4 Levels of French Toast: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious

  • Published on Apr 11, 2019
  • We challenged chefs of three different levels - an amateur, a home cook and a professional chef - to make their versions of French toast. And then we brought in a food scientist to review their work. Which French toast was the best?

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  • craft pikmin
    craft pikmin 6 hours ago

    Emily : Poor girl
    Lorenzo : Funny guy
    Every level 3 chef : I like to make that myself

  • Starlord Slayer
    Starlord Slayer 6 hours ago +1

    I sware at least this time frank isn’t here cos if all were her I would be so suprised

  • Nicholas Aulger
    Nicholas Aulger 6 hours ago

    Every episode of 4 levels:
    Level 1: Hi I'm ____ and I am a level 1 chef
    Lvl 2: Hi I'm ____ and I am a level 2 chef
    Lvl 3: My name is ____ and I've been cooking since I was 6 years old. I was raised to cook and now I own a franchise of businesses scattered throughout the continental US devoted to my personal recipes. I'm going to start by making my whisk from scratch

  • TunableJoker16
    TunableJoker16 6 hours ago

    Emily I understand your a level 1 and the use of store bought sand which bread because it’s cheap but 1. Ketchup with something sweet? Really? 2. why the hell did you reach 3 slices back into the sandwich bread

  • Nuno Soares
    Nuno Soares 7 hours ago

    This is getting boring. The same people constantly. Having said that,... Mmmmm French Toooooast....

  • puppy lover #1
    puppy lover #1 7 hours ago

    What to do if u want French toast
    1:get in the car
    2:go to ihop
    3:order French toast

  • el Fuego
    el Fuego 7 hours ago

    tbh I like being in the middle the level 2 guy. I don't like being where im going to mess up all the time making this recipe cuz i don't wanna get sick, but i don't wanna wait 2 days to make and eat something

  • james evans
    james evans 8 hours ago

    That's not custard, and why would you add Nutella, butter, syrup and sugar to an slice of brioche which had been dipped in egg and fried in butter?

  • Sergio Alvarez
    Sergio Alvarez 9 hours ago


  • L E
    L E 9 hours ago

    I made myself one french toast after watching this😁

  • Savannah Mcdonough
    Savannah Mcdonough 10 hours ago

    Omg that chocolate bread was gorgeous

  • Julee Myers
    Julee Myers 11 hours ago

    If Lorenzo had march, I would buy it without a second thought

  • laxnacht
    laxnacht 11 hours ago


  • Xalonus
    Xalonus 11 hours ago

    I had to stop the video while i was screaming, waking everyone up in my house just to comment..... WHO IN THE RIGHT MIND USES KETCHUP ON FRENCH TOAST!!!!!!?? THERE IS NO GOD!!!

  • Fruiting Body Reviews
    Fruiting Body Reviews 12 hours ago +1

    the level 3 chef is always like when spongebob draws an entire head to draw a circle

  • Laura Spoonie Vlogs
    Laura Spoonie Vlogs 13 hours ago

    Guys she put ketchup on it because she literally just made egg & toast 😂😂😂

  • TheSpacecraftX
    TheSpacecraftX 13 hours ago

    Should be renamed The Roast of Emily.

  • TheSpacecraftX
    TheSpacecraftX 13 hours ago

    Why are they making it sweet? Is it supposed to be sweet?
    Edit: What, fructose syrup in bread? Americans' sandwich bread is sweet? What is wrong with you guys? Scottish plain for me.

  • -no name-
    -no name- 14 hours ago

    I swear man they are actually tryna embarrass emily

  • Steve S
    Steve S 14 hours ago

    Ketchup? You monster!!

  • Maniack k
    Maniack k 15 hours ago

    that orange is making me say no

  • mister BBC
    mister BBC 15 hours ago

    Lorenzo: Muahahaha

  • Joshua Walker
    Joshua Walker 16 hours ago

    Let's be honest, yall just came to shame emily.

  • Joshua Walker
    Joshua Walker 16 hours ago

    "I'd eat this alone in the dark" omg Emily 😫😫

  • Wayne
    Wayne 17 hours ago

    i am the only one who dont watch the level 4 ?

  • jovi valarao
    jovi valarao 17 hours ago


  • Harryguccistyles
    Harryguccistyles 19 hours ago


    • Steve S
      Steve S 14 hours ago

      Harryguccistyles I don’t know any Americans that use ketchup besides Emily.

  • KO Doom
    KO Doom 20 hours ago

    This is so... cute? For a lack of a better, more concise word lol. Each person's french toast reflects their individuality/style, and I find it so entertaining. Not to mention the editing is hilarious.

  • Luke
    Luke 21 hour ago +1

    Damn they really be stretching to get that 10 minute mark huh?

  • N I C Ø T I NE
    N I C Ø T I NE 23 hours ago

    I always love Lorenzos food, I wanna eat all of them tbh

  • Louella.y
    Louella.y Day ago

    I legit gasped at the ketchup

  • Louella.y
    Louella.y Day ago

    Thank you, french toast is for stale bread !!! That's the whole point ! when I was a kid my mom would make it for dinner anytime we had stale baguette :)

  • joseph martinez
    joseph martinez Day ago


  • Pica Mawinga
    Pica Mawinga Day ago

    love this series

  • The Bacon Lard
    The Bacon Lard Day ago

    Emily: I’m a level 1 chef.
    Lorenzo: I’m a level 2 chef.

  • Riot
    Riot Day ago

    level 2 greater than level 3

  • jeevan amin
    jeevan amin Day ago

    I never watch the Level 4. TMI!

  • Kaneka
    Kaneka Day ago

    is Emily depressed

  • Anthony Riley
    Anthony Riley Day ago

    they should do 4 levles of steak

  • cannibal social network

    Pass the ketchup!

  • Poppy
    Poppy Day ago

    Level 1 any day

  • jerry sneed
    jerry sneed Day ago

    When you eat breakfast alone then you are me

  • MissAquaGamer
    MissAquaGamer Day ago

    At least she knows she's a monster XD

  • J.J. Chien
    J.J. Chien Day ago

    Once again, the level 1 poisons people with toxins. Kudos

  • voctavefan 211
    voctavefan 211 Day ago

    Do 4 Levels of PIZZA!! :D

  • Cathy Sophia L.
    Cathy Sophia L. Day ago

    excellent way to prepare the buns. ideal for a moment and conviction.

  • Lil Papi
    Lil Papi Day ago

    Emily sucks at cooking, but shes cool af

  • Miguel Lopez
    Miguel Lopez Day ago

    Emily deserves to be banned from all kitchens. I'm sorry but that's beyond disgusting. If I was ever served Emily's french toast I'd throw it straight into the trash. Girl just keep them separated and make eggs with ketchup then toast on the side.

  • Le fyziks guise
    Le fyziks guise Day ago

    Emily is clearly the self-hating single feminist.

  • Tex Icy
    Tex Icy Day ago

    But there are three levels in all of these videos?

  • Khushpreet Nagra
    Khushpreet Nagra Day ago +1

    Anyone else clicks off when level 4 comes

    • Frederick Koons
      Frederick Koons 12 hours ago

      Yeh, all the rest of the dummies, that are incapable of understanding science!

  • Flamery Blurs
    Flamery Blurs Day ago

    Just tried Emily's (even worse because I didn't have milk so I used water instead) and it's actually pretty tasty!

  • Nirhiel
    Nirhiel Day ago

    This is my favorite lineup.

  • ED- G
    ED- G Day ago


  • Katie Sharpe
    Katie Sharpe Day ago

    Again. 3 levels. Not 4. You can't claim it's 4 levels if only 3 people MAKE a recipe and then one comments on those 3 without offering some ultimate version of their own.

  • MsMomabear
    MsMomabear Day ago

    Is just me who thinks eating french toast with ketchup is kinda weird?🤔

  • g06o84r
    g06o84r Day ago

    I think all chefs would be EXTREMELY surprised if they ever eat real "pain perdu", especially chef 3.

  • mouse mice
    mouse mice Day ago

    i think these serieses show more the development americans can undergo with some education. especially when you look between the amateur and the pro.

  • Xx BlazeGamerMC xX

    I wonder how Lorenzo would do in Masterchef

  • Aquatic Robloxian gamer

    Do hot dogs plz

  • Doug M
    Doug M Day ago

    Ketchup? whaddafuq

  • Natalia c
    Natalia c Day ago +1

    Lorenzo is always my favorite.
    Level 1 is just sad and level 3 is always a try hard who wanted to compete on Chopped but couldn’t.

  • video gamer69
    video gamer69 Day ago

    Chocolate and eggs, ew

  • Cyen Esclanda
    Cyen Esclanda Day ago

    That doesn't look like what an amateur would do on their french toast

  • LoveiswhatIlack
    LoveiswhatIlack Day ago

    Ketchup?! with french toast.... she's a monster

  • killarny queen
    killarny queen Day ago

    Whenever I make French toast the egg always ends up frying it's so disgusting...😨🙄😂😂

  • TrialChain
    TrialChain Day ago

    Even the caption said vodka

  • Sara Osorio
    Sara Osorio Day ago

    Of course she put ketchup on it, she basically made an egg sandwich lol

  • T. Gibson
    T. Gibson Day ago

    "I would eat this alone in the dark, Maybe?"- I laughed so hard at that! Love your humorous honesty.

  • LM
    LM Day ago

    Level 1 was sad.......

  • Bernard Fernandes

    your amateur cook cannot cook to save her life

  • charpin delphine

    Little information, the French toast, it's done with dry bread.
    (de la part d'une française)

  • Daria Sowell
    Daria Sowell Day ago

    “i might eat this alone in the dark” yeah you and the rest of us emily

  • Ms Bangtan-tan - ARMY

    Nah, meeee Emily's style is maaaaa jam man

  • Grant Vasquez
    Grant Vasquez Day ago

    Emily would not be able to live in Chicago!
    Like if u get it...

  • UserNamedEww
    UserNamedEww Day ago

    My pallette is too bad to enjoy level 3-4 chefs' food I guess causr they never look appetizing to me lol

  • CoolCreeper39
    CoolCreeper39 Day ago +1

    Actual Title: *How to make you want french toast*

  • Ange bleu
    Ange bleu Day ago

    No, No, No, No, No, No.
    You don't use brioche for that, you just don't.... Use Bread B R E A D, It's F R E N C H toast not Brioche toast, use bread!!!!!

    My french soul just died at the moment Emily choose ketchup.... Please, use at least sugar, white , brown, whatever but not ketchup, please

  • KJ Ritua
    KJ Ritua Day ago

    Emily is really weird for eating french toast with ketchup....

    i like her

  • deemon
    deemon Day ago

    I am always wondering, if this lvl 1 is REALLY and intentionally so bad or it's part of the act?
    In general ... even the L3 was DISGUSTING amount of carbs and unedible crap they made. Zero-carbs for life! Why I even bother watching this what the sub-humans eat and cook...

  • CrazyGirlForever

    I rly dislike Penny

  • Jolly Subha
    Jolly Subha Day ago

    Make more like thiss 🖤

  • Dina Kakenova
    Dina Kakenova Day ago

    So Emily is essentially making "grenki", I am not sure if you could classify it as the French toast, since it's just eggs and bread. But it is a cool snack and ketchup is what I LOVE to eat grenki with) my mom used to make them for me when we were feeling lazy and didn't want to cook. It brings great memories to me :)

  • FluFF mallow
    FluFF mallow Day ago

    Butter, sugar, nutella AND maple syrup? that guy has a heart attack coming
    ( 3:45 )

  • rocharox
    rocharox Day ago

    Lorenzo is amazing!

  • hakasims
    hakasims Day ago

    I’m gonna call myself Level 1 chef from now on as opposed to “yeah, I’m just winging it hoping it won’t burn” because that’s clearly what Emily is too

  • Nicholas Garcia
    Nicholas Garcia Day ago


  • Vytautas Eičas
    Vytautas Eičas Day ago

    Can you make video "4 levels of lasagna"?

  • thomasjac85
    thomasjac85 Day ago

    Ive never eaten sweet French toast and to be honest it disgusts me.... Why not salt n pepper, chives and bacon?

  • Danae Marlow
    Danae Marlow Day ago

    Omg am I the only one who agrees with ketchup on French toast? 😂

  • extremekid3 YT
    extremekid3 YT Day ago

    Guys, *PLEASE* , I wanna see Lorenzo on bake off 😂

  • Akomithy The god
    Akomithy The god Day ago +1


    Hmmmm just a little bit😑

  • Michelle Koh
    Michelle Koh Day ago

    i love emily

  • Yana
    Yana 2 days ago

    My friend also loves ketchup on everything.
    For example, she ate chocolate with ketchup.

  • : D
    : D 2 days ago

    Am I the only one who wants Level 4 to cook too and let some stranger taste every dishes they make and give opinion?

    • Frederick Koons
      Frederick Koons 11 hours ago

      Then it would simply be another cooking show like a thousand others; it is the science that makes it unique and has generated 43-million views for the series.

  • Nyquil Answagdelrama

    they starve poor Lorenzo before making the video

  • JaronTwo
    JaronTwo 2 days ago

    the person who put ketchup on their toast doesnt deserve rights.

  • Calico321
    Calico321 2 days ago

    Emily may not know much about cooking, but she cracks me up.

  • luke warm milk
    luke warm milk 2 days ago

    my girl emily isn’t good at cooking...

    also, my boy lorenzo laughs A LOT

  • Krieger119
    Krieger119 2 days ago

    I've heard that using ONLY the yolks is better. Wonder what Level 4 lady thinks of that. And how did she not mention the seasoning??