The hunt for red crawfish is the thing, the raison d'etre, of Acadian spring. Introduced to Louisiana by the swamp dwellers of the Atchafalaya Basin, the crawfish is a regional favorite that has spurred a $210 million industry. Whole families work at the same fisheries, and annual crawfish festivals dominate the social calendar. More importantly, no matter the occasion, folks take their boils seriously: they'll endure line cutters, heat and humidity, mosquitoes and high gas prices to procure crawfish for their families' annual backyard boils or their corporate picnics.
Louisiana Crawfish" should be read by all Louisianians who only know about crawfish as a culinary delight. The brief history of the origin of the people who settled in South Louisiana was interesting. It, the book, was especially interesting to me as I have been to most of the areas mentioned and eaten in many of the restaurants. Laissez le Bon Temps roulez. re your customers raving about you on social media? - Ev! on Amazon.com
I was highly impressed by this book. Sam did a phenomenal job capturing the heart of Cajun country. As a native of Breaux Bridge, I was struck by his descriptions of people and places I grew up with. It brought back so many memories. I was also blown away by his humor. He wrote the definitive description of Leon Leo Breaux, Eternal Crawfish King. And it was necessary as no book from Acadia explains it so well. I recommend that everyone in Cajun land and everyone else read this book. And I recommend that Sam get to work on his next one. 👍👍 - Brenda on Amazon.com