Brad Makes Crunchy, Half-Sour Pickles | It's Alive | Bon Appétit

  • Published: 14 September 2017
  • Bon Appétit Test Kitchen manager, Brad Leone, is back with episode 14 of It's Alive. Watch as Brad makes his favorite, crunchy, half-sour pickles using a salt brine and a blend of tasty spices. Brad also discusses the solar eclipse, takes a crash course in film history, and recaps his vacation.

    Join Bon Appétit test kitchen manager, Brad Leone, on a wild, roundabout and marginally scientific adventure exploring fermented foods and more. From cultured butter and kombucha, to kimchi and miso, to beer and tepache, learn how to make fermented and live foods yourself.

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Comments • 4 562

  • Jayson Lavallee
    Jayson Lavallee  21 hours back

    I thought the fridge stopped the fermentation process?

    • Tabitha Fox
      Tabitha Fox  2 days back

      I thought vinegar was what made pickles pickle

      • Colin Stone
        Colin Stone  2 days back

        I just need to find a jar that big...

        • Max
          Max  2 days back

          I think this guy has ADHD

          • Noodle
            Noodle  2 days back


            • Em Z
              Em Z  3 days back

              *and thus, Half-Sour Saffitz was born*

              • Mimi Ashford
                Mimi Ashford  3 days back

                Je Suis Vinny. :)

                • mikrowave123180
                  mikrowave123180  4 days back


                  • Dante Serrecchia
                    Dante Serrecchia  4 days back

                    No vinegar??

                    • Chloe Vail
                      Chloe Vail  4 days back

                      he reminds me so much of jenna marbles boyfriend julian

                      • I am love
                        I am love  5 days back

                        Pickle eggs

                        • damian parker
                          damian parker  5 days back

                          Soo is it just me that thought they were hanging a weed plant in the background

                          • Money
                            Money  6 days back

                            Thumbs up If you think Brad Is a straight goof.

                            • Justin Barnes
                              Justin Barnes  6 days back

                              is brad on drugs in this video? i'm on downers so he might just have had some coffee but dang.

                              • Rocket Number 9
                                Rocket Number 9  1 weeks back

                                Pickle a tuna melt.

                                • The Green Pickle
                                  The Green Pickle  1 weeks back

                                  Do bananas

                                  • Makayla Takang
                                    Makayla Takang  1 weeks back

                                    ohmygosh this is where half sour saffitz was branded

                                    • BOLO RAMA
                                      BOLO RAMA  1 weeks back

                                      how about the pretty girl in black,,, can we get a video with her?

                                      • Faffy1819 G
                                        Faffy1819 G  1 weeks back

                                        Jesus christ this video is obnoxious... I literally had to stop watching it.

                                        • Troll [Sometimes]
                                          Troll [Sometimes]  1 weeks back

                                          Bro, he's pickle rick

                                          • SAINT JAYO
                                            SAINT JAYO  1 weeks back

                                            “vinny” - Brad

                                            • Caleb Cousins
                                              Caleb Cousins  2 weeks back

                                              Double sour pickles now

                                              • Matthew Fortin
                                                Matthew Fortin  2 weeks back

                                                Make onion wine brad

                                                • Jeffrey Goins
                                                  Jeffrey Goins  2 weeks back

                                                  how do you get anything done in the test kitchen with Half-sour Saffitz there?

                                                  • Audacity
                                                    Audacity  2 weeks back

                                                    I love how it's called "Its Alive" but everything either is or ends up dead...

                                                    • Chano87
                                                      Chano87  2 weeks back

                                                      Oven Roasted garlic

                                                      • Remy Cakes
                                                        Remy Cakes  2 weeks back

                                                        So, no vinegar, or did I miss it? Dumb question, probably, but I don't know.

                                                        • Sean Thornton
                                                          Sean Thornton  2 weeks back

                                                          make a tuna melt!
                                                          with the pickles of course

                                                          • Al Something
                                                            Al Something  2 weeks back

                                                            Vinny missed out on a wourder.

                                                            • Johnny Khomlately
                                                              Johnny Khomlately  2 weeks back

                                                              Is he really as dopy as he sounds or is he playing this up?

                                                              • Drababa
                                                                Drababa  2 weeks back

                                                                what kind of jar is that for the pickling?

                                                                • J
                                                                  J  2 weeks back

                                                                  Vinny is the new Vern

                                                                  • Paul Buckner
                                                                    Paul Buckner  2 weeks back

                                                                    "A salt water brine..."
                                                                    So, a brine brine?

                                                                    • Kathryn Jackson
                                                                      Kathryn Jackson  2 weeks back

                                                                      Target didn’t stay in its lane and just gave me another of the same ads I’ve seen a million times and now I can never shop there again. Thanks Target.

                                                                      • imogenbegins
                                                                        imogenbegins  2 weeks back

                                                                        He's so freaking cute; perfect.

                                                                        • RUDEBOI LOU
                                                                          RUDEBOI LOU  2 weeks back

                                                                          Pig feet

                                                                          • Mudlij Al-Zakwani
                                                                            Mudlij Al-Zakwani  2 weeks back

                                                                            I love how he referse to the Kim Kardashian baby is a west when you go to the bar and a half years ago and I have to say that I am not a fan of the most popular and a half ago I recollected had and

                                                                          • Nicole Ricke
                                                                            Nicole Ricke  2 weeks back

                                                                            Every time you see Rapo, he's eatin' potato chips.

                                                                            • Uncommon Man
                                                                              Uncommon Man  2 weeks back


                                                                              • William Fleming
                                                                                William Fleming  2 weeks back

                                                                                Brad or anyone! Can someone tell me why my pickle brine is becoming viscous and a little slimey?

                                                                                • Margaret Lee
                                                                                  Margaret Lee  2 weeks back

                                                                                  i pretend im vinny

                                                                                  • al bishop
                                                                                    al bishop  2 weeks back

                                                                                    The editor makes this 8x’s better 😂😍

                                                                                    • te le
                                                                                      te le  2 weeks back

                                                                                      I like this guy. He's very ginuine

                                                                                      • Ryan Morris
                                                                                        Ryan Morris  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Fermented peruvian beans

                                                                                        • Paul Lubic III
                                                                                          Paul Lubic III  3 weeks back

                                                                                          I’d like to see your take on Mead. There are many kinds. Ancient Egyptians, fruit, spices, and different yeasts you can try and evaluate. It’s a lot of fermentation involved. I hope you choose this challenge!

                                                                                          • Joe
                                                                                            Joe  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Brad LOVES Allicin very much...maybe we should tell Allicin!

                                                                                            • HRleigh
                                                                                              HRleigh  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Who else is watching this because they’re eating pickles right now

                                                                                              • Kurtis Smejkal
                                                                                                Kurtis Smejkal  3 weeks back

                                                                                                Could you cut the cucumbers with a mandolin before pickling? Or is that going to have a weird affect on them?