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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  • Subuluf
    Subuluf 18 minutes ago

    I really like Emily. I would eat her food!

  • Joshua Fetter
    Joshua Fetter 54 minutes ago

    "Soft and yielding"

  • Ben Ishmael
    Ben Ishmael Hour ago

    Ketchup!!!! I would eat pizza with pineapple before I would eat ketchup French toast.

  • chloe
    chloe Hour ago

    not a single soul:
    not even shrek:
    emily: MmmMMmm EeGGy

  • Trifectors The G O D

    Lorenzo’s was the best

  • Jamie MSP
    Jamie MSP Hour ago +1

    everything cool til emily added ketchup.

  • Jax Endsleigh
    Jax Endsleigh Hour ago

    Lorenzo wins this one to me. I don't care for "fancy" french toast....

  • Edward Zhongy
    Edward Zhongy 2 hours ago

    Emily is truly a monster

  • Jessa & Jazlynn Vlogs
    Jessa & Jazlynn Vlogs 2 hours ago

    I am very confused. What if the 4th level???🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️

  • {BigBoyz}CxrisDaBeast
    {BigBoyz}CxrisDaBeast 2 hours ago

    You can tell shes been a chef for fifteen years.....


  • Sofia M
    Sofia M 2 hours ago +1

    Is it like they have Emily go first and then show it to the others so they can show clips of level 2 and 3 saying "Don't do that" like every time...

  • Kyle Mulligan
    Kyle Mulligan 3 hours ago

    "I'd eat this alone in the dark." lol

  • Calvin Simpson
    Calvin Simpson 3 hours ago

    Everything Lorenzo makes is damn near identical to my recipes, but he's a little light on the seasoning for me

  • Miranditaaa
    Miranditaaa 4 hours ago +1

    i came straight to the comments after homegirl put ketchup with her damn French toast....to make sure yall would flame her as well

  • Crazy Dovakiin
    Crazy Dovakiin 4 hours ago

    The home cook is my kind of guy

  • Friholy01
    Friholy01 5 hours ago

    Emily thought of this recipe during a hangover

  • iamrodo
    iamrodo 5 hours ago

    OOOh helllllll NO Emely!!!

  • Claire 999
    Claire 999 5 hours ago +1


  • Yang Zhang
    Yang Zhang 5 hours ago

    Level 3: date, Level 2: marry, Level 1: ... kill

  • Xm2 Bm
    Xm2 Bm 6 hours ago

    Ketchup Seriously
    WTF 😆

  • Ricky The Humanoid
    Ricky The Humanoid 6 hours ago

    Nobody :
    Level 3 chef : I grow my hands to prepare the mixer

  • Marcelino Dreams
    Marcelino Dreams 6 hours ago

    Can anyone check on Emily and make sure she’s ok? Is she sad?

  • Ricky The Humanoid
    Ricky The Humanoid 6 hours ago

    Anyone else binge watching these videos ?

  • Dalila Ramirez
    Dalila Ramirez 7 hours ago

    I don’t care what anyone says. Emily will forever be my favorite person on this show

  • Kaiya Cummins
    Kaiya Cummins 8 hours ago

    The pro chefs are always too extra for me. I don’t want your whipped crème fraîche and orange zest. Lorenzo’s maple syrup and Nutella sounds better to me.

  • Veronica Gable
    Veronica Gable 8 hours ago

    why does she talk so slow!!!

  • Lucky 21717
    Lucky 21717 8 hours ago

    I love Emily

  • Kaiya Cummins
    Kaiya Cummins 8 hours ago

    I say this on every video but I would die for Lorenzo

  • mgkhs
    mgkhs 8 hours ago

    I know most of guys joking, but I noticed few people literally freak out because of this...
    Like really? Just let her eat this freaking French toast with ketchup, if in your country you eat French toast as a desert - it doesn’t mean all people eat it like you do ffs.

  • cAsUaL bOi
    cAsUaL bOi 8 hours ago


    Level 3 chef: OrNage zEsT

  • Daniela Bodoh
    Daniela Bodoh 9 hours ago +1

    "I like to put ketchup on it cause I'm a monster"

  • Clover101619
    Clover101619 10 hours ago

    Huh, so french toasts are supposed to be sweet? We always made them with a pinch of salt.

  • Tristan Frodelius
    Tristan Frodelius 10 hours ago

    Wow. Chefs really do not know what makes French toast good. It should be heavily eggy. Otherwise, all you're doing is making bread again.

  • Tristan Frodelius
    Tristan Frodelius 10 hours ago

    Stop saying "store bought" as if it implies anything about quality. It doesn't. There are a lot of stores. There are a lot of diverse ranges of qualities of products in stores. Some store-bought products are even better than some restaurants. And the unscientific fear of chemicals is terrible.

  • Tristan Frodelius
    Tristan Frodelius 10 hours ago

    Nope. Stale bread make LEAGUES worse French toast. I mean, if you like it, go for it, but. No, not for me.

  • Jensen Pierce
    Jensen Pierce 10 hours ago +1

    Everybody gangsta till Emily put ketchup on her French toast

  • ghostcrab311
    ghostcrab311 11 hours ago

    I love how Emily cooks! And I love even more that she is unapologetic about it.

  • Ally Rodriguez
    Ally Rodriguez 11 hours ago

    Everybody attacking the ketchup girl but nobody talking about the guy who just mixed Nutella and maple syrup

  • Lily Cicardo
    Lily Cicardo 11 hours ago

    i hate penny but also wtf emily with the ketchup

  • Amber Renee
    Amber Renee 12 hours ago +1

    Emily... are you ok?

  • Malaya Acevedo
    Malaya Acevedo 12 hours ago +1

    We love Lorenzo 😂

  • Wonho4Lyfe
    Wonho4Lyfe 12 hours ago +1

    French toast, and ketchup tastes good though... Like it sounds bad, but I accidentally dipped my French toast in ketchup, and it tasted pretty good.. Especially if you put syrup too...

  • sina1997
    sina1997 12 hours ago +5

    Came back because of that ice cream dude

  • Dalia
    Dalia 12 hours ago

    Okay... level one meaning? "trying to fend for myself with whatever little knowledge or common sense I possess" ?? Don't get me wrong, at least she tries to cook haha, but then what level am I? I mean I'm not as wise as Lorenzo but I'm definitely more experienced than poor Emily. Also, poor choice of judgement on my end to watch food videos when you're hungry 3x

  • Azadie Abrahams
    Azadie Abrahams 12 hours ago

    Emily is mood. I channel her every day!

  • Torva
    Torva 13 hours ago +1

    Why are people roasting Emily bc she added ketchup to her French toast. She even roasted herself by saying " I like to put ketchup on, cuz I'm a monster".

  • Oscar The Doggo
    Oscar The Doggo 13 hours ago

    Emily: *puts ketchup on her French toast*

    Comment section: I’m about to end this whole mans career

    JK JIBJAB 14 hours ago

    I've always made my French toast Savoury. I use stale sandwich bread, and just eggs, Worcestershire sauce a few drops of and salt. I dip both sides of the bread into it for a second or so and into a slightly oiled non stick pan. After it browns on one side you flip it. Make sure to only flip it once cus it likes to burn. I usually cook some sausage or white pudding in the same pan to eat with it and add black pepper when it comes out. This is how my dad thought me.

  • Lucian C
    Lucian C 14 hours ago

    100 calories.
    500 calories.
    1 billion calories.

  • black jack
    black jack 15 hours ago

    I love the level 3 chefs

  • Alexander Santana
    Alexander Santana 15 hours ago

    Lvl 1 has lost a lot of brain cells
    Lvl 2 I think is the best
    Lvl 3 too much
    Lvl 4 to much info

  • OTKP
    OTKP 16 hours ago

    Ketchup with French Toast? WTF?

  • I don’t get it
    I don’t get it 16 hours ago

    no one:
    literally no one in the entire universe:
    Emily: I like to put ketchup on my French toast

  • Charlotte-Louise Robson

    Here in the UK we call it ‘eggy bread’ and putting ketchup on it is the norm! Trust me it’s delicious with sweet and savoury french toast.

  • Sarp Rodop
    Sarp Rodop 21 hour ago

    Yumurtalı ekmek işte

  • LucidMusic
    LucidMusic 22 hours ago

    Lorenzo is the goat

  • Don Tan
    Don Tan 23 hours ago

    Level negative one Chef:Emily

  • TheMersues
    TheMersues Day ago

    Ketchup on french toast is fine what are people complaining about?

  • David S.
    David S. Day ago

    3:15 When I successfully make a PB&J

  • MotorcycleMoff
    MotorcycleMoff Day ago

    Where i come from the Emilys level 1 french toast is what you would expect. None of this sweet and dessert like french toast from the level 2 or 3 chefs. Most young kids/toddlers would refer to it as "eggy bread". Certainly not custard bread.
    It's a breakfast, Not a dessert.

  • Vy An
    Vy An Day ago +2

    duh i found myself in Emily... i like eating french toast with ketchup lmao

  • Alex Lee
    Alex Lee Day ago

    Bloody hell. I hate when Americans say car-ar-mal-is-ation. It’s really cara-Mel-is-ation

  • Adin Spears
    Adin Spears Day ago

    That fat woman look like brunette amy schumer hehehe no offense

  • Consultant ProAms

    Emily has a savoury french toast therefore making a not real french toast cuz she had no sugar involved . I don’t think the ketchup would taste gross

  • Amanda Tirado
    Amanda Tirado Day ago

    What the fart? Ketchup?! 😝💩

  • Trey Swanson
    Trey Swanson Day ago +1

    Emily uses ketchup, everyone laughs.
    Penny uses ORANGE PEEL, no one says a word

  • •Oxy Pom•
    •Oxy Pom• Day ago

    This comment section in a nutshell:
    99% Why Emily puts ketchup in her french toast
    1% random comments

  • YoungSoloW
    YoungSoloW Day ago +1

    How tf she make bread 😂🤦🏽‍♂️????

  • Japan I love manga

    One worth $2 the next one is worth $5 and the last one is worth $15

  • bblades22
    bblades22 Day ago

    I love french toast but all three of them made me sick to my stomach 1st one over soaked way too long and catsups the other two added chocolate which would take the sweetness off the chart

  • Joe S
    Joe S Day ago

    So do you just leave a slice of bread out overnight?

  • Diddy Block
    Diddy Block Day ago

    Emily, look at the flowers.

  • Dot Bot
    Dot Bot Day ago

    I like Kachup on French toast to

  • Michael Dawodu
    Michael Dawodu Day ago

    Emily needs to be stripped of level 1 amatuer, shes level -1 after this

  • Nicolas Vilardi
    Nicolas Vilardi Day ago

    Lorenzo is a treasure

  • Shiro Ryujin
    Shiro Ryujin Day ago

    Thats weird, real french toast is always with sugar, milk and eggs, where that on the high level one who are have experience for 15 years? 😦

  • Amit Vikram Sundar

    If today was opposite day Emily's looked the best

  • filip Kostovski
    filip Kostovski Day ago

    Who roasted the bananas?Supa Hot

  • Massive Legend
    Massive Legend Day ago

    “You can compliment your french toast with a variety of toppings like our chefs did”
    *screaming inside intensifies*

  • Karol Bała
    Karol Bała Day ago

    Food scientist just shitting on Emily damn

  • Cikidut Cikidut
    Cikidut Cikidut Day ago +1

    Chef : i have roasted bananas and maple syrup, whipped, creme fraiche, and a crumb topping
    Homecook : imma put some butter, powdered sugar, nutella, and maple syrup
    Amateur : *_KETCHUP_*

  • Cikidut Cikidut
    Cikidut Cikidut Day ago

    Producer to lv 3 : do what you wanna do
    Producer to lv 2 : do what you wanna do
    Producer to lv 1 : *YOU MUST FAIL THIS ONE*

  • Pedro Miñarro
    Pedro Miñarro Day ago


  • Natty Brigade
    Natty Brigade Day ago

    Dang Emily. Hey atleast you don't put soysauce

  • DrowsyStars AJ
    DrowsyStars AJ Day ago


  • Sampuh Hupmas
    Sampuh Hupmas Day ago

    Emily: Puts ketchup on her french toast. Everyone: You f*cking donkey

  • Fun Time
    Fun Time Day ago

    So level 4 only explains. How about make level 4 toast

  • Cohen Noordhoek
    Cohen Noordhoek Day ago

    Who puts ketchup on French toast

  • caffeinette
    caffeinette Day ago

    Emily is my spirit animal.

  • CaYlYa
    CaYlYa Day ago

    1:07 did someone say vodka

  • Accomplice
    Accomplice Day ago

    level 2 guy is cool it looks like he realy enjoys cooking and eating

  • Krystal Rossi
    Krystal Rossi Day ago

    I just saw Lorenzo on a LifeLock commercial the other day. What monster stole his identity?!

  • Po Shan
    Po Shan Day ago

    level 2 looks like diabetes waiting to happen

  • Tanya Oxendine
    Tanya Oxendine Day ago +3

    Emily - "I eat it with ketchup, because I'm a monster"
    Everyone else - as long as you know.

  • aegyopark chimchim

    i absolutely think that level 2 was the most appetizing looking.

  • Light River
    Light River Day ago

    My favorate person is Emily. Her cooking is adequate but her personality is real. Plus I think what she made was just egg and toast

  • 666snowqueen
    666snowqueen 2 days ago

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

    • 666snowqueen
      666snowqueen 2 days ago

      We make french toast differently here...😬

  • Jacob Henjum
    Jacob Henjum 2 days ago +1

    Emily gave me autism by putting ketchup on it

  • Crazmuss
    Crazmuss 2 days ago

    wtf, where is bacon!

  • Jon Johnson
    Jon Johnson 2 days 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.