Brad Makes Cultured Butter | It's Alive | Bon Appetit

  • Published: 03 December 2016
  • Bon Appétit test kitchen manager, Brad Leone, is back with episode 2 of "It’s Alive," and this time he’s taking you to school, making tangy, creamy, salty cultured butter. Will it be boring? Nope. Is the process scientifically accurate? Maybe. Will there be jokes and made-up words? Most likely. Will you learn about butter? Of course. Get those churning hands ready, buy some buttermilk, cream, and grab some bread. It’s Butter. It’s Alive.

    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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  • Wayne Starr
    Wayne Starr  5 days back

    Dude, i live with 10 miles of 2 dairys could hook ya up

    • nabilags
      nabilags  6 days back

      After he left the cream for 2 days, isn't it going to be yoghurt instead?

      • Janani Siva
        Janani Siva  6 days back

        I laughed too much at the cream coloured cream

        • Jack Fuller
          Jack Fuller  1 weeks back

          The editing on these makes them so good

          • TheChloclo
            TheChloclo  1 weeks back

            Brad says butter in French about as well as he says wourder in English :)

            • myfairy talegimail
              myfairy talegimail  2 weeks back


              • The Grahams
                The Grahams  2 weeks back

                for the culture.

                • Damon Collins
                  Damon Collins  2 weeks back

                  LMAO... You explain how to make "ice whudter" but nothing about what "kefir" is. I looked it up and know now, maybe more recipes that use kefir more.

                  • James W
                    James W  3 weeks back

                    "Look at that. It's not white, it's cream. The colour of cream."

                    Can we get a poet laureate award for Brad Leone over here please?

                    • Joie Ver
                      Joie Ver  3 weeks back


                      Powerful stuff

                      • Drew Bendel
                        Drew Bendel  3 weeks back

                        Hey brad i got a raw milk guy for you in the nycity area dm me if youre interested

                        • Omnia Ali
                          Omnia Ali  4 weeks back

                          How much of a difference does this really make when ur cooking with it?

                          • Lilly Henriksen
                            Lilly Henriksen  4 weeks back

                            Watching each of the videos is what a really good acid trip sounds like

                          • Splatter punk
                            Splatter punk  4 weeks back

                            Did Brad just say the word "behoove"?

                            • Estéfano Alfredo Pavan Gonçalves

                              Can you use the buttermilk as a culture starter in the next batch?

                              • Keane Ellis
                                Keane Ellis  4 weeks back

                                Where does brad get his aprons?

                                • Connor Courtney
                                  Connor Courtney  1 months back

                                  Raw milk is legal here in California. But I don't think it can be shipped out of state.

                                  • Melissa Velasquez
                                    Melissa Velasquez  1 months back

                                    The color of cream haha

                                    • Snickidy Snack
                                      Snickidy Snack  1 months back

                                      How is this man the test kitchen manager?

                                      • Sina Ala
                                        Sina Ala  2 months back

                                        Brad is a scatterbrained genius, and I love it! Great video.

                                        • Hush
                                          Hush  2 months back

                                          If I was approved for make-a-wish I'd wish to hangout and cook with Brad for a day. His personality really brings joy to my heart

                                          • joelouis321
                                            joelouis321  2 months back

                                            Nice to see Brad's French pronunciation is as bad as his English. All is right.

                                            • horriblehime
                                              horriblehime  2 months back

                                              i once wanted to whip cream by hand and accidentally created butter
                                              idk how
                                              it was freshly bought but i ended up with butter

                                              • Ella Camville
                                                Ella Camville  4 weeks back

                                                Happened to me too, once--basically, the difference between "Very fluffy whipped cream" and "Whoops that's butter" is about 3 seconds worth of whipping. You can overshoot pretty easily, especially if the cream is Very Cold when you're doing it. But hey, now you have butter.

                                            • Korean Pathfinder
                                              Korean Pathfinder  2 months back

                                              You let a few times slip by of him saying "wourder" without making fun of it. I almost thought you were going to make it through the entire video. lol

                                              • Abraham
                                                Abraham  2 months back

                                                "Good idea, Knowlton. That's why you get the big bucks, beb."

                                                • Izzy Cole
                                                  Izzy Cole  2 months back

                                                  Has anyone else seen the Mrs Crocombe (English heritage) making butter video - it’s interesting to see how the tools may have changed but the process essentially hasn’t

                                                  • Kattie Mcfarlin
                                                    Kattie Mcfarlin  2 months back

                                                    Yes! Just watched it today! Interesting. Love it.

                                                • Okhan Orhan
                                                  Okhan Orhan  3 months back

                                                  Brad's pronunciation of "beurre" sounds more like "beuh" which is French slang for weed.

                                                  • Sleeve Dapper
                                                    Sleeve Dapper  3 months back

                                                    So Vinny couldn't let Brad know that there were measuring marks on the jar? We watched him pour one cup at a time into a needless measuring cup... Vinny missed a prime opportunity to break balls.

                                                    • ZLDL
                                                      ZLDL  3 months back


                                                      • Not A Chili-Head
                                                        Not A Chili-Head  3 months back

                                                        Amazing edits.

                                                        • Matthew Boatright
                                                          Matthew Boatright  3 months back

                                                          I bet if your name is Vinny/Vin this is very immersive. Better than porn with the gal screaming your name 😂.

                                                          • Justin Time
                                                            Justin Time  3 months back

                                                            Oh boy, this video is so old :((

                                                            • Elizabeth Shaw
                                                              Elizabeth Shaw  3 months back

                                                              I care! When I lived in Morocco we used to buy what was called Farmers butter at stalls in the market. You had to bring it home and paddle it and squeeze it and get all of the water out that you could. It came with quite a bit of water it looked like what you doing in the bowls work out the buttermilk. It was the best butter ever and after about 3 days it was a little sour and even better! :-)

                                                              • Robert Hoffer
                                                                Robert Hoffer  3 months back

                                                                Excellent tutorial. However it's pronounced "keh-fear" with the accent on the second syllable - not like Kiefer Sutherland.

                                                                • Jeffrey Wendt
                                                                  Jeffrey Wendt  2 months back

                                                                  He can't pronounce "water", so you're really asking a lot.

                                                              • bw2082
                                                                bw2082  3 months back

                                                                Gabby did well from kitchen assistant to manager

                                                                • kalex888
                                                                  kalex888  3 months back

                                                                  Lol, he is putting out misinformation regarding the French pronunciation of beurre. Also, wala is not a thing, it's voilà....also a French word.

                                                                  • Maximilian Schuhmann
                                                                    Maximilian Schuhmann  3 months back

                                                                    He's missing that R when saying butter in french

                                                                    • etherealone
                                                                      etherealone  3 months back

                                                                      Someone get this poor guy a spatula

                                                                      • M
                                                                        M  3 months back

                                                                        is .. is that Charlie from it's always Sunny...? close ur eyes you'll swear it's Charlie as a chef somehow. please do a video on milk steak

                                                                        • XxLiltingxX
                                                                          XxLiltingxX  3 months back

                                                                          Kitchen Assistant ---> Kitchen Manager gooo Gabby 👏👏🙌

                                                                          • Shannon Geiger
                                                                            Shannon Geiger  3 months back

                                                                            I can’t even eat dairy. I’m just here for the Brad.

                                                                            • Amanda Davis
                                                                              Amanda Davis  3 months back

                                                                              No ones going to mention the horrible food safety that just happened with that ice scoop? ....

                                                                              • Greenbit5721
                                                                                Greenbit5721  3 months back

                                                                                Vinny, I love how aggressive you are with your editing. please keep up the meme work.

                                                                                • K
                                                                                  K  3 months back

                                                                                  Vinny doesn’t edit, Matt Hunziker does

                                                                              • GothicTech
                                                                                GothicTech  3 months back

                                                                                watching Brads videos while I should be looking for job while watching I have Brad's job xb

                                                                                • Caroline johnson
                                                                                  Caroline johnson  3 months back

                                                                                  Is the jar left in a pantry or a cooler for those couple of days

                                                                                  • Tina Alexandra
                                                                                    Tina Alexandra  3 months back

                                                                                    The obvious clipping out of Claire had me weak

                                                                                    • Zuzka Malá
                                                                                      Zuzka Malá  4 months back

                                                                                      I am 8 seconds in and it is already a wild ride 👏🏼

                                                                                      • Cori Laatsch
                                                                                        Cori Laatsch  4 months back

                                                                                        I feel like Brads chaotic energy would be much lessened if not for the editing. Props to editors and Brad for making the perfect team 😆