Mardi Gras, in the South, signals the opening of my second favorite season, crawfish season (football season would be a southerner’s first favorite). These tasty little mud dwellers have been a part of southern history since the merging of Native American and European culture in Louisiana centuries ago. Throwing a crawfish boil is a rich Southern Tradition that brings comfort food and friends together to enjoy the outdoors before the sweltering heat and humidity, of the deep south, drives us all back indoors to our other southern heritage, “Air Conditioning”. In honor of this great season, now part of a recurring annual event, The Hungry Southerner and friends throw a crawfish boil to enjoy the spring weather and spread our Southern Traditions with those that haven’t been a part of this great cultural food event. Here is the “Southerner’s Guide” to a great crawfish boil.