Hope you don't have dinner plans, because the streaming site Twitch TV is celebrating the launch of a new food channel with a marathon of Julia Child's PBS cooking show The French Chef. It's running now through Friday.
Shot over a 10-year span between 1963 and 1973, the 201 black and white episodes of The French Chef are being shown to the public for the first time in years. Twitch TV (which is owned by Amazon) plans to follow up the marathon with more streaming cooking shows, which may or may not be fan-generated from the site's user community. The Julia Child marathon is timed to coincide with the 65th anniversary of her graduation from Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris; it's also intended to build on the massive success of the site's weeklong airing of all 400 episodes of Bob Ross's "Joy of Painting" series last fall.
Among the many luxurious recipes you can learn from the Godmother of Food Television in the next few days are Veal for a King, Fish in Monk's Clothing and Tripes à la Mode. You'll also learn techniques such as how to flambé a fish, ragout a goose, and create brunch for a bunch.
Stop what you're doing and watch the magic right now:
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