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Old 06-21-2018, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Monument,CO
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Dishes like ....crawfish are unheard everywhere except Louisiana.
You might want to study a bit of biology. Crawfish (Crayfish really) are NOT magically confined to Louisiana. Australia has over 100 varieties of local crayfish.
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Old 06-21-2018, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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You might want to study a bit of biology. Crawfish (Crayfish really) are NOT magically confined to Louisiana. Australia has over 100 varieties of local crayfish.
I hadn't noticed that part of his post before. Yeah, Crawfish, Crayfish, Crawdads, they exist in the wild in many places. Including here in upstate NY.

However, he has a point about them being in cuisine. In order to get crawfish as a dish in NY state, you have to go to a place that does Cajun food. Or do it yourself.
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Old 06-21-2018, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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The cultural differences are evident once youve been here. There is a distinct cajun/creole music that is popular. .
There is a type of music that is played here in our area at some of our music festivals that is called: ...ZYDECO.....
Am I correct that it is a type of music that has it's origin from some area in Louisiana?
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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You might want to study a bit of biology. Crawfish (Crayfish really) are NOT magically confined to Louisiana. Australia has over 100 varieties of local crayfish.
DISHES. as in cuisine. Aussies do not eat crawfish. It is not part of other places culinary culture like it is in Louisiana. We put crawfish in and on many dishes. To other places they are just a nuisance.

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There is a type of music that is played here in our area at some of our music festivals that is called: ...ZYDECO.....
Am I correct that it is a type of music that has it's origin from some area in Louisiana?
Yes zydeco originated around New Orleans. Zydeco is a slang thought to be derived from "Les haricots" which means snap beans in french.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:04 AM
 
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I love zydeco music. It is just as unique as it is awesome. Culture in Louisiana is very distinct and individualistic. I think everyone should attempt to experience it.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I hadn't noticed that part of his post before. Yeah, Crawfish, Crayfish, Crawdads, they exist in the wild in many places. Including here in upstate NY.

However, he has a point about them being in cuisine. In order to get crawfish as a dish in NY state, you have to go to a place that does Cajun food. Or do it yourself.
The only other cultures that eat crawfish are the Chinese and the Vietnamese. There are "Viet-Cajun" joints in Houston that boil crawfish but they mainly borrowed the recipe from Cajuns and modified it. In China they serve crawfish cold.

Louisiana (or other Cajun restaurants) is the only place I can get crawfish ettouffee, a crawfish poboy, crawfish monica, crawfish pie, etc... If I'm wrong then please tell me where I can get that in upstate NY?
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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You might want to study a bit of biology. Crawfish (Crayfish really) are NOT magically confined to Louisiana. Australia has over 100 varieties of local crayfish.
Can you give me a link to a restaurant in Australia that boils crawfish?
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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The only other cultures that eat crawfish are the Chinese and the Vietnamese. There are "Viet-Cajun" joints in Houston that boil crawfish but they mainly borrowed the recipe from Cajuns and modified it. In China they serve crawfish cold.

Louisiana (or other Cajun restaurants) is the only place I can get crawfish ettouffee, a crawfish poboy, crawfish monica, crawfish pie, etc... If I'm wrong then please tell me where I can get that in upstate NY?
I don't know if they do it anymore but the Chilis I went to in Elmira back in 2011 had a Crawfish ettouffee. It was alright too.

Occasionally you can find crawfish poboys up here at small family-owned diners.

That's about it though. The only place in the state that has true Cajun food is NYC. That place has literally everything.
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:08 PM
 
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All originated in Canada's Acadia.
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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All originated in Canada's Acadia.
The Acadian cooking was much different than Cajun. The similarities were the Acadians would throw a lot of stuff in a pot just like the Cajuns. Up north that would be potatoes, carrots, cod, green onions, and maybe some corn. It would make a pretty nice stew.

Down south they would throw in rice, shrimp, oysters, onions, bell peppers, celery, garlic, and crawfish.

They used whatever fresh ingredients they could find at the time...
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