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Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Manager Brad Leone is back for episode 41 of “It’s Alive,” and this time he's deep in the woods of Washington foraging for porcini mushrooms with his fungus friends, Colin and Andrew. 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? ►► ABOUT BON APPÉTIT Cook 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 Forages for Porcini Mushrooms | It's Alive | Bon Appétit


Mike Wilson : Look, I'm just going to be honest. At this point I don't know if I'm watching these for Brad, or the editing. Brilliant.

Greta Kcomt : Matt the editor. Vinny the camera man. Brad the host. Name a better trio.

BRs Anime Corner : 7:54 when you need to meet your word count requirements in your paper... LMAO

hyaffarenee : Matt thanks for not cutting Brad’s nature epiphany

nadav herstik : "a lil tart, lil sweet"..."just like us vinnie"

Catareen Queen : This should be a whole new series. Brad and Vin going around with local foragers from all different parts of the states. Finding what ever they can, berries, mushrooms, and edible plants/flowers. Then teaching awesome ways to cook with them! You would have to go to the same places several times of year to see the differences in what is available based on season.

Sarah Scheer : The *congestion* inhale had me weeping

Zico Mitchell : This is my favourite episode by far. Their enthusiasm towards these mushrooms really sells it.

jay7tennis : I like how we get the subtle, Matt is the editor NOT Vinny, comment from Brad. On behalf of the It's Alive fanbase, we apologize for miscrediting these epic edits to Vinny. Matt you're hilarious and a genius! Vinny you take great shots! Brad... you're a big boy. Thank you for such great content!

Allison Haug : "Washington.... The state." As someone who lives in Washington I understand all too well 😂

k a y l e e : Brad "awh, I wish you guys could smell this" Leone

DR. Feelgood : you should neither excavate around the mushrooms nor should you be yanking them out of the ground. use a sharp knife and slice them at the base of the stem. in this way you will minimize damage to the underlying mycelium, and future flushes of mushrooms allow you and others to gather from the same patch again and again. you're guide's having been self-taught may not be aware of the damage they do to the fungus!

LampShadx : Used to go pick chanterelles with my dad whm I was a kid. About a couple of pounds in a couple of hours. Then we would sauté them in butter and finish them up with heavy cream on some pasta. 2 part pasta to 1 part mushroom. Can't beat that

Martin Vlogs : 3 grown men freaking out about mushrooms... love it

DEY : I’ve never wheezed laughed harder than brad’s congestion smelling. Bless Matt for being the best editor ever!!!

Claudia Labson : fun fact: the saying "cats out of the bag" comes from when in medieval times, they would sell pigs in bags. Sometimes a seller would put a cat in the bag instead of a pig to trick the buyer. When the buyer opened up the bag, the car would scurry out of the bag. that's why we say the cats out of the bag, as in the secret is out.

Shyenne Gitano : I didn't think I could love a duo more than Brad and Vinny, but life comes at you fast. We stan soft hats, spore friendly baskets, and fungi facts.

Chris Taylor : Lost it completely at “Why do you use a basket?”.

Dominic Wilton : We get field mushrooms in England, they taste like field

Gunner 249 : The moss moustache made Brad look dead-on Hulk Hogan. I was some "Hulkamania" and " Brother..." quotes.

Julia Zisman : My parents are 'pro' foragers and they've always said you are not supposed to rip the mushrooms of the ground, but you should cut the stem instead. So, I'm a little confused now..

Wahid : Tip when picking mushrooms Don’t pull up the root or it won’t grow back. Harvest sustainably peeps ❤️🍄

Schad Dalton : "I don't know what kind of mushroom this is..." *proceeds to do the first thing you aren't supposed to do when you don't know what kind of mushroom it is: Touch it.* Glad it all worked out in the end because life wouldn't be the same without Brad.

NorthDakotaBeast : Damn you Brad, and your 200 word essay for one question. I love this channel as per usual Brad had me in tears. Great content all around and many laughs!

nic pace : Brad should make nato the fermented soy beans from Japan!!

Richie Lew : "why do you use a basket" that killed me, i was laughing for a solid 5 minutes

Shaved Alpaca : WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH. The garlic WASNT CRUSHED. What about the *allicin*

psyiko : Please make a video on how to make dandelion wine!

Klára Law Marešová : Hey Brad, this was a great episode! I'm from Czech Republic and mushroom picking is our national past time. Czech people are crazy about mushrooms. Every fall the forest roads are lined with parked cars and everybody has a spare basket in the trunk just in case. An average Czech can recognise dozens of edible kinds and often many that are inedible raw, but edible after you prepare them properly. The lore on how to recognise them and how to prepare them as well as many recipes are passed on through generations. We love all kinds of Boletus mushrooms, but my personal favorite are Leccinum, those grow mainly under birch or aspen trees, and Armillaria and Clitocybe (or wood blewit), which are hands down the best mushrooms to pickle! I hope that Americans soon find their way to this amazing past time as well!

Katie Henry : Did anyone else catch "carnivorous" forests at 14:52? He might of said "coniferous" but it sure sounded like the former. lol Oh Brad. I love you.

Natalie Cobain : Here in Germany foraging for mushrooms is a pretty common thing to do. I did it A LOT with my grandparents and my mum. One thing my grandfather first taught me is to never rip the mushrooms out of the ground but rather cut it off. By doing this, the roots stay intact and the mushroom will regrow.

J P : Leave the mushrooms you're not interested in, in this case anything but a bolete and chantrelle, to sporulate until the end of their life cycle. If you pick them but deem them unworthy to bring home, cut / crumble them up and spread them around the area to encourage spreading of the organism since mycelium can also grow from the fruiting bodies. Not mandatory practices, but it'll make your more experienced foraging buddies smile if they see you do them.

Paul Yavin : Don’t yank them, cut them!!!

TheJewelTheory : brad is a really fungi.

Nick Hannam : Brad came thru drippin in that Carhartt hoodie

Lindsay Daly : Okay shoutout to Matt for editing in Christy Carlson Romano and Hilary Duff in "Cadet Kelly" when Brad says "maggots". I'm sorry that was just too great of a touch to ignore haha

Tes. D. : YOU GUYS, WE HAVE THE NAME OF THE EDITOR 😍 FINALLY!! Matt, you are a genius.

pmjr : DEFINITELY not the only kind of mushrooms these guys are foraging for

Musaab Umair : I loved that forest epiphany, btw any links to the music?

Maddie Sig. : 15:12 why is this my favorite part? I love animal cameos 😂 Edit: 16:50 I lied this is the best part wtf brad 😂😂😂


HippoButtSecks : 8:49 "Good luck, you paint that" Bob Ross: imma beat the devil outta it!

Kenneth : 2:43 'So that's just a little bit of-' ''Exactly.''

NoaH Corey : Carnivorous forests? Coniferous "wood" be more scienterrific ; )

Payton Wallace : City boy brad enters the REAL wilderness. Welcome to my home. Greetings from WA.

kitkat1595 : he managed to confuse not one, not two, but three nursery rhymes... how... i’m honestly impressed

Boomer Zierath : Still not convinced vinny is a real person and not just a figment of brads imagination

BigGreenGlasses : I’m sad. The entire video, I was waiting for a fun-guy joke, and no one jumped on the opportunity. On the plus side, the editing of every It’s Alive is genius, so my sadness is cured.

Tw!st3d D!gg3r : Did you and Vinny really used to camp? I backpacked the Appalachian Trail and loved it.