Month: April 2015

Crawfish expert status verified by big shot journalist

Reporter Jim Simmon, formerly of the Houston Chronicle and currently serving as the city editor of the prestigious Bryan-College Station Eagle, has confirmed that author Sam Irwin is the “Crawfish Expert.” In a letter dated April 23, 2015. Simmon wrote…

How much crawfish do we eat?

How many pounds of crawfish does it take to get a pound of peeled tail meat? How much crawfish do we Cajuns eat? Here’s the straight dope on those dopey little creatures that make us go crazy for crawfish. From…

Crawfish passport

You won’t need a passport to get into the Breaux Bridge, but this gimmick attracted lots of attention for the Crawfish Festival in the 1960s.

Ragin’ Cajuns take home crawfish boil contest trophy

Ragin’ Cajun alumni Ross Richard (Pronounced ree-shard) and Shawn Fontenot of Opelousas took home the South Louisiana Crawfish Boil, Craft & Car Show’s first place trophy for their splendid batch of boiled crawfish. The proceeds from the event went to…

Louisiana’s foremost crawfish historian to judge crawfish boiling contest

Sam Irwin, author of Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean, will be one of the judges of the South Louisiana Crawfish Boil, Craft & Car Show. “I like to eat good crawfish, and now that I have…