Amuse Bouche

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If you're in south Louisiana and someone says "Pinch the tail, suck the head," here's what you need to know: they're simply trying to teach you the best way to eat a boiled crawfish (or crayfish, as they're known outside Louisiana). And there'll be plenty of that going on at the annual Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival (bbcrawfest.com), held from May 5-7. Nicknamed "mudbugs" because of their natural habitat in the mud of the southern state's bayou or creeks, crawfish were once scorned as food for the poor. Today, however, they've been proudly adopted as a Cajun delicacy. Visitors...

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