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?
    Check out the professional's recipe here on the ICE blog: www.ice.edu/blog/babka-french-toast-recipe
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  • angelenaj0Li3
    angelenaj0Li3 Hour ago

    Somebody just throw the first girl completely out. Honey, what is you doing? Ketchup on French toast?! Stahppp

  • XxSpinesxX
    XxSpinesxX 3 hours ago

    I would pay to see the bloopers of this video. When Emily said ketchup I would love what the person explaining face went like.

  • ɴᴀᴍᴊᴇsᴜs ғᴏʀ ɴᴀᴍᴛɪᴅᴅɪᴇsTM

    *tbh my fav in here is lorenzos. I mostly seem to like the lvl 2 chefs dishes more tbh*

  • April D
    April D 6 hours ago

    wait , ketchup? the heck

  • 0 2
    0 2 19 hours ago

    I literally just soak a slice of bread in egg and fry it.

  • edith e
    edith e 20 hours ago

    Lorenzoooo ❤️❤️

  • Delique Scence
    Delique Scence Day ago

    I’m not getting the sweet French toast thing.....I’d eat this for dinner? Yeah, if you want type 2 diabetes.
    Just gimme French toast with a sprinkling of salt. Don’t mess with perfection.
    Footnote.....holy.....why does American bread have so many nasties in it????

  • denalihedgehog
    denalihedgehog Day ago

    Am I the only one who keeps hearing 'vodka' instead of 'babka'

  • Eldaneuron
    Eldaneuron 2 days ago

    3:40 but it’s okay food is about what you like there are no rules

  • Anti Social
    Anti Social 2 days ago +1

    Did they force emily to be on this show ? She looks like somebody that enjoys pain .

  • Alizeh Malik
    Alizeh Malik 2 days ago

    Emily and her love for ketchup😂😂

  • rehctacria
    rehctacria 2 days ago

    I have never seen this recipe made with sweet toppings wtf

  • Amandine Negre
    Amandine Negre 2 days ago

    Aucun d'eux n'est du pain perdu

  • MarcoVideoSolis
    MarcoVideoSolis 3 days ago +1

    in my family we eat french toast made out of sndwiches, no joke
    even crazier, as we are mexicans, we use traditional-style store-bought green hot sauce as part of our toppings

  • love0the0fans
    love0the0fans 3 days ago

    French Toast with chocolate. Um... no. Wtf is even going on in this video? IS THAT KETCHUP?! *TAKE ME NOW, LORD*

  • Tyler Baisley
    Tyler Baisley 3 days ago

    Ketchup and French toast
    Did I miss something?

  • Justine Spink
    Justine Spink 3 days ago +1

    It kind of sounds gross to put ketchup on French toast, but Emily also SOAKED the bread in egg, so it's a very eggy dish. And people do like ketchup on eggs, so...

  • Madcowe
    Madcowe 3 days ago

    3:40 "I like to put ketchup on because I'm a monster"
    Well good on you for realizing it lmao

    Z4NITY G4MEZ 3 days ago +2

    Is it only me that thinks that Lorenzo looks like garfield

  • Owen Beharry
    Owen Beharry 4 days ago +3

    Emily is doing this for kicks, she isn’t serious

  • IRDeady
    IRDeady 4 days ago

    I've been watching these all. Lorenzo seems like a sociopath, and honestly the level 2 chef is always super annoying.

  • AquaMare7
    AquaMare7 4 days ago +1

    i love how the food scientist doesn't even mention the ketchup audacity 🤣

  • Anonymou s
    Anonymou s 4 days ago

    Lorenzo and the pro would be the best parents ever

  • Dea Mustika
    Dea Mustika 4 days ago

    I usually eat french toast with ketchup too, it's delicious!

  • Carlos Gregory
    Carlos Gregory 5 days ago

    Emily uses ketchup
    Me: who hurt you?

  • _ Abstrats _
    _ Abstrats _ 5 days ago +2

    Emily: i watched too much anime so this is what i made up of French toast
    Lorenzo: Hi I’m you’re new uncle
    Penny: I’m Gordon Ramsay’s sister
    Zoe: I’m God

  • Je Suap
    Je Suap 5 days ago

    2:27 my bed monster laughing at me being scared

  • Nayany Muhunnthan
    Nayany Muhunnthan 5 days ago

    If Emily’s a level one chef, does that make me a level-1000 chef

  • Waymon carr
    Waymon carr 5 days ago

    Emily need a boyfriend😕

  • Cornell Farlin
    Cornell Farlin 5 days ago

    Now I know how NOT to cook French toast, thanks Emily 😂😂😂

  • Polina Simakhina
    Polina Simakhina 5 days ago

    I'm with you, Emily. I like savoury French toasts with ketchup

  • no name
    no name 5 days ago +1

    Master Chief always makes meals that have no any connection to given meal... Lol

  • TheSuperNoob
    TheSuperNoob 5 days ago

    Suprised emily didnt put ketchup in the pan...

  • hungrychance14
    hungrychance14 5 days ago

    I guess there's a difference between French toast and cinnamon toast 😂

  • Hadar Fraiman
    Hadar Fraiman 5 days ago

    4:05 emily is MOOD

  • crysann crewe
    crysann crewe 5 days ago

    Emily absolutely hated that slice of French toast.

  • Oopity Woop
    Oopity Woop 6 days ago

    Lorenzo’s always looks the best

  • Diamond
    Diamond 6 days ago

    level 1: “i just have store bought bread”
    level 2: “i’m gonna make the bread”
    level 3: “ i’m going to grow the wheat in my backyard then make the bread”

  • unknown. gekyume
    unknown. gekyume 6 days ago

    Who else thinks Lorenzo is low-key the best chef out of the three?

  • the AB show
    the AB show 6 days ago

    How can any one add ketchep in french toast wtf

  • Nicolas McLamb
    Nicolas McLamb 6 days ago +1

    Emily does not know what to do she is not a level 1 she is a level . 25

  • yogi bear
    yogi bear 6 days ago

    I almost always want lorenzo's food most but she had me at choclate bread

  • Jacob Day
    Jacob Day 6 days ago

    Lorenzo is our boy

  • Sabbatical Singer
    Sabbatical Singer 6 days ago

    Wait, as an Asian, we like our French Toast savoury and often eat it with Chilli sauces (like Sriracha).
    Sometimes we add ground beef (called Roti John in Malaysia and Singapore)

  • kimsteel366
    kimsteel366 8 days ago

    Emily, girl, you be you, you do you. I don't put ketchup on my French toast, but I've put honey on mine... And my mom makes a dynamite recipe that uses no toppings at all -- she puts sugar in the batter. Different strokes for different folks. No complaints here. 😊😁✊✊

  • gracieminabox
    gracieminabox 8 days ago

    Hi, I'm here to lead the Emily Defense Squad.

  • Christie Weyapuk
    Christie Weyapuk 8 days ago +3

    Emily: "Last time I made this when I was alone because I wouldn't make this for anyone else."
    Me: Why? It doesn't seem difficult to make or anything..
    Emily: *pulls out ketchup bottle*

  • Sean Kennedy
    Sean Kennedy 8 days ago

    Came back to this video from the French fry video to remember who Emily is ❤️

  • Peter R. de Vries
    Peter R. de Vries 8 days ago

    People that eat ketchup with their french toast should be labeled terrorists

  • Ding Dong
    Ding Dong 8 days ago

    Bing Bang Boom

  • TheMari189
    TheMari189 8 days ago

    Everything Lorenzo cooks looks amazing!!

  • carl apoxx
    carl apoxx 8 days ago

    We Malaysian eat like emily

  • Oopsie Poopsie
    Oopsie Poopsie 9 days ago +2

    Dude they should make them eat each other’s food

  • stuck in the clouds
    stuck in the clouds 9 days ago

    since when was french toast sweet? i always thought it was a savoury item.

  • eagles flyers
    eagles flyers 9 days ago

    I enjoy reading the comments as much as watching the videos.

  • FZ B6
    FZ B6 9 days ago

    Damn 3 looked good 🤩

  • Copyrighted Tree Yes
    Copyrighted Tree Yes 9 days ago +18

    Emily slipped back into level 0 territory with this one.

    • TrustNotMyHeart
      TrustNotMyHeart 2 hours ago

      I was thinking the same thing. Like they are doing Emily and all of us who desire to cook wrong, with these inedible level 1 recipes from Emily.

  • Nisa Arora
    Nisa Arora 9 days ago +1

    No one:
    Penny: Hi, I’m penny and I’ve been a professional chef for 15 years

  • Rana Ibrahim
    Rana Ibrahim 10 days ago

    Lorenzo s is the beautiful it looks as if it tastes good the pro chef one looks very fancy

  • jay mills
    jay mills 10 days ago +1

    Brb. Ending my life after seeing emily eat French toast with ketchup