Category: Louisiana

You too, can be a Louisiana citrus farmer!

When I got into agricultural journalism 16 years I embraced the thought of being a farmer. Well, farming is not one big Mardi Gras, you know. There’s weather and a whole bunch of other stuff, but mainly weather. Anyway, as…

Allen Toussaint – A Great American

A year ago today Allen Toussaint died. He was one of the greatest musicians ever to come out of New Orleans. I remember the date because it was the day I first listened to his album The Bright Mississippi. The…

Bringing traditional jazz to the bayou

The Florida Street Blowhards is a group of Baton Rouge musicians who are exploring that “other” Louisiana music known as traditional jazz. The Blowhards will be performing Saturday, October 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. at NuNu’s in Arnaudville. Bandleader…

Louisiana Voice is underwater!

Crawfish Report is sad to report that investigative journalist Tom Aswell, author of the brilliant Louisiana Voice blog, has suffered the loss of his Denham Springs home during the Great Amite River Flood of 2016. Tom was in good company…

The Flood of 2016

Venerable Crawfish here. While it is too late for this map to be of service to anyone during the harrowing Amite River Flood of 2016, perhaps this 100-year-flood zone map may be of use to folks in the future. It…

Crawfish speed eating

If you’re gonna eat crawfish, you might as well enjoy it and take your time. However, Breaux Bridge State Representative Mike Huval won the celebrity speed crawfish eating contest at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival at the beginning of May.…

Fair trade for Louisiana crawfish

Good afternoon, ladies and gents. Venerable Crawfish here. We have always held the notion that crawfish are best consumed fresh. By fresh, we mean a product that has never been frozen. To paraphrase Bubba Blue, if you like to eat…

It Happens in Louisiana

It Happens in Louisiana: Peculiar Tales, Traditions and Recipes from the Bayou is Sam Irwin’s newest book to detail Louisiana’s idiosyncratic lifestyle. It will be published by History Press October 19. Irwin, Louisiana’s pre-eminent crawfish historian (ok, only crawfish historian),…

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TP continues its fascination with crawfish price

The Times-Picayune reported today that average price for a pound of boiled crawfish was $3.98 a pound. The price marked a drop of seven cents per pound from last week.NOLA.com reporter Todd A. Price continues his brilliant work covering crawfish…