Interview with restauranteur Joan Bouington

Date: October 15, 1986

Source: S1592 , Container 6

Type: Sound

Download: MP3

Download: MP3


  • Two audio cassettes. Interview with seafood restaurant owner Joan Bouington. Originally from New York, her family moved to Florida when she was ten. She discusses running a restaurant (her parents ran one, The Hut, since 1943); recipes; seafood cooking; mullet; oysters; shrimp; scallops; food; local history; and local fishers. Between 1986 and 1987, a partnership between the Florida Folklife Program and the American Folk Center created the Maritime Heritage Survey Project. Focusing on the Gulf and Atlantic fishing cultures, and utilizing photographs, slides, oral histories, and on-site interviews, the survey climaxed with a demonstration area at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival. Also available on reel to reel (reels 6-7). The three main researchers were Nancy Nusz, Merri Belland, and project director David Taylor. Additional information on the project can be found in Taylor's project files in S 1716.

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