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

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

Crawfish for sale!

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 deal!”

Boiled crawfish are going for $4.59 a pound in the Crescent City. If you want to learn how we got from 5 cents a pound to the current price, read Sam Irwin’s Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean.

Times-Picayune writer Todd A. Price filed a report with graphs, charts and bells and whistles. Read his story here:

How much are crawfish?

By the way, the picture of the sign was taken on U.S. 71 near LeCompte.

Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean