Anyone remember Justin Wilson?

United States
February 4, 2007 5:20pm CST
Did any of you used to watch Justin Wilson's cooking show? It was on in our town on Sunday mornings, and I remember that I never missed a show! I dearly loved his show, his jokes, his sense of humor and his wonderful southern cajun recipes! I have many of his cookbooks and still make recipes from them. How about you?
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@jencat70 (82)
• United States
5 Feb 07
" I gare-on-teee!! " i used to love watching the cooking shows on pbs when i was growing up! one of my favorite cooking styles is louisianna cajun and my favorite recipe is chicken snd sausage gumbo. it's very labor intensive so i only make it once or twice a year ( i always make a huge batch for mardi gras and deliver containers to all my friends! ) but it is soooo worth the work!
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• United States
6 Feb 07
I can still hear him to this day! His show used to make me so hungry!!!! That's why I treasure his cookbooks so much, it keeps the recipes alive for me.
• United States
5 Feb 07
Oh my starrs, I was just scrolling through and saw your topic, it's scary my brother called me the other day and asked me to look him up on the internet, he wanted to make his cajun shrimp jambalaya, Justin does have a web site too but couldn't find what my brother was looking for. He use to be on with Julia Childs.
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• United States
5 Feb 07
i have several of his cookbooks, and i do have the recipe your brother is looking for. If he would still like to have it, send me a private message and i'll give you the recipe.
• United States
5 Feb 07
Ok, I would like to have the recipe, but being as I am new here I don't know how to private message you :(
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• United States
6 Feb 07
Check the top of your page and you will see that you have a message. Hope you enjoy it.
@brothertuck (1257)
• United States
18 Apr 07
We gonna have some good eatin' here, GuarOOOOWNTEEEE!!!! Used to watch him as often as I could, besides enjoying cooking and cajun foods, I loved his humor and his accent. I never got any of his cookbooks, nor really tried anything by his recipe, but a couple of his tips and tricks have been included in my cooking. I heard he also did a one man stage show like Gran'Pa Jones, and Will Rogers. A cajun comic, combining stories rather then jokes with his down home wisdom.
• United States
22 Apr 07
yes he was always such a joy to watch, and i looked forward to not only his cooking but his jokes and stories!..thank you
@finlander60 (1775)
• United States
6 Feb 07
My opinion of him was that he really seemed to enjoy cookin' and teaching others how to cook. You had to really pay attention when he told you how to do anything or you would lose something in the dialect. I really enjoyed his brand of humor, too. You have reminded me that I still haven't gotten one of his cookbooks, yet. Thank you for the reminder. I borrowed one of his cookbooks many years ago to make jambalaya, it turned out great, of course.
• United States
6 Feb 07
you know, i have an extensive collection of cookbooks. There are only 2 sets i treasure..one was my mothers set, and the others are his cookbooks. I never made a recipe of his that didn't turn out great!
• United States
5 Feb 07
Hi Samsonskola , can you add me to your friends list so I can send you a message to get the recipe? Please,
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• United States
6 Feb 07
i did that as soon as i got home from work, and your recipe is waiting in your messages. It was my pleasure!
@winky73 (1396)
• United States
5 Feb 07
Oh my gosh.....I used to love watching him.I'm sitting here smiling thinking about all the storys he used to tell.I love watching cooking shows but none of the new ones even come close to that one.I'm just wondering if everybody that responded to this topic would put in a request at PBS to start showing re-runs......it's just a thought....but wouldn't that be wonderful to be able to watch it again. I used to look forward to that show every sunday morning and I miss it very much.
• United States
6 Feb 07
you know, that would be a great idea! it sure wouldn't hurt anything to try! you're right..no one comes close, and I would love to be able to watch those shows again!..thank you for the wonderful idea!
@brimia (6584)
• United States
5 Feb 07
My family used to love watching his show. He was very unique. He was funny, entertaining and sometimes hard to understand with his thick cajun accent. :)
• United States
6 Feb 07
it was, wasn't it?...lol..that is what made him so wonderful!
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I have never watched that show. I never got tv staions other than CBS and NBC till a few years ago.
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• United States
6 Feb 07
what a shame! He was so entertaining and made such wonderful dishes..he was just a good old southern cajun man who really loved cooking and eating.
@loveworld (104)
• China
5 Feb 07
Who is he ?I have forgoten him.
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• United States
5 Feb 07
he was a cajun cook that used to have a tv cooking show..of course, this was before Food Network came along. He was a wonderful man who had a very entertaining show.
@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I wasn't an avid fan of his ...but I have seen his show several times ...I have a great recipe of his ,making cajun chicken gizzards ...they are so delious and tender too ...wow I haven't made them in a while ...lol...is he still alive ??? He is quite old when I saw his show last ...
• Canada
4 Feb 07
Samsonskola!! I can't believe you posted this! LOL I have been trying and trying to remember this guy's name and it's been driving me crazy. I was telling one of my daughter's about this cooking show I used to watch and how I loved the guy's accent and the neat cajun recipes ... but, for the life of me, I couldn't remember who he was. And here you are! :) Thanks for the reminder!
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• United States
5 Feb 07
you are so welcome! guess we think alike, huh? .. even my kids used to like to watch his show with us when they were little. I wish they would bring back reruns! I loved hearing his wonderful stories!
@Sandra06 (430)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I watched him all the time. I loved the way he would say "onions". I miss him.
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• United States
5 Feb 07
i miss him too..i wish they would put his show back on reruns. They just don't have a cook like him on tv anymore. Thanks
• United States
6 Sep 08
oh my. was just talking about him last week. was wondering if i could find copies of his show somewhere. loved him. his recipes were great and his accent was just a dream to listen to. i was wondering, since you have cookbooks if you could maybe try to find a recipe for me?