July, crawling with crawfish

I focused a good chunk of July on a certain vastly under-appreciated local crustacean. Writing about crayfish, trapping them, keeping them alive in coolers, corralling the snapping, frisky little mudbugs into the boiling pot … it all made for delicious week studded with culinary thrills—if you count watching a local creature make the trip from lake to pot to plate to belly in the space of a day a thrill. I do. Read the piece in the Minneapolis Star Tribune if you want to hear my argument for trapping and eating these tasty buggers. Crayfish recipes appear after the article.Crayfish, Crawdads, Mudbugs:

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