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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  • Sarah Bell
    Sarah Bell 7 hours ago

    With how much egg she used it would be mostly egg compared to bread so I could get how ketchup would go with it

  • Jeon Closet
    Jeon Closet 7 hours ago

    uhm am i the only one who like toast to be savory?

  • i have to wait 90 days to change my name

    Level 3 chef be lookin like Amy Schumer lmfao

  • i have to wait 90 days to change my name

    literally nobody:

    Level 3 chef: "iM gOnnA zESt sOMe oF tHIs OrAnGE" 2:06

  • Victoria McCown
    Victoria McCown 7 hours ago

    i'm sending Lorenzo a card for fathers day

  • dede romain
    dede romain 8 hours ago

    Once again I would hate all those recipes.

  • vincent '-'
    vincent '-' 8 hours ago +1

    Gordon Ramsay is the level 5 chief

  • Metzli
    Metzli 9 hours ago

    Honestly the "bread" the lvl3 chef made looks delicious on his own, before all the frech toast shenanigans started!

  • Superman
    Superman 10 hours ago

    Didn’t know Amy Schumer was a level 3 cook also

  • J B
    J B 10 hours ago

    Number 3, that's not French toast. You've baked a cake.

  • Wavey ACE
    Wavey ACE 10 hours ago

    Moral of the story Emily doesnt know how to cook or knows what good food is

  • Alfred Aoun
    Alfred Aoun 10 hours ago


  • SpringThePig
    SpringThePig 10 hours ago

    Lorenzo knows how to make comfortable perfect food

  • marius71godofwar
    marius71godofwar 11 hours ago

    Food scientist and chef 3 are college enemies

  • アスクAsko
    アスクAsko 11 hours ago

    I know she did not add ketchup... and say alone in the dark..

  • Joshua Gonzales
    Joshua Gonzales 11 hours ago

    Downgrade the monster to 0.1 level chef. 🤮

  • wanda xo
    wanda xo 12 hours ago

    emily is such a mood im-

  • John Doe
    John Doe 12 hours ago

    unrelated but the transition sound they played when they zoomed in on the toast was so dramatic

  • Kevin Yu
    Kevin Yu 12 hours ago

    Frank would’ve baked his own bread 🤦🏻‍♀️

  • Abigail Dasarath
    Abigail Dasarath 12 hours ago

    absolutely love emily

  • Abigail Dasarath
    Abigail Dasarath 13 hours ago

    i’d only ever eat emily’s

  • Marina Bot
    Marina Bot 13 hours ago

    holy f- i need that bread level 3 made jesus I NEED IT

  • Shaggy has Cancer
    Shaggy has Cancer 14 hours ago

    Here’s my French toast recipe:
    Ingredients: 2 Eggo French toast sticks
    Syrup (any brand will do
    1. Stick your sticks in toaster (longways up)
    2. Wait a few minutes
    3. remove from toaster
    4. Pour syrup
    5. Eat!

  • Kayla G
    Kayla G 14 hours ago


  • Jaslynn Mendez
    Jaslynn Mendez 15 hours ago +1

    I really wanna try level 2 and 3 because they looked amazing not necessarily level 1 because she put no seasoning and put ketchup. Me personally I wouldn’t because I hate ketchup and I need seasoning . This is my opinion so please don’t hate like if you wanted to try level 2 or 3

  • M H
    M H 15 hours ago

    my pupil expanded to 55% when she said she puts ketchup .

  • Aku Orang
    Aku Orang 15 hours ago +1

    3:42 deepweb

  • M H
    M H 15 hours ago

    who else came here frm the banana sunday ice cream video ?

  • Jooshyeboi420 Juuwick
    Jooshyeboi420 Juuwick 15 hours ago

    You know I would actully wanna see the level 4 chef cook bc she must be better than gordan Ramsey

  • Jestina Sills-Powell
    Jestina Sills-Powell 15 hours ago

    Does Emily use ketchup with her ''french toast" because it's eggy[basically just eggs cooked on the bread] though?

  • Mulan_velaris
    Mulan_velaris 16 hours ago

    Emily just made eggs bread and ketchup. We eat that in the uk all the time, it’s so bomb 👌🏽😋

  • Xeno Phobia
    Xeno Phobia 16 hours ago

    Emily is a mood and you can’t tell me she isn’t

  • Jenna
    Jenna 16 hours ago

    Ketchup, huh. Never thought to treat French toast as a savory thing.

  • Stepanenko Viktor
    Stepanenko Viktor 16 hours ago

    Lorenso best

  • Jeon Jungkook
    Jeon Jungkook 17 hours ago

    "i don't really like it super eggy"
    "mmm *eGgY* "

  • Banana Creampie
    Banana Creampie 17 hours ago

    Food scientists but reading a script infront of her

  • Tino Torpedo
    Tino Torpedo 17 hours ago


  • Alicia Akshara
    Alicia Akshara 17 hours ago

    Emily: i use a fork
    Lorenzo: hold my whisk

  • Rocksfir e
    Rocksfir e 18 hours ago

    i would never use 3/4 inch thick bread for french toast. the reason her toast was so wet was because she left it in too long. dipping store bought white bread is the best method for that type of bread for the reasons laid out in the video. you don't need to soak it that long otherwise it will turn into a soggy mess just like any other bread would if left in for a whole freaking minute.

  • Ravenofthedog
    Ravenofthedog 18 hours ago

    Everyone hates Penny lol.

  • Leila Quinn
    Leila Quinn 19 hours ago

    “i would eat this,, alone in the dark maybe?” me whenever i bake anything

  • kate torres
    kate torres 19 hours ago

    emily: i dont put flavorings or spices

    there's your stereotypical white girl right there. also! lorenzo makes this vid alive i love it

  • Twenty_juan 2
    Twenty_juan 2 20 hours ago

    Emily pisses me off

  • What’s Today’s Tea ?

    I look up Lorenzo

  • brob
    brob 20 hours ago

    The ketchup isn't really bad for Emily's toast, because it's basically just eggs and bread. Not really French toast.

  • Gilang C. Panyuluh
    Gilang C. Panyuluh 20 hours ago

    Emily is me. 😂

  • EduArdo Beats
    EduArdo Beats 20 hours ago

    Level 1 lady's broke

  • oh yeah yeah
    oh yeah yeah 20 hours ago

    Its just a piece of bread with some egg on it. You dont have to make it a diebetes machine

  • Candace M
    Candace M 21 hour ago

    I think this is the episode that I am convinced that this is stage. Emily is unbelievable! Foreal?

  • Estephani Solares
    Estephani Solares 21 hour ago +1

    *chops ice cream with ketchup*

  • XICA
    XICA 21 hour ago

    Ketchup ?! Wtffffff ....

    911 yeah hello we need to arrest this girl 😂💀that’s disgusting .

  • Sweet Seoltang
    Sweet Seoltang 21 hour ago

    Emily is the president of r/notlikeothergirls

  • KaZou
    KaZou 21 hour ago

    Holy smokes folks

  • Liam Axton-hall
    Liam Axton-hall 21 hour ago +5

    “Professional chef” is trying way to hard, as if that’s how she makes french toast normally.

    • Metzli
      Metzli 9 hours ago

      And isn't it?

  • T Toughtask
    T Toughtask 22 hours ago

    Horrible sickly sweet mess from both level 2 & 3 imo

  • Andrei Andrian
    Andrei Andrian 22 hours ago

    What bread Penny did in my country is named COZONAC

  • Miguel Irias Enamorado
    Miguel Irias Enamorado 22 hours ago

    Lorenzo's looks good!

  • TheDarkArtist
    TheDarkArtist Day ago +1

    Ketchup with French toast go kill yourself emily

  • TheDarkArtist
    TheDarkArtist Day ago +1

    Penny looks like Amy Schumer

  • A Normally Functioning Fangirl

    Lorenzo's food always looks like the tasty and practical one but actually Emily is the mood this is how I'm like

  • Anne Marie
    Anne Marie Day ago

    Based off this video it makes me happy to know that I'm a level 2 .

  • GrimCrow -_-
    GrimCrow -_- Day ago

    Lorenzo is my favorite chef from every episode he is in

  • Duck
    Duck Day ago

    Emily: I put catch on it
    *kirbys calling the police*

  • Victor Humphrirs

    Level 1: Food Scientist
    Level 12: Lorenzo
    Level 9000+: Beth
    “More is not more, more is better.”

  • Nicky1026
    Nicky1026 Day ago

    Everyone freaking out over the ketchup with french toast, but I grew up having "french toast" with ketchup (I figured it's foreign thing not an American thing) I'm indian, our "french toast" isn't sweet it doesn't have powdered sugar/cinnamon on its just bread covered in the egg mixture so ketchup just goes well with it. So the people hating on the use of ketchup need to open up their minds. Google eggy bread and the first picture you see is toast with ketchup.

  • kyurazy love
    kyurazy love Day ago

    i love the food scientist 🥺

  • A N G I E
    A N G I E Day ago

    Hi I’m Lorenzo and I’m a level 10 chef

  • Kris Kros Applesauce

    I was all for Emily, as that's how I make French toast.
    But the ketchup...
    No Emily, just nooooooooo...

  • Tommy Noble
    Tommy Noble Day ago

    I want to get in the octagon with Lorenzo and wreck his stupid face.

  • kathrynjck
    kathrynjck Day ago

    I add ketchup also to my french toast. But I make it salty, I can even add some grated cheese in the egg mixture.

  • random person
    random person Day ago

    4:08 it sounds like they're taking the mug shots of the French toasts.

    I have a weird imagination :P

  • Sadia K
    Sadia K Day ago

    Level 1 is such a millenial

  • ElDuardo01
    ElDuardo01 Day ago +1

    Ketchup! WTF?

  • Coolcoolguy65
    Coolcoolguy65 Day ago

    Emily's french toast was literally egg and bread. It's like you're putting egg and ketchup on a piece of bread.

  • Nicole Araya
    Nicole Araya Day ago


  • XkåydenXmøoreX Boi

    Mmmmmm eggy

  • Destiny Kaietelyn

    Am I the only one who LOVES Lorenzo?😂 his laugh and personality gets to me

  • Felipe ST
    Felipe ST Day ago +2

    "I would eat this alone in the dark maybe" me

  • Will Waguespack
    Will Waguespack Day ago

    I would love to see Dom Mazzetti from brosciencelife on this

  • Shojiro Katsuragi

    Huh. In South Africa we generally don't use any milk in friench toast. A good toast here is made with brown bread, dipped for just a few seconds, then fried at a high heat. Since it's not soaked, we obviously use thin slices, probably around one and a half centimetres thick.

  • nameless name
    nameless name Day ago

    Level three french toast looks really good

  • Sophia Jayme
    Sophia Jayme Day ago

    Nobody :
    I said nobody :
    Me :

    The pro cook : *Just a little bit*

  • Oscar Rodriguez
    Oscar Rodriguez Day ago

    I honestly think Emily is not even a level 1. She's level 0.

  • Oscar Rodriguez
    Oscar Rodriguez Day ago

    Last time I made this I was alone poor Emily 💔😭

  • Taylor
    Taylor Day ago

    That amateur made me so angry

  • Cheshire Cat
    Cheshire Cat Day ago

    "I use a fork instead of a wisk because i dont have a dishwasher and dont wanna wash a wisk"
    Shes the most relatable one besides the ketchup

  • George P
    George P Day ago

    The expert chef looks at the camera as If she hates it and wants to kill us

  • Kobe Obi Wan Kenobi

    Emily during whole video: I think it’s fine

  • Wolfy Team
    Wolfy Team Day ago

    I also like ketchup and French toast -or with fried eggs in general-
    *SUE ME*

  • Armando Perez
    Armando Perez Day ago

    I don’t even like ketchup in general but someone putting it on French toast just makes me wanna throw up

  • babayevsky
    babayevsky Day ago +1

    "I would eat this alone in the dark maybe."
    Emily is mood.

  • It's a Turtle!
    It's a Turtle! Day ago

    I swear to god the level two guy has such a big ego.

  • Destroyer of Nations

    Lorenzo irritates the crap out of me, and they now seem to have him in every one now. Looks like I’m done with this series

  • Predator
    Predator Day ago

    Level 3 chef name: Penny

  • Alston Fishburne

    Emily needs to be locked up in solitary. She definitely has a few bodies!!

  • kateofthecity
    kateofthecity Day ago +2

    Gordon Ramsay: My French toast is perfect.

    Penny: Hold my beer.

  • Janet Popoola
    Janet Popoola Day ago

    I think Lorenzo should make a youtube channel

  • Janet Popoola
    Janet Popoola Day ago

    You can tell Lorenzo is like a fun Dad lmao

  • Pablo Frias
    Pablo Frias Day ago

    Nobody here seems to be bothered by the distinction between an amateur and a home cook. Presumably neither one is being paid to cook..
    and yes, ketchup on this toast is a crime against humanity.

  • hi bye
    hi bye Day ago

    2:46 (time stamp for myself)