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. Still haven’t subscribed to Bon Appetit on YouTube? ►► BON APPÉTITCook with confidence using Bon Appetit’s kitchen tips, recipes, videos, and restaurant guides. Stay current on the latest food trends, dining destinations, and hosting ideas. Brad Makes Chocolate in Ecuador: Part 1 | It's Alive | Bon Appétit


  • Isabelle Canty
    Isabelle Canty  9 months ago +4056

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

  • Maya Rouillard
    Maya Rouillard  8 months ago +2107

    Appearances of Toby Goofy (the smallest boy):
    3:44, 7:16, 11:52

  • FlatBastard
    FlatBastard  11 months ago +1615

    I would die for Toby Goofy

  • Alyson The Aly
    Alyson The Aly  11 months ago +4434

    Omg the small doggy boi is a blessing to this video

  • jimmy carriel
    jimmy carriel  8 months ago +1294

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

  • Alki Sim
    Alki Sim  a years ago +1375

    Brad's personality + his relationship with Vinny + the editing = me dead

  • redfullmoon
    redfullmoon  11 months ago +911

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

  • Nicole Silvers
    Nicole Silvers  6 months ago +462

    I love the disappointment in Dunia’s face lmao, but also how she is still super nice. Also every single video I begin to love these videos and people more.

  • Rae M
    Rae M  a years ago +1839

    The tiny dog appearing out of nowhere made this episode

  • Kick0a0cat
    Kick0a0cat  5 months ago +437

    I love Jimmy's interaction with the donkey, so precious

  • Clara Egan Griffin
    Clara Egan Griffin  9 months ago +607

    I fell in love with the teeny tiny dog and I need him in my life pls he's so happy omg dog

  • Rebecca Greenwood
    Rebecca Greenwood  6 months ago +255

    "this is the shortest trip the donkey has ever made"
    the way he said it made me laugh so much! He was probably thinking why are they making me pretend to take this donkey for a walk for 2 seconds of footage

  • projektaquarius
    projektaquarius  11 months ago +334

    That blue butterfly is rare. At least according to the locals when I lived in Panama. Long story short, the blue is only on the tops of the wings, so you only see them in the forest on the down flap. They were though to be spirits.

  • Alondra Gomez
    Alondra Gomez  9 months ago +269

    "no se rian, no se rian" haha

  • k a y l e e
    k a y l e e  a years ago +844

    ‘Drunk On Vapors’ is a sick album name.

  • Lux Chevis
    Lux Chevis  a years ago +321

    Jimmy seemed like a sweetie. 10/10 quality fella right there. Must be sweet from being surrounded by all that chocolate goodness. Can't be in a bad mood when you're inhaling aphrodisiacs all day long. I lost it when Jimmy whispered to his donkey(Brad).

  • Nadia 23452
    Nadia 23452  3 months ago +51

    They could make an entire B-roll with Toby Goofy in it and I would watch the whole thing

  • Sasquatch- Elk
    Sasquatch- Elk  5 months ago +131

    I love how this man talks to his donkey ❤️❤️☺️

  • kayla amaya
    kayla amaya  11 months ago +123

    Dunia face while brad was attempting to cut the pods. I died laughing😂😂

  • Isabella Fuller
    Isabella Fuller  a years ago +178

    Brad speaking spanish is so attractive lol