Brad Uses Moldy Rice (Koji) to Make Food Delicious | It's Alive | Bon Appétit

  • Published: 26 April 2017
  • Bon Appétit test kitchen manager, Brad Leone, is back with episode 6 of "It’s Alive," and this time he’s experimenting with koji-rubbed meats. His koji-rubbed short ribs are a crowd favorite, but will the chicken and "experimental shrimp" be winners too? Join Brad on this marginally scientific adventure to find out!

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  • Daniel
    Daniel  3 days back

    So you shouldn’t touch the mold with your hands but you can eat it?

    • Lorrandis
      Lorrandis  4 days back

      I did a wet age Koji on beef and chicken. Starts testing like a soy sauce marinade but without the salt. The dry age works well too with shio-koji, just doesn't get as much flavour

      • Rose Mari Lundefaret
        Rose Mari Lundefaret  1 weeks back

        Omg!? Did Chris just eat something without smelling it first?

        • Svenulf Skjaldbjörn
          Svenulf Skjaldbjörn  2 weeks back

          I wish they would tell us the temperatures of the storage cabinets they age this stuff in!!!

          • weavrmom
            weavrmom  2 weeks back

            "Tray of carnage".

            • Megan Daniels
              Megan Daniels  4 weeks back

              How was Brad the manager?

              • heykay15
                heykay15  4 weeks back

                5:00 makes me laugh so hard.... camera person gets me.

                • TH3M1K3D
                  TH3M1K3D  4 weeks back

                  3:34 🍑🍑🍑

                  • kenthatfr
                    kenthatfr  4 weeks back

                    The Chris analysis graphics are hilarious.

                    • Thomas Sasik
                      Thomas Sasik  1 months back

                      If the meat is pink its raw wtf

                      • Robert Pyne
                        Robert Pyne  1 months back

                        Why does pro chef's food never stick in stainless or cast iron pans? Everything sticks like sh*t to a blanket in cast iron :(

                        • billybareblu
                          billybareblu  1 months back

                          6:07 Brad's "Me Too" moment.

                          • Ben
                            Ben  1 months back

                            lol i like this guy

                            • velouric
                              velouric  1 months back

                              6:10 who is she?

                              • MrFluckerz
                                MrFluckerz  1 months back

                                I need some unhhhh level editing

                                • Conner O'Leary
                                  Conner O'Leary  1 months back

                                  Why didn't he talk about the beef at the end?

                                  • Jacob Abdo
                                    Jacob Abdo  1 months back

                                    VINNY DID YOU USE VENETIAN SNARES IN THIS VIDEO?!

                                    • DickOswald
                                      DickOswald  1 months back

                                      Was that in a freezer where he stored it in or a fridge?

                                      • Crested Constellations
                                        Crested Constellations  1 months back

                                        Aww i really miss vinny 😔

                                        • Gavin Farmer
                                          Gavin Farmer  1 months back


                                          • Blah Blah
                                            Blah Blah  2 months back

                                            I always want to hear what brad has to say when ever they cut him haha

                                            • Devin
                                              Devin  2 months back

                                              brad ate poop....

                                              • Nut Island
                                                Nut Island  2 months back

                                                mmm yes, Koji, the less known brother of Joji

                                                • DRASTiC
                                                  DRASTiC  2 months back

                                                  Whoever did the edits on this vid needs to be given a raise, cos they're brilliant

                                                  • Eli
                                                    Eli  2 months back

                                                    3:15 kinda disgusting he didn't take those thick veins out

                                                    • Michelle
                                                      Michelle  2 months back

                                                      I love when Brad is celebrating that Claire and Chris like the koji shrimp but then Chris is like it might kill us and Brad goes oh STAHP IT CHRIS

                                                      • soham das
                                                        soham das  2 months back

                                                        I feel like you guys use too much infographic and sfx

                                                        • Cait
                                                          Cait  2 months back

                                                          “I guess most people call you Vincent” 💀

                                                          • Gillian Reilly
                                                            Gillian Reilly  2 months back

                                                            Can someone explain the science on why this is safe? Especially for the chicken and shrimp?

                                                            • Faith Rich Fidler
                                                              Faith Rich Fidler  2 months back

                                                              Hey Brad, have you done anything with corn smut? I know some countries, they prepare it in fine-dining restaurants, but other countries, it's a disease. What do you say??

                                                              • yamaoka
                                                                yamaoka  2 months back

                                                                Brad reminds me of Jim from The Office lol , i cant be the only one

                                                                • Jo Piagalis
                                                                  Jo Piagalis  3 months back

                                                                  Some people like that charred flavour
                                                                  Some people call it burnt

                                                                  • Kristin C
                                                                    Kristin C  3 months back

                                                                    Brad has given Claire SO many grey hairs since this was filmed.

                                                                    • mrmattjkim
                                                                      mrmattjkim  3 months back

                                                                      who's the chef in the background at 4:00, 4:19, 4:36 and white sweater at 6:08?

                                                                      • kitnoki
                                                                        kitnoki  3 months back

                                                                        We are all Vinny.

                                                                        • Lori
                                                                          Lori  3 months back

                                                                          Ahahah the editing is AWESOME on every video men .... good job Vin if you'r doing that as well

                                                                          • Fiorella Boschetti
                                                                            Fiorella Boschetti  3 months back

                                                                            the editing always gets me, love it!

                                                                            • SpartanOdyssey
                                                                              SpartanOdyssey  3 months back

                                                                              The chicken, ehhhaeyehahheahheyyy we'll be fine

                                                                              • Rebekah York
                                                                                Rebekah York  3 months back

                                                                                the editor to this series deserves a raise...

                                                                                • Joel Arreola
                                                                                  Joel Arreola  3 months back

                                                                                  Of course Brad is the only one who calls Vinny, Vinny

                                                                                  • Harris Jai
                                                                                    Harris Jai  3 months back

                                                                                    I want Brads babies! 😂😍👅

                                                                                    • kalamaron i
                                                                                      kalamaron i  3 months back

                                                                                      What if Vinny doesn't actually exist and Brad is just talking to his imaginary friend and all the other kitchen staff have just been told to indulge him but they've been going along with it for so long they're starting to believe in Vinny too.

                                                                                      Yea, think about it.

                                                                                      • Heaven Lewis
                                                                                        Heaven Lewis  3 months back

                                                                                        Chris just put something in his mouth before smelling it

                                                                                        • Ser Garlan Tyrell
                                                                                          Ser Garlan Tyrell  3 months back

                                                                                          5 day old raw chicken stored covered in mouldy rice?

                                                                                          I'm going to pass on this one...

                                                                                          • Thomas Sutton
                                                                                            Thomas Sutton  3 months back

                                                                                            I wish i lived in brad's world where 10 bucks a pound was cheap

                                                                                            • Wayne Warmack
                                                                                              Wayne Warmack  4 months back

                                                                                              I love these videos! I have become dangerously addicted to them! EXCEPT when you say the Savior's name irreverently. It's great fun here until you do that. I flinch, I cringe. Brad, man, don't do that, OK?

                                                                                              • Chris J C
                                                                                                Chris J C  3 months back

                                                                                                Jesus christ, he can say whatever he wants.

                                                                                            • Jerry Feng
                                                                                              Jerry Feng  4 months back

                                                                                              Hey Brad, where'd you get the saya for your Kramer?

                                                                                              • AudreyN
                                                                                                AudreyN  4 months back

                                                                                                tragically, after this episode, claire and chris were never heard from again