Rice paddys and crawfish farms go together like rice and étouffée
Agriculture is the practice of breeding, rearing, and harvesting fish, shellfish, plants, algae and other organisms in all types of water environments. On the East Coast, paddy fields and mangrove fields are converted into shrimp farms, while the West Coast, which protects mangrove fields, is more likely to convert idle plantations or paddy fields into shrimp producing fields.
The rice industry traveled south from the Carolinas to Louisiana with Acadian settlers. In Louisiana, rice paddys (an irrigated crop) are often converted to crawfish farms. (Photo by New York Times)
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Fish is an appetite suppressant, health benefits of crawfish & other good news
An increasing awareness of health issues in the United Kingdom is making consumers consider more carefully what they eat and as a result, fish and shellfish could–and should–benefit from this.
It is a little-known fact that fish is an appetite suppressant. Trials have shown that eating fish stopped people feeling hungry sooner than other protein foods such as beef and chicken.
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Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants and Seafood Market are supporters of the local fishing communities and the Gulf economy and have been serving fresh Louisiana seafood for more than 50 years. Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants serve certified “Authentic Louisiana Wild” seafood daily at both of their locations in Bucktown and the French Quarter. Find out what seafood is in season in the spring months.
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ENJOY Louisiana Seafood at the peak of freshness
There’s a growing trend to eat locally whether purchasing fruit, vegetables and herbs from your farmers market, choosing meat, fowl and eggs from nearby farms, or buying domestic seafood to put on your kitchen table. By eating local you’re helping boost the local economy and eating fresher, healthier and tastier food because it spends less time in transit from farm to table.
Here in Louisiana, we’re lucky enough to be in proximity to some of the best seafood in the world harvested from the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana waterways.
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Author Ann Benoit publishes new book featuring top seafood restaurants
One of the many charms of New Orleans and its surrounding areas is its bounty of restaurants, especially those known for their seafood. An area favorite is Deanie’s Seafood, whose reputation as a well-loved eating establishment has kept the Chifici family running it successfully for 33 of its 50+ years.
Deanie’s has earned its place in New Orleans’ Best Seafood Restaurants by award-winning author Ann Benoit, a new book published by Pelican Publishing and released this month on Amazon.com. Benoit also has published New Orleans Best Ethnic Restaurants as well as Broussard’s Restaurant and Courtyard Cookbook, both of which received the Editor's Choice for Top 20 Louisiana Cookbooks for Great American Eats - Amazon's Favorite Cookbooks Coast to Coast.
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It’s becoming more widely known and appreciated that food tastes best when it’s in season and buying domestically is important for a number of reasons. That goes for fruits, veggies and one of our biggest assets here in South Louisiana, Gulf seafood.
We are lucky to live in a region with one of the biggest sources of some of the best-tasting seafood in the world. Louisiana is one of the largest suppliers of seafood in the nation. The Gulf Coast produces 70 percent of the nation’s oysters, 69 percent of domestic shrimp, is a leading producer of domestic hard and soft-shell blue crabs and represents 20 percent of all domestic seafood consumed in the U.S.
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Season’s predictions: when to get your expertly seasoned Louisiana crawdads
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Deanie's staff share favorite New Orleans holiday traditions
Dec. 3 2014 - At Deanie’s Seafood, we believe there is nothing like the holidays in New Orleans. From Christmas in the Oaks at City Park to holiday concerts at St. Louis Cathedral and the French Quarter adorned in lights, New Orleans is a magical place to get into the holiday spirit.
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October is National Seafood Month and Deanie’s is celebrating with our outdoor fall concert series Bucktober Fridays. Celebrate with us every Friday In October at Deanie’s in Bucktown with great local live music, a full menu of fresh Louisiana seafood plus Charbroiled Oysters grilled to order! There are so many reasons to support seafood this month, especially the Gulf seafood of our region.
Deanie's Barbeque Shrimp, made with Jumbo Gulf-caught shrimp
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METAIRIE—September 30, 2014—Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants & Seafood Market will celebrate National Seafood Month with its flavorful third-annual Bucktober fall concert series.
Enjoy the cool evenings of October with great local music and fresh Louisiana seafood at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave. in Metairie, during Bucktober Fridays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday in October. Featuring Deanie’s full menu plus Charbroiled Oysters grilled to order, Bucktober Fridays is Deanie’s free outdoor concert series celebrating local sounds and seafood at a New Orleans original and one of “New Orleans’ Best Seafood Restaurants” (Gambit Weekly Best of Awards 2014). Information is available at Deanies.com/Bucktober. Updates and details on #Bucktoberfridays is available on Deanie’s Facebook page and on Twitter.
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