Food

Crystal Hot Sauce

Crystal Hot Sauce is still produced by family-owned company Baumer Foods, 92 years after Alvin Baumer bought a fruit syrup company on Tchoupitoulas Street. Included in the purchase was a recipe for Crystal Pure Louisiana Hot Sauce. The rest, as…

It’s Crawfish Time!

The first recorded commercial crawfish harvest was in Louisiana in 1880, when fishermen brought in 23,400 pounds - then valued at $2,140. Today, 120 to 150 million pounds of crawfish are harvested annually, boosting the Louisiana economy to the tune…