Sunday, June 1, 2008

Da Crawfish Boil

The crawfish boil, as you can see, is a very social event. Every one crowded around, picking, eating and conversing in a hive of activity. The signature of the haute cuisine is the newspaper strewn table -- makes it easier to clean up, just roll it up and toss it in a garbage bag. It is impossible for anyone around the table to be a stranger at one of these feast. It's a true New Orleans event, though this one was Saturday at my brother Ted's house in Baton Rouge where we held a Buser family reunion.

9 comments:

Lynette said...

This is a splendid photo, Steve. I love what you've done with it. I also have enjoyed browsing your recent posts, too.

Sakiwi said...

Beautiful colour manipulation.

ptowngirl said...

Wonderful capture and contrast!

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Halcyon said...

Love the effect you have put on this photo. We had a crawfish boil with our friends from Germany. They really enjoyed it!

Professor said...

This is a great great photo- like a piece of art work! AND it sounds like so much fun!

Bernie said...

Wow, I haven't been to one of those since I moved from N.O. thirty years ago. I bet that paper is a Times Picayune. And the picture is so vivid. I can almost hear someone in the background pouring a Dixie and saying "suck dem heads."

Rambling Round said...

A perfect picture of that Louisiana culture!

Layrayski said...

That photo looks so much fun. Reminds me of Filipino- get- together- activities, and eating with bare hands--Yummy!

Andrée said...

Those are huge! Ours are like half the size. And while I know people eat them, until this photo I never knew why (half a bite?). Great photo.