Chris Makes Meatballs | From the Home Kitchen | Bon Appétit

Oct 13, 2020
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Join Chris Morocco back in his home kitchen as he makes weeknight meatballs. We stripped meatballs down to the most essential elements, creating a recipe that is easy enough for a postwork dinner. Making larger meatballs means they actually have time to properly brown in the oven without overcooking.
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Chris Makes Meatballs | From the Home Kitchen | Bon Appétit

  • "Who can live like this??", Chris asks in shock as he practices the only way I've ever dealt with whole parm...

    HarpeiaHarpeia6 hours ago
  • *crickets* at the awkward silence in the room.

    Madhu MenonMadhu Menon6 hours ago
  • Thank you for being you. Since 99.99% of us have never walked in anyone's shoes at BA, I guess we can back down. And yes diced tomatoes are a pain.

    jlhpiscesjlhpisces8 hours ago
  • And here we have a prime example of "ignoring the elephant in the room."

    Platypi007Platypi0079 hours ago
  • Chris :(( why?

    Celestino III CañecaCelestino III Cañeca11 hours ago
  • chris is just an employee and he didn't contribute to the racism

    Tristan WittmerTristan Wittmer11 hours ago
  • Wow this is a scream for help. I’m disappointed. It’s over handed.

    Jesse FormerJesse Former12 hours ago
  • '"They really wanted to hire someone Black, which I know you’re not allowed to say legally, out loud,” she says. “And Chris Morocco [the director of the Test Kitchen] directly told me he didn’t like how quickly I moved up, so he wanted to make sure this person would never be allowed to develop recipes.” As she puts it, management didn’t want another “Sohla problem.”'

    Jerry ChampionJerry Champion12 hours ago
  • So good to see your face!

    L GainesL Gaines13 hours ago
  • Two minutes in and it’s not the same energy. I’m bored.. it was always about the cooking but it was also the personality of the editors. I feel like this is very tutorial forward which the previous BA vids were actually fun to watch till the very end

    Maryah DinaneMaryah Dinane14 hours ago
  • oh great they changed nothing about their channel and were just supposed to accept it.

    The De ShowThe De Show14 hours ago
  • We all need a little forgiveness for something or other sooner or later.

    Christopher MossChristopher Moss16 hours ago
  • It used to be that food was able to bring us all together........

    Robert OrrRobert Orr16 hours ago
  • Keep those downvotes coming!

    Nathan BeasleyNathan Beasley19 hours ago
  • “And Chris Morocco [the director of the Test Kitchen] directly told me he didn’t like how quickly I moved up, so he wanted to make sure this person would never be allowed to develop recipes.” As she puts it, management didn’t want another “Sohla problem.” - Vulture, Going Sohla

    EdwinologyEdwinology20 hours ago
  • People need to understand to have e.g. Chris Morocco to ramble on about what he finds faulty and not wouldn't go through in a Bon Appetite video. By implying that he is "not bothered about it" or "sweeping it all under the rug" wouldn't be a fair conclusion. Undoubtedly he acknowledges that what has been going on is horrible, he still can't be too vocal about it because then all of a sudden his job is on the line which most people find him being selfish. The same example goes for Brad. By seeing viewers going onto Brad's instagram telling him he's selfish for not posting about the dilemma we say the same about him. We know what has happened but we barely know anything directly behind the scenes, except BA's management not giving out an official excuse but re-arranging the BA lineup into a more BIPOC-friendly one "out of the blue" as their way to tell us that they're sorry for what has happened. In short, don't blindly fire away on those who aren't capable of making a direct difference. Everyone's replacable.

    RenyaHimselfRenyaHimself21 hour ago
  • I miss claire

    crazebeauty 87crazebeauty 8722 hours ago
  • He looks like he's been crying.

    aratosmaratosmDay ago
  • Please don't think Chris is innocent. He had a direct hand in the toxic environment behind the scenes of this channel. He TOLD SOHLA IN HER FACE that he didn't like the fact she was advancing so quickly. "And Chris Morocco [the director of the Test Kitchen] directly told me he didn’t like how quickly I moved up, so he wanted to make sure this person would never be allowed to develop recipes." - Sohla El-Waylly, in the Vulture Profile article, 'Sohla El-Waylly Goes Solo.'

    Melly BMelly BDay ago
    • @Melly B You're totally right. She called brad ''a big dumb white guy'' it's totally not part of the toxic environment.

      TheSuperFranckTheSuperFranck17 hours ago

    sqeeze88sqeeze88Day ago
  • I respect you, Chris. Move beyond Bon Appetit. I would find you on USkeys in a heartbeat.

    Kin NKin NDay ago
  • “And Chris Morocco [the director of the Test Kitchen] directly told me he didn’t like how quickly I moved up, so he wanted to make sure this person would never be allowed to develop recipes.” As she puts it, management didn’t want another “Sohla problem.” - Vulture, Going Sohla

    26054002605400Day ago
  • I like Chris Morocco and I like cooking videos...end of my thoughts

    LaurieLaurieDay ago
  • SCAB

    Hunter CrawfordHunter CrawfordDay ago
  • This video is so weird and fake and disappointing. It's bad enough that he was silent and actively gatekeeping behind closed doors, but after it was exposed he still failed to do the right thing? Also he didn't even make a creative recipe here these meatballs, like pretty much everything else he does on this channel is incredibly middle of the road and overdone.

    Chloe FarrellChloe FarrellDay ago
  • Nice to see you back, Chris! I missed your expertise in the kitchen... and your spoons. I missed your spoons :)

    Adventures in Everyday CookingAdventures in Everyday CookingDay ago
  • How do you still have a job after saying this and then denying it? Are BIPOC paid what their true worth? Have you learned how to temper chocolate yet? “And Chris Morocco [the director of the Test Kitchen] directly told me he didn’t like how quickly I moved up, so he wanted to make sure this person would never be allowed to develop recipes.” As she puts it, management didn’t want another “Sohla problem.” (Through a Condé Nast spokesperson, Morocco stated that this conversation did not happen.) Going Sohla, Vulture article by E. Alex Jung.

    chromiumjadechromiumjadeDay ago
  • those.....look like really bad meatballs

    Sean Keuroghlian-EatonSean Keuroghlian-EatonDay ago
  • Ugh white guy

    FrumboFrumbo2 days ago
  • I can't get over how unprepared Chris Morocco was for this video. He doesn't have the ingredients nor equipment he needed and complains about it way too much. I bet Sohla would have made a way better meatball video.

    spiritfiendspiritfiend2 days ago
    • Stfu

      그냥존재하고있는Just Being그냥존재하고있는Just BeingDay ago
  • Yippee! I am SO HAPPY to see Chris Morocco back again on BA!!! Sure, quarantine (and everything else) has made him (and us) flustered and frazzled, but that's par for the course. Hang in there, Chris, we love you!!!

    Ken MuseKen Muse2 days ago
  • Imagine setting this example for ur kids lol

    lanadiedformysinslanadiedformysins2 days ago
  • Is grating parm that much of a hassle? I'd rather wash my grater than blender.

    JJ2 days ago
  • There is so much wrong with this video. so beyond disappointed with Condé Naste and Bon Appetit.

    AustinNAustinN2 days ago
  • Hey Chris, do you still maintain that Sohla was lying that you said you didn't like how quickly she moved up (despite still earning less than nearly all her peers)? Or were you lying when you disputed it?

    Andrew EliotAndrew Eliot2 days ago
  • this video should be called how to cook smarter and not harder

    Jrome GamingJrome Gaming2 days ago
  • diversity was never an issue for's the total lack of talent in front of the camera... BA finally hires an actual chef and they make him 'global brand whatever'

    Taylor GTaylor G2 days ago
  • I don’t fault them for staying if changes were made, but I feel like conflict resolution 101 is that you have to just discuss what happened and what the outcomes were so we can all move past it. I think the authenticity is gone because there’s quite a large herd of elephants in the room.

    Jordan AckermanJordan Ackerman2 days ago
  • I’ve honestly watched this 3x cause I’m so confused. Like, this feels like a parody of what people think this would be. But, it’s reality...... 😳

    mattiboi09mattiboi092 days ago
  • Yeah, the awkwardness is real. 🙂

    Ananya BoseAnanya Bose2 days ago
  • does anyone know who stayed and who left ?????

    EmmaEmma3 days ago
  • I like Chris, that being said the company just glossing over the past issues like everything is fixed is disappointing. I will never fault a person for continuing to put food on the table for his own, with that being said BA is dead to me. You had an opportunity to take responsibility and face the issues head on and missed... badly.

    VivoEnChicagoVivoEnChicago3 days ago
  • Great job Chris! I learned something new!

    fulltiltphil Dfulltiltphil D3 days ago
  • noe

    MasterWilliam770MasterWilliam7703 days ago
  • if you think i'm staying for any reason other than cftbatk you would be very wrong.

    Monsieur TyrellMonsieur Tyrell3 days ago
  • nice to see Bon Apppetit back again - thanks!

    Matt EveansMatt Eveans3 days ago
  • I really am glad he did decided to stay

    Victoria JimenezVictoria Jimenez3 days ago
  • “And Chris Morocco [the director of the Test Kitchen] directly told me he didn’t like how quickly I moved up, so he wanted to make sure this person would never be allowed to develop recipes.” As she puts it, management didn’t want another “Sohla problem.” - Vulture, Going Sohla

    sheila collsheila coll3 days ago
  • It's nice to have BA back posting vids. I missed it.

    Erroll LeggoErroll Leggo3 days ago
  • Why are you people down voting? Did you watch his explanation? Hate never makes anything better.

    Erroll LeggoErroll Leggo3 days ago
  • Ridiculous BLM ruined all that’s good this year. Not sure how there’s still a white guy standing but congrats chris!

    L TL T3 days ago
  • Something’s off and it’s not the meatballs

    Nico IbarraNico Ibarra3 days ago
  • Shame >:(

    Rama HibaRama Hiba3 days ago
    • You are bad and you should feel bad

      Rama HibaRama Hiba3 days ago
  • I feel GUILTY to watch this so I'm going to avoid this channel. I didn't even know the channel has started to post again. I'm not sub since you don't pay your employee equally.

    MykasanMykasan3 days ago
  • Chris is not the problem BA is

    Michael ThatcherMichael Thatcher3 days ago
  • Um gurl...,..

    andrewrocks10andrewrocks103 days ago
  • Miss everyone......😢

    Michelle MeyerMichelle Meyer3 days ago
  • Nice kitchen Chris. A shame you guys couldn't had paid your POC staff a decent salary so that they didn't have to cook out of the small footprint that they had.

    TheH0nestLiarTheH0nestLiar3 days ago
  • The energy has been... like there is a dead body on the floor.

    onukollonukoll4 days ago
  • Great! Just the recipe I was searching for- ugly, burnt meatballs sprinkled with an abundance of corporate shilling, freshly grated white supremacy and undeserved privilege that pairs quite nicely with a complete lack of remorse or accountability.

    Roan FlorezRoan Florez4 days ago
  • 8:35 Yes it makes sense. By incorporating the meat slowly to the bread crumbs rather than all at once you create a more homogeneous mixture.

    Kyle SimmonsKyle Simmons4 days ago
  • Beethoven had his critics too, mate. See if you can name three of 'em. Two sides to every story. This one seems tilted against him. Keep on keepin' on, Chris.

    Matthew SnyderMatthew Snyder4 days ago
  • They wouldn’t pay the people who helped build this channel and then hired a few well known chefs and I’m sure gave them a bunch of money for the rebrand

    Craig JohnsonCraig Johnson4 days ago
  • Good to see you again Chris. Really good,

    Alys WilliamsAlys Williams4 days ago
  • Glad BA is back! I see many here complaining but never explaining what they expect BA to do. Get over it. BA has indicated there was an issue. They appear to have made an effort to rectify the issue. And Sohla is not coming back. She quit. And BA is not going to rehire her back at any price....nor should they.

    dbreardondbreardon4 days ago
    • This whole thing is Sohla's fault. We would be enjoying BA right now if she didn't do that stupid tweet. She could have gone easily to human resources and said being on camera is not in my job description. No one put a gun to her head and said you have to be on camera.

      givememore4freegivememore4free3 days ago
  • Why is Chris not self immolating? He and the rest of the white staff should have flogged themselves publicly for allowing their colleagues to have worked for less pay. He should have asked all of his non white colleagues what they made, I'm sure that would be completely comfortable and normal workplace conversation. At the end of the day its the responsibility of white workers to ask what their non white coworkers make and then advocate for their employers to pay them more.. I mean them less... I mean coworkers more and them less. How dare Andy.... oh wait... I mean he's white too right?

    J HJ H4 days ago
  • chris has nuts of steel acting like he wasn't a huge part of the problem

    Stevey PizzaStevey Pizza4 days ago
    • Are you trying to tell me that Sohla is an angel in this and she didn't say Brad is a dumb white guy?

      givememore4freegivememore4free3 days ago
  • I'm out. You won't even address the obvious.

    A. K.A. K.4 days ago
  • I'm so happy you guys are back!

    madock345madock3454 days ago
  • Disgusting and cringy

    Shant KrichelianShant Krichelian4 days ago
  • For some people there is no making amends, no adequate way to apologise and set things straight. Some people are only satisfied once they see people, however repentant, go down. Personally, I enjoy the new episodes and crew! And, judging by the like ratio, so does the majority of folks around here. Dont't let all the bad faith in the comment section ruin it for you. Much love.

    Monsieur MooseheartMonsieur Mooseheart4 days ago
  • uhh anyways, imma go back to watching stumped sohla

    maev _maev _4 days ago
  • I think it kind of goes without saying, but the magic is gone.

    Noah On 5GNoah On 5G4 days ago
  • This just doesnt feel the same, it feels so u comfortable to watch. It would have been nice if he had just talked to us and cleared the polluted air around him. I dont think ill be watching this any longer.

    NinzieNinzie4 days ago
  • crypt keeper Chris Morocco!

    sparklecakebabiessparklecakebabies4 days ago
  • Where's his broom? Cause he's SWEEPING EVERYTHING UNDER THE RUG.

    Jose AlfonsoJose Alfonso4 days ago
  • How does he not get his shirt dirty? if i so much as look at a pot of sauce next thing you know i'm covered in it.

    A. A. S.A. A. S.5 days ago
  • We’re the meatballs paid for this?

    PootPoot5 days ago
  • Your balls are burned, Chris

    Tyler CohenTyler Cohen5 days ago
  • I don't care if you still want to be a part of the conversation and rant about parm. We don't want to hear you right now. Take a step back.

    Samantha ConnellySamantha Connelly5 days ago
  • Too many brown people for Chris.

    P AP A5 days ago
  • Wow, well done not taking responsibility for anything and THEN making POC your apologetic mouthpiece. So so so gross.

    JessicaJessica5 days ago
  • OMG people, give it a break. They got rid off the person promoting racial behaviour, they got a POC Executive Editor and cast and they have been trying to create a more varied content besides "white" recipes. Rome wasn't build in a day and changes already started. Nothing is ever enough for you people, jeez.

    José MujicaJosé Mujica5 days ago
  • Chris. You should be ashamed of yourself... YIKES 😭🤦🏽‍♀️

    Adelia BelleAdelia Belle5 days ago
  • "I've been silent during this whole ordeal" is telling. He wants to keep his job I get it. But he shouldn't just not talk about it. And obviously there's a company behind these videos trying to protect their name, but what will really protect their name going forward is doing and saying the right things and not only admitting your wrongs but listing your wrongs so that everything is on the table and the company can go down the right path. Unfortunately, this didn't occur, and Conde Nast will continue to be a sketchy company because of this in my eyes.

    Matthew LuckMatthew Luck5 days ago
  • I would assume he probably can’t talk about it cause corporations generally make people sign NDAs in this case to not leak any details about things . So while we can be disappointed Chris didn’t give us the answer we want we also have to remember that cooperations generally want to shut things down .

    Bethany equestrianBethany equestrian5 days ago
  • Glad Chris took a step over the pseudoracism

    imagoimago5 days ago
  • I had no idea, I was so lost and confused... now, after reading the comments, I'm just disappointed.

    Anabel CabralAnabel Cabral5 days ago
  • “Don’t bring a knife to a meatball fight.” -Morrocco

    Brendan Fitness and MoneyBrendan Fitness and Money5 days ago
  • lol

    Peter GrahamPeter Graham5 days ago
  • Look we added brown people now back to your regularly scheduled programming

    Shavawn WinstonShavawn Winston5 days ago
  • Awesome recipe - thank you!

    nancy trev hodgesnancy trev hodges5 days ago
  • Why are you still at Bon Appetit?

    Cisco8484Cisco84845 days ago
    • Exactly.

      P AP A5 days ago

    Emmanuel HpEmmanuel Hp5 days ago
  • Excellent!!

    Jeff GivensJeff Givens5 days ago
  • Made me a little teary! I have missed Chris so much ❤❤❤

    Shavonne LaineShavonne Laine5 days ago
  • not chris.

    SamSam5 days ago
  • nope

    FlufferxFlufferx5 days ago
  • How do they NOT have those who were at fault address the issues?!? If you are a public facing forum and have issues, inform the public!! Don’t just bring in your “new faces” to explain it while you go on pretending NOTHING happened! I mean sheesh... I was hoping for so much more.

    T BZT BZ5 days ago
  • Now don't forget to always call your token undepaid colored person when you don't know wtf you're doing, Chris!

    Danklord1986Danklord19865 days ago