From the Back Cover
Justin Wilson made his mark as a storyteller and humorist—a goodwill ambassador of the Cajun culture of South Louisiana. He took a culture slur and made it a label of distinction, proudly identifying himself, and his cooking, as “Cajun.”
Wilson’s twenty-seven comedy albums charmed audiences everywhere, at one point even outselling Elvis Presley. In an extraordinary career spanning more than forty years, he starred in three acclaimed cooking series airing on more than three hundred PBS television stations nationwide. He passed away on September 6, 2001, but the shows he made during his lifetime continue to air on PBS affiliates.
For this final retrospective, Wilson reminisced about times gone by, the recipes he created, and the evolution of his cooking style. He sprinkled in a few healthy and convenient updates, some Louisiana and Cajun history, and his famously funny anecdotes. Complementing these spicy tidbits are photographs that capture the essence of this Cajun cook and humorist. The result is Justin Wilson Looking Back: A Cajun Cookbook, sure to help you “pass a good time.” I GARONTEE!
PELICAN BOOKS BY JUSTIN WILSON
The Justin Wilson Cookbook • Justin Wilson’s Cajun Humor • The Justin Wilson #2 Cookbook: Cookin’ Cajun • Justin Wilson’s Cajun Fables • The Justin Wilson Gourmet and Gourmand Cookbook • More Cajun Humor • Justin Wilson’s Outdoor Cooking with Inside Help • Justin Wilson’s Easy Cookin’: 150 Rib-Tickling Recipes for Good Eating
About the Author
Justin Wilson, always dapper in suspenders and a bow tie, was the author of several books. He starred in three acclaimed cooking series that aired on more than 300 PBS stations nationwide. The Cajun comedian produced 27 comedy albums that charmed audiences and, at one point, even outsold Elvis Presley. Wilson passed away on September 6, 2001, but his spirit lives on through the recipes he shared and the programs he made during his lifetime, which continue to air on PBS affiliates.