Justin Wilson Cajun Cooking on PBS

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Luke The Drifter, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. Luke The Drifter

    Luke The Drifter Forum Resident Thread Starter

    United States
    The Bob Ross thread inspired me to start this one. Like many, I only got a couple of channels and one was PBS. My favorite show that was not for kids was Justin Wilson's cooking show. Any other fans here?

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  2. Dark Mavis

    Dark Mavis Forum Resident

    Houston, TX
    How y'all are, I'm glad for you to see me I guar-ooon-tee.

    Loved the dude. Watched him every Saturday evening.
  3. Bertly

    Bertly formerly known as "Berty"

    I remember saying shicken as a child and even as an adult. Now I remember why...And cayenne pepper, ohn-yohn-garlic.
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  4. Pete Sorbi

    Pete Sorbi Well-Known Member

    the Ninja Turtles had an alligator character on the 1980s cartoon ....early 90s maybe....and I remember being aware that it sounded just like the Cajun guy on PBS.....to the point where whoever did the character (I remember wondering if it was him) used Justin as a reference point for the alligator dude...he might even have said gaaar-oon-teeee
  5. Pete Sorbi

    Pete Sorbi Well-Known Member

    30 seconds in - he DOES say it -
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  6. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

    I love him . I used to watch that show all the time and they used to have an ad for his story-telling cassettes. I sent away for a couple and they were great. I think you can still get some of his albums plus a lot of it is on youtube. Great stuff.
  7. Ginger Ale

    Ginger Ale Forum Resident

    New York
    He was GREAT!

  8. I remember his show. My dad enjoyed it.
    Wouldn't Justin put mayonnaise in just about every dish?
  9. johnod

    johnod Well-Known Member

    I always liked him whenever I'd catch a show.
  10. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Senior Member

    Alpine, TX
    A cuppa wine!

    Loved Justin. Yeah that and bob Ross were musts, a lot of fun.
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  11. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

    Leatherhead is so sad you forgot his name.

  12. driverdrummer

    driverdrummer Forum Resident

    Irmo, SC
    How y'all are?
  13. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
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  14. timind

    timind Forum Resident

    Brownsburg, IN USA
    Watched his show regularly when I lived in Louisiana. And AFRTS carried him when I was stationed in Greece, he was a favorite there as well.
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  16. forthlin

    forthlin Forum Resident

    What a character he was! Did anybody here ever try his recipes?
  17. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    I don't think it was possible to follow his recipes, unless you were born within 50 miles of him.
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  18. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Member Of The Midnight Society

    Greater St. Louis
    I used to watch the show.
  19. Dave Garrett

    Dave Garrett Well-Known Member

    Houston, TX
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  20. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Forum Resident

    Mid Atlantic
    I taped his Santa's Vacation recital off the radio many years go when it was being played on an alternative radio station at Christmas of course. One of a kind.
  21. pocofan

    pocofan Well-Known Member

    Quite the comedian as well.
  22. milankey

    milankey Forum Resident

    Kent, Ohio, USA
    I forgot about that guy, thanks for reminding me.
  23. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Forum Resident

    I have a first edition of his book. I have had it since the early 70's.
  24. My mom and I used to watch JooStan every Saturday afternoon.
    I always liked how he would mention something about "those of you that don't believe that's that's a tablespoon.."than he would show everyone in the audience how close he was,and they would applaud.
    Than when we was done cooking,he'd sit down at the table with a big glass of wine and take a bite;"MMMMMmmmm!!"

    I think he also was featured in TV commercial for Ruffles potato chips.
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  25. woody

    woody Well-Known Member

    charleston, sc
    Loved watching his show. It helped usher in the La cuisine craze of the late 80s. His cookbook was my second One after the Joy of Cooking.

    I remember needing to make a roux and figured his book would have a recipe. I was about 22 at the time and did not really know what I was doing cooking. Turns out the recipe I followed was for a similarly named potato soup recipe. Needless to say, but that was not a very good gumbo.

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