I've never been one to shy away from any culinary experience. My philosophy has always been "When in Rome......................". Our host is from New Orleans and the Crawfish Boil is a tradition in his family. Not being from the south myself - I didn't have a clue what to expect.
Crawfish are freshwater creatures and you cook them much the same way that you do lobsters - live! I didn't arrive soon enough to witness that part - just as well. At any rate, you boil the craw fish in a big pot of water with Cajun spices, potatoes, lemons and corn. The traditional way to serve it is to put down some newspapers on a large table, drain the water off the craw fish, potatoes and corn and pour it all out onto the table. Everyone steps up to the table and digs in - no plates or utensils required. Don't wear nice clothes though - this is a fun but messy process.
Photo - Kyle LeBlanc Crawfish Farms