February 11, 1963,
the day the very FIRST episode of
The French Chef
The first recipe: Boeuf Bourguignon .
Which by most accounts is a lost episode,the tapes having been taped over…who knew?
Boeuf Bourguignon was reprieved in 1969.Both YouTube and Amazon streaming have likely candidates…….they claim 1963…….
This link will take you to Amazon streaming where you can watch the episode for $1.99.
There was later a companion cookbook
and there are also DVD’s
Season One of The French Chef:
Season 1 Episode Subject S01 (1963) E01 Boeuf Bourguignon (February 11, 1963) S01 E02 French Onion Soup S01 E03 Casserole Roast Chicken S01 E04 The French Omelette S01 E05 Scallops S01 E06 Quiche Lorraine S01 E07 Fruit Tarts S01 E08 Chicken Breasts and Rice S01 E09 Vegetables à la Française S01 E10 Veal Scallops S01 E11 French Salads- Mayonnaise S01 E12 Chicken Livers à la Française S01 E13 Roast Duck à l’Orange S01 E14 Chocolate Mousse and Caramel Custard S01 E15 Pâtés S01 E16 Aspics S01 E17 Bouillabaise S01 E18 Lobster à l’Américaine S01 E19 French Crêpes S01 E20 French Crêpes II – Suzette S01 E21 Steaks and Hamburgers S01 E22 The Potato Show S01 E23 Soufflé on a Platter S01 E24 Dinner in a Pot S01 E25 Pâte à Choux