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 • 4 692

  • battra92
    battra92  3 hours back

    How can he not know Citizen Kane or Orson Welles?

    • yesidoskate
      yesidoskate  13 hours back

      hmm no vinegar?

      • Phoenix
        Phoenix  19 hours back


        • Kezziaah
          Kezziaah  19 hours back

          Anyone else got this in their recommendations recently?😂

          • Rachel Shaag
            Rachel Shaag  21 hours back

            Oh my gawd the brooklyn accent 🤦‍♀️

            • ged glass
              ged glass  2 days back

              ya can watch you know da television or you tube on da television vinny!!!

              • shar johnson
                shar johnson  3 days back

                Brad stop talking I want a pickle 💀💀💀

                • Pretty Richie
                  Pretty Richie  3 days back

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

                  • evoandy
                    evoandy  4 days back

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

                    • Karolla
                      Karolla  4 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  4 days back

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

                        • JessieSevenfold
                          JessieSevenfold  5 days back

                          Is there a more cost effective version of this recipe?

                          • Bri P
                            Bri P  5 days back

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

                            • Ray Jiminez
                              Ray Jiminez  5 days back

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

                              • ITS SHOWTIME
                                ITS SHOWTIME  6 days back

                                HE WAS ABLE TO "RELISH" THE MOMENT👍

                                • Ben McCombs
                                  Ben McCombs  7 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  7 days back

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

                                    • Mustard Fart
                                      Mustard Fart  7 days back

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

                                      • Seth Gohn
                                        Seth Gohn  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

                                          • Add E
                                            Add E  1 weeks back

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

                                            • Morgan Rubal
                                              Morgan Rubal  1 weeks back

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

                                              • Josh Barr
                                                Josh Barr  1 weeks back

                                                in what way do these become half sour?

                                                • Jesse Aho
                                                  Jesse Aho  1 weeks back

                                                  You and vinny should go cat fishing

                                                  • Devin Reid
                                                    Devin Reid  1 weeks back

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

                                                    • Kimberly Nowicki
                                                      Kimberly Nowicki  1 weeks 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  2 weeks back

                                                                    Brad has add

                                                                    • Braden Silcott
                                                                      Braden Silcott  2 weeks back

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

                                                                      • Mary Smith
                                                                        Mary Smith  2 weeks back

                                                                        Is this classified as a probiotic because of the fermentation

                                                                        • Derrick Bundy
                                                                          Derrick Bundy  2 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