Louisiana cuisine

Don Ames
March 23, 2018 - 6:22 am
Mudbugs and mud lovers at area festivals this weekend. Boiled crawfish and barbecued pigs are the main course on mouth-watering menus. The Louisiana Crawfish Festival continues through Sunday in Chalmette. Spokesman Cisco Gonzales says there'll be plenty of boiled mudbugs, of course. "30-thousand...
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Jim Hanzo
March 16, 2018 - 9:11 am
Crawfish seem to be plentiful for another Friday of Lent. And it's expected that they'll be lots of boils happening this St. Patrick's Day weekend. Chandra Chifici with Deanie's in Bucktown... "The season is blowin' and goin' right now," Chifici said. "The size is perfect right now for a crawfish...
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Jim Hanzo
March 02, 2018 - 8:50 am
The craving for hot boiled crawfish is growing. The mudbugs are available but demand is still high and so are the prices. LSU crawfish researcher Dr. Greg Lutz says the mudbugs are growing. "They do have some catching up to do, though," Lutz said. "The good news is there are billions and billions...
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Don Ames
February 23, 2018 - 10:26 am
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, New Orleans restaurants are receiving plenty of praise across the country. New Orleans' Cajun and Creole cuisine has long been acclaimed world-wide. And it's being copied from coast to coast. Copycat Cajun restaurants have been around for years, but...
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February 16, 2018 - 8:28 am
(WWL.com) Some crawfish crazies are heating up over the higher prices and smaller size of the crop this year. LSU Ag. Center Professor Greg Lutz says suppliers aren’t trying to rip you off, farmers are just having a hard time finding enough crop after the historic winter to justify pulling their...
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February 14, 2018 - 6:51 pm
(WWL.com) - Catholics worldwide are cutting back on eating meat for the season of Lent, in most places, that’s a sacrifice, but for spoiled bayou Catholics, it’s not too tough. Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board member Chalin Delaune says this year’s Lenten harvest is looking great,...
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Jim Hanzo
January 22, 2018 - 8:53 am
Now that the freeze in southeast Louisiana is over, for now, how affected will this season's crawfish crop be? LSU crawfish researcher, Dr. Greg Lutz, says when temperatures are as low as they have been the crawfish just sit there and they can't even move even if they wanted to. "Once the...
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January 02, 2018 - 3:32 pm
(WWL.com) -- The arctic blast keeping Louisianans indoors is threatening this year’s crawfish harvest. The state’s winters are usually wet and mild, perfect conditions for breeding plenty of big crawfish, but the near record lows have halted production. Louisiana Crawfish Promotion Board President...
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Chris Miller
December 22, 2017 - 11:23 am
If your holiday menu includes boiled mudbugs, you can find them out there, but as it often is with early-season crawfish, be prepared to pay more. Crawfish farmers are pulling up mudbugs, says LSU crawfish expert Dr. Greg Lutz, but not in huge numbers yet. "It's still early in the season," said...
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October 06, 2017 - 10:57 am
The 2nd Annual Beignet Fest, scheduled for Saturday in City Park, has been rescheduled out of an abundance of caution, with the public’s safety in mind. With the support of New Orleans City Park and a host of food vendors, the Beignet Fest will move to Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10AM-6PM...
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