Prepare for a Julia Child smorgasbord.
Twitch, the gamer-centric social-video website, is serving up a full-time food channel beginning Tuesday with a four-day marathon of all 201 episodes of Child’s seminal cooking show The French Chef.
The marathon marks the 65th anniversary of Child’s graduation from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, from which she would go on to reshape American food culture and TV with her culinary skills and force of personality.
Called Food, the channel will showcase other cooking-related shows after the marathon and will live in Twitch’s Creative section, which launched in a similar fashion in October with a marathon of Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting. The site first established itself as a destination for videogame enthusiasts.
Bill Moorier, the head of Twitch Creative, said in a statement that the Food channel and marathon were inspired by Twitch’s home-grown cooking community. “Julia Child was the precursor to Twitch’s social cooking movement, making The French Chef show a great reminder about how visionary she was,” he said.
The French Chef marathon begins at 11 a.m. ET.