Month: July 2014

When in the Bahamas, do as the Bahama Mammas do…EAT LOCAL!

In the Caribbean, they eat crawfish. In fact, they love crawfish. But what they call crawfish are really lobsters, the Spiny Lobster, that is (some call it the Gulf Spiny Lobster or the Florida Spiny Lobster). There is a regulated…

Who’s on first? The great crawfish service debate rages on…

From kindergarten to SEC football, everyone likes to be first. And a lot of Cajun French folks believe their grandpere or Poppit, their first cousin or their neighbor were the ones who created the crawfish business. Here’s a bit from…

Age is just a number? 200 million years old is the new 100 million!

Happy Birthday, Cajun Crustacean! You’re 200 million years old, give or take a few millennium.Louisiana’s commercial species of crawfish, the red swamp crawfish (Procambarus clarkii) and the white river crawfish (Procambarus zonangulus) must be plenty smart little animals to have…

Buyer beware! Not all crawfish equal in late July

Crawfish researchers and crawfish wholesale buyers know a few things about crawfish. Most will tell you to buy them only during crawfish season. Crawfish season is over, but at this late date (July 27), a few boil houses are still…

He’s no Crocodile Dundee – He’s Crayfish Bob!

The Americans are invading England… and the British like it, sort of. But Before the Beefeaters become Crawfisheaters you should know that the English government introduced the big-clawed American Signal Crawfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) to the island nation in the 1960s…

Yikes! We’re trapped like mice! Rats! Speak for yourself!

With apologies to Moe, Larry and Curly, crawfish are not trapped like mice…they’re trapped like, er, crawfish. Here’s your Pic of the Day from the Crawfish Report! The tour brochure claims you can “Learn everything about Louisiana’s favorite food.” Well, maybe. All you really need to know is crawfish tastes good, but Crawfish Report likes this tour and recommends it to everyone who wants to learn about how Louisiana crawfish get to your table. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until next crawfish season to go on a crawfish tour, but we liked the picture. VISIT THE WEBSITE

Burt Tietje provides a perfect crawfish photo-op at the Crawfish Farm Tour in Jeff Davis Parish.

Burt Tietje provides a perfect crawfish photo-op at the Crawfish Farm Tour in Jeff Davis Parish.

A Cajun will travel anywhere for crawfish

Just returned from a week in Uganda. First stop was Lake Bunyonyi in Southwestern Uganda. Lake Bunyonyi is renowned for its crayfish a.k.a. crawfish. Stayed at the Heritage Lodge on Ha’Buharo Island. Had to take a boat to get to…

The Truth About Crawfish, Duck Dynasty and North Louisiana in One Short Post

Media prof Kelli Marshall’s Words, Words, Words blog is pretty cool. In this post, the West Monroe native tells us that not all north Louisiana residents keep crawfish in their bathtubs. For the record, not all south Louisiana residents keep…

Crawfish v. Crayfish

Mayor Louis Kern, Gov. Earl Long, Gov. Jimmie Davis and Speaker of the House Bob Angelle of Breaux Bridge and his wife, Madge, share a joke at the 1959 Breaux Bridge Centennial Celebration. The Centennial was the precursor to the…

Crawfish Aquatics in the news

Baton Rouge Advocate Sports writer Robin Fambrough covers local sports including the Crawfish Aquatics swim team. Here’s the lowdown from the Louisiana Long Course State Swimming Championship. And down in Thibodaux, the Daily Comet’s Kate Mabry covers the Nicholls State…