Category: St. Martin Parish

Will Harvey flood Acadiana?

Now that Hurricane Harvey has gotten your attention, allow the words of Venerable Crawfish to offer some solution for Louisiana.  The question is: will Lafayette, New Iberia, Breaux Bridge, Henderson, Charenton and other communities outside of the Atchafalaya Basin flood…

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.…

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…

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).…

Crawfish v. Crayfish

Mayor Louis Kern, Gov. Earl Long, Gov. Jimmie Davis and Speaker of the House Bob Angelle of Breaux Bridge and his wife, Madge, share a joke at the 1959 Breaux Bridge Centennial Celebration. The Centennial was the precursor to the…