If you missed it, The Bobbie Faye Fais Do-Do Crawfish Boil and Author Shindig to celebrate Wordsmiths Books first anniversary was a terrific evening. After several thunderstorms earlier in the day threatened to spoil the fun, the skies cleared and we had as near perfect an evening in June as one could ask for to boil crawfish. A few glitches on my end of the proceedings slowed us down a little, but it all worked for the best in the end. On the new schedule, the crawfish were ready just as the events inside the store finished.
Since I was tending the pot, I missed the author events in the store. By all accounts, I missed out. Author Toni McGee Causey came out and taught an impromptu Crawfish Eating 101 class.
Toni teaches the proper technique as I maniacally add more food to the table
I had a great time talking to everyone who happened to wander by about crawfish, New Orleans, books, and just about everything else. It was especially enjoyable getting to meet some other local bloggers. Barbara from Publicly Available Angst had some nice things to say on her blog. The inDECATUR blog also featured a nice report on the proceedings. I found the accompanying picture to be an especially humorous/not especially flattering picture of me doing my thing.
After the fact, Wordsmiths Russ, a strict vegetarian, found a link to a Chinese company that sells “vegetarian crawfish”.
Sure doesn’t look too appetizing. Here’s the marketing copy:
Specifications: The natural foodstuff is refined from natural powder of Konjac, which regard as man raw material. It contains rich edible staple, KGM, and many kinds amino acid, low fat, no cholesterol; taste is refreshment, profitable health. It can be called the scavenger of human body.
I’ll be sure to order plenty for next year’s boil so Russ can join in.