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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  • AlphaBel
    AlphaBel 3 hours ago

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

  • Alisha Hawley
    Alisha Hawley 4 hours 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 7 hours ago

    Level-2 has the best plating.

  • WaterBottle - Stuff Videos

    Level 100: mom

  • ferhat koksal
    ferhat koksal 10 hours ago

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

  • Flavio Huitron
    Flavio Huitron 11 hours ago

    Who thinks that Elina looks like if TSM_Myth had a sister

  • Tim
    Tim 12 hours ago

    i think food science is a soft science

  • Adam Wallén
    Adam Wallén 12 hours ago

    Lvl 5 is a man with the biggest swedish culture ever

  • terribletimetraveler
    terribletimetraveler 12 hours ago

    Daaaaamn, level 2 and 3 made me hungry!

  • terribletimetraveler
    terribletimetraveler 12 hours ago +1

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

  • terribletimetraveler
    terribletimetraveler 12 hours ago

    Stop putting pepper everywhere!

  • WegDhass
    WegDhass 17 hours ago

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

    SUPER MON 19 hours ago

    10:33 a really nice and nutty flavor 😂😂

  • bok_ choy
    bok_ choy 20 hours ago

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

  • trxsh gxd
    trxsh gxd 21 hour ago

    Yooooo! Lorenzo is the Life Lock commercial dude!

  • Failed Chimera
    Failed Chimera Day ago

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

  • Deja Pointer
    Deja Pointer Day ago

    Who very insightful

  • Michael Roy
    Michael Roy Day ago +3

    Box pasta is great for every day

  • lilyblueharsh
    lilyblueharsh Day ago

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

    • Meg Herrington
      Meg Herrington 13 hours ago

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

  • Paul Schofield
    Paul Schofield Day ago

    Do people think salted water heats more slowly than unsalted?

  • Mysterious Gamer


  • Justin
    Justin Day ago

    something falls into the meat at 0:59

  • josuke higashikata

    Lorenzo is funny

  • Aaron Simmons
    Aaron Simmons Day ago

    Level four straight off food wars

  • Anna Machavariani

    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?

  • Starlord Slayer
    Starlord Slayer Day ago +1

    lorenzo and frank again?

  • 500 subscribers with 1 video

    So you asked Gordon Ramsey

  • Gravitys a dier
    Gravitys a dier Day ago

    she looks like that hi my names tee girl from ig

  • EdgyBoi2414
    EdgyBoi2414 Day ago

    Dunky is watching

  • Jayce Stewart
    Jayce Stewart Day 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 Day ago

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

  • Robert Thomas
    Robert Thomas Day 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 15 hours 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 16 hours ago

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

  • Mollup
    Mollup Day ago

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

  • Adam Boralewski
    Adam Boralewski Day ago

    Learn to montage those viedos - its terrbile -_-

  • a sldbtll
    a sldbtll Day ago

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

  • Antonio Scotto Di Santolo


  • Butch !
    Butch ! Day ago

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

    wait what?

  • Feather -
    Feather - Day 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 Day ago

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

  • KO Doom
    KO Doom Day 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 2 days ago

    Im here for Lorenzo

  • Aka The Waffle Dude
    Aka The Waffle Dude 2 days ago +4

    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 2 days ago

    Can you plz make more of this show

  • Indomat64
    Indomat64 2 days ago +34

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

  • Savannah Ruth Balilo

    Lorenzo is on ninja mode

    IKARUS SOUL 2 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 2 days ago

    Lorenzo is funny as hell

  • A toasty Asian
    A toasty Asian 2 days ago +4

    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 2 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 2 days ago +1

    Lorenzo is funny

  • mEtAlMaNiAc787
    mEtAlMaNiAc787 2 days ago

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

  • Spice Weasel
    Spice Weasel 2 days ago +1

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

  • Drew Bottle
    Drew Bottle 2 days ago

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

    • Black Pantha
      Black Pantha Day ago +1

      adding oil is very wrong my child...

  • David Sullivan
    David Sullivan 2 days ago +24

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

  • Griffin hanrahan
    Griffin hanrahan 2 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 _ 2 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 2 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 2 days ago +1

    Lorenzo deserves nothing but the best.

  • Person YT
    Person YT 2 days ago +2

    Alright meatballs
    *sWiM mY mEaTbAlLs SwIm*

  • the wolf gamer 2008 lupi

    Meatball pasta is not italian 😡🍝🇮🇹

  • SicaGR
    SicaGR 2 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 2 days ago

    I just come here for Lorenzo

  • Silvia Ducoli
    Silvia Ducoli 2 days ago

    Every time someone breaks spaghetti in half an italian grandma dies

  • Vytautas Eičas
    Vytautas Eičas 2 days ago

    Can you make video "4 levels of pancakes"?

  • Izuku Midoriya
    Izuku Midoriya 2 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 3 days ago

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

  • PityShitpost
    PityShitpost 3 days ago +1

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

  • Woohoo143
    Woohoo143 3 days ago +2

    “Italians have left the chat”

  • Grant Vasquez
    Grant Vasquez 3 days ago +2

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

  • Joe Towers
    Joe Towers 3 days ago

    I'm a solid 1.2

  • Brandon Rides
    Brandon Rides 3 days ago

    Like if you’re part of the Italian Gang

  • Foul Reaper
    Foul Reaper 3 days ago

    Wtf is a Level 2 chef

  • Mr.X
    Mr.X 3 days ago +2

    7:50 you can also put online instead of bread

  • Petr Maly
    Petr Maly 3 days ago +1

    No bread crumbs! Just meat (of your choice), a lot of onion, garlic, herbs (mainly marjoram, thyme, basil and oregano) , just one egg and bit of pepper. Instead of salt, use maggi swiss seasoning sauce. Cheese optional.

  • Ethereal Stray Kids
    Ethereal Stray Kids 3 days ago

    They all look so good tho

  • ThatGamerDude9000
    ThatGamerDude9000 3 days ago

    Just gonna be that guy: Phospholipids with single tails form micelles, not bilayers, like drawn on the board at 8:00. Cell membranes (i.e. the classic phospholipid bilayers) have phospholipids with 2 tails.

  • Foxy 3.1 Red
    Foxy 3.1 Red 3 days ago

    So box pasta is vegan, but not homemade. Right?

  • Haś ka
    Haś ka 3 days ago +3

    Next time:
    4 levels of boiling water😂😂😂

  • Catherine Curry
    Catherine Curry 3 days ago

    I love Lorenzo’s energy. He seems so down to earth and full of life

  • Josue Vega
    Josue Vega 3 days ago


  • Joël Lädrach
    Joël Lädrach 3 days ago

    Since when is spaghetti and meatballs a traditional dish?

    MEGHA SOOD 3 days ago

    Why do the level 3 chefs have such bad attitudes

  • Jet Edge
    Jet Edge 3 days ago +1

    I love how it zooms in on his face when he goes "Now we scoop" That should be a meme

  • distractingAnimegirl

    F 0 0 D

  • Siddiq Umar
    Siddiq Umar 4 days ago

    "Hehe boi"

  • Hammylovesyou
    Hammylovesyou 4 days ago

    She cracked my soul when she cracked those spaghetti

  • 〘 A r i z o n a B l u e 〙

    My name is ___ I'm a -10 level chef

  • xAyane
    xAyane 4 days ago

    Gordon must be proud they seasoned their meatballs 👌🏻

  • anya_234 R
    anya_234 R 4 days ago +2

    I didn't know "now we scoop" could be so serious

  • Contesting Fire
    Contesting Fire 4 days ago

    I would die to see Gordon Ramsey rate this food

  • Black Onyx Cat
    Black Onyx Cat 4 days ago +1

    Yes on the romano cheese. My great grandmother passed down her meatball and sauce recipe when she came from Italy and we use romano cheese in the meatballs and on everything really. Also, tomato paste is a must!

  • Corba Zizz
    Corba Zizz 4 days ago

    4:42 that makes me triggered because they brake up into 3 pieces not 2 and shes only holding 2

  • sbamdq
    sbamdq 4 days ago

    worst cuisine, worst cooks, worst cooking culture in one video...

  • Adrian Hawkins
    Adrian Hawkins 4 days ago

    Man, Lorenzo is super annoying... and the worst part is that he thinks he's funny.

    • Black Pantha
      Black Pantha Day ago

      ..may I ask how the frick you know this?

      he ain't annoying boi, he's nice and enjoys what he's doing

  • Popup
    Popup 4 days ago

    Sad thing is that you just have to be italian to cook well...

  • XxThatNebulaXx
    XxThatNebulaXx 4 days ago

    I just love Lorenzo