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  10 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  3 months back

      Hey Braddy, where do ya get your Goobalini's

    • Bailey Ballantine
      Bailey Ballantine  4 months back

      lmao just commenting to make the replies to this comment 69

    • Dmac 740
      Dmac 740  5 months back

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

    • Charalotte k
      Charalotte k  5 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  5 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

  • Artofficial
    Artofficial  1 days back

    You can't teach that.

    • Gerythion Argarys
      Gerythion Argarys  3 days back

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

      • shillo
        shillo  4 days back

        "beat it yellow jacket!" lol

        • beA_sHo !
          beA_sHo !  5 days back

          Hey guys! Today on 'it's dead'...

          • zach olson
            zach olson  1 weeks back

            This guy is a good cohost.

            • Vastos
              Vastos  2 weeks back

              Hey its that bacon expert from epicurious..... he must be an expert in fat too.

              • Valentine Desplat
                Valentine Desplat  3 weeks back

                I grew up in France in a strong hunting family and this video hits so much values I have a hard time finding where I live now, in Maine: using the entire bird, killing with a purpose and be grateful for what you have, showing respect for the animal by processing it as soon as possible, and the comment about the disconnect with food! So much yes! I am a firm believer that if ppl had to process the animal they eat at least once in their life, they would realize how much work goes into it and probably not take meat for granted as much as they do now. In any case, thank you so much for this video, it was awesome content!

                • Cole Richardson
                  Cole Richardson  3 weeks back

                  *YOU CANT TEACH THAT*

                  • Torieh
                    Torieh  4 weeks back


                    also it 5am too

                    • Gabby Wright
                      Gabby Wright  4 weeks back

                      I love this show for Brad but the edits on this make it even better (aka Vinnie is cool)

                      • Cameron Kidde
                        Cameron Kidde  4 weeks back

                        Erin: that’s not vegan

                        • Jenn Jenn
                          Jenn Jenn  4 weeks back

                          “At the end of the day”
                          -Brad Leone

                          • Kevin Ting
                            Kevin Ting  1 months back

                            Anyone notice at 11:46, an eagle swooped down and grabbed the feather from the goobalini?

                            • Benjamin KayEight
                              Benjamin KayEight  1 months back

                              film a bigger area. cut down final shot size to stabilise

                              • Jeff Finch
                                Jeff Finch  1 months back

                                Moral of this video: You just can't teach that

                                • Scruffi
                                  Scruffi  1 months back

                                  There really should be an award for this kind of editing. Great episode :)

                                  • Andrew Plant
                                    Andrew Plant  1 months back

                                    Watches Brad hunt pheasant: maybe I should get into hunting wild game, it seems like a more ethical way to get meat.
                                    Watches Brad gut and butcher a pheasant: okay lets slow our roll a little bit here. maybe start with a lobster and work my way up.

                                    • nigga
                                      nigga  1 months back

                                      His heavy breathing is so annoying

                                      • Abigail Cate
                                        Abigail Cate  1 months back

                                        I cannot express how much I love this. My family has raised bird dogs (Vizslas) for generations and shoots for pheasant and duck quite often. I can cook duck, but the pheasant and chukar is usually just kept in the freezer for months until I finally give up and just toss it out. THANK YOU for showing me how to prepare this meat!!!! Are there other means of prepping pheasant aside from confit? Do i just treat it like chicken when it's freshly butchered?

                                        • Cezar Stark
                                          Cezar Stark  1 months back

                                          I wanna now if the dogs got some

                                          • Joel Arreola
                                            Joel Arreola  1 months back

                                            Brad should do a show with Steven Rinella of the meat eater podcast/show

                                            • Ty Pow
                                              Ty Pow  1 months back

                                              do a video with your dad brad!

                                              • christian goff
                                                christian goff  1 months back

                                                All of this is teachable !!!

                                                • Hailey Jarman
                                                  Hailey Jarman  1 months back

                                                  my dads step dad lives in a rural area of south dakota and lives for hunting season. when i was younger we got a lot of pheasant and it was so good. god i miss it.

                                                  • Bushido Brown
                                                    Bushido Brown  1 months back

                                                    "WATER" LOL

                                                    • nolanbrown84
                                                      nolanbrown84  2 months back

                                                      If after you've broken the knee joint you cut ever so slightly around without slicing the tendons inside you can pull the tendons straight out of the legs if you've got a good enough grip. Definitely worth attempting because tendons in pheasant legs can make them damn near impossible to eat. Unless you slow cook them then pull the meat off for enchiladas and salad sandwiches and whatnot.

                                                      • Theta Kapphahn
                                                        Theta Kapphahn  2 months back

                                                        Elias: YoU cAnT TeaCh ThAt

                                                        • Drea Amaya
                                                          Drea Amaya  2 months back

                                                          Brad talk so much i can see the guy getting frustrated 💀💀

                                                          • Dylan Havlicheck
                                                            Dylan Havlicheck  2 months back

                                                            Brad is the cure for depression.

                                                            • W M
                                                              W M  2 months back

                                                              One of the few episodes where Brad seems like he knows what he is talking about.

                                                              • Iqbal
                                                                Iqbal  2 months back

                                                                Duumm dum dum dum, dum dum, dum dum Cant teach that!

                                                                • Eric peppy
                                                                  Eric peppy  2 months back

                                                                  Brad goes elk hunting!!

                                                                  • lies, all lies.
                                                                    lies, all lies.  2 months back

                                                                    Part 1 ending:

                                                                    "at the end of the day"
                                                                    "At The End Of The Day"
                                                                    "ya know at da enna da day"
                                                                    "at ThE eNd of ThE DaY"

                                                                    Part 2 starts:
                                                                    "at the end of the day"

                                                                    • specialmitch
                                                                      specialmitch  2 months back

                                                                      What's the best way to use the leftover fat they used to cook the pheasant after the meat is gone?

                                                                      • eLem3nT
                                                                        eLem3nT  2 months back

                                                                        Hey that's the ham except guy!!! :D

                                                                        • NatureWitch
                                                                          NatureWitch  2 months back

                                                                          Vinny left this one with all kinds of gifts

                                                                          • Ayne
                                                                            Ayne  2 months back

                                                                            As an ornithophobic, i find this video as a horror rather than a cooking show.

                                                                            • Jasper Nolan
                                                                              Jasper Nolan  2 months back

                                                                              "It's Alive!" - No it most certainly is not

                                                                              • Madison Stout
                                                                                Madison Stout  2 months back

                                                                                Came for the Brittney Spaniel pups!!!

                                                                                • Tera Winters
                                                                                  Tera Winters  2 months back

                                                                                  "it's alive!" Well those birds sure aren't anymore

                                                                                  • Mishma Lubabi
                                                                                    Mishma Lubabi  2 months back


                                                                                    • Cameron Mendez
                                                                                      Cameron Mendez  2 months back

                                                                                      Anyone else crying at the end of the video when he dedicated it to his dad? No just me? Okay cool.

                                                                                      • Rachael Bower
                                                                                        Rachael Bower  2 months back

                                                                                        I would kill for that recipe that Elias is talking about in the last video with the feta and whatnot!!

                                                                                        • Brendan Morin
                                                                                          Brendan Morin  2 months back

                                                                                          I don’t get why animal butchering is allowed on YouTube tbh, it’s really graphic

                                                                                          • Matt Tillwick
                                                                                            Matt Tillwick  2 months back

                                                                                            its the sausage guy

                                                                                            • Peaches Malone
                                                                                              Peaches Malone  3 months back

                                                                                              Elias can choke me like that!

                                                                                              • John Marquardt
                                                                                                John Marquardt  3 months back

                                                                                                Enjoyable video. Cut off the tail.