Brad Makes Perfect Corned Beef | It's Alive | Bon Appetit

  • Published on Mar 14, 2017
  • Bon Appétit test kitchen manager, Brad Leone, is back with episode 5 of "It’s Alive," and this time he’s making corned beef. Brad guides you through the process of celebrating St. Patrick's Day in style, complete with bagpipes, Guinness, dolphins and...wait, what? It may not technically be alive anymore, but we kind of just let Brad do his thing.


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  • Luke McKay
    Luke McKay Day ago

    Ah, moonlight sonata. Fits perfectly with this series. Lol. 😂

  • Mushroom Ink
    Mushroom Ink Day ago

    My Irish blood is screaming at “not falling apart”. Corn beef and cabbage is supposed to be shredded so you can use the left over meat as a sandwich topping.

  • NorthBlue: Nara
    NorthBlue: Nara 3 days ago

    I love when the editors have fun doing their job and it shows, it makes the videos so much more enjoyable! Keep up the good work y'all, cheers from Spain

  • ice
    ice 3 days ago

    Randomly watching all Brad’s videos. Ughhh I love it, vinny!

  • Guru Sandirasegaram
    Guru Sandirasegaram 4 days ago

    Corned beef with lots of mustard not sour craft
    I can’t spell it they make it from cabbage 🥬

  • Stinky and Sunshines Mom

    Brad is my favorite! And his editor is magical. 😉

  • no one
    no one 5 days ago

    Bagpipes are Scottish

  • Yup Yup12
    Yup Yup12 5 days ago

    Is Brad still making his lunch ?

  • Scott Campbell
    Scott Campbell 6 days ago

    Who cooks corned beef when they live in NYC? Too many good corned beef sandwiches to be had..

  • Darrian Weathington
    Darrian Weathington 7 days ago +1

    "It *WAS* alive"

  • navi singh
    navi singh 8 days ago

    Whats better the point, flat or whole brisket?. For corned beef!

  • Chloe Chen
    Chloe Chen 10 days ago

    5:25 was the moment when the ship officially sailed

  • Michael Mano
    Michael Mano 11 days ago

    Bagpipes are Scottish, just saying

  • Cliff P
    Cliff P 11 days ago

    Do you have to wash it if your putting the same spices in the pot your going to boil it in?

  • Lauren Anders
    Lauren Anders 12 days ago +1

    Did anyone even realize what when he talks about smelling the clove *when no clove" 1:31 that he stirs the spices with his hand again and not the perfectly good tool in his other hand 😂

  • Happy O
    Happy O 12 days ago

    Delicious I love it and you are so funny man hahaha.

  • O_M525treble
    O_M525treble 13 days ago

    My mom used to call it cornered beef when I was little. She says a lot of weird things tho

  • LauraNY
    LauraNY 14 days ago

    You get paid for this job ?

  • Andreas Poulsen
    Andreas Poulsen 18 days ago

    No we know where all of the ASMR stuff started.

  • Sonya Willis
    Sonya Willis 19 days ago

    2:12 "Yougonnawannatake a smell." 😂

  • Ken Danieli
    Ken Danieli 20 days ago

    "I just like to..."

  • Maitin Rhode
    Maitin Rhode 21 day ago +1

    Just saw this today. BTW, it's Ham and Cabbage, corned beef and cabbage is American....

  • Ted Dale
    Ted Dale 23 days ago +2

    Oh my God. I love corned beef on Patty's day.

    • Aleksandr Ivanov
      Aleksandr Ivanov Day ago

      Uh what? Slave name? Americans are dumb

    • Ted Dale
      Ted Dale 9 days ago

      @Sonata KThanks. It is a day to celebrate a great man. His real name was Maewyn Succat so I honestly couldn't care less about misspelling the bastardizing of his slave name.

    • Sonata K
      Sonata K 9 days ago

      It's Paddy's...

  • Arthur Douglas
    Arthur Douglas 23 days ago

    He’s like Marshal Erickson in real life.

  • Janessa Villalba
    Janessa Villalba 27 days ago


  • Jacob Evans
    Jacob Evans 29 days ago

    st patrics day : Irish
    bag pipes : scottish

  • sailingsolar
    sailingsolar Month ago

    LOL! I want some.

  • ShayRyn Clark
    ShayRyn Clark Month ago

    You are so damn cool 😎 omg I love this cooking show I found out about you like a week ago 💯

  • T-bo bo-T
    T-bo bo-T Month ago

    The editing on this is great

  • george jones
    george jones Month ago

    Bagpipes are Scotish not Irish lol. Looks nice though. ;p

  • Eskimo Quinn
    Eskimo Quinn Month ago

    You poured out 100,000 at least in brine. Dollars

  • Jennifer Burgess
    Jennifer Burgess Month ago

    Amiel? (I think I spelled that wrong) has got a cute butt

  • tjitjo
    tjitjo Month ago

    Great stuff!!

  • Danny Bowden
    Danny Bowden Month ago

    Drink your beer, whadayu a cop?

  • Ian LaHaye
    Ian LaHaye Month ago

    Beer? Quips? Cooking? Bein a wise-guy? Brad and I could be friends.

  • Ryan Shafranek
    Ryan Shafranek Month ago

    1:12 From Me to You by The Beatles?

  • Patrick Glaser
    Patrick Glaser Month ago

    Cabbage bacon soup is more traditional, but it's close:)

  • Peter Burnham
    Peter Burnham Month ago

    Emil's jumpsuit is unreal

  • Uldihaa
    Uldihaa Month ago

    I'm a bit surprised that the guy that does all the curing and pickling and fermenting didn't make a Reuben.

  • benzmansl65amg
    benzmansl65amg 2 months ago

    Love the cook. Hate the edit.

  • jesari1701
    jesari1701 2 months ago

    First of all, bagpipes are scottish

  • Anna Beaudry
    Anna Beaudry 2 months ago

    I Challenge BA To do an episode where you create meals with no waste

  • Karson Kilpady
    Karson Kilpady 2 months ago

    “You don’t really want to be walking away”
    *1 second later

  • Alex Rodriguez
    Alex Rodriguez 2 months ago

    Girl at 2:10 is gorgeous

  • adam santa maria
    adam santa maria 2 months ago

    Whoever edited this video did a bang up job. Love the flow!

  • Bolensgoldrush
    Bolensgoldrush 2 months ago +2

    What if you kept the brine and reduced it down to make a little drizzle for corned beef sandwiches??

    • Callum
      Callum Month ago

      Wouldn't reccomend it, would be incredibly salty, and im pretty sure curing salt isn't suitable for human consumption

  • Apollo
    Apollo 2 months ago

    What a waste of fucken time , ffs

  • Nicole Gray
    Nicole Gray 2 months ago

    Loved the remix 😂
    Peace from Ireland 🇨🇮✌️

  • Kyle Mathew
    Kyle Mathew 2 months ago +186

    Nobody’s gonna mention the bomb af track Matt just dropped ?

    • mofo888
      mofo888 3 days ago

      woo! woo! woo! woo!

  • 88rollins
    88rollins 2 months ago

    Vinnie count this video- 14

  • Cloe Corpse
    Cloe Corpse 2 months ago

    please can someone tell brad that st patricks day is irish and bagpipes are scottish

  • Matisse Platford
    Matisse Platford 2 months ago

    bag pipes are scottish, Guiness is Irish, you are going to make some people mad

  • Smoked Robot Pâté
    Smoked Robot Pâté 2 months ago


  • Tova H
    Tova H 2 months ago +72

    "you're making me nervous, what are you a cop?" Hahahah

  • Axel Stabursvik
    Axel Stabursvik 2 months ago

    The dish looked delicious, even though I didn't expect it too. ;) That's good work.

  • Zack Starbird
    Zack Starbird 2 months ago

    Moonlight sonata to cutting the beef was amazing.

  • ricardo clemente
    ricardo clemente 2 months ago

    this kitchen is so nice! is this a restaurant, or a professional Chef school?

  • Pete Priscoe
    Pete Priscoe 2 months ago

    good God phaggots lose the hats FFS.

  • Hilary Chan
    Hilary Chan 2 months ago

    check check mi mi mi mi mi

  • BasementShopGuy
    BasementShopGuy 2 months ago

    From one Brad to another, please dude - make those pop-up tips stay on the screen for more than one second. I mean you showed those dub dolphins for more time... (eye roll)

  • Jama Thaughn
    Jama Thaughn 2 months ago

    1:13 nice little Beatles shout out.... corned beef with love from me to you.

  • sanic -
    sanic - 2 months ago

    What would happen if you add some of the brine to the pot when boiling it

  • Bob
    Bob 2 months ago

    I didnt know the Irish invented the bagpipes.....

  • dinodinosaur
    dinodinosaur 2 months ago


  • toferj
    toferj 2 months ago

    Who else wishes Brad was their friend? He seems so cool! The kind of guy you want to know.

  • skuunker
    skuunker 2 months ago

    Can i use white wine instead water?

  • deena
    deena 2 months ago


  • Desi J Richert
    Desi J Richert 2 months ago

    Don't you wanna let those spices cool before you put the mortar and pestle to them?

  • Getsuu Fuma
    Getsuu Fuma 2 months ago

    You really gotta give credit to the editors and camera crew

  • Adam Arias
    Adam Arias 2 months ago

    If I’m making this with a kosher brisket, which is already salted somewhat from the koshering process, how would that change the brine/recipe/etc?

    ASDFGHJKL 2 months ago

    Didn't know CORNED beef don't have any corn.

  • Debbie Edelmann
    Debbie Edelmann 2 months ago

    my GOD< STOP with the PLASTIC WRAP already!!!

  • The 8Bit Pickaxe
    The 8Bit Pickaxe 2 months ago +2

    Was he singing “from me to you” im pretty sure he was 1:13

    J ALMANZA 2 months ago +2

    brad is low key hilarious. 🤣👍

  • MySisterIsAFoodie
    MySisterIsAFoodie 2 months ago

    It actually needs six to eight days

  • vi841
    vi841 3 months ago

    Brad is handsome! . .. n a great chef

  • alex grey
    alex grey 3 months ago

    brad loves ed sheeran

  • Dank Playz
    Dank Playz 3 months ago


  • _Esmeralda_
    _Esmeralda_ 3 months ago

    Its so weird how this was recommended to me on st. Patrick’s day

  • Alina Ritchie
    Alina Ritchie 3 months ago

    Why did you have to take God's name in vain... Seriously 😒 you literally ruined it for me.

  • doug marcus
    doug marcus 3 months ago

    I want to know what turn if the century Jewish deli used cinnamon in their corned beef.

  • MrSpansell
    MrSpansell 3 months ago

    My wife just made corned beef cabbage and potatoes. We are both part Irish ☘️ it’s St Patrick’s day today. I loved the corned beef and must learn to make this! Happy Saint Patrick’s day all.

  • dbelex
    dbelex 3 months ago

    The joke of the day.....corned beef is not Irish, it's Jewish! They don't eat it in Ireland, its prepared for tourists only!!!!!

  • Scott Lawson
    Scott Lawson 3 months ago

    I want to work there!

  • vinny de
    vinny de 3 months ago

    vinny drink your beer

  • Diane Rodriguez
    Diane Rodriguez 3 months ago

    Brad....will you marry me? Vinny can record the ceremony plus we can have bagpipes, kilts, cloves and lots of fun!

  • Rephix
    Rephix 3 months ago

    Happy St. Patty’s day 2019 🍺🍀

  • EMS 76
    EMS 76 3 months ago

    Vinny is so lucky to get to state at this beautiful man all day

  • Gene
    Gene 3 months ago

    What did he serve it with after he plated it? (the gold sauce in the corner) Dijon mustard?

  • Leda Im
    Leda Im 3 months ago

    I just want to make this corn beef only cus he seems like such a cool guy ^ _^

    • EMS 76
      EMS 76 3 months ago

      That's not a good reason to cook something ... but you've lucked out this time. His recipes are consistently high quality.

  • Vexs
    Vexs 3 months ago

    On the instructions it says to cook 50 minutes per pound how come you didn’t do that in this video??

  • 1958Gpa
    1958Gpa 3 months ago

    Thought brining in metal is bad ju ju?

  • Winston Smith
    Winston Smith 3 months ago

    I shoulda started this Monday...

  • Troll [Sometimes]
    Troll [Sometimes] 3 months ago

    That broth would've been amazing, BRAD WHAT ARE YOU DOING

    • Troll [Sometimes]
      Troll [Sometimes] 2 months ago

      @sergeantbigmac boil it lmao

    • sergeantbigmac
      sergeantbigmac 3 months ago

      That was brine, not broth bud ...That had *raw* meat bathing in it for 5 days btw. The only thing it wouldve been amazing at would be to give someone food poisoning.

  • tom kehl
    tom kehl 3 months ago

    WOW some one making "Corned Beef " :) thanks 15 Q's to find one ! YOU SWEET :)

  • Murl Harmon
    Murl Harmon 3 months ago +6

    I don't know how I missed this episode! I thought I had watched all of them. This yet again illustrates the amazing post editing work! This is by far one of my favorite episodes! Good job guys and gals... sorry I was late to the party...I won't make a promise not to miss one but I will try and watch them all!

  • Hair Razor Detox
    Hair Razor Detox 3 months ago

    How did he smell the gloves that where not in pan ?

  • bldeagle10
    bldeagle10 3 months ago

    Nothing like having corned beef (the cause of the irish famine) on st patties day lol

  • tigris115
    tigris115 3 months ago

    How come the boiling doesn't ruin the meat?

  • Qube
    Qube 3 months ago +5

    bagpipes? that’s a scottish instrument. 🤦‍♂️