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


  • Rob
    Rob  12 hours ago

    Best I ever tasted in Ecuador! Chevre!

  • Quốc Anh Ngô
    Quốc Anh Ngô  19 hours ago

    Who is Vinny? Btw

  • Jillian Harris
    Jillian Harris  2 days ago +1

    The soft "oh good God" when he sees Toby Fluffy makes this 1000x times better

  • phonethatmello
    phonethatmello  2 days ago

    Does Brad speak Spanish or did they edit out an exchange with a translator?

  • Serena Light-Mor
    Serena Light-Mor  2 days ago

    God has blessed you with an awesome career, I love that you travel and show different cultures. 😊

    ESPURRFECT  3 days ago


  • thomas knox
    thomas knox  5 days ago

    2:50 her patience decreased as her frown grew xD

  • Lazy_laplante
    Lazy_laplante  6 days ago

    "and a man on a horse"

  • Greg Araujo
    Greg Araujo  7 days ago

    Did anyone else do a rewind for the little dog

  • Lenny
    Lenny  7 days ago

    The last clip all the way at the end was the best thing, it made my day 😂

  • Lenny
    Lenny  7 days ago

    "Vamos a dar un paseo burrito" best part of this video.

  • Lenny
    Lenny  7 days ago

    Dunia's face at the beginning being nice on waiting

  • chefmarcg
    chefmarcg  7 days ago

    he says vinny too much. youre never supposed to talk to the camera man...its unprofessional

  • Carissa Perez
    Carissa Perez  7 days ago +1

    “These are our buddies” flicks bee off shoulder and it falls

  • Cristian Maierean
    Cristian Maierean  7 days ago

    6:41 theres a giant bug in the beans

  • Bellsinhell
    Bellsinhell  7 days ago

    The pig part LMAOOOOOO dead

  • Cristian
    Cristian  7 days ago

    Where are the child laborers?

  • Sydney P
    Sydney P  14 days ago

    Which my name was Vincent :-(

  • Ellena Marshall
    Ellena Marshall  14 days ago

    I wonder if he tried the bean in its “alien egg” form. That white goopy stuff on the outside tastes really sweet and tropical 👌

  • Nicholas Holmes
    Nicholas Holmes  14 days ago +2

    Man I sure do love me some “chawklit”.