Tootie Goes To A Crawfish Farm – Not Necessarily The News (Audio)
In this edition of "Not Necessarily The News," Tootie decides to spend her day around a Cajun delicacy - crawfish!
"Hey! I'm Tootie Landry and this is what I found out today!
Since we are in the middle of Crawfish Season, I decided to follow the trail of crawfish from the pond to our tables. These lobster lookalikes are a $300 Million dollar industry in Louisiana that employs over 7,000 people.
So, this past Saturday I headed to Mouton Cove, a small community south of Abbeville. I met up with Stephen Tessier, a crawfish farmer of 31 years. I learned so much being out on the farm. I had no idea how similar I was to a crawfish! For instance, we both don't like to move when it is below 55 degrees! And both of us can swim backwards faster than we can walk forward!
After pulling the crawfish out of the pond, we headed over to D&T Crawfish Wholesale in Abbeville. It's time to sell our sacks! Wow! I don't think I could get used to the smell in there, but the friendliness of the staff was second to none! It kinda reminded me of the "Deadliest Catch" - except, instead of using boats, the farmers just back their trucks up and unload!
And finally, I ended this exhausting day in another town to eat my boiled crawfish. It wasn't your typical kind of town, it was Crawfish Town, U.S.A. in Henderson! And boy, were they good!
And I'm Tootie Landry and this is 'Not Necessarily the News'!"
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