For 140 Years, P&J Oyster Company Has Sold 'The Caviar Of Molluscan Shellfish'

Jun 1, 2016

Despite what your parents may have told you about eating oysters in the summer, it’s perfectly fine to do that. That’s from the lips of Alfred Sunseri, whose family has run the P&J Oyster Company since 1876. He knows a thing or two about the business and shares his family's triumphs and their frustrations in this interview with The Historic New Orleans Collection's oral historian, Mark Cave. 

The Sunseris’ help supply The New Orleans Oyster Festival, which takes place the first weekend of June at Woldenberg Park in downtown New Orleans. This oral history interview was conducted by Mark Cave for the Historic New Orleans Collection and produced for WWNO by Thomas Walsh.