Brad Uses Moldy Rice (Koji) to Make Food Delicious | It's Alive | Bon Appétit

  • Published on Apr 26, 2017
  • Bon Appétit test kitchen manager, Brad Leone, is back with episode 6 of "It’s Alive," and this time he’s experimenting with koji-rubbed meats. His koji-rubbed short ribs are a crowd favorite, but will the chicken and "experimental shrimp" be winners too? Join Brad on this marginally scientific adventure to find out!

    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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  • SimplyStormie
    SimplyStormie 4 hours ago

    Okay late to the game but what I gathered is that Brad hates gloves and oxygen

  • Hanna D
    Hanna D 9 days ago +1

    Brad: I'm the only one who calls you Vinny... I think most people call you...
    Me: Vin-yard.

  • Bearbones Garage
    Bearbones Garage 10 days ago

    I've probably watched about 23 episodes and have just realized that it's called It's Alive because it's generally with fermented foods. Either I'm really slow, or I'm really slow. I blame the knife and sausage.

  • Christina Bobina
    Christina Bobina 13 days ago

    *Koji rubbin ’ your meat* -Brad 2019

  • AJ Cortez
    AJ Cortez 14 days ago


  • Prawn Soup
    Prawn Soup 22 days ago

    We need a compilation of all of Brad's cut lectures HAHAH its too bad he can't spread his wisdom

    EL TEROCAL 23 days ago

    brad atleast tell me you remove te poop track on those shrimp

  • Brett Uhl
    Brett Uhl 25 days ago +1

    "Relatively cheap you can] get it for ten bucks a pound" yea cheap.

  • Ryan R.
    Ryan R. 25 days ago

    Brad: Maybe we should cook a couple of shrimp real quick... what do you think Vin? Give me a nod...
    Me: yes daddy 😜😋

  • Mr.PeanutButter
    Mr.PeanutButter 26 days ago

    I love all the sound effects and animations that come with Brads videos!

  • ileany E
    ileany E 27 days ago

    Did we ever find out if this was safe? Lol

  • Taylor M
    Taylor M Month ago +1

    Is that safe????? You know I never claimed to be an expert

  • mcba
    mcba Month ago

    The different kind of video on a different kind of website could be called "Bone Appétit" JUST SAYING

  • Sophia Guzman
    Sophia Guzman Month ago

    Why didn't he de-vain the shrimp? 😬

  • i d
    i d Month ago

    "I like the texture!" "Ha!" He's literally thinking... What a fool...

  • 22missymae
    22missymae Month ago

    The editing on these videos makes me laugh a ridiculous amount!

  • bongo the psychopath

    That's the fakest unfake surprised face i've ever saw

  • Nick Sande
    Nick Sande Month ago

    3:53 Chris tempering hrimps in his mouth

  • Abraham Vences
    Abraham Vences Month ago

    Binge watching and learning quickly that Chris is not my fav at all

  • cake ww
    cake ww Month ago

    The editing on this is SUPREME

  • Petar Novak
    Petar Novak Month ago

    Love your videos, editing, Brad and humor in general :D

  • Ananas Подведёт

    I think Brad is the only person who used 'gadzooks' out loud in 2017

  • Damian Goh
    Damian Goh Month ago

    I was today's year old when I found out its Vinny not Benny

  • Willbur the Kat
    Willbur the Kat Month ago


  • Casey Marie
    Casey Marie Month ago


  • craz4jaymz
    craz4jaymz Month ago

    Brad's right. He didn't need to use gloves

  • William Macey
    William Macey Month ago

    The chicken... eeeuagh... we’ll be fine

  • Spe ggy
    Spe ggy 2 months ago +3

    The fact that Brad doesn't de-vein his shrimp is disgusting. :(

  • Van
    Van 2 months ago +1

    Who's Rick? *_BRAD IS CHEATING ON VINNY_* D:

  • LayZ Gamer
    LayZ Gamer 2 months ago

    if anyone knows where to buy that koji rice or a different brand lmk plz

  • DrMario Pepper
    DrMario Pepper 2 months ago

    In Brad We Trust 🙏

  • Manny Gallotta
    Manny Gallotta 2 months ago

    If you're italian 3:50 😂😂😂😂😂 i luv this guy

    THE KEKRONOMICON 2 months ago

    I want to try this but my mom wont let me. She said i will get food poisoning but im gonna do it anyway so i think im gonna hide the meat behind the toilet for 4 days and then sneak it into the frozen frozen tendys bag. I will then tell her i would like to use my good boy points that i received on peepee inspection day on tendys at which time she will cook what she thinks are tendys but really they will be my old toilet meat.
    Thanks Bon Appetit

  • Haibar Zair
    Haibar Zair 2 months ago

    Sometimes it look like Brad just makes all of this up as he goes 😂

  • Phillip Ech
    Phillip Ech 2 months ago

    Not sure what species of mold you're using, but chances are slim that it would harm you if you inhaled some of it. Chances are that it won't harm you unless you're severely immunocompromised (e.g. due to AIDS or chemotherapy).

  • Toni
    Toni 2 months ago

    The shrimp reminds of how sushi originated. Now I need to find koi or make my own because I’m down to try this

  • Cody Lambert
    Cody Lambert 2 months ago

    What type of pans do you use for sautéing? I need to make an upgrade and Brad looks like he knows his pans. Size, material, brand?

  • The Little Garage Studio

    Now I go the the Brad makes mustard.... ready for ST Patricks Day baybee

  • wasaBae
    wasaBae 2 months ago

    the editor not doing anything for the penetration comment spoke loudly to me

  • Lisa Skaggs
    Lisa Skaggs 2 months ago

    This guy is great!!!

  • Benjamin
    Benjamin 2 months ago

    Great video but a very common misconception about mold. Mold being dangerous for your health depends on a lot of different factors like, time, humidity, amount of spores in the air, and last but not least on your body as well, some can easily cope with it, others show signs of an allergic reaction

  • RoBoVader
    RoBoVader 2 months ago +7

    *Alex:* You ever rub your body with Koji?"
    *Brad:* "No, but that could be a different video, maybe a different website."
    Timestamp - 6:07

  • Manny Lozano
    Manny Lozano 2 months ago

    More BRAD!

  • mary poppins
    mary poppins 2 months ago

    Brad is so cute

  • T S
    T S 2 months ago

    So, did anyone get sick?...

  • Klondike Legitski
    Klondike Legitski 2 months ago

    I like how no one gave a solid ok to leave chicken out for 5+ days lol.

  • Ela Bal
    Ela Bal 2 months ago +1

    I like brad

  • Shanine Edwards
    Shanine Edwards 2 months ago

    Different video.. Different website with brad? ...plz :')

  • smolragefellow
    smolragefellow 2 months ago

    almost a good enough reason to use the word penetrate

  • Nicholas Khamsihong
    Nicholas Khamsihong 2 months ago

    Rice water catalyst. From the tadpoles and some other sea a”nimals”

  • Nicholas Khamsihong
    Nicholas Khamsihong 2 months ago

    Foood medicines from food science. Thank you Siemens. Leave them at the foot of the forest or jungle and they come back cured they love you chefs. Figured it out. Food medicine. Not food science. Spicy is for anti-histamines, allergy, breathing, and a runny nose. Zyxpher here and your welcome.

  • austin chen
    austin chen 2 months ago

    I love brad, but how in the world is $10 a pound cheap. like $8 a pound is pushing it

    FATLACES THEDON 3 months ago +1

    3:34 Dayum Claire!😜

  • Aira Mae Revilla
    Aira Mae Revilla 3 months ago

    I feel like he's high everytime he does this

  • Googly Bear
    Googly Bear 3 months ago

    "Pretty cheap, 10 bucks a pound" bahaha what?

  • ShamanMafia
    ShamanMafia 3 months ago

    This is one of youtube's best comedy channels :D

  • The Awesome Homestead
    The Awesome Homestead 3 months ago

    man, id love for someone to show us how to use koji to make more koji

  • Marshall Horton
    Marshall Horton 3 months ago

    I would like to see the koji powder incorporated into sausage filling that and or miso sausage.

  • Tejas Baing
    Tejas Baing 3 months ago

    3:34 thicc

  • Divine Dream
    Divine Dream 3 months ago

    koji rub your meat!

  • Forest Green
    Forest Green 3 months ago


  • Biagio Plantamura
    Biagio Plantamura 3 months ago

    Did he say "Un Cazz" ? Hahaha

  • HCani
    HCani 3 months ago +1

    So, did anyone get sick? A little update, Brad? 😂

  • Berra Saral
    Berra Saral 3 months ago

    "Expecially the beef"

  • Rev Jonathan Wint
    Rev Jonathan Wint 3 months ago

    What temperature was this aged at?

  • Mezarashi
    Mezarashi 3 months ago

    5:19 did he just make a pun?
    “For the STEAK of science”

  • bierbrauer11
    bierbrauer11 3 months ago

    seems you found our secret marinade. Additionally we make the koji from scratch!

  • It's Alright
    It's Alright 3 months ago

    Bet you whoever ate that shrimp got sick.

  • Julian Deleij
    Julian Deleij 3 months ago

    I REALLY need to know that organ tune!

  • Annika Peterson
    Annika Peterson 3 months ago +29

    Can we get an update on how many people got food poisoning from this

  • Charlie Deuter
    Charlie Deuter 3 months ago

    What temperature is your reach in at? Does it matter?

  • MrZSimko
    MrZSimko 3 months ago

    Love those filter like animations and captions! 🤪🤩😂

  • Sailing with the Litzenbergers

    The editing is so amazing on these videos, not to say we don't love Brad! Brad- you're doin' great. We love you. Nice work, Guys!

  • Jarlene Lopes
    Jarlene Lopes 4 months ago

    Love the editing 🤣😆😆😋 and of course brad!!!

  • Alpcan Önür
    Alpcan Önür 4 months ago

    love the editing and Brad u and vinnie should make your own youtube channel.Brad is born to be in front of the camera and Vinnie.. well he is born to be behind the cam

    • Alpcan Önür
      Alpcan Önür 4 months ago

      and i love your Kramer knive such a beauty :OOOO

  • Jasen Nikolov
    Jasen Nikolov 4 months ago

    Is it just the koji I've been snorting or did Brad not devain the shrimp?

  • Ratigan2
    Ratigan2 4 months ago

    I legitimately thought that that was real.
    This editor has to have a goddamn raise

  • Forty Fountain
    Forty Fountain 4 months ago

    What if you did this then suvide it and get the nice crust with the koji

  • becca k
    becca k 4 months ago +3

    I'm cringing at the thought of not deveined shrimp!!

  • Mary S.
    Mary S. 4 months ago

    Does that pencil have balls?

  • John Chamy
    John Chamy 4 months ago

    wat does vinny look like

  • Shayera Thal
    Shayera Thal 4 months ago

    Question is did anyone get sick?

  • Vera Hoppe
    Vera Hoppe 4 months ago

    Are you a German guy?

  • Agnes
    Agnes 4 months ago

    So did anyone get sick

  • jigle puff
    jigle puff 4 months ago

    Hey brad i got a question, can i use miso instead?

  • aLT_jUNGLE 力
    aLT_jUNGLE 力 4 months ago

    Who edit's these?, because they aren't getting paid enough

  • Caleb Davis
    Caleb Davis 4 months ago

    I can't hear the word "moldy" without thinking of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy's Lord Moldybutt 😂

  • Doxie Lain
    Doxie Lain 4 months ago

    Vinnie spoke!

  • Bran Hugh
    Bran Hugh 4 months ago

    Amazed that chris hasn’t realised he’s gay yet

  • Mike R
    Mike R 4 months ago

    Brad is seeing another cameraman, Vinny...

  • Gabriella Nicole
    Gabriella Nicole 4 months ago

    Sometimes ill binge watch brad and it really makes me wonder... is vinny real? Are WE vinny? Is this all a product of Brads mental break? Is this simulation?

  • Joesteak3
    Joesteak3 4 months ago

    this editing is amazing

  • Dan Witzke
    Dan Witzke 4 months ago

    Seriously how many cats live in the test kitchen?

  • Elizabeth Avila
    Elizabeth Avila 4 months ago

    I really want to like shrimp again. I ate A LOT of seafood as a kid so now as an adult I am completely burned out on it. =/

  • nardus 3d
    nardus 3d 4 months ago

    Nothing else there , U N C A Z Z

  • Mack Robinson
    Mack Robinson 4 months ago

    @BonAppétit give us more Brad Leon, he is a star, you can't help but loving his videos!

  • haziq iskandar
    haziq iskandar 4 months ago

    I hope nobody gets sick is the best way to end the episode in my opinion hahaha

  • Tyler Rogal
    Tyler Rogal 4 months ago

    Whoever edits these videos deserves an award

  • Terri Light
    Terri Light 4 months ago

    "GODZOOTS!" *imagines Godzilla stomping across Tokyo in a purple and gold zoot suit*