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ORAL HISTORY

Sonthe Burge


Holy Trinity + Holy Cross Greek Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Sonthe Burge, born in 1957, grew up in the Gulf Breeze community of Pensacola, Florida. After marrying and relocating to Birmingham in 1981, she joined Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral. She has been an active participant in their Greek Food Festival since that time.

Burge is a registered licensed dietitian nutritionist and an adjunct professor at Samford University College of Health Sciences, Nutrition and Dietetics. She learned how to cook Greek food with her extended family in Pensacola. She oversees the baking of all the koulourakia, Greek butter cookies, at the annual Greek Food Festival at Holy Trinity-Holy Cross.

Date of interview:
2019-08-06

Interviewer:
Michelle Little

Photographer:
Cary Norton

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