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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  • Devin
    Devin  2 days back

    brad ate poop....

    • Nut Island
      Nut Island  5 days back

      mmm yes, Koji, the less known brother of Joji

      • DRASTiC
        DRASTiC  7 days back

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

        • Eli
          Eli  1 weeks back

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

          • Michelle
            Michelle  3 weeks 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  3 weeks back

              I feel like you guys use too much infographic and sfx

              • Cait
                Cait  3 weeks back

                “I guess most people call you Vincent” 💀

                • Gillian Reilly
                  Gillian Reilly  3 weeks back

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

                  • Faith Rich Fidler
                    Faith Rich Fidler  3 weeks 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  3 weeks back

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

                      • Jo P
                        Jo P  4 weeks back

                        Some people like that charred flavour
                        Some people call it burnt

                        • Kristin C
                          Kristin C  1 months back

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

                          • mrmattjkim
                            mrmattjkim  1 months back

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

                            • kitnoki
                              kitnoki  1 months back

                              We are all Vinny.

                              • Lori
                                Lori  1 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  1 months back

                                  the editing always gets me, love it!

                                  • SpartanOdyssey
                                    SpartanOdyssey  1 months back

                                    The chicken, ehhhaeyehahheahheyyy we'll be fine

                                    • Rebekah York
                                      Rebekah York  1 months back

                                      the editor to this series deserves a raise...

                                      • Joel Arreola
                                        Joel Arreola  1 months back

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

                                        • Harris Jai
                                          Harris Jai  1 months back

                                          I want Brads babies! 😂😍👅

                                          • kalamaron i
                                            kalamaron i  1 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 Germain
                                              Heaven Germain  2 months back

                                              Chris just put something in his mouth before smelling it

                                              • Ser Garlan Tyrell
                                                Ser Garlan Tyrell  2 months back

                                                5 day old raw chicken stored covered in mouldy rice?

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

                                                • Thomas Sutton
                                                  Thomas Sutton  2 months back

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

                                                  • Wayne Warmack
                                                    Wayne Warmack  2 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  4 weeks back

                                                      Jesus christ, he can say whatever he wants.

                                                  • Jerry Feng
                                                    Jerry Feng  2 months back

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

                                                    • AudreyN
                                                      AudreyN  2 months back

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

                                                      • jackhappens
                                                        jackhappens  2 months back

                                                        Fun fact: kojic acid, a chemical used in skincare, is derived from koji (surprise) and is really great for exfoliation and managing melanin agglutination! So, there is some benefit to rubbing it on your body!

                                                        • Pull-Up Then!
                                                          Pull-Up Then!  2 months back


                                                          • connor0morrin
                                                            connor0morrin  2 months back

                                                            We need hit markers

                                                            • イリヤスフィール・フォン・アインツベルン

                                                              Koji is not used for that way.

                                                              • SeisSieteTresAWSF
                                                                SeisSieteTresAWSF  3 months back

                                                                why wouldnt you cook in olive oil?

                                                                • Garth MacDonald
                                                                  Garth MacDonald  2 months back

                                                                  He wanted to try it without the extra flavour.

                                                              • Kaitlyn G
                                                                Kaitlyn G  3 months back

                                                                I had a dehydrator ad before this omg

                                                                • Jack Felice
                                                                  Jack Felice  3 months back

                                                                  Isn’t non-deveined shrimp like, really bad for you?

                                                                  • sadness
                                                                    sadness  3 months back

                                                                    1:44 you can see vinny's face a bit in the microwave

                                                                    • rabshakattack
                                                                      rabshakattack  3 months back

                                                                      could someone please help me understand how this experiment (leaving meat out for this long) is not a food hazard?? verry curious

                                                                      • Trans rights babey
                                                                        Trans rights babey  2 months back

                                                                        From my understanding, the koji helps eliminate some of the bacteria, because it is a mold.

                                                                    • Stephanie Ridoux
                                                                      Stephanie Ridoux  3 months back

                                                                      If you're ever in Australia, call me Brad. xxx

                                                                      • L-Dv
                                                                        L-Dv  2 months back

                                                                        thats intense

                                                                    • Galaktikev
                                                                      Galaktikev  3 months back

                                                                      It was delicious, but sadly i got sick from it. But it was delicious.

                                                                      • Morgan R.
                                                                        Morgan R.  3 months back

                                                                        I want to know more about koji on meats, but there’s no way any video is going to be anywhere near this entertaining.

                                                                        • Nina nooneknows
                                                                          Nina nooneknows  3 months back

                                                                          "Alex Grossman
                                                                          *GHOST* "

                                                                          • Andreb Mariazeta
                                                                            Andreb Mariazeta  3 months back

                                                                            6:11 Brad omg

                                                                            • James Dooling
                                                                              James Dooling  3 months back

                                                                              I'm not this adventurous...

                                                                              • Rapperinthecrapper
                                                                                Rapperinthecrapper  3 months back

                                                                                this is literally a youtube poop

                                                                                • tzutari
                                                                                  tzutari  4 months back

                                                                                  How was there no joke when he said “penetrated from both ends real nicely?”

                                                                                  • Your Ma
                                                                                    Your Ma  4 months back

                                                                                    whoever edits this is an unsung hero of the internet

                                                                                    • hufflepuffgirl
                                                                                      hufflepuffgirl  4 months back

                                                                                      i do wonder whether brad has ever gotten food poisoning from one of these videos

                                                                                      • phoenixliv
                                                                                        phoenixliv  4 months back

                                                                                        Wait, no one else calls cameraman Vinchenzo, Vinny?!

                                                                                        • broutilde
                                                                                          broutilde  4 months back

                                                                                          What about doing the same thing but sous-vide? Mmmmm I'm gonna try that.