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Shane K. Bernard

Holding a Ph.D. in History, Bernard has served as historian and curator to McIlhenny Company for over twenty-five years. He is the author of Tabasco: An Illustrated History and several books about Cajun and Creole history.

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Oysters & Tabasco Sauce: A Perfect Match with a History

As Louisiana enters its annual oyster harvesting season, it’s worth noting that TABASCO brand Pepper Sauce owes much of its early success to oyster saloons. These culinary public houses thrived in America (and beyond) from the mid-nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries. And while the concept of the oyster bar (to use the modern term) […]