4 Levels of Hamburgers: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious

4 Levels of Hamburgers: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious

We challenged chefs of three different levels – an amateur, a home cook and a professional chef – to make their versions of a hamburger. And then we brought in a food scientist to review their work. Which hamburger was the best?

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4 Levels of Hamburgers: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious

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59 Responses

  1. NJMProductions says:

    Me: *plays papa’s burgeria once*

    “You know, I’m something of a _food_ scientist myself.”

  2. Ellie says:

    if she is a level one, i’m about a level -7.

  3. Anya Rule says:

    they must read the comments because they brought lorenzo back 🙂

  4. Actual Cannibal Shia Labeouf says:

    I love Lorenzo – you can tell he just LOVES to cook and really enjoys it <3

  5. leafely says:

    I asked my dad (Without telling him what levels they were) which burger he wanted to eat the most.
    *level 1.*

  6. Becky Tobias says:

    I was judging the level one chef until I remembered that I burned my breakfast this morning and ate it anyway. Guess I’m still at level one too.

  7. Spitfire is My Captain says:

    “I like american cheese because it’s cheap!!”
    I was like right on sis..

  8. Joey Cap says:

    Level 5

    having somebody else make it for you

  9. Marco Peluso says:

    We talk a lot about which one looks best, how adorable the level 1 cook us, how awesome the level 2 chef is, how the level 3’s is overkill, but credit to the food scientist she really helps you understand what’s going on and explains the dos and don’ts well without being preachy or overly critical.

  10. Toni Ann Barandon says:

    Lorenzo’s burger, please! It’ looks soooo good, plus all that joy is in there, woooosh.

    • Dirty Dan says:

      Toni Ann Barandon it’s raw honey…. did you see all that blood pour out when he bit into it? 6:50 he cooked it for 3 minutes on each side… and his burger was 1 1/2 thick… the middle is probably cold… enjoy your raw ground beef.

    • Connor Magidson says:

      +Dirty Dan That wasn’t blood though, that’s myoglobin – distant chemical relative, but pertaining to meat compounds being broken down in the cooking process. I’d estimate his burger was probably medium rare or medium, which shouldn’t be a problem when you’re sourcing your own meat. Cheap meat, I’d definitely tend more towards medium to medium well, but all that fatty myoglobin juice is where the flavor is in a burger.

    • Toni Ann Barandon says:

      +Dirty Dan Thanks!

  11. llever says:

    I love how the editing works so everyone contradict each other

  12. Raffy Santayana says:

    If these were served blind, I’d pick Lorenzo’s burger for sure.

  13. Spoonman Vlogs says:

    Lorenzo’s looked alright but the patty just looked way too small for the bun imo.

    • Hieronmus Nervig says:

      It’s pretty much impossible to manually form a patty of that size without super glue. They just shrink too much in the pan or crumble while forming.

    • Dope - Creampuff says:

      Patties generally shrink when you cook them

    • DOnGlesS b0ne says:

      It looked odd but it was probably the perfect amount of meat

    • Jax Riley says:

      +Hieronmus Nervig you can always use a meat press (?) I think that’s what they’re called. A metal weight to put on burgers, bacon, etc. to keep its shape.

  14. Maddie Bennett says:

    Producer 1: What sound effects should we use?

    Producer 2: *Yes*

  15. LoveDonutz 234 says:

    I just wanna see level 4 make her own burger

  16. Vriska Serket says:

    Lorenzo is the only one I can trust. He’s there when everyone else is gone. I know he’ll be there when I’m feeling down.

    Truth is, gotta live like Lorenzo

  17. Aja Williams says:

    Did this girl really add butter, to cook a burger, *WiTH NaTuRal FaTS*…..

    Thinks about….

    Wait, I can’t even cook ??

  18. Magic_Cheetos says:

    The women never toasted her buns….


  19. sunflower says:

    Not a single soul:

    • Beautifully Brittle says:

      I love him, my boyfriend looked over to watch and he said he loved how happy that man was about his burger.

  20. Hazel Bouillon says:

    Frank: what I like most about this burger is it’s not complicated

    Also Frank: *makes his own pickles*

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