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

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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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  • 666snowqueen

    666snowqueen

    44 minutes ago

    Hahahahaha i am not going eat any of these. Ewww...

  • 666snowqueen

    666snowqueen

    44 minutes ago

    We make french toast differently here...😬

  • Jacob Henjum

    Jacob Henjum

    Hour ago

    Emily gave me autism by putting ketchup on it

  • Crazmuss

    Crazmuss

    2 hours ago

    wtf, where is bacon!

  • Jon Johnson

    Jon Johnson

    3 hours ago

    Honestly, with how few ingredients and how long she soaked that bread, it was more egg than toast, so ketchup wouldn't be the worst. I wouldn't even consider her dish to really be French toast. More like bready eggs.

  • Walrus Junior

    Walrus Junior

    4 hours ago

    Ok yeah Emily putting ketchup on French toast should basically be a war crime, but can we talk about how pure Lorenzo is? He’s my favourite cook out of all the ones that have been on the show lol.

  • Y A

    Y A

    4 hours ago

    The food scientist should make one

  • Karan Bhullar

    Karan Bhullar

    5 hours ago

    I love Emily so much

  • TheNabob57

    TheNabob57

    5 hours ago

    I put catsup on my scrambled eggs when I was a kid; considering how 'eggy' emily's version was, I can see how she would like catsup with it. I remember being at a friends house for breakfast and thinking WOT!!!??? After I put some catsup on my scrambled eggs and he put maple syrup. Hey. if you like the flavors together, I will not judge you.

  • BUZZ

    BUZZ

    7 hours ago

    i don't eating this in France

  • Jack Morr

    Jack Morr

    10 hours ago

    I would have ketchup more than 3

  • Jijiplayzz Xoxo

    Jijiplayzz Xoxo

    10 hours ago

    I *never* trust anyone except Lorenzo even tho level are professional chefs. 😂

  • Fat guy 101

    Fat guy 101

    12 hours ago

    Sooooo ummmmmmmmmmmm I just saw Lorenzo on a life lock ad on tv. Soooooooooooo hmmmmmmmmm 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

  • GottMitUnsOraProNobis

    GottMitUnsOraProNobis

    12 hours ago

    Oh my sweet sweet summer child....put away the ketchup.

  • kaitlyn jade

    kaitlyn jade

    12 hours ago

    Lorenzo’s meals always look best

  • True Drift/bryanDAman

    True Drift/bryanDAman

    13 hours ago

    When I saw her pull out a ketchup bottle and say that it was her pick I immediately realized what mankind has evolved into.

  • Roskii art

    Roskii art

    14 hours ago

    KETCHUP?! WHAT?!

  • Enrique Ruiz

    Enrique Ruiz

    14 hours ago

    This last lady out here trying to tell me what I want in my French toast and I'm not here for it. Sometimes I want a dense, eggy French toast and I'm not going to be told I'm wrong.

  • Only Anonymous

    Only Anonymous

    15 hours ago

    LORENZO MARRY ME YOU CAN COOK

  • Big Sipp

    Big Sipp

    15 hours ago

    I’m tryna clap the food expert

  • Ashley Morra

    Ashley Morra

    15 hours ago

    Bruh that’s like putting ketchup on pancakes...you are a monster 😂

  • GAMING WITH YOBOYPRABESH

    GAMING WITH YOBOYPRABESH

    16 hours ago

    Lorenzo looks the best Like if u agree

  • living Saint

    living Saint

    18 hours ago

    Please stop saying CUSTARD!!!

  • TheblueDRAKE gaming

    TheblueDRAKE gaming

    19 hours ago

    Lorenzo shows his french toast Me j Me: how much do you want for breakfast lunch and diner

  • Marbou Christman

    Marbou Christman

    19 hours ago

    I love Emily. I want to hers, with her, in the dark. hahahahahahaha

  • Marbou Christman

    Marbou Christman

    19 hours ago

    I'm still watching it "Emily used too many eggs." she sounds like a disappointed mother. hahahhahaha

  • Arddrake

    Arddrake

    23 hours ago

    What is the point of this series? I've watched four of these and it's always: Lvl 1 makes crummy dish, Lvl 2 makes pretty good dish, lvl 3/pro makes best.

  • Alison Clark

    Alison Clark

    Day ago

    I actually really like ketchup on french toast...

  • Jordyn Bryan

    Jordyn Bryan

    Day ago

    Penny is legendary

  • War Gameplay

    War Gameplay

    Day ago

    Lorenzo’s laugh sounds like Pennywises laugh

  • Merged zamasu Half corrupted

    Merged zamasu Half corrupted

    Day ago

    Why is emily still on this channel again?

  • NestleTheWonderCat

    NestleTheWonderCat

    Day ago

    Sourdough makes a wonderful French Toast.

  • Dat kiid J TV

    Dat kiid J TV

    Day ago

    I feel bad for her significant other

  • Betsy O

    Betsy O

    Day ago

    I love how Lorenzo cooks. There is real love in cooking there.

  • dorky's Tuts

    dorky's Tuts

    Day ago

    "Everybody gangster till emily puts ketchup on her french toast" - GeoMetryman 541

  • FelixFerris III

    FelixFerris III

    Day ago

    I’m a level 2 but I also put ketchup on pancakes

  • David Hoffman

    David Hoffman

    Day ago

    Chocolate in the bread? No! That is some pretentious foodie nonsense. Nutella? How much did he get paid to use that stuff? One female version of Oscar in the Odd Couple using ketchup. Get rid of such a lousy cook and food eater. All three of them ruined what my mother and grandmothers did at least monthly. Get rid of all three.

  • MrOnionCock

    MrOnionCock

    Day ago

    You misspelled 'pretentious'.

  • Uriel Noe Martinez

    Uriel Noe Martinez

    Day ago

    Am I the only one that noticed this “Hi I’m a level one chef” “Hello I am a level two chef” “My name is chef Blah blah and I’ve been a chef for 24 years”

  • Darryl Haley

    Darryl Haley

    Day ago

    Get her off the show! Ketchup on French Toast... Her cooking skills sicker than Hannibal Lector’s

  • Darryl Haley

    Darryl Haley

    4 hours ago

    @TheNabob57 Not how he cooked more so who he cooked lol

  • TheNabob57

    TheNabob57

    5 hours ago

    Actually Dr. Lecter is a gourmet chef... his skills rival Gordon Ramsay's. LOL

  • Sour Snake

    Sour Snake

    Day ago

    Emily ketchup it's going to make it taste terrible

  • Sour Snake

    Sour Snake

    Day ago

    I have now seen Lorenzo three times on the show

  • Zesty

    Zesty

    Day ago

    +1 If you skip the level 4 creepy lady

  • Nicole Huber

    Nicole Huber

    Day ago

    But I need the babka recipe

  • Anthony Newton

    Anthony Newton

    Day ago

    Not gonna lie Laranzo is the most annoying one

  • Angélica Agélviz

    Angélica Agélviz

    Day ago

    Lorenzo’s laugh has cleared my skin and raised my minimum wage.

  • Nestor Mandela

    Nestor Mandela

    Day ago

    YOU ARE A MONSTER, EMILY!

  • Harry Gallo

    Harry Gallo

    Day ago

    Can I get 1 like

  • Tim Hill

    Tim Hill

    Day ago

    Best French Toast in the world (this is a slightly modified Alton Brown recipe.....to see original, Google search "Alton Brown French Toast"): What you'll need Get 2 Italian loaves from your grocery store 6 Large eggs 1 cup (236ml) each half & half and heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup (60ml) honey 1 stick butter. 2 tbsp (30ml) fresh ground cinnamon (Ceylon cinnamon is preferred. Cassia cinnamon is to spicy) Real Maple Syrup Bowl with lid (large enough to contain all ingredients) Wide, flat, high sided dish (casserole dishes work well) 2 Baking sheets with racks Large nonstick saute pan or electric skillet (electric skillet works best) Start at 10pm. Preheat oven to 375F (190C) Slice loaves into 1/2"-3/4" (12mm to 20mm for those using intelligent measuring systems) slices and place them on your counter with paper towels over them. Warm honey in microwave for about 20 seconds (you want it warm, NOT HOT) Add eggs, cream, half & half, and honey and whisk until the mixture is a uniform color (no parts of egg-white floating around) Cover bowl and stick it in the fridge. Go to bed. In the morning, pour your egg mixture into your wide, flat dish and soak each slice for 30 seconds on each side (you want the mixture to go all the way through), then transfer to one of the baking sheets with rack. When all slices have been soaked and are on the rack, place skillet on stove at medium-low heat (usually around 3 on electric skillets) Melt 1 tbsp butter on skillet and make sure the melted butter is completely covering skillet (I use a brush) Cook each slice of soaked bread for 2-3 minutes on each side (You're just going for golden brown.....you don't want them cooked all the way through yet). Once golden brown on both sides, move the slices to the clean baking sheet rack. Do this with all slices. Once all slices have been done, let cool for 10 minutes to allow all slices to reach ambient temperature. Place baking sheet with rack into 375F (190C) oven for 10-12 minutes (to see if they're done, take a slice and cut in half.......you should see a consistent color all the way through with no extra moisture). Serve immediately with a very light dusting of cinnamon. Makes 12 to 16 slices (depending on how thick you slice your bread) Yes, this recipe is more difficult than most, but it seriously pays off.

  • neihomai8

    neihomai8

    Day ago

    emily's fresh toast looked seriously good until the ketchup came in, lol. it's like putting ketchup on ice cream

  • Nytho 550

    Nytho 550

    Day ago

    I hate the last part with the women

  • Bom Kousgaard Viborg

    Bom Kousgaard Viborg

    Day ago

    Wyh is larenso in every ep of 4 level of cook

  • Devin Xiong

    Devin Xiong

    Day ago

    Emily: *puts Ketchup with French toast* *Jesus has left the chat*

  • Kujo Jotaro

    Kujo Jotaro

    Day ago

    1:08 No One : Russian : do I hear vodka

  • Mike Someone

    Mike Someone

    Day ago

    No one: Emily: K E T C H U P

  • Lazar93240 Lukic Lukic

    Lazar93240 Lukic Lukic

    Day ago

    *Pro Chef is not french* Me: " *ANGRY AS FUK >:C* "

  • YeonJun Ma Bae

    YeonJun Ma Bae

    Day ago

    The only reason I clicked on this video because i saw Bread with.. Ketchup?!? *PUKES IN DISGUST*

  • help me please

    help me please

    Day ago

    Level 1 chef: *breathes* Level 4 'chef' : *hon you're failing horribly*

  • QuacKJERN

    QuacKJERN

    Day ago

    Everything the level 3 chef said don’t do level 1 chef does bruh

  • Fairuz Hisamuddin

    Fairuz Hisamuddin

    Day ago

    Mmmm... eggy!

  • mitchelle caudle

    mitchelle caudle

    Day ago

    She is monster

  • arcata06

    arcata06

    Day ago

    Suggestion: Up the stakes a little bit and switch the dishes around and have the chefs taste other chefs cooking alongside their own.

  • patrick Nengasca

    patrick Nengasca

    2 days ago

    The pretentious lorenzo hahahaha

  • shots fired

    shots fired

    2 days ago

    lorenzo is always 50 levels over everyone....

  • Lily Horn

    Lily Horn

    2 days ago

    AAAAAAAA😫😫😫😫 KETCHUP ON FRENCH TOAST!!

  • Eydiee Kim

    Eydiee Kim

    2 days ago

    Ketchup? In a frenc toast?????!!!!!

  • Klay Thompson

    Klay Thompson

    2 days ago

    I want to eat penny’s French toast

  • Rammiii

    Rammiii

    2 days ago

    Hai, I eat French toast with lard

  • TheBigBlackShotgun

    TheBigBlackShotgun

    2 days ago

    Emily : *Uses ketchup on French toast.* The entirety of USdownload : *B R U H*

  • Ava Boyer

    Ava Boyer

    2 days ago

    is it just me or does lorenzos always look the best?

  • Fallin IntoTheSky

    Fallin IntoTheSky

    2 days ago

    *KETCHUP*

  • Arrynt

    Arrynt

    2 days ago

    Emily made eggs and toast lol

  • Kayla

    Kayla

    2 days ago

    KETCHUP?? OH HELL NO.

  • Olivia Celeste

    Olivia Celeste

    2 days ago

    why did nobody talk about how lorenzo put flour in his custard??? wHo DOES THAT

  • Matt Jackson

    Matt Jackson

    2 days ago

    Lorenzo thinks he is the level 3 chef.

  • Tea Series

    Tea Series

    2 days ago

    i have never had french toast someone make it for me

  • Stacy Johnson

    Stacy Johnson

    2 days ago

    Wow..she is a monster :'( Why'd she do it? No cinnamon, either??

  • quirijn manders

    quirijn manders

    2 days ago

    I think mr. Level 2 can also be a level 3 because he makes just as good stuff just like level 3

  • Adonis Contreras

    Adonis Contreras

    2 days ago

    Y ese cachu? como asi?

  • Kartikeya Kaushik

    Kartikeya Kaushik

    2 days ago

    I relate to Emily on a whole different level.

  • Sophia Hernandez

    Sophia Hernandez

    3 days ago

    Where can I eat penny’s food?!?!?? Ommmg I’m droolin

  • Sophie Lamb

    Sophie Lamb

    3 days ago

    Yikes. Who else would like Lorenzo’s toast better? P.S Jeez the ‘pro’ said I’m making this poo dough that really fatty and EGGY; later on I don’t want my EGG mixture make the French toast to EGGY! P.S.S the ‘pro’ also FLEXED ON DEM PLEBS! P.S.S.S Emily makes the best sound effects BiNg BaNG BoOM! P.S.S.S.S please like this took me FOREVER... 😢

  • Sophie Lamb

    Sophie Lamb

    3 days ago

    Wow I just liked my own comment... 😭 And Ms. Food scientist I’D LIkE TO SEE YOU MAKE FRENCH TOAST LADY (or man we don’t assume genders on this account)

  • mason espitee

    mason espitee

    3 days ago

    Whipped crem

  • Zlatan

    Zlatan

    3 days ago

    you know what screw my health, time to blow my stupid diet. goodbye my liver.

  • imenja

    imenja

    3 days ago

    I don't approve of any of these. I like my french toast as is.

  • WheresMyBuns

    WheresMyBuns

    3 days ago

    I just made French toast yesterday... hmmm

  • Demo Crashers

    Demo Crashers

    3 days ago

    i eat my french toast with only whipped cream

  • Hyena GamerLT

    Hyena GamerLT

    3 days ago

    The bobka reminds me of challah bread

  • Dream State

    Dream State

    3 days ago

    only time to eat french toast with ketchup is alone and in the dark

  • F34R M3

    F34R M3

    3 days ago

    WHO THE HELL PUTS KETCHUP ON THEIR FRENCH TOAST

  • Stuff Clark

    Stuff Clark

    3 days ago

    I am a amateur but compared to the first chick I might as well be Racheal Ray😂😂😂

  • Nolan Supremium Morgan

    Nolan Supremium Morgan

    3 days ago

    Emily: yeah i cook on occasion Lorenzo: i like to consider myself better than the average cook. Penny: For FIFTEEN YEARS I've been A professional chef. And I'm here to show you t0oLs how to make some french toast.

  • German Transylvania

    German Transylvania

    3 days ago

    Lorenzo is my favourite chef from here. Like=You like him too.

  • roald dahl

    roald dahl

    3 days ago

    idk-- aside from the ketchup the first ones looked the best. the others were too fancy. nutella? creme fresh? syrup!

  • crushedsoul

    crushedsoul

    3 days ago

    Emily what are you doing-

  • Dongyeon Jang

    Dongyeon Jang

    3 days ago

    Nobody: Literally nobody: Not a single soul: Penny: IvE beEN a PrOfesSionaL cHeF foR 15 yeArs

  • Christine Lim

    Christine Lim

    3 days ago

    Everyone: Emily and ketchup Me: 9:38

  • grace fitz

    grace fitz

    3 days ago

    ive watched this so many times

  • Fat Gnome Switch Hitter

    Fat Gnome Switch Hitter

    3 days ago

    Babka is not bread... It's like calling cake bread.

  • Sd Biljetter

    Sd Biljetter

    3 days ago

    det är ju fattiga riddare :)

  • Daffy Duck Gamer 58

    Daffy Duck Gamer 58

    3 days ago

    Home Cook and Professional Chef is better than Amateur

  • Rachel M

    Rachel M

    4 days ago

    Someone else should try the food!

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