4 Levels of Spaghetti & Meatballs: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious

  • Published on Nov 19, 2018
  • We challenged chefs of three different levels - an amateur, a home cook and a professional chef - to make their versions of spaghetti & meatballs. And then we brought in a food scientist to review their work. Which one was the best?
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  • E - Ticket Entertainment

    I'm a lvl 4 chef. I use the same 3 meats as the chef does but I kinda overcook the meatballs a little bit to give it a small crisp to it. My sauce, I never use canned tomatoes, I stew my own with herbs and spices.

  • Black Rose
    Black Rose 4 hours ago

    selfmade pasta is only timewaste, you will not taste a difference... only the pasta version is important

  • Maxwell
    Maxwell 6 hours ago

    Level 3 chef: now we scoop.

  • emery254
    emery254 6 hours ago

    OMG, Are you serious ? My mouth is watering -- I could eat all three versions in one sitting, it makes me so hungry --- yum , yum , yum ....

  • ashmara Brader
    ashmara Brader 7 hours ago

    I would eat them all!

    STRANGER 7 hours ago

    and my Bazil

  • Bon-y Darkaid
    Bon-y Darkaid 9 hours ago +1

    You missed the *ULTRA ITALIAN D.O.C. OMEGA LEVEL!!!*

  • Daniel Chai
    Daniel Chai 9 hours ago

    Level 1: Experimenting the cooking
    Level 2: Cooking with love
    Level 3: *After* *You* *produce* *your* *proteins* *and* *put* *in* *the* *secret* *ingredient*...

  • Flavio Piersanti
    Flavio Piersanti 10 hours ago

    My name Is Grandma and my level IS OVER NINETHOUSAND

  • GMD Zenixle
    GMD Zenixle 12 hours ago +1

    The level 2 always act like they know what they are doing

  • Joshua Abbott
    Joshua Abbott 13 hours ago

    Speggy and Merbles. FFS

  • glen barnes
    glen barnes 16 hours ago

    1:01 Spanish onion 😂

  • forgetsam
    forgetsam 16 hours ago

    I love how enthusiastic Lorenzo is

  • pooooor
    pooooor 17 hours ago

    where is the level 4?

  • Cash Carter
    Cash Carter 19 hours ago +4

    Good thing you didn’t bring Emily in she would have had ketchup for sauce

  • Pumpkin Guts
    Pumpkin Guts 19 hours ago

    Why do they only change the level 1 and 3 chef but not the level 2

  • Zach Lucas
    Zach Lucas 20 hours ago

    Please get rid of lorenzo

  • Sebastian Michaelis

    lorenzo is like everywhere

  • horvath trisztan

    I honestly think that the level 4 is so dumb, because it's always like: I can't cook but I will still critique you

  • no
    no Day ago

    Is it just me or is Lorenzo in almost every episode?

  • CLG-Gaming
    CLG-Gaming Day ago +4

    But Gordon Ramsay puts oil in his pasta. So he is wrong???

  • Victor Tecpa
    Victor Tecpa Day ago

    I can't even crack an egg properly...

  • legnd300
    legnd300 Day ago

    Lorenzo is low-key a level 3 chef lol

  • AlphaBel
    AlphaBel Day ago

    *i’m gonna ninja one egg into the bowl*

  • Alisha Hawley
    Alisha Hawley Day ago

    I like how... simple?? Frank is, he does it quietly and without fanfare, and that make me think he's really skilled


    That food expert is as dull as watching paint dry

  • Commando303X
    Commando303X Day ago

    Level-2 has the best plating.

  • WaterBottle - Stuff Videos

    Level 100: mom

  • ferhat koksal
    ferhat koksal 2 days ago

    Wait but everything there has phospholipids?? Its literally what cell walls are made from. Its in everything...

  • Flavio Huitron
    Flavio Huitron 2 days ago

    Who thinks that Elina looks like if TSM_Myth had a sister

  • Tim
    Tim 2 days ago

    i think food science is a soft science

  • Adam Wallén
    Adam Wallén 2 days ago

    Lvl 5 is a man with the biggest swedish culture ever

  • terribletimetraveler

    Daaaaamn, level 2 and 3 made me hungry!

  • terribletimetraveler
    terribletimetraveler 2 days ago +7

    “If you really love people, you make your own pasta”
    -Frank, Honorary Italian

  • terribletimetraveler

    Stop putting pepper everywhere!

  • WegDhass
    WegDhass 2 days ago

    1:37 I wouldn’t eat his meatballs. Wanna know why? Look how he cracked it, egg shell in them galore.

    SUPER MON 2 days ago

    10:33 a really nice and nutty flavor 😂😂

  • bok_ choy
    bok_ choy 2 days ago

    oh my god i wanted to slap the spaghetti out of her hand when she broke it in half

  • trxsh gxd
    trxsh gxd 2 days ago

    Yooooo! Lorenzo is the Life Lock commercial dude!

  • Failed Chimera
    Failed Chimera 2 days ago

    Didn’t know I had to have a degree in freakin biology to make spaghetti

  • Deja Pointer
    Deja Pointer 2 days ago

    Who very insightful

  • Michael Roy
    Michael Roy 2 days ago +14

    Box pasta is great for every day

  • lilyblueharsh
    lilyblueharsh 2 days ago

    I don't think any other level 1 chef has made me this angry.

    • Meg Herrington
      Meg Herrington 2 days ago

      Then you haven't watched the French Toast episode. It's shocking.

  • Paul Schofield
    Paul Schofield 2 days ago

    Do people think salted water heats more slowly than unsalted?

  • Mysterious Gamer
    Mysterious Gamer 2 days ago


  • Justin
    Justin 2 days ago

    something falls into the meat at 0:59

  • josuke higashikata
    josuke higashikata 2 days ago

    Lorenzo is funny

  • Aaron Simmons
    Aaron Simmons 2 days ago

    Level four straight off food wars

  • Anna Machavariani
    Anna Machavariani 2 days ago

    This is so confusing! WHATS THE 4TH LEVEL

  • 你對力量一無所知

    gordon Ramsay said put olive oil into the boiling water, so which side should i listen to?

    • W H E A T
      W H E A T 3 hours ago

      Gordon Ramsay might break you in half like that girl did if you don’t do it his way

  • Starlord Slayer
    Starlord Slayer 2 days ago +1

    lorenzo and frank again?

  • 500 subscribers with 1 video

    So you asked Gordon Ramsey

  • Gravitys a dier
    Gravitys a dier 3 days ago

    she looks like that hi my names tee girl from ig

  • EdgyBoi2414
    EdgyBoi2414 3 days ago

    Dunky is watching

  • Jayce Stewart
    Jayce Stewart 3 days ago

    sauce your spaghetti binging with babish style;
    pasta water into the sauce, toss the spaghetti in the sauce with a knob of butter

  • Ammar Shahhood
    Ammar Shahhood 3 days ago

    Bruh😂😂😂 I make my pasta in the microwave😂

  • Robert Thomas
    Robert Thomas 3 days ago

    Love these videos! BUT honestly LvL 2 cook annoys me, he just conveys every Food Network chef personality that annoys me.

    • Robert Thomas
      Robert Thomas 2 days ago

      ​+MouldyUsername The comment was directed more towards personality rather than advice. I feel that we can watch many shows with a variety of different actors and personalities, but that doesn't mean we have to like them all. I only find Lvl 2 cook/chefs Camera personality annoying, much like every early morning TV host. Over exaggeration with every word or gesture. Granted he is funny, but it gets old fairly fast, he could be the complete opposite in person and I have no comment about that. The advice is great on this channel, I just have an annoyance with over the top personalities I don't find genuine, but I am fully prepared to be wrong. Just my opinion, not fact.

    • MouldyUsername
      MouldyUsername 2 days ago

      why is taking good advice/personality an annoyance to you?

  • Mollup
    Mollup 3 days ago

    i have 0 idea what is going on, but it looks really good

  • Adam Boralewski
    Adam Boralewski 3 days ago

    Learn to montage those viedos - its terrbile -_-

  • a sldbtll
    a sldbtll 3 days ago

    watching the level 1 girl break the spaghetti made my heart cry.

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    • Butterfly Baby
      Butterfly Baby Day ago

      Who said it was an Italian dish? Pasta is everywhere

  • Butch !
    Butch ! 3 days ago

    *i’m putting olive oil in water..*

    wait what?

  • Feather -
    Feather - 3 days ago +3

    I just watch this to get hungry
    ( づ • ω • づ)

  • Wajih Ur Rehman Sethi

    Hello what level chef are you , i am over 9000

  • Gacha uwu
    Gacha uwu 3 days ago

    Lvl 3: Dont do the thing
    Lvl 2: Dont do the thing
    Lvl 1: Does the thing

  • KO Doom
    KO Doom 3 days ago

    Splurging on this series. So entertaining, informational, and motivating! Gotta start cooking homemade meals for myself more... even if they suck.

  • Ruined Sandwich
    Ruined Sandwich 3 days ago

    Im here for Lorenzo

  • Aka The Waffle Dude
    Aka The Waffle Dude 3 days ago +8

    Amateur:Level 1 Cook
    Home Cook:Level 10 Chef
    Expert:Level 50 Master
    Gordon Ramsay: Level 100 MasterChef
    That's how chef work.

  • Hunter Sneedon
    Hunter Sneedon 3 days ago

    Can you plz make more of this show

  • Indomat64
    Indomat64 3 days ago +96

    Level 3 chef: And if you respect your loved ones, you WILL grind down the wheat yourself

    • WolfKami
      WolfKami 6 hours ago +1

      and if you REALLY respect your loved ones you'll also craft the ceramic bowls yourself

  • Savannah Ruth Balilo

    Lorenzo is on ninja mode

    IKARUS SOUL 3 days ago

    As an intalian i can say all that 3 levels are so noobish and these damn meatballs wtf are they ? So stupid.. omg

  • One of The chosen
    One of The chosen 3 days ago

    Lorenzo is funny as hell

  • A toasty Asian
    A toasty Asian 3 days ago +10

    My name is toasty, and I am a level 99 mafia boss.

    I know that meme is dead, but there was a perfect chance.

  • terrym45
    terrym45 3 days ago

    Being Italian not impressed by 3 cooks who don’t even know how to eat spaghetti. Canned crushed tomatoes has skins. Using whole eggs can give fresh pasta an egg white flavor. Natural sweetness in the sauce comes from the ingredients such as tomato paste, long cooking and the meat used. The sauce should match the meat. A good meatball cries for a rich thick, in my family’s case, 100% tomato sauce. A good pork bone can do more than any carrot. Why make spaghetti if you can’t twirl it?

  • Kasuke Destroyer
    Kasuke Destroyer 3 days ago +1

    Lorenzo is funny

  • mEtAlMaNiAc787
    mEtAlMaNiAc787 3 days ago

    I figured i would at least see a real whole tomato in this I'm disappointed.

  • Spice Weasel
    Spice Weasel 4 days ago +1

    i have never been to an ocean, how do i know how salty it should be?

  • Drew Bottle
    Drew Bottle 4 days ago

    Um Gordon Ramsay said to add oil so you're wrong haha

    • Black Pantha
      Black Pantha 3 days ago +1

      adding oil is very wrong my child...

  • David Sullivan
    David Sullivan 4 days ago +76

    Level three: I typically like to raise my own cows and grow my own grain

  • Griffin hanrahan
    Griffin hanrahan 4 days ago

    If you ever find little greens things throw them out me with my family puts in only green things mwa hahahahahaha

  • AnormAle _
    AnormAle _ 4 days ago +2

    As an Italian, seeing videos like this one where foreigners try to teach how to cook italian food, makes me cry... Something is acceptable, but some mistakes like cracking spaghetti are unforgivalbe

  • Daniel Cheng
    Daniel Cheng 4 days ago +1

    I don't know why but I always seem to like the Level 2 chef's meal the most

  • Oni Adapt
    Oni Adapt 4 days ago +1

    Lorenzo deserves nothing but the best.

  • Person YT
    Person YT 4 days ago +2

    Alright meatballs
    *sWiM mY mEaTbAlLs SwIm*

  • the wolf gamer 2008 lupi

    Meatball pasta is not italian 😡🍝🇮🇹

  • SicaGR
    SicaGR 4 days ago

    So ever since I saw this video 2 wks ago I've thought about trying some of the things chef 2 & 3 did. My husband said it was really good. So good that even though he was full he kept eating it. Honestly, it was the best I ever had and made. The cheese rind didn't melt so I don't know if that part should have or not but all in all it came out really good!

  • rocharox
    rocharox 4 days ago

    I just come here for Lorenzo

  • Silvia Ducoli
    Silvia Ducoli 4 days ago

    Every time someone breaks spaghetti in half an italian grandma dies

  • Vytautas Eičas
    Vytautas Eičas 4 days ago

    Can you make video "4 levels of pancakes"?

  • Izuku Midoriya
    Izuku Midoriya 4 days ago +2

    Hi im Lina and im a Level 1 Chef
    Hi im Lorenzo Im a Level 2 Chef
    Hi im Frank ive been a Professional for 23 years
    No Frank ur a Level 3 Chef

  • Wilson Benavidez
    Wilson Benavidez 4 days ago

    You can’t tell me #2 doesn’t sound like Krusty the Clown at 5:37

  • PityShitpost
    PityShitpost 4 days ago +1

    “Alright meatball, swim!”
    Meatball: “please! I have a family! I’m not ready to die..” **drowns**

  • Woohoo143
    Woohoo143 4 days ago +2

    “Italians have left the chat”

  • Grant Vasquez
    Grant Vasquez 4 days ago +2

    Thank god Emily didn’t do this, she would’ve had ketchup for her sauce!

  • Joe Towers
    Joe Towers 4 days ago

    I'm a solid 1.2

  • Brandon Rides
    Brandon Rides 4 days ago

    Like if you’re part of the Italian Gang

  • Foul Reaper
    Foul Reaper 5 days ago

    Wtf is a Level 2 chef

  • Mr.X
    Mr.X 5 days ago +2

    7:50 you can also put online instead of bread