All 201 episodes of Julia Child’s ‘The French Chef’ are streaming on Twitch

Twitch—the video streaming service most famous for airing live feeds of people playing games like Counter-Strike and League of Legends—is branching out into the world of food with a cooking channel. To celebrate, it’s playing every single episode of Julia Child‘s The French Chef in one serving. 

The company pulled a similar stunt back in November when it aired nine straight days of Bob Ross’s The Joy of Painting to launch Twitch Creative (the vertical where Twitch Food now lives), but a cooking show is decidedly different from the service’s typical lineup.   

According to the New York Times, the departure is strategic: “It is part of a budding effort by Twitch, acquired by Amazon in 2014 for nearly $1 billion, to cultivate viewers interested in all forms of creativity, whether sewing, sculpture or cooking, not just those who want to watch virtual orcs getting slain.”

The French Chef aired for a decade starting in 1963, clocking in at 201 episodes, all of which will make it to air before Friday, March 18. 

You can watch the stream here.

H/T The New York Times | Screengrab via Twitch/Twitter

Christine Friar

Christine Friar

Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.