Fat Tuesday – a perfect celebration of easy Cajun cuisine
At age 84, Cajun cook Justin Wilson, famous for his New Orleans cuisine cookbooks and a popular PBS TV cooking show in the 1980s, visited Northwest Indiana in October 1998 to promote his final published cookbook. (PBS TV Archive) PUBLISHED BY THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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NATIVE SON Justin E. Wilson –“I Garontee” Justin Wilson was born in 1914 in Roseland, Louisiana, the second youngest of seven children of Harry D. Wilson the Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry from 1916 to 1948 and a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. Mr. Harry was of Welsh decent…
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Justin’s programs on CBS, as well as his PBS show Louisiana Cookin’ helped to popularize a style of cooking that most of America didn’t always have access to. Viewers were regaled with stories, jokes, music, poetry, and, most importantly, cooking! When Justin told his viewers “I Garontee,” he made them feel like family. Our goal is to do the same thing, offering Justin’s recipes, cookbooks, music, seasonings, and other fine food products to everyone.