Brad Prepares and Cooks Pheasant | It's Alive | Bon Appétit

  • Published: 30 November 2018
  • Bon Appétit’s Brad Leone is back for episode 44 of “It’s Alive,” for the second part of his pheasant hunting trip with Elias Cairo. Using the pheasants from the previous episode, Brad and Elias show you how to properly break down, preserve, and cook wild game.

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  • Brad Leone
    Brad Leone  11 months back

    Still dreaming of this dinner! Thank you so much Eli and everyone who helped make this episode happen. Respect your food and your neighbor.  
    Also! The holiday season is right around the corner and if you need some great gift recommendations, check out this gift guide i put together over on Bon Appétit. Happy Holidays!

    • Ian Hewitt
      Ian Hewitt  5 months back

      Hey Braddy, where do ya get your Goobalini's

    • Bailey Ballantine
      Bailey Ballantine  6 months back

      lmao just commenting to make the replies to this comment 69

    • Dmac 740
      Dmac 740  6 months back

      Next time throw the dog a bone or something he was beyond patient...

    • Charalotte k
      Charalotte k  6 months back

      i think brad should try cooking exotic meats like alligator, buffalo, frog legs, and ostrich. i think it would be fun to see go after alligator. i think he would love it too.

    • jake lee
      jake lee  6 months back

      brad now all you have to do is go back to oregon during a salmon run, and catch some salmon in one of the rivers

  • novababy
    novababy  1 days back

    I love these episodes ❤️

    • Mono Hassan
      Mono Hassan  2 days back

      You de-feathered it, de-gutted it and cut the meat all on the same cutting board. You sir are badass.

      • Clayton Mathews
        Clayton Mathews  2 days back

        I’ve been pheasant and quail hunting for the past five years (just finished hunting over the weekend in Kansas), and I always struggle with how to cook the birds. I’ve made stock and made that into a pheasant soup before, which turned out really good. But I’m super excited to try this confit method!

        • Seth Willard
          Seth Willard  2 days back

          I love how he just popped a pheasant feather in his beanie.

          • RoseQuinzel
            RoseQuinzel  7 days back

            I love Elias so much what a great guest

            • CommanderDEV
              CommanderDEV  1 weeks back

              Raclette moment is like brioche with claire in sour douuughnuts

              • Hulk Amania
                Hulk Amania  1 weeks back

                You just can't teach that

                • Zarathaen
                  Zarathaen  1 weeks back


                  • Lauren Tucker
                    Lauren Tucker  1 weeks back

                    Leather and Utah are so cute!!

                    • Luciano Terranova
                      Luciano Terranova  1 weeks back

                      3:31 Underrated Love letter right there.

                      • Dakota Winnie
                        Dakota Winnie  2 weeks back

                        Can we keep Elias

                        • ChristarpFP
                          ChristarpFP  2 weeks back

                          love the guts reference

                          • verginithe
                            verginithe  3 weeks back

                            eat the heart raw

                            • RakuSeer
                              RakuSeer  3 weeks back

                              The juxtaposition of "It's Alive!" over the visual of the dead birds made me snort

                              • Sandra McLean
                                Sandra McLean  3 weeks back

                                You’re killing me drooooooolinh

                                • Gédéon Bouchard-Plante

                                  It's not alive anymore with brad

                                  • Driving With Jake
                                    Driving With Jake  3 weeks back

                                    "It's alive" as you see the dead birds! lol :D :D That made me laugh.

                                    • Villanelle Pollastri
                                      Villanelle Pollastri  3 weeks back

                                      Possibly unpopular opinion: Utah and Leather deserved half of that meat they worked just as hard as the hoomans

                                      • Alex B
                                        Alex B  3 weeks back

                                        Elias “can’t teach that” Cairo

                                        • betotrono
                                          betotrono  4 weeks back

                                          I mean. Ya kinda can teach all these things he says you can't teach.

                                          • Daniel Barbee
                                            Daniel Barbee  4 weeks back

                                            We deep fried one at Thanksgiving and it was the boom. A hot load tears up the meat more but leaves no shot.

                                            • Dan iel
                                              Dan iel  4 weeks back

                                              Ooo that you just can’t teach

                                              • Redhoot
                                                Redhoot  1 months back

                                                I'm so glad I came across this video, about to do this with grouse now - can't wait!

                                                • A B
                                                  A B  1 months back

                                                  is english brad's second language ?

                                                  • Taric Alani
                                                    Taric Alani  1 months back

                                                    4:47 Yes, Nickelodeon Guts!

                                                    • Jesus Soriano
                                                      Jesus Soriano  1 months back

                                                      Why haven't they done an episode with Meateater TV?!?!?!

                                                      • Surname
                                                        Surname  1 months back

                                                        You guys need to hire Elias

                                                        • Anton Shurik
                                                          Anton Shurik  1 months back

                                                          If you're not cooking the pheasant whole wtf are you doing?

                                                          • Philip Weeks
                                                            Philip Weeks  1 months back

                                                            I saw that 90's era kids game show reference in there.

                                                            • Michelle Ramos
                                                              Michelle Ramos  1 months back

                                                              Brad, you live in NJ.

                                                              • Chris J Andersson
                                                                Chris J Andersson  1 months back

                                                                Best duo so far! very warm & wholesome

                                                                • Manny OG
                                                                  Manny OG  1 months back

                                                                  Was alive

                                                                  • Lulu Seatown Getdown
                                                                    Lulu Seatown Getdown  1 months back

                                                                    What I say?.... rockettes?

                                                                    • Dallas Erickson
                                                                      Dallas Erickson  1 months back

                                                                      Confit is best aged. Duck is said to be best 6 months to year after aging.

                                                                      • Dallas Erickson
                                                                        Dallas Erickson  1 months back

                                                                        Traditionally game birds are hung to age(guts in). When they aren't aged they are bland and tough.

                                                                        • Daemon Tucker
                                                                          Daemon Tucker  2 months back

                                                                          This dude is the sausage expert lol

                                                                          • Dominic Pannell
                                                                            Dominic Pannell  2 months back

                                                                            Your best episode. Thank you.

                                                                            • TyrantRex
                                                                              TyrantRex  2 months back

                                                                              The dumb clip art edits need to stop. Just let these episodes happen. They are interesting enough without throwing so much crap on the screen.

                                                                              • Jeremiah Morrisseau
                                                                                Jeremiah Morrisseau  2 months back

                                                                                when my dad hunts, he field dresses the partridge as soon as he kills them. You can just step on the feet, grab the wings, and pull up sharply and the bottom half will come out, hopefully pulling out the stomach with it. Then you can pull the heart outta the top and the butt stuff outta the bottom and put em wherever you keep them until you use em

                                                                                • Pauly Paul
                                                                                  Pauly Paul  2 months back

                                                                                  There must be something special about spaniels. I once had a couple of spaniels for pets (they weren't working gun dogs). One day I was plucking a pheasant (you have to be careful how you say that!) and the dogs sat at watched patiently, exactly how these two did.

                                                                                  This video has given me ideas. Where I live in the South of England, there are plenty of pheasant shoots, but it is for sport only and they can barely give the pheasants away afterwards. Most of the time, one can get them for free as there is usually a glut of them. I have never thought of confit, and THAT is a very good idea.

                                                                                  • justin h
                                                                                    justin h  2 months back

                                                                                    0:16 holy crap... Was it playing dead?

                                                                                    • gantin strike
                                                                                      gantin strike  2 months back

                                                                                      so when are you guys gonna go squirrel hunting?

                                                                                      • daraxiong19
                                                                                        daraxiong19  2 months back

                                                                                        That looks like the cured meats specialist in epicurious videos

                                                                                        • neh14222
                                                                                          neh14222  2 months back

                                                                                          At the end of the day you can't teach that

                                                                                          • Artofficial
                                                                                            Artofficial  2 months back

                                                                                            You can't teach that.

                                                                                            • Gerythion Argarys
                                                                                              Gerythion Argarys  2 months back

                                                                                              Heart and liver is good on smaller birds.
                                                                                              Gizzard is also gooood from chickey doos.

                                                                                              • shillo
                                                                                                shillo  2 months back

                                                                                                "beat it yellow jacket!" lol