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 • 4 454

  • Daniel Garcia
    Daniel Garcia  14 hours back

    Vinnys really starting to piss me off

    • Milind Sharma
      Milind Sharma  3 days back

      Who edits these? 😂

      • Alex Schneider
        Alex Schneider  3 days back

        Has anybody else made these? Mine smell great but there is a slight carbonation in the brine. Think they are safe to eat?

        • Hem Priy
          Hem Priy  19 hours back

          Based on obsessively watching Brad's videos for the past two weeks, I would say that its just the gases that are released when fermentation happens!

      • Sophie
        Sophie  3 days back

        I thought pickles were in vinegar? would this taste similar to one’s that are?

        • Andrew S
          Andrew S  13 hours back

          brine is essentially the same thing. either way it’ll ferment and give it a pungent taste

      • Charles Biggar
        Charles Biggar  4 days back

        The video editor on this show deserves some serious props, making this whole show 10x funnier

        • ma sz
          ma sz  6 days back

          Małosolne are disgusting 😖

          • Monolith Fan
            Monolith Fan  6 days back

            The person that edited this video adding in all the effects BETTER be getting a GOOD salary.

            • brianlaz
              brianlaz  6 days back

              66 grams of Diamond Kosher salt would be way less of Morton's right?

              • Deborah De Groot
                Deborah De Groot  7 days back

                bay leaves for da crunch!

                • Maja Tørstad
                  Maja Tørstad  1 weeks back

                  i think i just changed my name to vinny

                  • Goofy Fandango
                    Goofy Fandango  1 weeks back

                    More Brad and Andy

                    • Duncan Urquhart
                      Duncan Urquhart  2 weeks back

                      "Certainly still very well... seasoned all the way with through..."

                      • Bob Hadley
                        Bob Hadley  2 weeks back

                        What pain head

                        • Chastin Gray
                          Chastin Gray  2 weeks back

                          Half sour pickles. For the people who are not able to put in the work for a full sour pickle.

                          • Clare
                            Clare  2 weeks back

                            wow the birth of half-sour saffitz

                            • Dayana Zahari
                              Dayana Zahari  2 weeks back

                              Goshhh im addicting with "its alive- brad" . the editing /video and brad's personality just soooo awesome

                              • Camille-H. Fournier
                                Camille-H. Fournier  2 weeks back

                                Omg snow globe pickle would be great merch!

                                • Victoria Wardrop
                                  Victoria Wardrop  2 weeks back

                                  I need a video all about scoby... I need a whole video on how to make starter for yogurt... I need a video on how to create a more solid yeast

                                  • kristoph
                                    kristoph  2 weeks back

                                    Whomever edited this is a genius! 🤣🤣🤣

                                    • mrswhugy J
                                      mrswhugy J  2 weeks back

                                      great personality

                                      • Joey Clough
                                        Joey Clough  3 weeks back

                                        I spent the entire video hoping that the camera-person's name isn't actually Vinny.

                                        • Kouzina Sophia
                                          Kouzina Sophia  3 weeks back

                                          This guy 😂😂..and vinny’s edits 😂🙌🏼🙌🏼

                                          • Matthew Drysdale
                                            Matthew Drysdale  3 weeks back

                                            Andy is a mood

                                            • Cael McMahon
                                              Cael McMahon  3 weeks back

                                              Absolutely no one:

                                              Brad: "CLAIRE-"

                                              • Berto Andon
                                                Berto Andon  3 weeks back

                                                Stop crunching hing them you’re making me hungry 😋

                                                • Gabby Wright
                                                  Gabby Wright  3 weeks back

                                                  Why don’t you make these kind of videos anymore brad ):

                                                  • Mi Pe
                                                    Mi Pe  3 weeks back

                                                    4:00 lol 5:35 the editing 7:02

                                                    • PHCKU
                                                      PHCKU  3 weeks back

                                                      "Claire, what ARE YOU DOIN'?" - Tribbiani, Brad.

                                                      • Indushika Ks
                                                        Indushika Ks  3 weeks back

                                                        Massive LOVE to the editor!

                                                        • Paul Danaher
                                                          Paul Danaher  3 weeks back

                                                          " A little dab will do ya! " 😂

                                                          • Jim P
                                                            Jim P  3 weeks back

                                                            I would like to know do you need to burp them in the fridge????

                                                            • SkullySkies
                                                              SkullySkies  3 weeks back

                                                              All the hugs for Andy

                                                              • LifeOfEm
                                                                LifeOfEm  4 weeks back

                                                                Whoever edits these videos needs a bonus

                                                                • mixed beauty
                                                                  mixed beauty  4 weeks back

                                                                  Love the editing lol

                                                                  • Jacqueline Fink
                                                                    Jacqueline Fink  4 weeks back

                                                                    I cannot stand the way he says the name of the person he's talking to 50+ times. We get it. STFU!
                                                                    VINNIE, VINNIE, VINNIE, VINNIE, VINNIE, VINNIEEE, VINNIE, VINNIE... STAHHHHP!

                                                                    • kyla marie
                                                                      kyla marie  4 weeks back

                                                                      Claire and brad are like my best friend goals. Their chemistry is great and it’s not one of those things where it’s like “they should be a couple” it’s just like great perfect platonic fun

                                                                      • Hayden O
                                                                        Hayden O  4 weeks back

                                                                        Are these pickles supposed to taste really really salty, like wayyy too salty

                                                                        • emptyangel
                                                                          emptyangel  4 weeks back

                                                                          stellar editing

                                                                          • Xjr5rjX
                                                                            Xjr5rjX  4 weeks back

                                                                            Does Vinny not do camerawork for BA anymore? Brad hasn't mentioned Vinny in any of the new videos!

                                                                            • Grzegorz Cichosz
                                                                              Grzegorz Cichosz  4 weeks back

                                                                              omg ogórki małosolne?

                                                                              • Ghostinthedark100
                                                                                Ghostinthedark100  4 weeks back

                                                                                bring our pickles downstairs

                                                                                • SIgaming
                                                                                  SIgaming  4 weeks back

                                                                                  just put my first batch of cold brine half sour pickles in the fridge today, but I added cloves lol thanks for the instructions!

                                                                                  • Holden Street
                                                                                    Holden Street  1 months back

                                                                                    Half Sour Saffitz! 😂

                                                                                    • Kristin C
                                                                                      Kristin C  1 months back

                                                                                      Aaahh. The origin story of the great Half-Sour Saffitz.

                                                                                      • Josiah Tucker
                                                                                        Josiah Tucker  1 months back

                                                                                        This on acid is too fun

                                                                                        • Jameson Oof
                                                                                          Jameson Oof  1 months back

                                                                                          This guy strikes me as the one character in a horror movie, where you think he is just another character who is going to die. Then, as you watch all these character die and he seems more and more as the center of the movie and is the main character. Then he kills the monster/killer and lives through the who ordeal and ends up with the girl and that girls boyfriend is dead sometime in the movie.

                                                                                          • lubna s
                                                                                            lubna s  1 months back

                                                                                            Wait who’s Vinny?

                                                                                            • lubna s
                                                                                              lubna s  1 months back

                                                                                              Give the editor a raise please