Thursday, October 29, 2009
Crawfish Quotes in History
1. "Johan Sandstrom of Stockholm, said Swedes like to boil and eat crawfish "with a glass" of aquavit on long summer evenings."
2. "Claude Chagnon, says the minimum length for commercial crayfish is nine centimetres. He said fishermen expect to get $3 to $4 for a kilogram, or about 26 crayfish."
3. "Swedish cooks were plopping the small lobster-like crustaceans into boiling water with dill and other spices, and serving them up cold in heaping bowls to be shelled and washed down with shots of fiery aquavit, before the Cajuns."
4. "Each August much of Sweden goes a little crazy as people celebrate the opening of the crawfish season with parties featuring the boiled crustaceans served with caraway-flavored aquavit and beer."
5. "In Old High German, anything with a shell and legs was called chrebiz. The medieval French pronounced it creviz, and when William of Normandy conquered England in 1052, the term was anglicized to crayfish. In short order, the critter's way of walking earned it the title of crawlfish"
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