Natalie Portman Tries to Keep Up With a Professional Chef | Back-to-Back Chef | Bon Appétit

  • Published: 27 June 2018
  • Natalie Portman visits the Bon Appétit test kitchen to make a vegan carpaccio with Carla. Can she follow along using verbal instructions only? Find out!

    Natalie Portman produced and narrates the IFC documentary EATING ANIMALS out now and playing in major cities.

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  • Annie An
    Annie An  15 hours back

    Watermelon doesnot look tasty .

    • neeharika prasad
      neeharika prasad  19 hours back

      Pro tip: Just slam the coconut on something solid and it'll break open. I use coconuts everyday to make South Indian food and it only takes 2 minutes or else to crack open the coconut.

      • Erstingo
        Erstingo  1 days back

        9:49 i like how she puts the glove on the hand wich she holds the knife xD

        • Steven Lam
          Steven Lam  2 days back

          How do I get on this show? I wanna cook with awesome chefs

          • Jodi B
            Jodi B  2 days back

            I would have loved one final shot from above the plate to see the finished product. 😭

            • Fleep Floop
              Fleep Floop  3 days back

              I actually think this would taste really nice and fresh really don’t get what the fuss is about

              • Tara Helton
                Tara Helton  4 days back

                THIS was to show people you can make quick and easy vegan food?! Coconuts... known for being quick and easy 🤔

                • Raul Castellanos
                  Raul Castellanos  4 days back

                  Lol , knife put the wrong way @ start for it to be safe but ok im only 1:30 min in to this clip , lets see how it unfolds

                  • Rashi Singal
                    Rashi Singal  5 days back

                    Take coconut
                    Hit it hard on the ground
                    Keep a empty bowl with you so that you can immediately put the coconut into that bowl so that water doesn't like flow over
                    I crack coconuts like this

                    • aurel cruz
                      aurel cruz  5 days back

                      Omg its almost funny watching these women fighting coconuts in India women just break cocunut against a rock in a single hit as a part of ritual🙄

                      • The Michelle Chronicles

                        That dish looks incredibly unsatisfying. How can a person be full after eating some raw veggies and watermelon? I'll never understand the concept of being a raw vegan...

                        • Freedom Marie
                          Freedom Marie  5 days back

                          I'm only watching this because of David Dobrik.

                          • Kim Dono
                            Kim Dono  5 days back

                            Get julien solomita on here!

                            • AJtheory
                              AJtheory  6 days back

                              Uh why don't they use a drill instead of a 'screwdriver' and a hammer?
                              Aside from that, there's got to be a better tool/system for poking holes in coconuts, I mean it's Bon Appetit for chrissake

                              • AJtheory
                                AJtheory  6 days back

                                Y'know really, 'Natalie Portmanteau' is just a portmanteau of of her surname and 'portmanteau,' so there's that

                                • Driana Amaya
                                  Driana Amaya  6 days back

                                  when they break the coconuts open with the hammer my anxiety went thru the roof

                                  • Lace Paiz
                                    Lace Paiz  6 days back

                                    Where I'm from we literally just take the coconut outside and throw it at concrete and pick up the pieces

                                    • Jessica Genadry
                                      Jessica Genadry  7 days back

                                      I loved that Carla gets to meet all these celebrities. She’s basically a celebrity cook herself now

                                      • Ianuarius
                                        Ianuarius  1 weeks back

                                        She's so much better in explaining things than Gordon Ramsay.

                                        • Sushmitha G
                                          Sushmitha G  1 weeks back

                                          I'm a Indian from South of India. We eat coconut everyday. Never have I ever seen such amusing coconut breaking steps in my entire life :D

                                          • Amena Saidzada
                                            Amena Saidzada  1 weeks back

                                            chris morocco being in this vid and constantly laughing and paying attention to what theyre doing > everything

                                            • Eranga Wd
                                              Eranga Wd  1 weeks back

                                              😂😂....that coconut cracking thing....just.....🤣🤣

                                              • Lamest BABY
                                                Lamest BABY  1 weeks back

                                                No offense but this would be more enjoyable if there was an young chef there with some humor and wit and I’m just saying look more presentable not like that

                                                • Greg Dahlen
                                                  Greg Dahlen  1 weeks back

                                                  as it smells good will it make fragrant feces

                                                  • Carolin Lidsi
                                                    Carolin Lidsi  1 weeks back

                                                    I break coconut with one smash on stone it breaks equally or hit in between with small rod it works & make sure to keep a big bowl beside you & it's fun to

                                                    • OSanchezO
                                                      OSanchezO  2 weeks back

                                                      Quick and safer tip to open the coconut for anyone interested

                                                      * Grab a kitchen knife with and very strong handle, peel the coconut unless peeled already*
                                                      - search for the 3 coconuts eye then get the knife and hit the coconuts around the eyes with the bold part of the knife, it does not have to be hard but hard enough to create a creak around the coconuts eyes

                                                      Once you can see a creek keep hitting the coconut in a circular motion around the coconuts eyes until the hard shell comes off and the coconut meat is exposed.

                                                      Drain the water and do the same in the middle of the coconut to crack it, its easier with knife

                                                      Hope this helped and ask Any question if you are confused

                                                      • Renee480
                                                        Renee480  2 weeks back

                                                        Do one with Jennifer Gardner

                                                        • Olguta La patrat
                                                          Olguta La patrat  2 weeks back

                                                          These girls know how to handle the hammer.

                                                          • JustlnCase
                                                            JustlnCase  2 weeks back

                                                            Natalie Portman was 100% not loving this

                                                            • JustlnCase
                                                              JustlnCase  2 weeks back

                                                              Natalie Portman was 100% not loving this

                                                              • JustlnCase
                                                                JustlnCase  2 weeks back

                                                                Natalie Portman was 100% not loving this

                                                                • Grant Walker
                                                                  Grant Walker  2 weeks back

                                                                  I LIKE ACID

                                                                  • Jose Zuniga
                                                                    Jose Zuniga  2 weeks back

                                                                    That’s a lot of oil? 0.0

                                                                    • 123A&E
                                                                      123A&E  2 weeks back

                                                                      I bet everyone who does this is like "what did I get myself into"

                                                                      • Bakescake 1
                                                                        Bakescake 1  2 weeks back

                                                                        The first time i saw her was in star wars as padme and then her rap and i was like oh, i like her.

                                                                        She is speaking the language of gods

                                                                        • etai feder
                                                                          etai feder  2 weeks back

                                                                          Wrong hammer review

                                                                          • lovec1609
                                                                            lovec1609  2 weeks back

                                                                            My dad just wacks the coconut onto the hard floor and it cracks open lol.

                                                                            • Ryan Raditya
                                                                              Ryan Raditya  2 weeks back

                                                                              just take a big machete, hit coconut in the middle, pour the water out, and smash it into the table one more time. and Voila! you have splitted coconut within 15 sec

                                                                              • Kirisame Marisa
                                                                                Kirisame Marisa  2 weeks back

                                                                                cleaver will also do fine. Not everyone own a machete ;d But yeah, waaaay faster than this convoluted method they used.

                                                                            • Alex Atlas
                                                                              Alex Atlas  2 weeks back

                                                                              In Thailand have easier to open coconut.

                                                                              • Rachel Izzard
                                                                                Rachel Izzard  2 weeks back

                                                                                I now understand why coconut water is so expensive

                                                                                • Fluffy Anxiety
                                                                                  Fluffy Anxiety  2 weeks back


                                                                                  • CB Ventures
                                                                                    CB Ventures  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Lol for a professional cook, she doesnt know how to work a coconut hahaha

                                                                                    • Ledehone
                                                                                      Ledehone  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Chris fanboying 10:45 XD

                                                                                      • Jesi Burgos
                                                                                        Jesi Burgos  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Put Shane back he funnier

                                                                                        • J&A Hernandez
                                                                                          J&A Hernandez  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Lol Carla but not worth it eek the coconut had me all stressed out

                                                                                          • ReddEkko
                                                                                            ReddEkko  3 weeks back

                                                                                            I feel as if the coconut method has a greater chance for finger damage, than the mandolin.

                                                                                            • Ayten Çelebi
                                                                                              Ayten Çelebi  3 weeks back

                                                                                              I’m sorry but those watermelons looks so sad. They look so pink, they probs just taste like water and I feel so sad about it.

                                                                                              • Suhas A
                                                                                                Suhas A  3 weeks back

                                                                                                What kind of food is this?? Why did they slam that coconut?