Brad Makes Chocolate in Ecuador: Part 1 | It's Alive | Bon Appétit

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  • Published on:  Friday, February 2, 2018
  • Bon Appétit Test Kitchen manager, Brad Leone, is back for episode 23 of “It’s Alive,” and this time he’s learning how to make chocolate. (Fermentation plays a key role in the chocolate making process!) Brad travels with Guittard Chocolate to visit a cacao farm in Ecuador where he learns how farmers harvest and ferment cacao beans.

    This is the first in a two part series on chocolate. In part two, Brad will visit Guittard’s factory in San Francisco to see how the cacao beans from the farm are turned into finished chocolate products.

    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 Makes Chocolate in Ecuador: Part 1 | It's Alive | Bon Appétit


  • Alyson The Aly  (Sep 21, 2018))

    Omg the small doggy boi is a blessing to this video

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  • Gavin Terry  (Jan 18, 2019))

    Couldn’t have said it better lol

  • ArchTalko  (Jun 10, 2018))

    Can’t believe Vinny single-handedly saved YouTube with those good good doggo shots

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  • corsican lulu  (Jun 28, 2018))

    i hope these people are paid a decent wage. its a lot of hard. back-breaking work

  • Shane Walta  (2 days ago))

    They also have a much lower cost of living, so it's all relative

  • Juan Jose  (Jan 22, 2019))

    440$ monthly with health care + a wood cabin with some hectares of their own growing food is the most lucky they can get and if the live for 2 generations the law makes them co-owners of that piece of land.. i owned a banana plantation on ecuador. There's something in the water and quality of the food that its common for them to died at 106 - 134 years old.

  • k a y l e e  (Jul 1, 2018))

    ‘Drunk On Vapors’ is a sick album name.

  • Rutul Dhote  (2 days ago))

    Kaylee you are just everywhere lol

  • jimmy carriel  (Dec 1, 2018))

    +k a y l e e que bien

  • Nicolle  (Feb 2, 2018))

    1) Spanish-speaking Brad2) Doggo-per-episode quota fulfilled3) Vinny focusing camera on animals than Brad/the topicThis was a good episode

  • drunkpervertedmonk  (Dec 19, 2018))

    That exchange in 1:18, Brad's enthusiasm that he even provides the sound effects! 🤣

  • Isabelle Canty  (Nov 15, 2018))

    I just love how every time it cuts to Brad hitting the cocoa pod Dunia just gets more and more disappointed.

  • Mason Mulder  (Jun 6, 2018))

    “Come on Vinny up here babe” I love him more and more every video lol

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  • jimmy carriel  (Nov 26, 2018))

    Excelente vídeo, gracias por permitirme ser parte de ello... Saludos desde Ecuador.

  • Tasha Trock  (2 days ago))

    y gracias a tu, Jimmy!

  • Alexa Gomez  (Dec 27, 2018))

    ¡Felicidades por su buena labor! ¡Sigan adelante!

  • Hannah Plas  (Jun 29, 2018))

    I’ve watched that little dog clip for literally over 10 minutes on repeat. The sad thing is I’m not even joking.

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  • redfullmoon  (Sep 15, 2018))

    I really admire farmers. I wish they didn't get so shortchanged for so much work they put into feeding the world.

  • Lukas Hillbrink  (Feb 12, 2019))

    +Jordan Fly just FYI. Nestle isn't American. It's Swiss

  • Jordan Fly  (Jan 20, 2019))

    a lot of the financial abuses come from american interests like nestle and etc. the world loves chocolate but not the country that grows it