About the We Love Crawfish Website
Why This Website?
With the wealth of information about crawfish already on the web in many great websites, why would anyone create yet another one?
The reason is fairly simple ... we love crawfish! And we love to share our cooking and dining experiences with family and friends. This website helps organize our knowledge and focuses us on learning even more.
We've been catching crawfish all our life, and love the Louisiana and Gulf Coast tradition of a long, leisurely crawfish boil in spring!
About the Authors
As natives of Louisiana, we grew up in Alexandria in Central Louisiana, and lived in north Louisiana for a period. Later, we lived in the southern part of the state, in Baton Rouge, for 36 years. I learned at an early age how to crawfish from my father along Highway 1 near Marksville.
Our ancestors are all of Cajun or French descent who arrived in Louisiana in 1785, and our family roots are from the Bayou Lafourche area and nearby towns of Paincourtville, Napoleonville, Plattenville and Labadieville in South Louisiana. We are a blend of Fremin, Bourg, Boudreaux, Gautreaux, Thibodeaux, and Prejean. Looking back into our ancestry, we have relatives named Aucoin, Herbert, LeBlanc, Jaunet and Girror. My grandfather worked in the sugar cane fields along the bayou and my father in the sawmills in White Castle.
There are so many fascinating things about Louisiana, including its legendary Louisiana cuisine.
We've enjoyed open-faced sandwiches at the Post Office Cafe in Ruston, crawfish at Pat's in Henderson, apple pies at Lea's in Lecompte, and fried shrimp at Mike Anderson's in Baton Rouge.
And we never miss an opportunity to savor those fine, delectable Cajun dishes at Cafe des Amis in Breaux Bridge.
We've enjoyed sugar-dusted beignets at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans, seafood gumbo at Bruning's at the West End on Lake Ponchartrain, and fried catfish at Middendorfs on Pass Manchac.
We've listened to live Cajun music at Prejean's just north of Lafayette, and enjoyed a quiet Italian meal at Suburban Gardens in Alexandria. We've shopped at Farmers Seafood in Shreveport.
And we can't forget the many fine restaurants in Baton Rouge!
In the "Red Stick" we dined at Giamanco's on Government Street, Mexican food at La Fonda's on Airline Highway, hot dogs at the Pastime, pizza at the Fleur de Lis, friend shrimp at Mike Anderson's and poboys at Phil's Oyster Bar. And so much more!
We know Louisiana intimately, and love its many destinations and cuisines.
Plus, we have lived in Texas, Florida and Rhode Island, other coastal states where crawfish and seafood are a popular part of life.
Today we enjoy crawfish whenever we get a chance ... boiled, in etouffee, gumbo, fried and in other recipes ... it is why WE LOVE CRAWFISH!
There are undoubtedly others who are just beginners in catching, ordering and cooking crawfish. We hope this site will help them learn more about crawfish. Questions about crawfish? Contact us
Thanks for visiting, and please visit again over time as we evolve this site! Enjoy!