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