Category: Louisiana

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…

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival 2015 – Louisiana Friday Nights!

Javin Gary of Youngsivlle thrills on the frottoir (rubboard)!

Javin Gary of Youngsville thrills on the frottoir (rubboard)!

Five-year-old Javin Gary of Youngsville sent a frisson down the spines of Zydeco music lovers in Breaux Bridge Friday night as he stole the show from Horace Trahan!

No fresh crawfish tailmeat? Say it ain’t so!!!!

If you’ve read Sam Irwin’s Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean, you know that there are all sorts of issues that affect crawfish availability and pricing. In order for live crawfish prices to go down, producers need…

Crawfish, a poor man’s food? Not very likely

A lot of people believe that there was a stigma attached to eating crawfish because it was “poverty food.” Louisiana Life food columnist Stanley Dry was the latest to repeat this notion in The Versatile Crawfish,  (Louisiana Life, March/April 2015).…

The price of tea in China and the price of labor in the U.S.

Ever wonder why crawfish tail meat is expensive? In a word… labor. Crawfish peeling is not the most desirable job. Sam Irwin, author of Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean, explains why the tiny town of Henderson…