Festivals: Crawfish is King Part 1

Festivals: Crawfish is King Part 1

Every year in May in Breaux Bridge, tens of thousands of people flock to this small southern Louisiana town for one thing: crawfish.  But why May? The first full weekend in May is when Breaux Bridge celebrates its famous crustacean with the best way Acadians know...
Boiled Crawfish: An Unlikely Delicacy

Boiled Crawfish: An Unlikely Delicacy

In Breaux Bridge, residents put crawfish in or on almost everything.  If they can top it or stuff it with crawfish, they will.  Eggs are topped with crawfish etouffee or au gratin, chickens are stuffed with crawfish dressing, and crawfish are added to a creamy soup...
Crawfish: Breaux Bridge’s Claim to Fame

Crawfish: Breaux Bridge’s Claim to Fame

It is difficult to look around the town of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana and not see a crawfish.  They are painted on bridges, carved into signs, used to decorate doorfronts, and more. It is the Crawfish Capital of the World after all.  But how and why?  Louisiana as a...