Brad Makes Chocolate: Part 2 | It's Alive | Bon Appétit

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  • Published on:  Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • Bon Appétit Test Kitchen manager, Brad Leone, is back for episode 24 of “It’s Alive.” This is part 2 of Brad's adventure to learn how chocolate is made. Brad joins Amy Guittard at the Guittard chocolate factory in San Francisco to follow fermented cacao beans on their journey toward becoming finished chocolate products.

    Part 1 of this pair of episodes took place in Ecuador at a cacao farm where Brad learned how cacao is harvested and fermented. Make sure to check that out episode out if you haven't already:

    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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  • ChuckCanada  (Feb 15, 2018))

    Yeah Brad and Vinnie! Hey Brad can you make a Chocolate fermented drink?

  • Natsu Dragneel  (Nov 14, 2018))

    what about chocolate milk?...

  • Vincenzo Urso  (Oct 24, 2018))

    +Daniel Kintigh Vincenzo* 😂

  • Lilly Rey  (Feb 16, 2018))

    I've never seen a 10 pound chocolate bar before this video. Brad can you take one of those back to the test kitchen with you and make something with it?

  • Annie C  (6 days ago))

    +Jan van Overbeek Brazil

  • Jan van Overbeek  (Feb 6, 2019))

    +Annie C Where you from gotta get those then

  • Jay Quek  (Jun 7, 2018))

    Garry Guittard sounds like a marvel superhero alter ego

  • grandeurlies  (Dec 3, 2018))

    he's secretly Stan Lee

  • Louie Games  (Feb 22, 2018))

    Netflix get these guys a show longer than 10/15 minutes. I need more Brad and Vinny in my life

  • Glorimar Martinez  (Jan 23, 2019))

    Yea but she said (claire) she might leave and free lance

  • Tony Cai  (Dec 24, 2018))

    +Cedric Bassman Vinny is not the editor.

  • Kid Dynamo  (Jun 29, 2018))

    I love the effect Brad has on other people. You can see how his energy, and his excitement and positivity makes everyone he interacts with super happy. His personality is infectious.

  • Surreal Gnome  (Nov 3, 2018))

    Your baby Grinch pic combined with this video made *me* super happy.

  • k a y l e e  (Jul 2, 2018))

    I have a soft theory that the editors of this segment/channel are the same guys that edit Uunnnnhhhhh!

  • la cuillère athée  (Jan 2, 2019))

    I scrolled to see if someone posted that ♥

  • Steve Thea  (Nov 5, 2018))

    +Anne I saw that goose catch 😏

  • Derek Martz  (Aug 4, 2018))

    How on earth did anyone ever discover this process?

  • Shane Walta  (1 day ago))

    As Brad said in part 1, the fermentation process probably creates alcohol. So I'd guess that the native Americans were eating them to get messes up, and eventually started fine tuning when they harvested them

  • Daniel Diaz  (Feb 3, 2019))

    Aztecs made a chocolate drink (Xocolatl, X sounds like Sh) but it was made with boiling water (hence the saying "like water for chocolate", also, no cows in America then), it had vanilla and chile, and it was sweetened with honey : )

  • MiaSt  (Feb 16, 2018))

    maybe one day ill find a Brad

  • milkdud4444  (4 days ago))

    I want one too

  • HAZƏY FLOWƏRZ  (Feb 1, 2019))

    +WeeItsNookies 😂

  • Alex Clarke  (Jul 12, 2018))

    I love how different he is when he is dealing with his peers and when he's dealing with the older man who owns the company. He's more calm and respectful when he's talking to Gary Guittard whereas when he's talking to the company workers and Vinny he's more laid back and playful.

  • Julian  (Jan 30, 2019))

    Well, he is also: The guy paying them

  • E H  (Jan 29, 2019))

    Alex Clarke well thats The Gary Guittard

  • Logan Miles  (Feb 15, 2018))

    No joke, this was a terrific set of videos. I haven't seen a full video from beans to chocolate bar and that has gone into the subtle nature of chocolate making. Brad and Vinny are funny as always and the final statement at the end by brad was terrific about appreciating how much goes into things. Great videos to watch stoned.