How to catch crawfish in 10 easy steps

Get a piece of string. Tie chicken leg to string. (It’s not necessary for the chicken to be alive). Find a bayou, ditch or pond. Stand on the bank of the bayou, ditch or pond. Cast the chicken leg tied…

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…

Got the Mardi Gras blues in Dallas?

Got the Mardi Gras blues in Dallas?Help is on the way. The Rustic, a restaurant in Dallas is serving up Louisiana boiled crawfish all day. If they’re serving boiled crawfish in Dallas that means a good season for Louisiana crawfish…

Crawfish Festival dates announced … in Oregon!

Breaux Bridge is the Crawfish Capital of the World as decreed by Louisiana Governor Earl K. Long in 1959. The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival began in 1959 and the party honoring the red swamp crawfish (Procambarus clarkii)hasn’t stopped yet. But…

‘Tis the season for CRAWFISH!

Dr. Greg Lutz, a top crawfish researcher for the LSU AgCenter, reports that it’s a bit too early to tell how good the crawfish season will be despite early reports that crawfish were coming out of the ponds and onto…