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It's time to start thinking about crawfish boils. I've been to one already this year and I am sure there will be others. Depending on who you ask, most folks have special secrets for making their crawfish taste just right.

If you were to attend a crawfish boil with my family, you would find some special food items in the pot. Of course we always do the corn and potatoes, garlic and onion, but we also put in oranges, lemons and whole artichokes. Now we always fight over the artichokes when they come out of the pot. They are so delicious. Every now and then, we put whole mushrooms in the pot. Those are popular at any crawfish boil. What do you put in your crawfish pot to make the mudbugs taste unique?