Month: October 2014

Crawfish historian featured at Louisiana Book Festival

Louisiana crawfish historian Sam Irwin will be participating in the “Downstream Toward Home: A Book of Rivers” discussion panel tomorrow at the book festival in the State Capitol’s House Committee Room 3 at 3:15 – 3:45. He’ll be discussing His…

Quick Scotland, cook some rice!

Roy, the Crawfish Soldier of Capital City Crawfish in Baton Rouge, La.

Roy, the Crawfish Soldier of Capital City Crawfish in Baton Rouge, La.

Dear Scotland,

Can we talk crawfish to crawfish? You’re making a terrible mistake. In the 1960s we used to say, “Make love, not war.” Well, Crawfish Report says, “When life gives you crawfish, make etouffee.”

National Public Radio reports that Scottish trout fishing waters are becoming infested with the North American Signal crawfish and crowding trout out of their natural habitat. And now all law-abiding Scots are required to murder any signal crawfish they find.

Surely there must be a better way.

“No,” Scotland says. “We don’t want to feed Scots crawfish because they taste so good. We’ll become addicted.”

Scotty: “I dinnna know what I cann do, Captain. There’s too many of them.”

Captain Kirk: “Scotty, you’re fired. Uhuru, chop some onions. Sulu, cook some rice!”

The Scots love their trout but Crawfish Report likes crawfish more. HEAR THE NPR STORY

The crawfish is a hardy breed. Crawfish Report has said it before and will say it again: Crawfish is conquering the world one epicurean at a time.”

See also: He’s no Crocodile Dundee – He’s Crayfish Bob!; Be careful what you ask for … Louisiana crawfish will whip Maryland crawfish anyday


Louisiana Crawfish: The Video! Read It and Eat…

Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean by Sam Irwin

Sam Irwin, author of Louisiana Crawfish, has put down 40,000 words, 100 photos and an amusing array of crawfish anecdotes. Now see the video, The Dawn of Crawfish. Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean, is the book that explains it all. Marcelle Bienvenu, the Queen of Cajun Cooking, wrote the forward.

Crawfish Report has especially enjoyed the video and we think you will like it too. Produced and directed by Irwin, the song Crawfish is by Zachary Richard (pronounced ree-shard in south Louisiana).

Oh, ya-yai! Kingdom of Zydeco up for grabs!

The kingdom of zydeco is in disarray. Apparently Clifton Chenier, the King of Zydeco, left no heir? Crawfish Report remembers hearing Clifton Chenier at his favorite honky-tonk, the Corner Bar in Breaux Bridge. That was sometime around 1983. Man, what…