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Oral Histories

The SFA oral history program documents life stories from the American South. Collecting these stories, we honor the people whose labor defines the region.

ORAL HISTORY

José Javier


Carnitas Shalom (Algiers Pulga)

With his wife and two daughters, José Javier owns and operates Carnitas Shalom, a restaurant-style taqueria, which features a giant copper cauldron imported from Mexico and used to braise pork.

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Con su esposa y sus dos hijas, José Javier es propietario y operador de Carnitas Shalom, un restaurante estilo taquería, que cuenta con un caldero de cobre gigante importado de México que se utiliza para cocinar cerdo a fuego lento.

Date of interview:
2017-05-31

Interviewer:
Sarah Fouts & Fernando Lopez

Photographer:
Fernando Lopez

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