Mazeltov to Avrom Hoenig of Chalutz Productions — while it’s not exactly The Food Network, my personal favorite web cooking show Feed Me Bubbe will be airing via cable and satellite today. It will be on CN8, “The Comcast Channel” at noon and on DirecTV’s “The Art of Living” at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm on the East Coast.
Come to think of it, maybe geriatric1927 isn’t such an anomaly after all. Who has the kind of time, disposable income and access to free labor to create video content on the cheap? Retirees, that’s who. The Foxfire book series proved that there’s not only public interest but sustainable revenue in using technology to pass the traditions of our elders on. Video is the perfect medium to make a direct connection, and online distribution well-suited to the preservation of obscure traditions.