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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  • AlexDa Spoon
    AlexDa Spoon Hour ago

    Food scientist is hating on our poor Emily!

  • J Jacob
    J Jacob 5 hours ago

    Prayers up for emily

  • Yuno
    Yuno 6 hours ago

    I would marry Emily only for those cooking skills alone 😂😂😂

  • le lo
    le lo 8 hours ago

    Savoury French toast is the GOAT
    It's how we have it in Britain, since our bread isn't sweet like American lmao

    • le lo
      le lo 8 hours ago

      Should be drowned in salt tho

  • Samuel Ortiz
    Samuel Ortiz 17 hours ago

    Emily is secretly a master chef and is just trolling us

  • Brenda Madera
    Brenda Madera 18 hours ago

    I love Emily!

  • Escobar
    Escobar 19 hours ago

    Level child because ketchup .....some one get Gordon Ramsey to review this

  • Rae Hendershott
    Rae Hendershott 21 hour ago

    Ketchup and French toast is the most offensive sight I have ever laid my eyes on

  • De St
    De St Day ago

    I wish people would stop putting vanilla in French toast. It interferes with the simple perfection of the dish as well as whatever one chooses to serve on it.

  • k m
    k m Day ago

    Emily has reminded me why I hate French toast

  • Jasmyn Mann
    Jasmyn Mann Day ago

    Does anyone else feel stupid when the food scientists start explaining?

  • Landon Bryant
    Landon Bryant Day ago


  • Stan Zender
    Stan Zender Day ago +1

    4:42 this guy is super scary and funny at the same timd

  • chad jardi
    chad jardi Day ago

    Emily .. ketchup out of my kitchen !

    L M UTTING 2 days ago

    MY dad used to make french toast and have chili sauce with it, me looking at those level chefs, i love chocolate but not in my french toast... uck, I liked level 2, but I like maple syrup I am a Canuck..

  • Aydan Mamadzadeh
    Aydan Mamadzadeh 2 days ago

    I haven’t opened the video yet, but I knew that Emily is there because of the ketchup on the side

  • Liam Barry
    Liam Barry 2 days ago

    Can Emily actually cook anything

  • Tiffany Andrews
    Tiffany Andrews 2 days ago

    Emily did not make french toast. There's no sweetness there! She made some weird scrambled egg, soggy toast thing...

  • Monsieur Pepe
    Monsieur Pepe 3 days ago

    lets be honest, Lorenzo's is always the best

  • Uncletaco supreme
    Uncletaco supreme 3 days ago

    Penny had to hide her burned up bread under burned up bananas.

  • Xavier Pierre
    Xavier Pierre 3 days ago

    level 2 is what i want

  • Rachel Eversole
    Rachel Eversole 3 days ago

    If Emily could just try Lorenzo's or Penny's.......😩😩😩

  • gbriellazoe
    gbriellazoe 3 days ago

    I wanna eat anything Penny bakes 🤤

  • Sandra Hanna
    Sandra Hanna 3 days ago

    Damn it Emily, we were all rooting for you 😭

  • Turtle Boi
    Turtle Boi 4 days ago +5

    Everyone else: french toast
    Me, an intellectual:

    eGgY bReAd

    • angel wayman
      angel wayman 2 days ago

      Turtle Boi lmao thought that was just my family 😂

  • Joe Garcia
    Joe Garcia 4 days ago

    I come here to watch emaly

  • Jaden’s Channel to his Random Mess

    Level 0 Chef: So you put the Eggo French Toast in the toaster, make sure Purple Shep isn’t sticking his head in it.

  • dutty red
    dutty red 4 days ago


  • Bac0n
    Bac0n 4 days ago

    Emily Is Completely Right. She Is A Monster.

  • jess bowes
    jess bowes 4 days ago

    Emily blink if you need help

  • Jacob Luatuanuu
    Jacob Luatuanuu 4 days ago

    Is it weird I follow Emily’s recipe and use tomato sauce as well?????

  • Frank Gutowski
    Frank Gutowski 4 days ago

    The amateur’s is by far the best! Keep it simple. This is not dessert! Soak it. Butter and maple syrup are all you need. Serve with bacon or ham drenched with syrup. No eggs on the same plate.

  • Mike Snow
    Mike Snow 4 days ago

    Level 3 doesn't even make French Toast.

  • dead pool
    dead pool 4 days ago

    I would pick lvl 2

  • Cooper Davenport
    Cooper Davenport 4 days ago

    I love Lorenzo

  • Michael Vernon
    Michael Vernon 5 days ago

    Emily - blink twice if epicurious is holding you hostage!!

  • Brooke Jolly
    Brooke Jolly 5 days ago

    I love how Rose didn't even touch on how Emily used ketchup on hers.
    What the hell is that girl on 😂😭

  • RJ Rambles
    RJ Rambles 5 days ago

    Emily is like the live action version of Sadness from inside out. I just want to give her a hug.

  • the great depression

    In my family, we always eat French toast with ketchup.......

  • gen 9
    gen 9 5 days ago

    Level 3: the best bread to use for a French toast is stale bread
    Also level 3: *makes fresh bread*

  • zixitix
    zixitix 5 days ago

    What is wrong with you, when french toast doesn't have any sweet stuff it is great with meat and ketchup! I never even knew that you can make sweet type, until i went on the internet.

  • Khushboo Singh
    Khushboo Singh 5 days ago

    Why do they even show the level one chef? It’s like they are mocking them

    • Naxster
      Naxster 4 days ago

      To show some common mistakes or misconceptions. It is better to learn by good example yes, but it's also important to recognise your own mistakes. You might think cutting some corners is harmless but it might be a big mistake.
      For instance in omlette vid, all higher chefs stirred eggs vigorously, but lvl1 did not. And then it was explained why it is very important. It might seemed trival but because lvl1 was there there was attention on bad bahaviours.
      For instance I was convinced french toasts are ment to be made with salt and herbs and topped salty/spicy. without lvl1 I would think I knew different dish but it's just wrong recipe

  • Goldenx MSP
    Goldenx MSP 5 days ago


  • Jay busa
    Jay busa 6 days ago

    Yeah obviously the chick that put ketchup with her french toast is single. No man on the planet can handle that level of crazy

  • No No
    No No 6 days ago

    This is probably the most nerve wracking level 1 I’ve seen so far. Lorenzo’s was reasonable and Peggy’s doesn’t look that bad.

  • Ayuwoki
    Ayuwoki 6 days ago

    I like lvl 2

  • jonathan hicks
    jonathan hicks 6 days ago

    The fact that she put ketchup on her French toast gave me the chills . It’s only happened one time before. Some kid offered me half his ham sandwich and there was ketchup.

  • Pathumi Ratnayake
    Pathumi Ratnayake 6 days ago +1

    Emily who hurt you?😭😭

  • HirathaYT
    HirathaYT 6 days ago

    Emily shouldn’t feel bad, she made eggy bread, which is savoury and a perfectly legitimate food. Ketchup is fine with it.

  • Zdzisiek Woźnicki
    Zdzisiek Woźnicki 7 days ago

    i called steven/stephen lvl -2 chef, but emily is here -5

  • Helgali
    Helgali 7 days ago

    This trio is the absolute best! Love Emily!! I'm a level 1 all the way. 😂

  • Drago
    Drago 7 days ago +1

    I'm feeling so weird in this comment section...before I got here I thought French toast is a salty dish o.o Guess I'm a monster too

  • Songbyrd Chiantelle
    Songbyrd Chiantelle 7 days ago

    Has anyone checked on Emily? I’m a little concerned 😟

  • Kiss It now
    Kiss It now 7 days ago

    Level 3...3500 calories per serving. Hope you are not on a diet

  • Kiss It now
    Kiss It now 7 days ago

    Never braid your food

  • Babita Kumar
    Babita Kumar 8 days ago

    Honestly, with Penny's bread and the rest from Lorenzo, I think this would be an epic French toast..

  • Ascent
    Ascent 8 days ago

    Why isn’t Lorenzo big? He’s eating this stuff every week!

  • Silvia Mihaylova
    Silvia Mihaylova 8 days ago

    Level 1 Chef, more like level 1000000 monstrosity. Why, girl..why? ;(

  • Niharika Khullar
    Niharika Khullar 8 days ago +2

    Penny: I am more of a dipper , dont like eggy
    Emily: MMM EGGY

  • seamus willmott
    seamus willmott 8 days ago

    Honestly lorenzos looked better than the pros