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To celebrate the launch of its food channel, the online streaming service Twitch is broadcasting Julia Child’s The French Chef in its entirety. That’s 10 years of that voice, all that butter, and the best cooking on TV in one long joyous uninterrupted stretch.
The stream kicked off yesterday at 9pm GMT. As I type, Child is giving pointers on how best to carve your goose. A steaming bird sits on a platter the size of a small car. Child has at it with a large knife and an even larger fork. “And now,” she exclaims, “you can cook your own goose” – the guttural g resonating with her delightful 1960s warble. One episode ends and the next, without a beat, »
- Dale Berning Sawa
A new live stream on Twitch will help its viewers master the art of French cooking. The platform’s food channel will host a four-and-a-half day marathon of The French Chef, a classic cooking show hosted by Julia Child.
Child’s knack for French cuisine (as well as her distinct voice) have allowed her to endure as one of America’s most famous celebrity chefs. While her TV career spanned multiple shows, she is best known for The French Chef, which aired 201 episodes between 1963 and 1973. The show’s Twitch marathon will begin at 5 Pm Est on March 15 and will run continuously until all its episodes are exhausted.
The decision to air The French Chef comes on the heels of Twitch’s successful broadcast of The Joy of Painting. The platform shared all 403 episodes of Bob Ross’ art show last year, and the stream became a surprise hit; over its entire run, »
- Sam Gutelle
It’s a recipe famed television chef Julia Child never imagined: Start with a base of 100 million viewers watching people play video games, mix in a marathon of 50-year-old television episodes, and wait for gaming-cooking mashups to rise. Twitch, an Amazon site best known for live streams of people playing video games, will broadcast a four-day marathon of Child’s pioneering 1960s-era “The French Chef” cooking program as the kickoff for its own food channel. The stunt follows Twitch’s weeklong stream of painting instruction episodes by fellow PBS icon, Bob Ross. That October marathon of Ross’ sedate guidance for »
- Joan E. Solsman
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