Brad Forages for Porcini Mushrooms | It's Alive | Bon Appétit

  • Published: 18 October 2018
  • Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Manager Brad Leone is back for episode 41 of “It’s Alive,” and this time he's deep in the woods of Washington foraging for porcini mushrooms with his fungus friends, Colin and Andrew.

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Comments • 3 372

  • Brad Leone
    Brad Leone  12 months back

    in case you missed it the basket helps spread mushroom spores as you walk.. its great. Also it turns out im terrible with nursery rhymes but you get the point.

    • Nate's Life
      Nate's Life  2 weeks back

      @Thomas Wenkin the spore thing is actually a myth. By the time a mushroom is the size you want, it most like has dropped spores already, and if not, you'll knock most loose when you pick them. It doesnt hurt at all to use mesh or whatever, it just doesnt make a huge difference.

    • TreeCycled
      TreeCycled  1 months back

      You have close to 30k Subs and no videos! Your an awesome dude, and your these videos are quality! Thanks for the entertainment man!

    • Hallie Stiles
      Hallie Stiles  2 months back

      Brad Leone thanks

    • Brittany B
      Brittany B  3 months back


    • Mason Mulder
      Mason Mulder  3 months back

      POST A VIDEO!!!

  • nolanator95
    nolanator95  9 hours back

    Love the little Matty Matheson Easter egg Matt added!

    • jake lee
      jake lee  11 hours back

      you seem like fungi(s).

      • Matt Richards
        Matt Richards  16 hours back

        I’m here for Vinny

        • nina
          nina  16 hours back

          Idk about you but every time i'm in a sad mood i watch these videos (especially the ones of brad) and all this passion just makes me smile again in an instant :)))

          • happyrobot
            happyrobot  20 hours back

            Turns out it was a magic mushroom and they all end up entering the God dimension

            • c vo
              c vo  2 days back

              What did the mushroom you put back end up being?

              • Tales from Tu'narath
                Tales from Tu'narath  3 days back

                I'd love to see Clair out here picking these mushrooms in a bikini!

                • Kevin Flowers
                  Kevin Flowers  3 days back

                  “Mother Nature should be respected” *proceeds to ripe shrooms out of the ground*

                  • Gus Darden
                    Gus Darden  4 days back

                    After he said they’re baskets were “super cute” they left him 😂😂

                    • freckledhijabi
                      freckledhijabi  4 days back

                      8:13 😂😂😂 WHY DO YOU USE A BASKET?

                      • FreakyFreak
                        FreakyFreak  4 days back

                        I'm kind of surprised Brad wasn't introduced as a professional tree sniffer at the beginning with that scene

                        • Stephanie H
                          Stephanie H  4 days back

                          cadet kelly 😭

                          • Midnight Specs
                            Midnight Specs  4 days back

                            16:30 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

                            • George Betinis
                              George Betinis  4 days back

                              2:15-2:30 made me laugh really hard

                              • Khoshekh
                                Khoshekh  5 days back

                                the cadet kelly maggot pic for like .5 seconds.. whoever edited this really gets me

                                • Noja Sam
                                  Noja Sam  5 days back


                                  • Brendan Colligan
                                    Brendan Colligan  1 weeks back

                                    Just guys passionate about mushrooms

                                    • Robert Hornbek
                                      Robert Hornbek  1 weeks back

                                      Oh wow, HAHA, the break down of Brad's rambling basket question into a basic sentence had me rolling. Brilliant.

                                      • EngRos
                                        EngRos  1 weeks back

                                        Sad to know Vinny is no longer Brad's camera man

                                        • DiabloMinero
                                          DiabloMinero  1 weeks back

                                          Baskets beat paper bags because they help you spread spores. But you should never keep mushrooms in plastic even if you don't care about spores because plastic causes mushrooms to turn slimy faster.

                                          • DickOswald
                                            DickOswald  1 weeks back

                                            8:46 i've always said this and still do and some suck at keeping care of our beautiful planet!

                                            • Gentik
                                              Gentik  1 weeks back

                                              i live there

                                              • Josh Valle
                                                Josh Valle  1 weeks back

                                                Its 543am and i cannot stop laughing at the congestion sound/subtitle!!!!!!! Its literally got me giggling like a schoolchild

                                                • Josh Valle
                                                  Josh Valle  1 weeks back

                                                  I am sooooo jealous of his personality! Brad is possibly the most positive man's man around

                                                  • Lazyhiker29
                                                    Lazyhiker29  2 weeks back

                                                    As much as you LOVE sumac, You have to do a “Foraging wild sumac, It’s Alive!” It would be EPIC!

                                                    • michdo23
                                                      michdo23  2 weeks back

                                                      Loved the "big boi" crab reference

                                                      • Dreamrider
                                                        Dreamrider  2 weeks back

                                                        I'm really good at picking mushrooms in Sweden and i know many kinds of edible mushrooms here in Sweden, i can say that i know more about mushrooms here in Sweden than most of the people i know but it may be because i lived in a house that was in the middle of a forest and me and my dad used to go and pick mushrooms.

                                                        • Dreamrider
                                                          Dreamrider  2 weeks back

                                                          Oh btw chantarelles is a very common mushroom in Sweden, we even call it the swedish gold here

                                                      • David
                                                        David  2 weeks back

                                                        We trust Brad to pick mushrooms and not kill us all?? Sus

                                                        • Ryan de Kwaadsteniet
                                                          Ryan de Kwaadsteniet  2 weeks back

                                                          Don't pull the entire root system out. You may damage the mycelium network.

                                                          • ً ً
                                                            ً ً  2 weeks back

                                                            the part where he’s laying in the “field” had me CRYING

                                                            • RK TR
                                                              RK TR  2 weeks back


                                                              • Alexa Ozeki
                                                                Alexa Ozeki  2 weeks back

                                                                That CADET KELLY reference tho.

                                                                • TheBlink247
                                                                  TheBlink247  2 weeks back

                                                                  Take a shot everytime he says "Vinny".

                                                                  • Kenneth White
                                                                    Kenneth White  2 weeks back

                                                                    Aha Mushrooms awhile ago everyone said worthless not we all know better

                                                                    • White Fox5168
                                                                      White Fox5168  2 weeks back

                                                                      Secretly Brad is just trying to get high off the smells

                                                                      • appLez
                                                                        appLez  2 weeks back

                                                                        Matt the editor is just as talented as Brad, one of a kind really.
                                                                        That why do you use a basket had me in stitches

                                                                        • Laurel Zwilling
                                                                          Laurel Zwilling  2 weeks back

                                                                          was that a cadet kelly screencap?? that's incredible

                                                                          • Lucy Casablancas
                                                                            Lucy Casablancas  2 weeks back

                                                                            The editor is outta control dude! Lol i like it tho

                                                                            • Chris Prindle
                                                                              Chris Prindle  3 weeks back

                                                                              Love gettin Morels our of the mountains in Cascade, ID

                                                                              • Emmy Claire05
                                                                                Emmy Claire05  3 weeks back

                                                                                Big boy 🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀

                                                                                • Robyn Conway
                                                                                  Robyn Conway  3 weeks back

                                                                                  These videos encourage unintelligent copycats to descimate nature. Keep it a secret. Leave it off utube etc.

                                                                                  • Milubee
                                                                                    Milubee  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Don't use plastic bags for mushroom picking! These boys need to breathe.
                                                                                    It was super fun watching Brad learning something I know already For Once :P

                                                                                    • Moscu.
                                                                                      Moscu.  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Rewt = root

                                                                                      • Laurasaur Loves Tree
                                                                                        Laurasaur Loves Tree  3 weeks back

                                                                                        The "why do you use a basket?" bit had me rolling. I cannot express how much good these videos have done me on days when I can't even bring myself to crack a smile.

                                                                                        • MrTomBroz
                                                                                          MrTomBroz  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Where's the Good Boy ?!

                                                                                          • Sugar Bear
                                                                                            Sugar Bear  3 weeks back

                                                                                            matt peak hunts for mushrooms?

                                                                                            • Alex Durdan
                                                                                              Alex Durdan  3 weeks back

                                                                                              is the guy on the right wearing a seabourne alaskan cruise jacket?