Tag: Crawfish

Scientists get crawfish drunk? Call PETA

Scientists for years have used animals to better understand whether friendliness, or at least a sociable environment, affects susceptibility to alcohol in humans. Now researchers claim the crawfish’s sociable upbringing do in fact increase sensitivity to alcohol. Amazing! The Economist…

Crazy for Crawfish Recipes from Holly Clegg

If you’re looking to cook crawfish but don’t have a big kitchen like Mim Blanchard of Breaux Bridge (pictured) a lot of time or don’t know how, Baton Rouge cook/writer Holly Clegg has the recipe. Check out these great recipes…

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.…

How the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival got started

Breaux Bridge native Sam Irwin’s book, Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean, tells you everything you need to know about how the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival got started. The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival takes place May 6-8.…

New York Times: Prairie crawfish companion

The New York Times recently featured Hawk’s Restaurant (north of Rayne, La.) in an article entitled Where Crawfish are Boiled, Fried and Celebrated. Congratulations to Hawk’s on the national recognition. It’s well deserved. Hawk’s was one of the “new” restaurants…

Jazz Fest tourist, caveat emptor!

Greetings from the bayou. Venerable Crawfish here. Some may call me a protectionist but I hate for tourists visiting Louisiana to not get their money’s worth. I mean to say, the bottom has dropped out of the oil barrel and…

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…

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…