Brought To You By Rapides Parish Library
As the temperatures warm and preparations for crawfish boils begin, reading and research may not be at the top of your to-do list. You should definitely make a pre-boil visit to your library, though, because we have great resources to put some “spring” in your step and some Louisiana crawfish facts on your mind!
Looking for a little history on crawfish and their role in Louisianans’ survival? Check out The Crawfish Book: the Story of Man and Mudbugs Starting in 25,000 B.C. and Ending with the Batch Just Put on to Boil by Glen Pitre or Louisiana Crawfish: a Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean by Sam Irwin.
Need some recipes for those leftovers? Jambalaya, Crawfish Pie, File Gumbo: Cajun and Creole Cuisine by Todd-Michael St. Pierre has you covered.
Maybe you are new to the area and or just want some fun stories for the whole family? Check out any of the beloved Clovis the Crawfish tales available at your library branch location. Your library has tales of Clovis’s adventures with friends including Petit Papillon, Etienne Escargot, Fedora Field Mouse, and more!
So, when you get invited to enjoy that spicy Louisiana delicacy, prepare your palate with some knowledge and get ready to share some hot facts and seasoned stories with your friends and family this spring courtesy of your Rapides Parish Library!