Things worth sharing: an idea so compelling it will give you a “frisson!”

I watched the video floating across Facebook of the Angel City Chorale mimicking the sound of rain in their great cover version of Toto’s hit, Africa. Of course it has a clickbait title: “This is so cool it will make you…

Scientists get crawfish drunk? Call PETA

Scientists for years have used animals to better understand whether friendliness, or at least a sociable environment, affects susceptibility to alcohol in humans. Now researchers claim the crawfish’s sociable upbringing do in fact increase sensitivity to alcohol. Amazing! The Economist…

Crazy for Crawfish Recipes from Holly Clegg

If you’re looking to cook crawfish but don’t have a big kitchen like Mim Blanchard of Breaux Bridge (pictured) a lot of time or don’t know how, Baton Rouge cook/writer Holly Clegg has the recipe. Check out these great recipes…

The price of tea in China and the price of crawfish in New Orleans

The price of crawfish in New Orleans will always be a topic of conversation. Conversations in New Orleans go like this: “How’s ya momma and them?” “Fine.” “I bought some crawfish at the corner. I got a good price.” “Good…

You too, can be a Louisiana citrus farmer!

When I got into agricultural journalism 16 years I embraced the thought of being a farmer. Well, farming is not one big Mardi Gras, you know. There’s weather and a whole bunch of other stuff, but mainly weather. Anyway, as…

Trump applies for 00 status

Trump: CIA report “ridiculous,” applies to Queen Elizabeth for 00 status Amid growing reports that Russia hacked into Democrat and Republican email accounts, president-elect Trump deemed CIA, NSA, FBI and Halliburton’s evidence of widespread tampering in the American election process…