Don’t eat the dead ones

By George Garza

Some crawfish aficionados will tell you not to eat any boiled crawfish whose tail is not curled under the spicy delicacy, because popular opinion holds that they were dead before they hit the boiling water, and hence not fit to be eaten (crawfish are traditionally boiled alive). Now, science is dubious on the issue, but some local chefs still claim that, boiled dead or alive, crawfish with curled tails are simply tastier.

And you can find out for yourself this coming weekend at the 37th Annual Mauriceville Crawfish Festival on April 21-21. This year’s Crawfish fest will celebrate Earth Day with the theme “Beau Garcon Saves The Bayou”.

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