Cook and cook and keep on cooking
March 15, 2016 2:35 PM   Subscribe

Bon appétit! Twitch.tv is launching a new Food Channel by marathon streaming all 201 episodes of Julia Child's groundbreaking TV series "The French Chef."

Julia Child on MeFi: Previously. Previously. Previously.

(Her recipe for shark repellent will not be included.)

Previously: Twitch.tv livestreaming Bob Ross
posted by dnash (24 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
 
First you stream a chicken.
posted by Splunge at 3:00 PM on March 15, 2016 [4 favorites]


I'll be in my bunk.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 3:13 PM on March 15, 2016 [6 favorites]


Came here to say: OMG Julia Child AND Bob Ross? Hot damn.

Always save the liver.
posted by Melismata at 3:47 PM on March 15, 2016 [2 favorites]


I don't quite know what to make of the crazy chat stream on the site.

201 episodes, at about 30 minutes each - 6030 minutes, or 100.5 hours, so a little more than four days? Four days of streaming Julia Child. I'm in heaven!
posted by dnash at 3:50 PM on March 15, 2016 [2 favorites]


I loved, in one of the earliest episodes, when she said "Take a perfectly ordinary 20 pound lobster...." It was a different world.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:36 PM on March 15, 2016 [5 favorites]


GG WC
posted by eriko at 4:50 PM on March 15, 2016


[THEME MUSIC]
posted by Talez at 4:51 PM on March 15, 2016


Heaven will be a rotation of Bob Ross, Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, and Mr Rogers.
posted by Celsius1414 at 5:06 PM on March 15, 2016 [8 favorites]


READY TO ROLL! READY TO ROLL!
posted by Talez at 5:06 PM on March 15, 2016


Bring on the roasted potatoes! Bring on the Montrachet!
posted by Talez at 5:08 PM on March 15, 2016


"...and a bit of wine for the cook!" was my favorite JC aside.

I would love to leave this streaming in my house just as background sound/sight/inspiration. What a woman!
posted by wenestvedt at 5:25 PM on March 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Oh god, why did I choose to have children who will distract me from this by wanting attention and food or whatever
posted by middleclasstool at 5:58 PM on March 15, 2016 [9 favorites]


This is good but also remember that there is a lot of JC on YouTube. Just FYI.
posted by LastOfHisKind at 6:18 PM on March 15, 2016


I would LOVE a Plex channel which is just JC On Demand, 24/7.
posted by wenestvedt at 6:23 PM on March 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 6:38 PM on March 15, 2016 [2 favorites]


This is good but also remember that there is a lot of JC on YouTube. Just FYI.

This is true and also you could alternate with Marble Hornets/Slender Man videos to kill your appetite between shows so you don't get hungry and snack too much
posted by middleclasstool at 6:40 PM on March 15, 2016


NewYankeeWorkshop.Twitch.tv
posted by infinitewindow at 7:17 PM on March 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


But Norm is a cheater. Norm has tools no actual human has. Norm has a single router bit that will make a whole grand piano from scrap plywood and costs $17,000.
posted by middleclasstool at 7:43 PM on March 15, 2016 [3 favorites]


I am undaunted by speed runs of Five Nights at Freddy's - that is not the most soul-eviscerating part of any birthday party where fursuited robots attempt to sing.

"Why don't you want to play with me Daddy?" is icewater right down the spine.

"I do but I don't know how because none of the other kids wanted to play with me, so all of my games are by default stupid and worthless. When you play them you are radiant and fun, but you always are and you have friends, so I don't want to mess that up for you," is what I am thinking when I say, "Want to watch a cooking show with Daddy? We'll make it for Mommy!"

The brutal flipside of that is that I don't need Twitch.TV to make that happen.

Google fucked up making vids for a living pretty much forever in the past few years. The hilarious part is that the Goog, and all of their contemporaries, with all of their immense brains contemplating on increasing CPM, think they're not getting the shit end of that stick, when small content providers evaporate for other platforms.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:27 PM on March 15, 2016


Had not expected Twitch to become "videogames PLUS daytime PBS"
posted by GameDesignerBen at 8:37 PM on March 15, 2016 [3 favorites]


Tempted to leave it on to see the "vegetarian" dish that I saw her make once, including two-dozen crepes and a pound of butter. So healthy and light.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 12:07 AM on March 16, 2016


RUINED !kappab
posted by the painkiller at 3:55 AM on March 16, 2016


Julia Child worked for the OSS during World War II and was highly regarded. You can read her declassified personnel report online.
posted by bukvich at 2:28 PM on March 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Comment from the Twitch chat:

"paula deen would have a heart attack if she had to do this with no editing lol"

Exactly! These old shows are all ONE TAKE! And you can tell when she's got extra time at the end and has to find things to keep talking about.
posted by dnash at 4:42 PM on March 16, 2016


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