Brad Makes Cultured Butter | It's Alive | Bon Appetit

  • Published on Dec 3, 2016
  • Bon Appétit test kitchen manager, Brad Leone, is back with episode 2 of "It’s Alive," and this time he’s taking you to school, making tangy, creamy, salty cultured butter. Will it be boring? Nope. Is the process scientifically accurate? Maybe. Will there be jokes and made-up words? Most likely. Will you learn about butter? Of course. Get those churning hands ready, buy some buttermilk, cream, and grab some bread. It’s Butter. It’s Alive.

    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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  • O_M525treble
    O_M525treble 2 days ago

    I used to drink Kefir straight up as a child. The strawberry flavor 👌Heck yeah brother

  • Lu K.
    Lu K. 3 days ago

    The editing always makes me laugh

  • Nightshade Kelly
    Nightshade Kelly 3 days ago

    I use salted butter in everything. Even bakeing

  • Gabanatora
    Gabanatora 5 days ago

    I just realized that Brad has hit a LOT of cats over the years.

  • Ritika Ritu
    Ritika Ritu 7 days ago

    The editors are great and Brad is so cute OMG!

  • James Dooling
    James Dooling 8 days ago

    A) Say "burr"
    B) If you find an unpasteurized cream connection, also try to get some tubs of his thickest cream -- it will be like 80% fat. Only the Queen and Charles get better.

  • Kera Logan
    Kera Logan 12 days ago

    I bet Brad makes the best dad.

  • FluFF mallow
    FluFF mallow 14 days ago

    Please make a video with raw milk

  • Zoubilable
    Zoubilable 14 days ago

    Whoever edited this! I love the quickie at the beginning! Thanks! 0:07

  • Dean C
    Dean C 16 days ago

    Fancy wooden spatula = piece of stained wood

  • Kokkinos I
    Kokkinos I 16 days ago

    funny editing

  • ThIs_Is_IrOnIc
    ThIs_Is_IrOnIc 16 days ago

    it's kef-ear not keefer

  • Jordan
    Jordan 19 days ago

    It's weird that this came out the year before I finished high school. It's Alive feels like it only started when I first watched 😂

  • me de troller
    me de troller 20 days ago

    Kefir is fermented milk

  • Koh Jet Yang
    Koh Jet Yang 20 days ago

    Can I replace kefir with yogurt or greek yogurt?

  • sailingsolar
    sailingsolar 22 days ago

    Raw milk is illegal to sell to the public

  • Somebody Someone
    Somebody Someone 23 days ago

    4:01 lol what was that?

  • Fern W
    Fern W 25 days ago

    Black market cream lol

  • bird
    bird 26 days ago +1

    The way andy put his face in the god damn buttermilk made me laugh so much. Andy's facial expressions and intense energy is always so fun to see

  • huggledemon32
    huggledemon32 29 days ago

    I love the sound effects and images in these videos- give me a giggle!

  • Ella Mae
    Ella Mae Month ago

    Please tell me I'm not the only person who hears Charlie from Always Sunny when Brad talks

  • Elise Hoffman
    Elise Hoffman Month ago

    if i dont have a stand up mixer is it better to do by hand or with an electric hand mixer?

  • forgotten toothpick

    i fuggin love this man xD i truly hope he's as nice IRL as he is on camera.

  • mathshop24
    mathshop24 Month ago

    That feel when they keep making fun of how Brad says water and you pronounce it the same way.

  • Cate Alcorn
    Cate Alcorn Month ago

    It’s not beu it’s beur

  • Kristian Skanche
    Kristian Skanche Month ago

    When i tried to whisk the cream and kefir micture together afther two days the mixture never semed to split properly. It did split a little bit at first then became a thick cream again. Is there something i can doe to fix it, or do i need to start all again??
    Mvh Kristian

  • Danny Bowden
    Danny Bowden Month ago

    Black market cream, yum.

  • Lax77477
    Lax77477 Month ago

    My butter popcorn has never tasted better!

  • Sara Sokoloski
    Sara Sokoloski Month ago

    “I kinda wish we did it that way for the sake of...... I dunno, who cares?” 😂 truer words were never spoken

  • ChickenNicker
    ChickenNicker Month ago

    Brad gives me strong Gus energy

  • Cornerstanding
    Cornerstanding Month ago +1

    Yummy Butter!!!!!!!!!!!

  • brandowag3
    brandowag3 Month ago

    Get milk. How can we still not get milk. Vaccines definitely, regulations on any and all drugs. Milk? Can't figure that out? Healthy fats? I smel...

  • Jeff Minnion
    Jeff Minnion Month ago

    Claire makes a face "well put Claire"

  • _jrozario
    _jrozario Month ago

    Brad is such a heavy mumbler

  • Shawn Sisler
    Shawn Sisler Month ago +1

    My grandma would smack you with a wooden spoon for wasting that much butter in that

  • Maggie H.
    Maggie H. Month ago

    Nice Red Lodge MT tee Brad!

  • Marcos Martinez
    Marcos Martinez 2 months ago +9

    how many people here know that BOn appetite is a print magazine?

  • Kyle Aldrich
    Kyle Aldrich 2 months ago

    Did anyone else get excited by the industrial size box of cheesecloth?

  • Harriti Shah
    Harriti Shah 2 months ago

    So when I use trickling springs to make paneer or yogurt it always taste slightly metallic. Does it not add that flavor profile to the butter???

  • Matthew Class
    Matthew Class 2 months ago +2

    Brad and Vincenzo should make croissants with their butter

  • crystalfire294
    crystalfire294 2 months ago

    Might as well have just reached in and grabbed the ice with your hands considering you just shoved that ice scoop under your arm... 😆

  • Bo Bandy
    Bo Bandy 2 months ago

    Rubber spatula would clean that jar out bud

  • evilmawile
    evilmawile 2 months ago +10

    Brad talking to Vinny instead of the camera/ audience. And the crazy editing. Man, This show was SOMETHING in its infancy. I love this series so much. and everyone involved

  • DarienDragonFox
    DarienDragonFox 2 months ago

    That thumbnail...

  • Devin Peterson
    Devin Peterson 2 months ago

    raw milk and cream are available at whole foods

  • SofaKiingD
    SofaKiingD 2 months ago

    I watch a lot of cooking stuff on youtube & ppl tend to really sleep on those rubber spatulas for scraping stuff out of containers.

  • Siddiqa Kazi
    Siddiqa Kazi 2 months ago +2

    Sad fact. Vinnie left Bon Apetit for Babish. I'll miss you Vinny and Brad

  • Bryan Cortez
    Bryan Cortez 2 months ago

    This video contains the ever elusive Claire butt shot.

  • tranzoo959
    tranzoo959 2 months ago

    As I know - kefir is made with mushroom culture, not bacteria. Mixing it in does not give You any culture. Just acidity.
    You can make nice butter without any additives ;)

  • retarded dog
    retarded dog 2 months ago

    "Quit Horsing Around" GASP HE'S A TIME TRAVELER

  • Matt Mahoney
    Matt Mahoney 2 months ago

    "I need a cream guy" dont we all brad, dont we all

  • Matt Mahoney
    Matt Mahoney 2 months ago

    Editing is gold per usual

  • Chris P
    Chris P 2 months ago

    Poor cat.

  • Palina Navitskaya
    Palina Navitskaya 2 months ago

    Brad: "Keef-er"
    Correct: "Kuh-feer"

  • Adventures with Katie
    Adventures with Katie 2 months ago

    Or u can used a rubber spatula to get it out lol. Brad. I love your humor. Can u please make you re own channel lol

  • Caelestis Nox
    Caelestis Nox 3 months ago

    Broke my heart that you didnt just shake it up in the jar to save as much product as you possibly could

  • andre rocha
    andre rocha 3 months ago


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    Sarah Ravioli 3 months ago


  • IndigenousPotliquor
    IndigenousPotliquor 3 months ago

    Brad I just heard on the French guys cooking channel Alex. He went to a butter factory in France and they used sourdough starter in their cultured butter??????

  • Will Towse
    Will Towse 3 months ago

    Im not interested in making any of this.. But I freaking love watching.

  • Lydia Stormberg
    Lydia Stormberg 3 months ago

    I don’t know why but brad look like Hopper from Strangers Things

  • Tianna Elizalde
    Tianna Elizalde 3 months ago

    Binge watching its alive. I was worried going to season 1 cuz i didnt think it would be as funny but I'm pleasantly humorized.. not a word right?

  • Cassandra Malcolm
    Cassandra Malcolm 3 months ago

    Can you make a video on nut butter please .

  • mahchymk93
    mahchymk93 3 months ago

    Black market cream is my porn browsing history

  • jessi330
    jessi330 3 months ago +3

    Keefer- no, it's kuh-feer. silly dude. I love brad. wourder - is he from Jersey?!

  • Tato Martinez
    Tato Martinez 3 months ago +1

    woooooo! now can enjoy your videos on Roku tv channel!

  • Jordyn Krantz
    Jordyn Krantz 3 months ago

    Its alive episode 2: Brad takes some butter to the opera, they are both dressed in their Sunday best. Cultured Brad, Cultured Butter.

  • Rimiru
    Rimiru 3 months ago

    The editing and Brad... Brads just fun to watch in general.

  • Jen Waldor
    Jen Waldor 3 months ago

    Brad makes me really happy 😊 so does the Led Zeppelin in the background at 2:06❤️🤘🏻

  • Zack Geldhof
    Zack Geldhof 3 months ago

    How long can this butter sit in a butter bell on a counter before it goes bad? How long in a fridge?

  • Sean Connely
    Sean Connely 3 months ago

    Zeppelin ‘Going to California’!

  • Andrea Crystal
    Andrea Crystal 3 months ago

    Butter in french isn't "be" but other than that, 10/10 video

  • DiveTunes
    DiveTunes 3 months ago

    Great video. Homemade butter is great. Question: do you have a recipe for homemade "squirtable" butter? I use it when smoking and wrapping ribs, pork butt, etc. The best "real" product I've found is from Land 'o Lakes. Ingredient list includes the butter AND the buttermilk. So, this recipe gives me both of these. What else would you prescribe to use both to make a soft, creamy butter that doesn't separate, and has the viscosity to work in a squirt bottle? Similar to a squirt mustard bottle? Thanks for all the great videos!

  • Austin Chen
    Austin Chen 3 months ago

    we all need cream guys, brad

  • Jonathan Wong
    Jonathan Wong 3 months ago

    watching these guys I can honestly say I'd ask Claire out, Brad's the guy I'd go grab a beer with on Friday nights and I'd love Amiel to be my coffee buddy

  • Cave light
    Cave light 3 months ago

    Can we have more brad content please?

  • Rose Cochran
    Rose Cochran 4 months ago

    Peep Bruce Banner at 3:45

  • Sara Rennekamp
    Sara Rennekamp 4 months ago

    Hey Brad, if you can get raw cream do you have to inoculate it or can you just let it sit out and get the cultures in the air to inoculate?

  • jizelle rios
    jizelle rios 4 months ago +1

    Serious question. Can I just use milk straight from the cow?

    • ajmilagros
      ajmilagros 3 months ago

      jizelle rios yes you can. But in US (as they said) and in Australia (where I live) you can’t “buy” milk straight from the cow. Its illegal to sell raw (unpasteurised) milk.

  • Toaster
    Toaster 4 months ago

    I grew up in northern Maine where we would buy raw, fresh from the tank milk. We would have to draw off the cream every morning and when we would get enough,we would spend the evening shaking a jar untill butter formed. I miss those days so much.

  • Tyler Tyler
    Tyler Tyler 4 months ago

    Brad&Claire cook off with Marshall&Lilly from HIMYM

  • Tyler Tyler
    Tyler Tyler 4 months ago

    Brad&Claire cook off with Marshall&Lilly from HIMYM

    DEACON STRUKT 4 months ago

    So he needs a cream guy?! Hahaha

  • Forest Green
    Forest Green 4 months ago

    The cat sounds 😂😂

  • Tony Tran
    Tony Tran 4 months ago

    Sorry butt Clair’s butt at 2:35

  • Wayne's Hammer
    Wayne's Hammer 4 months ago

    What's up Vinny!

  • Lee Trevis
    Lee Trevis 4 months ago

    Pasteurisation also kills bad bacteria that could make you sick and potentially KILL YOU!

  • TrueMofo
    TrueMofo 4 months ago

    “I need a cream guy.”

  • Julian Deleij
    Julian Deleij 4 months ago

    I REALLY need to know that organ tune!

  • BrokenSmile220
    BrokenSmile220 4 months ago

    Vinny is the true star of the show
    Love thoes edits XD

  • Ian Fraser
    Ian Fraser 4 months ago

    Love your videos Brad

  • You dont Say
    You dont Say 4 months ago +5

    6:55 good brad + Claire time, albeit too short
    5:23 Gaby (ga-baaaay!) cameo

  • Mega Torr
    Mega Torr 4 months ago

    3:23 I can't...

  • Avery Catherine
    Avery Catherine 4 months ago

    brad :)

  • Pedro Caio
    Pedro Caio 5 months ago

    "Ya knaw i dawn't speak much freanch i dawn' speak dat well English baddah BOI it's fun to say buttar in freanch
    He he"
    LEONE, B.
    A modern poet.

  • Paul Ford
    Paul Ford 5 months ago

    good vids... BA Kitchen surely has a ''Maryse'' to empty your jah Brad!

  • mghnbnfld
    mghnbnfld 5 months ago

    However long later it’s been since this video game out...and I still cannot believe that Brad doesn’t taste the butter!!!

  • Thomas Underhill
    Thomas Underhill 5 months ago

    These edits are hysterical.

  • Justin Towers
    Justin Towers 5 months ago

    its a superfood. veggies are not. absolutely absurd how raw dairy is still illegal in some countries but yet fast food and twinkies are okay for us.

  • lvk4pj
    lvk4pj 5 months ago

    Brad here thinks hes kooooooooooooooool doing womens work. lol