You can always meet more bakers, confectioners, and sno-ball slingers on our site.

Tee Eva’s Pralines and Pies, New Orleans, Louisiana

Weaver D’s Delicious Fine Foods, Athens, Georgia

Joy Perrine of Jack’s Lounge, Louisville, Kentucky