Brad Makes Crunchy, Half-Sour Pickles | It's Alive | Bon Appétit

  • Published: 14 September 2017
  • Bon Appétit Test Kitchen manager, Brad Leone, is back with episode 14 of It's Alive. Watch as Brad makes his favorite, crunchy, half-sour pickles using a salt brine and a blend of tasty spices. Brad also discusses the solar eclipse, takes a crash course in film history, and recaps his vacation.

    Join Bon Appétit test kitchen manager, Brad Leone, on a wild, roundabout and marginally scientific adventure exploring fermented foods and more. From cultured butter and kombucha, to kimchi and miso, to beer and tepache, learn how to make fermented and live foods yourself.

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Comments • 4 684

  • shar johnson
    shar johnson  17 hours back

    Brad stop talking I want a pickle 💀💀💀

    • Pretty Richie
      Pretty Richie  1 days back

      I just realized that the allicin popup face is Alison Roman.

      • evoandy
        evoandy  2 days back

        Hmmm pickles with no vinegar... skeptical but intrigued.

        • Karolla
          Karolla  2 days back

          I would recomend to cut them up, chop some onion, add vegetable oil, salt, pepper and mix it up. My grandma always made them like that for dinner and I absolutely love it 💜

          • Angela P
            Angela P  2 days back

            Keeping the crunch, that's what I'm looking for. Will try this method. Thanks, Brad !

            • JessieSevenfold
              JessieSevenfold  3 days back

              Is there a more cost effective version of this recipe?

              • Bri P
                Bri P  3 days back

                I love the silly animations on his videos. They make me laugh, keep doing it please.

                • Ray Jiminez
                  Ray Jiminez  3 days back

                  I don't know why this man is so handsome to me 😍

                  • ITS SHOWTIME
                    ITS SHOWTIME  4 days back

                    HE WAS ABLE TO "RELISH" THE MOMENT👍

                    • Ben McCombs
                      Ben McCombs  5 days back

                      I love picturing brad with his eclipse sunglasses starring at the sun with a pickle in one hand and the jar in the other.

                      • Rosa Gasbarro
                        Rosa Gasbarro  5 days back

                        My brother's name is Vinny and I think I need to start calling him Vincenzo now

                        • Mustard Fart
                          Mustard Fart  5 days back

                          This is not how capsaicin works but ok get rid of the green top mate.

                          • Seth Gohn
                            Seth Gohn  6 days back

                            Definitely a good recipe. Minus rose pedals..... Eff that's BS; Been smelling rose water, rose anything for long time. FTBS

                            Also for hot peppers. To get the oil(repells water) off your hands/mouth/whatever, wash w/olive oil or coconut oil. Legit works. Better than anything

                            • My Guiltly Confection
                              My Guiltly Confection  6 days back

                              I thought pickles had vinegar in them, I’m confused 🤷🏼‍♀️

                              • Add E
                                Add E  6 days back

                                "Who gives a sh*t, we got pickles" is a shirt I need.

                                • Morgan Rubal
                                  Morgan Rubal  6 days back

                                  Ugh i keep re watching this and craving pickles!! Hahaha

                                  • Josh Barr
                                    Josh Barr  7 days back

                                    in what way do these become half sour?

                                    • Jesse Aho
                                      Jesse Aho  7 days back

                                      You and vinny should go cat fishing

                                      • Devin Reid
                                        Devin Reid  7 days back

                                        Ferment some peaches, avocados, or something weird. Something you don't typically think should be fermented.

                                        • Kimberly Nowicki
                                          Kimberly Nowicki  7 days back

                                          This guy is funny😂

                                          • Ken Sebastian
                                            Ken Sebastian  1 weeks back

                                            Would be interested to know how you tube decides which videos pop up when you enter your search words. Anyone else notice this?

                                            • Nina R
                                              Nina R  1 weeks back

                                              I am so late to the game (watching a whole bunch of videos in a row) Brad's is so funny and ener3 but the "editing" is what makes the series the BEST!!!!

                                              • Grace Elliot
                                                Grace Elliot  1 weeks back

                                                Brad: I plan to check on them every day for fun
                                                Also Brad: see ya, I’m going on vacation

                                                • Grace Elliot
                                                  Grace Elliot  1 weeks back

                                                  2:30 does anyone else think he sounds a bit like Donald Trump here? 😅

                                                  • spartan1010101
                                                    spartan1010101  1 weeks back

                                                    Listening to him talk about anything is just fun lol

                                                    • Amone Linsamouth
                                                      Amone Linsamouth  1 weeks back

                                                      That editing

                                                      • pollo 4546
                                                        pollo 4546  1 weeks back

                                                        Brad has add

                                                        • Braden Silcott
                                                          Braden Silcott  1 weeks back

                                                          Is there any way you could mix your black garlic with these pickles in some way?

                                                          • Mary Smith
                                                            Mary Smith  1 weeks back

                                                            Is this classified as a probiotic because of the fermentation

                                                            • Derrick Bundy
                                                              Derrick Bundy  1 weeks back

                                                              Very entertaining video. I love pickles

                                                              • 000phill000
                                                                000phill000  2 weeks back

                                                                For pickles, it is a literal waste of time to start it in the refrigerator. 60 - 70 degrees is ideal to get the lactic bacteria started. Leave at least 2 weeks before refrigeration. Or don't! Pickling was created before fridges!

                                                                • Visom136
                                                                  Visom136  2 weeks back

                                                                  My name is Vinny... I have never felt more engaged in anything in my entire life.

                                                                  • Evi Pepers
                                                                    Evi Pepers  2 weeks back

                                                                    I feel like Brad is just Julien Solomita if he had gone to culinairy school

                                                                    • L W
                                                                      L W  2 weeks back

                                                                      I wonder what he's looking at when he randomly looks around.

                                                                      • Best Name
                                                                        Best Name  2 weeks back

                                                                        I was pissed when I watched Citizen Kane and realized family Guy had spoiled the entire story

                                                                        • Applestuff59
                                                                          Applestuff59  2 weeks back

                                                                          3:49 WORLD CLAIRE

                                                                          • Applestuff59
                                                                            Applestuff59  2 weeks back

                                                                            OLD SCHOOL BRAD, HASTN CHANGED!

                                                                            • Graphene
                                                                              Graphene  2 weeks back

                                                                              who's the lovely lady in black in the background? Gorgeous!

                                                                              • Keigo D
                                                                                Keigo D  2 weeks back

                                                                                i miss you vinny

                                                                                • KENDERSON
                                                                                  KENDERSON  2 weeks back

                                                                                  So crazy that Brad Leone invented pickles

                                                                                  • Pierce Markusic
                                                                                    Pierce Markusic  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Vinegar! You forgot the vinegar!

                                                                                    • andie
                                                                                      andie  2 weeks back

                                                                                      clicked on this only so i can finally understand the half-sour saffitz reference

                                                                                      • Diego Dabed
                                                                                        Diego Dabed  2 weeks back

                                                                                        was that pickle rick?

                                                                                        • Marie Cue
                                                                                          Marie Cue  2 weeks back

                                                                                          *wondering if brad smokes weed*
                                                                                          Brad: "certainly still very well"
                                                                                          Got my answer 😫🤣🤣

                                                                                          • Morgan L
                                                                                            Morgan L  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Omg the editing on this one may be one of my favourites. So. Good.

                                                                                            • guuba gaaba
                                                                                              guuba gaaba  3 weeks back

                                                                                              how come there's no half sour saffitz tee shirts ??????

                                                                                              • J Bone
                                                                                                J Bone  3 weeks back

                                                                                                This guy is so entertaining. I wish he was my Uncle. "Uncle Brad" known by everyone, everywhere. Haha

                                                                                                • DLO115
                                                                                                  DLO115  3 weeks back

                                                                                                  What about adding vinegar to the brine. Would that be ok and if so what would the ratio be.