Brad Makes Beet Kvass | It's Alive | Bon Appétit

  • Am 7 Jun 2018 veröffentlicht
  • Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Manager Brad Leone is back for Episode 32 of "It's Alive." This time Brad makes the highly requested beet kvass. It's a fermented drink popularly made with rye bread, but today Brad experiments with the beet variation. Join Brad as he bops and boops his way through fermenting beets and avoiding rattlesnakes.

    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 Leone
    Brad Leone Vor 9 Monate +6342

    drop Beets not bombs !

    • taytay swift
      taytay swift Vor 24 Tage

      my grandpa used to make kvass with rye bread when i was a kid... i mean it was good but it was lowkey beer lmao

    • clu83
      clu83 Vor Monat

      Having just watched the jerky episode, I now wonder whether dehydrated fermented beets would be any good.

    • Alex Andra
      Alex Andra Vor Monat


    • Iwona Z
      Iwona Z Vor 2 Monate

      My Mum starts kvass with a piece of sourdough bread. Drinking beet kvass help when ypu have iron deficiency. You can use it as an ingredient of bortsch - beet soup. BTW maybe you could make a bread kvass, it's a great refreshing drink 🙂

    • Jessica Celentano
      Jessica Celentano Vor 2 Monate

      Brad Leone I’m late to the party, but is this similar to a shrub for cocktails?

  • carlos delira
    carlos delira Vor 14 Stunden

    4:37 love it!

  • Jonas Scheider
    Jonas Scheider Vor 20 Stunden

    Brad & Vinny you should make your own youtube channel you get 1.5 mio views, thats shitload of money and product placement money. I've seen Brad's house he could live in a Castle.

  • Vanessa Payano
    Vanessa Payano Vor Tag +1

    Haha they even bleeped out “ay la puta madre.”

  • Mariel Esperanza Ojeda Alonso

    " aaay la puta madre" ajajajajja no puedo parar de reír

  • Twooping
    Twooping Vor 2 Tage +1

    Brad's reaction to that comment about him not being funny enough actually broke my heart omggggg

  • Franklin Arevalo
    Franklin Arevalo Vor 3 Tage

    That mad disrespect...

  • Actual Garbage
    Actual Garbage Vor 4 Tage

    That Adam guy is such a tool. He looks like an idiot with that guitar WHICH HE IS STRUMMING THE WRONG WAY and that rude remark at the beginning of the video was completely uncalled for. Gosh dude, I hate people like that.

  • Sadam Hussien
    Sadam Hussien Vor 5 Tage

    The editing is the best.

  • Fatima Alhalyan
    Fatima Alhalyan Vor 6 Tage

    the editor😂😂😂 4:40

  • Ellie Bon
    Ellie Bon Vor 6 Tage

    My family has been drinking kvass(not me, I hate the taste) for forever and I've never heard of beet kvass (and we use beets a lot in everything else like borscht and a ton of salads) but I definitely wanna try that.

  • ElGrandé
    ElGrandé Vor 6 Tage +1

    It's... It's you! The hero of Kvass! This is truly an honor!

  • superbuffguy100
    superbuffguy100 Vor 7 Tage

    As a line cook can I just say I'd love to work with brad.

  • daniel ding
    daniel ding Vor 7 Tage

    oh woah

  • Catherine Cornelius
    Catherine Cornelius Vor 7 Tage

    Adam R. needs to get a job! UNLESS - his job is to video bomb Bon Apettit people doing their JOBS.

  • Austin O'Heron
    Austin O'Heron Vor 8 Tage +2

    Did anyone notice Gaby jump in the background when he popped the bottle?

  • Jordan Smith
    Jordan Smith Vor 9 Tage

    So what did you do with the leftover beets? Are they soft enough to eat as is or crunchy?

  • Gracious Rosebud
    Gracious Rosebud Vor 9 Tage

    Screw “Terry JP” man, Am I supposed to know who they are?
    Just because Brad has an actual personality doesn’t mean the videos aren’t informative, because they actually are.
    Now I know how
    -sea salt
    - southern BBQ pork
    - kimchi
    -black garlic
    -garlic honey
    -fermented eggs
    -olive oil
    And many other products or foods are collected/created/used effectively in cooking.
    We love you Brad!
    If I forgot any other cool things Brad has taught us, feel free to comment!

  • Colin Martin
    Colin Martin Vor 10 Tage

    this is not actually a great drink for your kidneys if you're prone to kidney stones. The oxalates in the beets are a primary source of kidney stones in people who are prone to them!

  • Janet TheDescendedAngel

    At first I thought he said Beef Kvas and I got worried

  • Sweet Puicy Marlene
    Sweet Puicy Marlene Vor 10 Tage +1

    Carla and Andy talking in the background 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Actual Demon
    Actual Demon Vor 11 Tage

    I feel like this would be so good as an addition to a Bloody Mary.

  • Actual Demon
    Actual Demon Vor 11 Tage

    Yeah 30 minutes for a rattlesnake bite, but the closer to the heart, the closer you wanna be to a hospital

  • ChaseliketheBank 420
    ChaseliketheBank 420 Vor 11 Tage

    Stevie Nicks is my kween❤️

  • amanda lickers
    amanda lickers Vor 13 Tage

    why not just blend up the fermented beats with a lil sour cream n dill, squirt of lemon jus just like a cold soup / gazpacho, heck :)

  • Natasha
    Natasha Vor 13 Tage +1

    Adam was rude for no reason wow

  • Zack Geldhof
    Zack Geldhof Vor 15 Tage

    Add a bit to fruit juice and you'll get a natural, earthy fruit soda. Also, if you don't let it ferment for as long the second time you'll have plenty of fizz and less of the sugar will be eaten up by the bacteria. Damned good stuff, though!

  • Julia B
    Julia B Vor 16 Tage

    Traditional Kvass is made with raisins and rye bread.

  • Ahmad Al Marri
    Ahmad Al Marri Vor 17 Tage

    A 13+ minute long video that could have been 3 minutes at most...

  • Paper Boy
    Paper Boy Vor 17 Tage +1

    I don't know if the editor is one person or a group but.. You habe the best editor-s

  • А ДМ
    А ДМ Vor 17 Tage

    BA's test kitchen looks like the best workplace

  • MariJayne Deal
    MariJayne Deal Vor 18 Tage

    gatzoots vinny

  • Jared Leonard
    Jared Leonard Vor 18 Tage +2

    Can we just get Bradism's on hats or t-shirts or something? Like, sowawhergunnadoo on a trucker cap? Why is this not a thing yet?

  • skarmarl
    skarmarl Vor 19 Tage

    I think it is not safe to ferment with 1% salt. Does it not have to be 2+ to be safe from unwanted bacteria ?

  • James Smith
    James Smith Vor 19 Tage

    Carla dumb thicc @ 4:38

  • Grace Bumgarner
    Grace Bumgarner Vor 19 Tage

    what kvassibly go wrong

  • novembermember
    novembermember Vor 20 Tage

    That editor in chief comes off as a real wanker in this video - it’s a little too obvious. He may not be in real life because I know that the power of editing is strong.

  • entrancedunicorn
    entrancedunicorn Vor 20 Tage

    but forreal does anyone in the comments have any additional tips on the beet kvass?

  • Firmicute s
    Firmicute s Vor 20 Tage something with za'atar if you like sumach, the one I use (great for oven-potatoes or anything potato.. yeh, the german in me is shouting) has sumach in it and some other stuff and it is delishiiooouuuus

  • Firmicute s
    Firmicute s Vor 20 Tage

    no boris? well thats not good.
    still imitation and flattery

    also no bread?

  • Tyler
    Tyler Vor 22 Tage

    Fight me Adam

  • allia rosli
    allia rosli Vor 23 Tage

    brad is more than funny. he's humble when he talks about food. he understands the people that he works with, the animal that he kills, the food that he brings to the table. thanks for inspiring, brad :)

  • DarkusAxell
    DarkusAxell Vor 23 Tage

    Adam is that friend that just reads you out of nowhere

  • Johan
    Johan Vor 24 Tage

    Who is that old ancient gray haired geezer being rude? First of all, he's too old to learn the guitar, it's over. Secondly, being rude like that at his age, incredibly sad. Acting like he's some sort of frat boy or something. People like that.. I swear to God.

    • Grace AA
      Grace AA Vor 8 Tage

      Johan he is their Boss the editor Chief

  • a clementine
    a clementine Vor 24 Tage

    Geez the guy with the guitar is just like david brent from the Office uk version lol

  • Thea Marie
    Thea Marie Vor 25 Tage

    *anything for you beyoncé*

  • Michelle Ramos
    Michelle Ramos Vor 25 Tage +3

    @0:24... He genuinely felt bad. That wasn't cool.

  • Anita Maciri
    Anita Maciri Vor 26 Tage +2

    "No one ever serenades me, Vinny" :(

  • MrsCensored
    MrsCensored Vor 28 Tage

    you should make some polish beet salat with the leftover beets ;) yummy ans easy !

  • Jasmine Paneva
    Jasmine Paneva Vor 28 Tage

    I would really like to see Brad make fermented Bulgarian yogurt as the culture it's made with is very specific and named after the country itself (it's called bacillicus bulgaricus, dont know if he can buy that online?) but the taste it produces I have not found anywhere else, no matter where I have gone to live fermented bulgarian yogurt is the best yogurt end of. Use cow's milk or bison milk. I would be very happy to see an episode on this.

  • Courtney Zelazny
    Courtney Zelazny Vor 28 Tage

    “It’s a mess! With Brad”

  • tetepeb
    tetepeb Vor 29 Tage

    Do you pronounce it Ka-Vass like Brad does?

  • clu83
    clu83 Vor Monat

    I absolutely love how Vinnie is punking Brad with the edits. :-)

    • clu83
      clu83 Vor 29 Tage

      +Cole Mattia then to whom ever does, I extend the same compliment.

    • Cole Mattia
      Cole Mattia Vor 29 Tage

      he doesn't edit the videos

  • Os O
    Os O Vor Monat +1

    Just realized this guy is half likable, I watch for the editing magic.

  • dom sturman
    dom sturman Vor Monat

    I'm thinking of making this, would it go well with vodka and orange, or a mulled wine? I'm trying to find new ideas for drinks.

  • J&J Bassing
    J&J Bassing Vor Monat

    Brad has 15k subscribers and not a single video. If that doesn’t show support idk what does

  • Pizza Productions
    Pizza Productions Vor Monat

    take a shot every time he says vinnie

  • Hel
    Hel Vor Monat

    The editing is A+!

  • Taylor Ewert
    Taylor Ewert Vor Monat +1

    Band names? “Anti venom, what do they do... shred beets” 🤣

  • Taylor Ewert
    Taylor Ewert Vor Monat

    Brad is the most entertaining person on this whole channel!!! He’s so funny and he actually knows what he’s doing too!

  • chilicutter
    chilicutter Vor Monat

    Brad is Hilarious!!! 😂

  • IslandGalTrash
    IslandGalTrash Vor Monat

    "Ay la puta madre!"

  • bukx meent
    bukx meent Vor Monat

    4:37 lul small gems in the background

    HEPHAESTUS Vor Monat

    Bears eat beets

  • Cave light
    Cave light Vor Monat

    My heart... stupid yuppy rapoport

  • Assassin Nation
    Assassin Nation Vor Monat +5

    How dare people not love Brad and good ole Vinny. The best duo since bread and butter

  • IkilU95
    IkilU95 Vor Monat

    ba test kitchen needs some different strainers

  • K McG
    K McG Vor Monat

    Candida albicans!!!

  • Dave Estey
    Dave Estey Vor Monat

    Brad is what America needs right now

  • Lil Mango
    Lil Mango Vor Monat

    what knife style is that? santoku cleaver hybrid?

    • Andrea Quadrati
      Andrea Quadrati Vor Monat

      +Lil Mango I would say it's simply a chopping knife. Since Brad said they do not make those anymore, I can imagine it's a custom model that doesn't follow an exact style

    • Lil Mango
      Lil Mango Vor Monat

      Andrea Quadrati yeah but what’s the style?

    • Andrea Quadrati
      Andrea Quadrati Vor Monat

      Looks like that. It looked like something used to chop, but could easily be swung to open up chickens or cut through beef bones

  • Senan Collins
    Senan Collins Vor Monat

    As a kombucha and jun brewer, I'm intrigued

  • Luca Mulholland
    Luca Mulholland Vor Monat +1

    *stares in Slav* Boris where are you

  • Melody
    Melody Vor Monat

    Omg Brad baby I can't believe they would say that about you,,,

  • gaensestopf
    gaensestopf Vor Monat

    Brad‘s jokes sound like he’s the father of at least ten children

    Great video though : - )

  • Marcello De La Cruz


  • Asi Marx
    Asi Marx Vor Monat

    5:36 I want to throw bleach in there sooooo baaaad

    • Asi Marx
      Asi Marx Vor Monat

      +Andrea Quadrati ikr but looks bad kanzkanzjaka

    • Andrea Quadrati
      Andrea Quadrati Vor Monat

      Meh, don't worry about it. It's just kahm, a safe type of yeast. The only downside is that it can alter the taste if left there for some weeks

  • Asi Marx
    Asi Marx Vor Monat

    The way he spells "kvass" sdkasdlkasdjk "kah vaz"

  • Noelle Parker
    Noelle Parker Vor Monat

    *Dwight schrute has entered the chat*

  • Andy Starfish
    Andy Starfish Vor Monat

    life of Boris. he doth make and taste the Kvass!

  • aslob 9
    aslob 9 Vor Monat

    Yo, Brad, what about making borscht from those used beets?

  • Olga W
    Olga W Vor Monat

    I ferment a lot of stuff. .. He he.. being from Easter Europe :) Brad, try tomatoes, not green ones, but red. Brine - 3 tbs sugar, 2 tbs salt, garlic and fresh dill (for 1 liter of water), some cayenne too. It's our favorite... Regarding beet kvas.. Yeah nobody does it, in Ukraine at least.. But I tried to make it - what a yucky stuff.. But I'm not giving up on it and will be trying again and again with diff additions just because, yeahh, it's healthy. And of course, thank you! Your videos very lively, entertaining, loose and educational - way to go!

  • Imperial__Guard
    Imperial__Guard Vor Monat

    i ate a whole beetroot once

  • koeix2
    koeix2 Vor Monat

    that is not how the Super Slav does it.....

  • A True Wisconsinite

    I love lao!

  • Katerina Sarychava
    Katerina Sarychava Vor Monat

    Try dark bread kvas

  • Isaac Gonzalez
    Isaac Gonzalez Vor Monat

    Yeah he's a professional chef but.. I still physically cringe when i see his fingers so close to the knife. Like i know he won't cut himself but still

  • Rob Constant
    Rob Constant Vor Monat

    Can beer be used as a starter?

    • Andrea Quadrati
      Andrea Quadrati Vor Monat

      Wouldn't recommend it. Bottled beer tends to be sanitized and filtered, so no yeast. Even a raw, unfiltered beer will not have much yeast left alive, as it dies out when the alcohol level, I guess it could be rather bitter for the hops. You are better off with fruit juice and ginger. Pineapple and other fruits with a thick rind work nice

  • Paul Yavin
    Paul Yavin Vor Monat

    Try rye bread Kvas, go to Brighton Beach ask any Russian lol

  • Paul Yavin
    Paul Yavin Vor Monat

    I am Eastern European, no one drinks this! “Kvas” means to ferment, and we ferment everything! lol

  • Kris Yallowega
    Kris Yallowega Vor Monat

    Hey, grate the beets with horseradish and a basic pickle brine. And Voila...beet pickle relish. great with ham, or hard boiled eggs, what ever you like

  • Tracy Hopkins
    Tracy Hopkins Vor Monat

    Another terrific episode !!!
    Beautiful inside and out
    Ridiculously entertaining
    Always funny and informative
    Dime piece and dreamboat
    Vincenzo/Vincent/Vinny/Vin/buddy/bud/babe- you do such excellent work !!!
    Mr. Rapoport- go kick bricks and leave my dream team alone

  • Sappy Samurai
    Sappy Samurai Vor Monat

    Ok fine! I’ll subscribe Bon Appetit! But I want more Brad time or else I’m walking!! 💃🏻

  • Julie Harden
    Julie Harden Vor Monat

    To the editor who added those comments - LOL! Poor Brad.

  • lily
    lily Vor Monat +17

    that adam guy was so rude for no reason... like what's his problem?! it would be kinda different if it was just a friend joking around (still mean), but that's his BOSS that did that to an employee (and this was on camera... imagine how he would act off camera)

  • hana bakkoush
    hana bakkoush Vor Monat

    the editing style reminds me so much of trixie and katya's UNNhh show (which i LOVE)

  • Davis Wyatt
    Davis Wyatt Vor Monat

    Brad, what salt did you use?

    • Andrea Quadrati
      Andrea Quadrati Vor Monat

      Most likely, kosher. A lot of kitchen tend to use only kosher because it's flakier and sticks well, so I wouldn't be surprised if he just used what they had already

  • Scooby Doobie
    Scooby Doobie Vor Monat +1

    Brad seems a bit affected by the comments by the audience and his coworkers. Don’t let them bug ya, Brad! You’re golden! 🤩 You do you.

  • Green Bones
    Green Bones Vor Monat

    This is very Cheeki Breeki.

  • Connieandblyde Monsters

    What's Brad's hat budget?


    you make kvass with rye bread