EAST TEXAS- When spring time rolls around in the Pineywoods, East Texans start craving crustaceans! Crawfish are deeply rooted in East Texas and Louisiana culture, dating all the way back to the native Americans and the early European settlers. Abundant in the swamps and marshes across the Deep South, crawfish were a favorite food of early residents. Centuries later, crawfish season is still exciting, with crawfish boils and backyard parties- a time-honored tradition. Crawfish, mudbugs, crawdads, crayfish… Call them what you will, but the prolific Cajun delicacy is once again on the menu throughout the region!