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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 spaghetti & meatballs. And then we brought in a food scientist to review their work. Which one was the best? Still haven’t subscribed to Epicurious on YouTube? ►► http://bit.ly/epiyoutubesub ABOUT EPICURIOUS Browse thousands of recipes and videos from Bon Appétit, Gourmet, and more. Find inventive cooking ideas, ingredients, and restaurant menus from the world’s largest food archive. 4 Levels of Spaghetti & Meatballs: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious
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Victoria Ávila (12 minutes ago)
_Now we scoop._
LuckyNumber8 (20 minutes ago)
I want Frank's recipe!
Sealot (30 minutes ago)
Now that’s a meat-a-ball
Jacob S (55 minutes ago)
They made Mom's spaghetti, knees weak, arms are heavy, with vomit and their sweaters already
Berry (1 hour ago)
Bro Lorenzo’s looked the best I want his..
Icosikaioctaggon - (1 hour ago)
darkspire91 (1 hour ago)
I'm saddened by the lack of Spapeggy and Meatballs jokes.
LunarGalaxy (1 hour ago)
I feel she (The Food Scientist) can open her own restaurant
Charles Murphy (2 hours ago)
You know that traditionally in the italian cuisine there is no meatballs and pasta. those are two separate dishes and are not combined. It took Americans to butcher that one up, https://www.star2.com/food/2018/03/30/origins-spaghetti-meatballs/ .
Nancy Combs (2 hours ago)
I do a mix between all 3 I uss commercial box pasta because I havent made any by hand yet I dont usually make actual meat balls I usually just make it a meat saiuce and I make sauce from scratch and let it sit for a few minutes it gives the garlic some punch
brad connors (3 hours ago)
There are so many cheap jar sauces now that don't have fillers or things that aren't food, food scientist ☺. Obv nothing is as good as fresh from the garden, but most people don't want to do that sadly. Jar sauce rocks, however it's really fun to make your own with paste and diced tomato/herbs. The weirdest thing about this acidic sauce to me is that it's a fruit... is this technically savory dessert?
Anders Andersson (3 hours ago)
Hello! I´m a level 100 Swede, and all your meatballs are inferior to mine!
Ash Wild (4 hours ago)
tell us frank's recipe
Levi Lee Cha (4 hours ago)
My moms spaghetti is better then all of them
Remus Lupin (4 hours ago)
I am a master at this better than a food scientist instead I go to a restaurant and order spaghetti and meatballs
DG Lubricanx (4 hours ago)
Kappa. (4 hours ago)
To be honest, i'm an amateur. An italian one. And i'm far better than the level 3... but! He was great. Level 2 too! Level 1... my heart died inside when i saw her ripping those spaghetti... but ok
Jewel (4 hours ago)
Alright meatballs *s w i m*
Delia Abc (4 hours ago)
how is the home chef more pretentious than the real chef
DY4Y (4 hours ago)
5th level is Italian, in which case you make spaghetti ragù
Catgirl (5 hours ago)
I made the worst meatballs the other day
cassie zepeda (5 hours ago)
I made spaghetti and meatballs last night, they turned out perfect but I added chopped onions to the meat ball and they didn’t cook soft enough. But everything else I know I did right! I only used canned because I was a bit lazy but I do try to avoid using canned sauce and make my own. I learned a whole lot from this video ! Thank you!
salmonsandwich gaming (5 hours ago)
My mom makes better pasta and it looks good too
Vexteq (5 hours ago)
My name is Bob im a level 99 Boss Chef.
Roddy (5 hours ago)
I can’t believe she didn’t eat it.......you can’t judge it without eating it
jacqueline deleon (5 hours ago)
i like how at the end it shows that it taste good no matter how you cook
Vincent Maneri (5 hours ago)
I hate food scientists, I don’t know why, I just do. They’re just really annoying.
Blixtwix (5 hours ago)
i'm 100% the level two cook ahahaha. canned tomatoes with sugar added as the base for the sauce is the easiest crap, and i also do beef + pork.
Blixtwix (5 hours ago)
protip if y'all suck at cooking, smaller meatballs are easier to cook through without drying out.
Bookem Christy (5 hours ago)
I add oatmeal instead of bread crumbs.
Killa Cam (6 hours ago)
Man I’d wife that amateur spaghetti girl up 😭
Poopsie Pop (6 hours ago)
is there a recipe anywhere for the expert one? curious how much meat hes using for 4 eggs
diggi juri (6 hours ago)
8:07 well, everything that's made up of cells has phospholipids in it.... Isn't specific to egg yolks at all
Colui che Osserva Tacito (6 hours ago)
I am italian and i FUKEN DIED watching the girl. WHO TF BREAKS SPAGHETTI?!? She shall burn in hell lol Baldy is cool
Lemon Piee (15 minutes ago)
Colui che Osserva Tacito A lot of people do but I understand how it makes you mad, but what can you expect from an amateur chef? Lol
Colui che Osserva Tacito (6 hours ago)
Btw spaghetti and meatballs were invented in 'murica so... pretty f up saying that it is a traditional dish
P40L0 Andriani (7 hours ago)
I am dead
Nick Codianni (7 hours ago)
come on I'm half Italian I'm born to know this give me more of a challenge
Your Grandma (7 hours ago)
My name is Your Grandma i'm a level 4
CR3ATUR3 (7 hours ago)
I just really wanna become that lvl 2 home cook one day...i just want my future kids to be happy to eat my food
Arcue (7 hours ago)
Today I've learned 3 things That I've been cooking meatballs with spaghetti wrongly Why people hated my food And that I will never be successful at anything
inchaoswetrust (8 hours ago)
That girl ain't getting married any time soon
Marco Gonzalez (8 hours ago)
That’s how the mafia works
Megan Miner (9 hours ago)
I do my meatballs like level 2, my sauce like level 1 and my pasta like level 3... I wonder where that puts me?
Luna anne marie Rodriguez (9 hours ago)
I dream of the spagetts
Luna anne marie Rodriguez (9 hours ago)
And now i sleep.
Stone (10 hours ago)
Wheres lvl. 35 mafia boss?
You Tube (10 hours ago)
This channel is cancer
mzgemini0006 (10 hours ago)
Number 2 looks good!!
syah shar (10 hours ago)
Middle guys annoying
Anirudh Ramprasad (10 hours ago)
I am clearly at level 2.5
Adam smith (10 hours ago)
so... where is that level 4 spaghetti & meatballs, coz i'm curious on how the food science's spaghetti look and taste like
Lord Castellan Ursarkar E. Creed (11 hours ago)
she cracked the pasta....now i crack her neck
Nikola Rafael (11 hours ago)
Today I learned that my mom cooks the best
chris the vancura (11 hours ago)
If I use jar sauce its Raos..
Spyros Papav (11 hours ago)
some weirdo (11 hours ago)
I'm a level 0
Sandy Vu (12 hours ago)
Is the chef with ICE logo just pick the egg shells out of the bowl ?? @_@ 1:27 lol
superCattaz (12 hours ago)
this sh*t made popular by an animation movie should be ILLEGAL. Stop making it, it's a disgrace to the cooking world.
Spoopy Steve (12 hours ago)
I thought Frek said Shrek, then I was disappointed.
Adam Violin (12 hours ago)
I think that girl just acted out the rookie chef, it felt like a performance.
Benedetta Antonelli (12 hours ago)
we don't use so much garlic damn
PRATHAM CHOPRA (13 hours ago)
Hibmy name is pratham and i am - 1 level chef😂 because i dont know the c of cooking
Matthew Fultz (13 hours ago)
I thought the way level 3 made spaghetti and meatballs was how everybody made it lol. I do like a bit of red wine in my sauce though. I usually use a quality dry pasta. Pasta is easy, but if I'm spending hours making sauce, I'm usually not in the mood to kneed dough after lol.
Soham Dambalkar (14 hours ago)
And all this time I cooked pasta with olive oil..
Julian Serafica (14 hours ago)
The level 2 chef was just.....cringy...idk why but...yeah.
Yuan Uy (14 hours ago)
From cooking to nonsense explaining wtf
Yuan Uy (14 hours ago)
What about gordon ramsay's famous beef wellington?
James Young (15 hours ago)
I'm hungry
AM Esteban (15 hours ago)
I wonder if those who major in food science also make good chefs.... Is the level 4 a purely theoretical knowledge or would application also come hand-in-hand?
Elinor Kane (15 hours ago)
2:24 Me: 😂😂😂 Also me: wow how relatable.....
emusqueak (15 hours ago)
So who thought they were all going to taste it?
robin Tan (15 hours ago)
If hotobasic video Throws egg at meatball
writhen (15 hours ago)
I'm over here tryna study accounting and the gal is over there, getting money for talking about meat balls Yes, I'm kidding. Just gonna get it out there
Michael Faith (16 hours ago)
Lvl ITS OVER 9000: HowToBasic
Sebastian Schultz (16 hours ago)
Level 100 Boss Gordon Ramsy
HatingTheHalo T.T (7 hours ago)
I was waiting for this comment lol
geniusfollower (18 hours ago)
"Your water must be as saline as the ocean." Me: "puts the pot on the flame" Me: "okay come on nerds, road trip to the beach to compare!"
oswaldo padilla (19 hours ago)
The level 2 cook is so god damn annoying gay and pretentious
Vikrant Sinha (19 hours ago)
super se uper mam so nice recipe 👌👌
x_ Bxeauty _x (19 hours ago)
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lil roblox (19 hours ago)
im a level -3 chef. i can cook up a badass instant cup spaghetti
Marie Ysabelle Baylon (20 hours ago)
Papyrus' Spaghetti
Livvy Sweets (20 hours ago)
Alright meatballs, SWIM
ANIME HD (20 hours ago)
Why didn't you invite Gordon Ramsey for level:unidentified
Spiritless Mortal (21 hours ago)
Level 3 chef, “Delish.” Level 1 chef, “It’s good.” Level 2 chef, “DELICIOSO.”
promontorium (21 hours ago)
Dry noodles make a nice platform for delicious sauces. But if you use fresh pasta, it becomes a flavorful part of the meal. It's like the store bought dried noodles don't harm the meal, but fresh pasta adds to it. I'll tell you recently I've been learning fresh can be so much better. Home made chips are so much better than store bought. And they're easy, fast, and cheap as hell to make. Just use a potato peeler to cut chips and throw them in hot oil for like a minute. Remove and season. Boom.
ZAY X TV (21 hours ago)
I’m level zero....straight out the can lmaooooo
Lmao Stephon (22 hours ago)
so who had the best one?
Carnez (22 hours ago)
Level 2 the type of guy to run through the high wall of lothric in full havels
ben warman (22 hours ago)
This video is really well edited
Alec Magill (22 hours ago)
4:32 “If you really love people you make fresh pasta.” Uhhhhhhhhh, ok?
Gerard’s Jackets (22 hours ago)
Now we *scoop*
dark clouds (23 hours ago)
Simon Larzn (1 day ago)
Mizzmic Lola (1 day ago)
*Now we scoop*
ren c: (1 day ago)
spaghetti is American not Italian- um
Tally Hall Enthusiast (1 day ago)
I wish Lorenzo was my dad he seems so cool
Tomasavage (1 day ago)
Why does the “scientist” look like a rhombus?
Why Don’t We Watch Youtube (1 day ago)
thank you for making me question all of pasta in history
Help meh (1 day ago)
What lvl is Gordon Ramsey
obrienize (1 day ago)
level 2 guy is great
Valery Nicolle Lemus Sandoval (1 day ago)
I wanted to pull my own eyes out when she broke the spaghetti
Sun Master (1 day ago)
if someone break a spaghetti, obviously the person is a beginner