Brad Makes Giardiniera (Italian Pickle Relish) | It's Alive | Bon Appétit

  • Published on May 17, 2018
  • Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Manager Brad Leone is back for Episode 30 of "It's Alive." This time he makes giardiniera, a delicious and versatile condiment that's easy to make and is the perfect addition to sandwiches, salads, and more!

    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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  • Brad Leone
    Brad Leone Year ago +6279

    Now that I've shown you wha'whomanadu tell me wha'yuwanmeado!

    • James Anthony
      James Anthony 27 days ago

      How about fermented citrus fruit?

    • Marcy Latimore
      Marcy Latimore Month ago

      i think i had a stroke reading this

    • DRay xx
      DRay xx Month ago

      Do me brad :((

    • Alex Mindes
      Alex Mindes Month ago

      Brad Leone not sure if you've done this yet, but how about some picked ginger? Like the kind they use with sushi.

    • Dennis Tzo
      Dennis Tzo Month ago


  • Vee
    Vee 12 hours ago

    thumbs up for "id wear a dress". much love for breaking gender roles brad

  • J-Hellnah
    J-Hellnah 13 hours ago

    take a shot every time he says Vinnie

  • Danny Lieberwirth
    Danny Lieberwirth 17 hours ago


  • Nancy Massi
    Nancy Massi 2 days ago

    Brad: "I'd wear a dress"

  • Rebekah UwU
    Rebekah UwU 3 days ago

    sweat stain at 12:54, good stuff

  • Magic Cactus
    Magic Cactus 3 days ago

    I bet brad is an Aries

  • lenmarc Dio
    lenmarc Dio 4 days ago


  • LuckyLifeguard
    LuckyLifeguard 4 days ago


  • AHKira
    AHKira 5 days ago +4

    Brad keeps doing everything fermented, in a couple years he's gonna be fermenting wourder.

    Brad was probably made in one of those fermentation jars. Which would explain why he likes them so much.

  • AHKira
    AHKira 6 days ago

    1:32 I *REALLY dislike* when they sensor stuff. I'd really be interested in hearing brads gripe about kitchen ware. He's cooked than probably I ever will. He has every right to voice his opinion and your preventing me, the viewer from listening to it.

  • arkanas eagle
    arkanas eagle 9 days ago +1

    "Sweet Notes" Oh my gosh I died laughing!! Thanks for the great content!!

  • wholahayy
    wholahayy 9 days ago

    Can u make spam or vienna sausages?

  • John
    John 9 days ago

    so what stops it from fermenting more once you add it to the jar? is it the sugar?

  • Rachel
    Rachel 10 days ago

    I know exactly what Brad was about to complain about with the glass measuring jug. You can't pour anything out faster than a trickle or it starts leaking down the side and gets all over the table. The spout is always way too small. Someone needs to sort it out

  • SirKingHoff
    SirKingHoff 11 days ago

    Vinniieee XD

  • SirKingHoff
    SirKingHoff 11 days ago +1

    Garlic doesnt love me is the thing :( makes me feel like absolute crap. But I love the taste of it in literally everything.

  • vipul paul
    vipul paul 12 days ago

    "Might as well be Pennsylvania" in the end 😂😂😂

  • Erin Doughty
    Erin Doughty 13 days ago


  • Jessi Cleghorn
    Jessi Cleghorn 14 days ago

    is this how they make Cherry Pepper Relish?

  • sartorian darkstorm
    sartorian darkstorm 16 days ago

    i mean if you had to be standed in a snow storm its not so bad if its at the test kitchen with brad

  • Rizky Triandi
    Rizky Triandi 17 days ago

    where can I get that Lactic Funk album?

  • pig_ebank
    pig_ebank 20 days ago

    My only wish is that there was a printable version of the recipe. Love the videos but I don't feel like watching the whole thing when I go to make the recipe.

  • #anthonyron82
    #anthonyron82 20 days ago

    Brad likes to smear Giardiniera on his perineum.

  • geh
    geh 21 day ago +1

    Oh my god I realized at “it’s a beautiful thing, vinny” what Brad sounds like.
    Rick. Brad is Rick. A beautiful, mad, kind Rick.

  • CoOkIEMaNiAc911
    CoOkIEMaNiAc911 22 days ago

    where can i get your knife ?? your kinda butcher/chef knife?! i love it!

  • neizvesful
    neizvesful 23 days ago

    Ii Vinny a real or an imaginary friend?

  • Jordan Castleton
    Jordan Castleton 25 days ago +3

    DONT censor Brad!!! I wanted to know why he wanted to pick a bone with manufacturer. I need hard hitting news guys!!!

    • erikz101
      erikz101 23 days ago

      It was how it sometimes goes down the side and makes a mess

  • Annebelle Bosch
    Annebelle Bosch 25 days ago

    What's wotter? Don't you mean wourder?

  • Kristine Zamora
    Kristine Zamora 26 days ago +3

    What was he gonna say about the pyrex measuring cup? Lol I'd really like to know

    • William Reed
      William Reed 23 days ago

      In another episode he was having trouble with the way it was pouring

  • DiBoguy
    DiBoguy 27 days ago

    hey could i get a name of the type of knife you used?

  • ThirtyVirus
    ThirtyVirus 27 days ago

    I wish all YT videos had editors that made things this fun

  • James Anthony
    James Anthony 27 days ago

    Anyone know what fermentation weights he's got there? the only ones I can find are for the larger wide mouth mason jars.

  • Mei Mei
    Mei Mei 27 days ago

    imagine if you edit these. you sit watching tales of brad talking. and talking and your job to make him funnier. who ever edits these things needs a raise and is a god.

  • Mohammad Rio
    Mohammad Rio 29 days ago

    Seeing Brad there, makes me really want to work there... 😅😅😅

  • Matthew Boston
    Matthew Boston Month ago

    I want a knife like that!

  • painhellemental 9000

    *B R A D S A I D W A T E R!!!!!!*

  • radical adequacy
    radical adequacy Month ago

    he would look very good in a dress

  • Abigail Williams
    Abigail Williams Month ago

    I'm making mine in a crock. Since I can't see the veggies, is there a way to tell it's gone far enough or should I taste it after a few days and go by flavor/texture? I make sauerkraut all the time but I haven't tried lactofermentation of other vegetables. Thanks!

  • Lorenzo Losi
    Lorenzo Losi Month ago

    that's not a giardiniera that's an abomination

  • Marc Lenray Magdaraog

    Ugh I just saw Moriarity .. from Sherlock... 3:48

  • Calvin Gurnick
    Calvin Gurnick Month ago

    can I add fruit at the beginning like mango or peach or does fruit have too much sugar for it

  • Tony Stark
    Tony Stark Month ago

    Anyone had any luck without using an airlock for this?

  • Itsbikezombie
    Itsbikezombie Month ago

    Brad is a certified cure for depression.

  • Montell Watson
    Montell Watson Month ago

    Sounded like jingle bells

  • PhotomastaCM
    PhotomastaCM Month ago +1

    I think he's pronouncing it "would'er" - maybe a subconscious tie over from a previous relationship... We've all wondered " Would 'er parents like me?"

  • madmawsupreme
    madmawsupreme Month ago

    we need to see vinny doing some cooking , need a petition for that

  • madmawsupreme
    madmawsupreme Month ago +1

    great duo, brad is authentic and funny and we can feel vinny's humor and freindship through his edits, love the food and good vibes guys

  • HighPotency
    HighPotency Month ago

    *cut green beans into pieces*
    *this is giardiniera*

  • skip davis
    skip davis Month ago

    zero science, zero classical lacto fermentation. ur supposed to just add salt to the veggies, a little krauthammer action, plenty of time... not so much here.

  • lydia kamwine
    lydia kamwine Month ago

    Can I use apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar

  • Jeff Kidd
    Jeff Kidd Month ago

    When I first saw this I thought Brad was making giardia. His actual recipe is much tastier (and less dangerous)!

  • Blunt A Day
    Blunt A Day Month ago

    That’s an Italian at Panera bread lmao

  • Saskia R.
    Saskia R. Month ago

    Noodling would be fun to watch!

  • ThoseWhoBelieveInCircles OweItToTheMoon

    I love Giardiniera !

  • Kristoffer G
    Kristoffer G Month ago

    "still got big crunch"

  • Robin G
    Robin G Month ago

    Man the captions were on point this episode, love it

  • Bryan Clark
    Bryan Clark Month ago

    Is this recipe written down somewhere? I can't find it and Brad isn't very specific about the amounts of ingredients he uses.

    • becca moses
      becca moses Month ago

      bc there aren’t specifics, really? 3.5 percent salt for the brine by weight, the spices are all given in amounts, however much of the veggies you like

  • Jaime Perez
    Jaime Perez 2 months ago

    @5:56 was that vinny?

  • Never Mind
    Never Mind 2 months ago

    cant wait for the pickled onions

  • MondoMonkeyMan
    MondoMonkeyMan 2 months ago

    still waiting on that noodling video

  • Kyle Reynaert
    Kyle Reynaert 2 months ago

    8:33 that moment when you know Brad has never fisted anyone

  • The Fare Player
    The Fare Player 2 months ago +1

    Next, put your giardinera on an Italian Beef!!!

  • Sierra Palomaki
    Sierra Palomaki 2 months ago

    I'm allergic to garlic :c

  • Lenny Leopere
    Lenny Leopere 2 months ago

    Am I the only one who gets annoyed with the annotations highlighting this mans verbal quirks he seems like a really nice dude why point out these things I don't think its bad that he has them but it kind of annoys me that they do it.

    • Lenny Leopere
      Lenny Leopere 2 months ago

      Abbey Roberts idk the text flashes on the screen when he fumbles when he speaks. I mean it's quirky and awesome but why point it out.

    • Abbey Roberts
      Abbey Roberts 2 months ago

      What do you mean

  • Jaimee-Louise Warner
    Jaimee-Louise Warner 2 months ago

    They gutted the bread..

  • Lezrleia
    Lezrleia 2 months ago

    Jar a' 'narra

  • Okie Jewels
    Okie Jewels 2 months ago

    Vinny !!!! 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼 He does exist!

  • PTSDthiccestboi
    PTSDthiccestboi 2 months ago

    I like how long it took for the editor to make the chalk board bigger

  • Jack Rousar
    Jack Rousar 2 months ago

    I want to know what Vinnie looks like lol

  • James Yoo
    James Yoo 2 months ago +1

    That jar of leftover liquid would be incredible in a vinagrette dressing.

  • Spooky Stone
    Spooky Stone 2 months ago


  • ChocolatTherapy
    ChocolatTherapy 2 months ago +3

    i legit wondered how the salt and water shaking could make such a loud sound, but i finally figured it must be the editing lol. hi, yes, i'm new here, pls don't mind me

  • John Law
    John Law 2 months ago

    Late to the party but I see a Team Dream Team chubby bobcat sweater on Knowlton there!

  • Ceará Yuè
    Ceará Yuè 2 months ago +2

    Aww, it sounds like Brad has trypophobia-- a fear of holes (yes, it's real and most people actually have it but are unaware).

    • Teresa Villagomez
      Teresa Villagomez 2 months ago

      Ceará Yuè I dont think so he did a bee honey episode and the holes didn’t trip him

  • theMcWOPPER
    theMcWOPPER 2 months ago

    What was wrong with the water bowl?

  • TOM D
    TOM D 2 months ago

    Got this cool Chantix ad with a turkey innit

  • david mcintire
    david mcintire 2 months ago

    Your pouring it to fast barley tilt slightly enough to let the and water pour out and just watch.

  • 1344662
    1344662 2 months ago

    Why is that cauliflower so yellow?

  • herrerabrew
    herrerabrew 2 months ago

    WTH is allison lol?

    • Ceará Yuè
      Ceará Yuè 2 months ago

      It's the chemical allicin found in garlic.

  • Jessica W
    Jessica W 2 months ago

    Question: I’m not from the states, is all cauliflower there yellow cause mines white?

  • Amy
    Amy 2 months ago +1

    Man, watching these videos again, they were so silly hehehe. Vinny did so much editing and effects! Oh.. et tu, Vinny!!!

  • super wolfpack
    super wolfpack 2 months ago

    I love Brad he's so charismatic and unintentionally funny!

  • Kat Danger
    Kat Danger 2 months ago

    Chicago giardiniera is not amused.

  • mojoandfriends
    mojoandfriends 2 months ago +1

    Lost it at 'and some... WOTTER'.

  • MariJayne Deal
    MariJayne Deal 2 months ago

    we just saw vinny for the first time (im so late to watching this lmao)

  • ayumew11
    ayumew11 2 months ago

    What’s the knife Brad’s using please?

  • Austyn Fletcher
    Austyn Fletcher 2 months ago

    I don’t kno who edits these videos but they need to edit every video on USclip it would be so funny the world would be a better place

  • Tom Haflinger
    Tom Haflinger 2 months ago

    What I like about giardiniera is that its name is so similar to that of the parasite you'll get if you do this incorrectly.

  • Firmicute s
    Firmicute s 2 months ago

    "8:44 well baybe, always be safe, wear gloves if you stick you hand in dark hole, you dont want anything to bite ya ;)
    also don't start with a fist, the whole pot will break.

  • Colloquial Captain
    Colloquial Captain 2 months ago

    It's a good thing we have this editing, because if we didn't I'd well.. die. Ok that may be a bit extreme but it's still a fantastic video!

  • Devin Peterson
    Devin Peterson 2 months ago +1

    Dirty leeks into the ferment!

  • Pace Marshall
    Pace Marshall 2 months ago +2

    How long must I wait for a noodling episode?

  • ChunandRice
    ChunandRice 2 months ago

    Hold the phone was that Vinny at 6:00

  • Luísa Comim
    Luísa Comim 2 months ago

    Sweet notes from the vegetables

  • Chelsea Divel
    Chelsea Divel 2 months ago

    Why was the cauliflower so yellow

  • Noah Schalles
    Noah Schalles 2 months ago

    Brad you have inspired me to test my cooking skills and try something outside the box. I have now made about 7 recipes from your videos and its slowly changing my life. Thank you!
    This recipe will be number 8, and I am thrilled! Keep doing you

  • Ali Ouedraogo
    Ali Ouedraogo 2 months ago

    I laughed and instantly hit Like when you said, “ if you don’t like garlic; stop watching the show.” Hahahahaahha

  • Gabe Quecedo
    Gabe Quecedo 2 months ago

    Does brad know how to chop anything? I’ve seen him do this in so many episodes and it’s hilarious.

  • Kriste Isopahkala
    Kriste Isopahkala 2 months ago +5

    10:44 From his reaction I thought there were maggots or something in his bread. I really enjoyed how gutted he was for the gutted bread, pun intended.