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Using YouTube for Posterity
By: Jessica E. Vascellaro
“Online video-sharing sites are a magnet for technology-crazed teens, aspiring actors and people who like to show off their pets. Now they are starting to attract another demographic: those people’s grandparents…
Bayla “Bubbe” Sher’s online cooking show “Feed Me Bubbe” has developed a following on video-sharing site Blip.tv and other video sites and has generated thousands of emails from fans, which Ms. Sher, who goes by “Bubbe,” or grandmother in Yiddish, responds to herself.
Ms. Sher and her 23-year-old grandson, Avrom Honig, hatched the idea for the show, which Mr. Honig estimates has been watched more than 200,000 times based on internal logs, as a way to preserve certain family recipes like Bubbe’s sweet and sour meatballs. They have made more than a dozen episodes to date, mapping out scenes and practicing each recipe beforehand.
“It is a great opportunity for us to spend some time together and to share recipes for the future,” says Ms. Sher, who is in her 80s. For Mr. Honig, it offers a chance to showcase his grandmother’s tasty cooking and zestful personality: “I get to share the wonderful feelings Bubbe gives me…with the world.”