Here in South Louisiana we are no strangers to putting things in our mouths that people from other parts of the country might cringe at the thought of. We love our crawfish, oysters and alligator too. But now it seems the hot new dish for trendy foodies is something right out of America's past. It's bison.

The majestic beasts are a hot commodity these days, as consumer demand for healthy meat has sent prices soaring. But although bison are what one rancher calls "a self-care animal," most farmers are struggling to increase their herds and keep up with demand.

What are the advantages of eating bison? A simple click below might yield some clues. As for me, I think I will take good old fashioned Lousiana raised beef from local farms and ranches for me, that's whats for dinner.