I really enjoyed making this video. I was born and raised in New York City, so my knowledge of Louisiana Cajun culture was very little at best when I was a young lad. When this song was released back in 1977, I was a mere 17 years old. When I first heard the song, I didn’t think it quite belonged on the “Ear Candy” album–and further, what the heck does this song mean? Well, now that I’m older and more appreciative of various cultures, I’ve come to learn more about Louisiana Cajun culture and cuisine and that knowledge put this song into perspective.
This song was the only Helen Reddy tune to make its appearance on Billboard’s Country chart–albeit at an abysmal No. 98. “Laissez les Bontemps (sic) Rouler” (the correct French spelling is bon temps [two words]) was released as the B side of “The Happy Girls”. “The Happy Girls” was a huge disappointment for Helen Reddy–it only peaked at No. 57 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1977. “The Happy Girls” charted a bit better (No. 14) on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart–a chart that was very good to Helen whenever the pop chart wasn’t.
I hope everyone who enjoys Cajun culture, crawfish, étouffée, and country music will also enjoy this video.
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This is how we do it down here in Lafayette, Louisiana
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Cajun accordionist Nathan Abshire’s “French Blues”. One of his best songs. Slide is my tribute to a Louisiana crawfish boil. I hope, for you Louisiana natives who have moved away, or a friend of Louisiana culture, you enjoy the music, and can smell and taste the mudbugs.
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Our governor and "representatives" continually utter the same tired rhetoric about our "unique culture" and "our spirit" when confronted with questions about Louisiana’s status as a "bottom-of-the-list" state. The abysmal condition of Louisiana (crime, poverty, healthcare, education, quality of life, etc.) isn’t going to be remedied because of our "joie de vie" or our mardi gras parades.
So quit complaining and collecting evidence and do something to help.
Shreveport-Bossier attractions, dining, events, accommodations and more!
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A few nice Louisiana Cooking images I found:
Image by Adam Melancon
Southern cook books
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This is a how to video on boiling spicy crawfish (crayfish). Heather LaCroix’s newest video in her “Heather’s Outdoor Kitchen” series. Her and her rooster Gumbo cook up some mud bugs to show everyone how she likes her crawfish. Robbie shows everyone how to suck the heads. Amy helps Heather shuck corn.
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This is a short video of my family having a good time cooking crawfish cajun style in Louisiana.
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In New Orleans, indeed throughout Louisiana, the principal outdoor cooking incident uses what most of the country regards as bait, and boils them as an entree. A crawfish boil is to Louisiana what a clambake is to New England. This one, at a local golf tournament, is organized on a gargantuan scale by caterer Axel Stromboe. Butane jets generating some three hundred thousand BTU’s, bring a hundred gallons of water to boil in twenty minutes. Chef Stromboe does a little heating himself with spices measured by the handful.
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Categories: Louisiana Cooking Tags: axel stromboe, boil, cooking a crawfish boil, crawfish, Crawfish boil, great chefs, great outdoor cooking, how to boil crawfish, how to cook crawfish, Louisiana, New Orleans, new orleans crawfish, outdoor cooking