Justin Wilson: Louisiana Humorist and Chef (and this week’s cookbook giveaway!)

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Justin Wilson and his syndicated television series still makes people smile.  It is long gone from the airwaves, but everyone who watched remembers his unique Cajun culture and food of South Louisiana.  The cookbook is filled with authentic Cajun recipes with sprinklings of Justin’s distinctive humor.  Recipes include “Cajunized” Mexican cornbread, a turnip casserole with shrimp, chili with crawfish, hot crab dip, quail in peach brandy sauce, barbecued oysters,  a variety of jambalayas and gumbos, and if you dare, alligator tail in a smoke cooker. 

This is how we remember Justin Wilson, with his signature red suspenders and tie.  He looks like a Southern colonel whose eyebrows dance when he talks.  He was an original who entertained with his cooking, and especially his stories.  Justin was recognized as an ambassador for Cajun culture, and in addition to his cookbooks, he recorded more than a dozen albums of his unique humor. 

Since tomorrow is Mardi Gras, it only makes sense to give away a cookbook by a Louisiana author.  You can have this little gem!  All you have to do is enter the random drawing.  Send your name and email address to [email protected]  by midnight this Friday, March 11th.  I will email the winner over the weekend.  You will love having this book in your library – Justin would say, “I garontee!”
(And a big congratulations to Michelle G. from Minnesota who won last week’s drawing for the Southwestern cooking cookbooks!)


7 Responses to Justin Wilson: Louisiana Humorist and Chef (and this week’s cookbook giveaway!)

  1. March 8, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    I do remember his TV program. Used to watch it frequently.

  2. March 8, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    Oh, I just LOVED Justin! He was too cute, and he showed that cooking was easy and fun long before the Food Network came along. I used to make a really quick, simple dish of his — sausage cooked in wine, served over rice. Gonna have to do that again … it’s been years! Thanks for reminding me … 🙂

  3. April 4, 2017 at 6:44 am #

    Loved the show got to meet him twice when wi worked for Remington Arms

    • April 4, 2017 at 6:47 am #

      How can I order A copy of his cook book

      • April 4, 2017 at 12:23 pm #

        Eddie, you can probably find a copy of Justin’s books on ebay, amazon, or other online sites, and I have sometimes seen them at used book stores, book sales, and antique stores. He was very popular so I bet you will be able to find some. Good luck!

    • April 4, 2017 at 12:21 pm #

      I bet he was a fun person to meet!

  4. May 25, 2017 at 9:04 am #

    I watched him for years . I use a lot of his recipes now. I love his collard green soup recipe Thanks Carl.

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