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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…

Introducing the Florida Street Blowhards!

The Florida Street Blowhards Traditional Jazz Band sprang from the brow of New Orleans musical great Allen Toussaint on the day of his death. Bandleader Sam Irwin, a product of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Pride of Acadiana Band,…

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…

Elvis loved crawfish

Elvis loved crawfish. In this brief excerpt from Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean by Sam Irwin, Elvis (and rock ‘n roll) helped make the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival a resounding success. Once Carl Simon’s two-year stint…

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Crawfish Report coffee cups make excellent gifts.

Crawfish Report coffee cups make excellent gifts.

You put a CRAWFISH on what? Get the Crawfish Report’s “Vetruvian Crawfish” logo on your t-shirt, your coffee cup and your baby!

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…

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…

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…

So you think you can boil crawfish?

Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear Ye! Think you cook the best boiled crawfish in the land? PROVE IT! The South Louisiana Crawfish Boiling Contest benefiting the Dreams Come True Foundation is seeking contestants. The event will be held April 11…