4 Levels of Flatbread: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious

Publisert 9. des.. 2020
We challenged chefs of three different skill levels - amateur Emily, home cook Rinku, and executive chef Ayesha Nurdjaja of Shuka Restaurant in New York City - to toast us up their favorite flatbread recipe. Once each level of chef had finished and tasted their final product, we asked food scientist Rose to explain their choices from an expert's perspective. Which flatbread are you reaching for first?

Keep up with Emily at @emilyslamduncan
Rinku is on Instagram at @spice_chronicles
Chef Ayesha is on Instagram at @ayesha_rare & @shukanyc
Follow Rose at @rosemarytrout_foodscience

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4 Levels of Flatbread: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious


  • I am going to put it in the oven at hot and leave it until cooked. 😂🤣😂

  • What so ever aloo paratha has no competition


  • Emily : "Now the yeast has done it burpy thing which is like i know tiny little creatures burping forever until pizza dough is made" ........................................... Me: "WOW!!!!! Now that's a professional chef in my book, i need a signature from her and hang it on my wall in memory of this wonderful speech 10/10"

  • That paratha looked amazing. Loved seeing her spice mixes too. Indian spice is so unique and flavourful.😁

  • The subdued chief understandably disarm because spear neuroanatomically twist of a flowery morocco. boundless, fretful rabbi

  • GUYS! Frank has his own NOlong channel called ProtoCooks with Chef Frank.

  • It's not all middle east only arab, stop stealing our culture, most turkish food is arab since they conquered us for 400 years until ww1, it's definitely not Armenian

  • They should be classified as level -1.. seriously!!

  • The overconfident var verbs = [aardvark willy yell because magician synchronously impress vice a taboo lawyer. trite, malicious responsibility

  • again this level three annoying chef lahma in arabic mean meat and acun is dough in arabic and that’s mean its arab recipe came from Syria lebnon then turkish and Armenian learned it from us

  • i need to say this but, i want saul make this as well.

  • I love level 2 and level 3 chefs dishes then again I’m Arab and Indian so I prefer both haha I like the level 3 just a bit more since I prefer roti and Dosa to paratha

  • Lvl 3 chef is the type of person who will smother you with love and also chase you with a slipper when you've been naughty

  • Aloo Paratha OP 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Anyone knows where I can get the recipe for the level 3 flatbread?

  • Rinku seems so sweet, she makes me happy.

  • What I would give to see Emily have her own TV cooking show 🥰

  • All of them seem to have such nice personalities and I want to be friends with all of them

  • LMAOOOO Emily cracks me up! all i keep hearing is "And where gonna add more oil" like damn the dough swimming lmao

  • The level 2 sounds so sophisticated 😂😂

  • I just want Ayesha to yell at me as I mess up making bread.

  • Never gotten so hungry watching youtube content, that lahmacun is looking b e a u t i f u l! Chef Ayesha we love u!

  • Wow, 3 fantastic recipes. Thanks ladies 😍

  • Lahmacun 🤩🤩 I like to smother mine with a ton of red onions and pomegranate sauce

  • I loved the level 3 chef here, she explain stuff nicely

  • Level 1 Emily is adorable and made a great thing. Level 2 was comforting and warm, and I loved her genuineness. Level 3.... I really didn't like her. Her personality was grating, her dish seemed boring,. One of the worst so-called-level-3's we've seen in a while.

  • Sounds like Julia child is in the house people!

  • ...nobody called it flatbread xD

  • Why is the level 2 woman so cute tho🥺 bless

  • Have been LOVING all the diversity to the dishes, lately. Instead of just elevating American style cooking with more expensive ingredients, we're finally acknowledging other cultural cooking practices and showing how much more depth and flavor can be imparted by incorporating other spices and techniques. My heart is so happy!

  • im dying for ayeshas new york accent. YOU GO HONEY!)

  • Could anyone explain what is an executive chef exactly?

  • Emily basically made focaccia xD

  • Emily is like 100 levels below these women....no offense.

  • I realise that soon the level 1 chef will be level 2

  • Lahmacun bruh

  • when the level 2 chef said paratha, my desi ego scrEecHeD

  • Listening to Rinku speak, I get where the Trini accent comes from.


  • Producers: make flatbread Level one: no, pizza

  • I love these three together! More Rinku and Ayesha (and of course more Emily)!

  • Emily, no ketchup in the pizza. You missed out.

  • The lvl3 lady had too many of those lamb flat breads...it's like Mam u r the lamb now 🐑

  • samoka anang level 2 uy murag hilas dili baya masabtan

  • Rinku is precious, period

  • We laugh at Emily for putting ketchup on french toast and all that, but she really has come a long way. If she keeps this up, she might actually hit level 2. Good on you, Emily.

  • Paratha is national breakfast of India 🇮🇳 and Pakistan 🇵🇰

  • Indian queen elizabeth is here gys🤣🤣

  • The aloo paratha is also eaten in Pakistan

  • How I learn to like lamb?

  • This level 2 cook is a level 3 in my book!

  • We’re is frank

  • The dish that the level 1 chef created visually looks like a Focaccia than a flatbread haha

  • Tfw you're watching just bc Emily is here.

  • 4:38 the timing of that glove snap is perfect

  • That level 2 chef has the world's most annoying voice! Dear God! I hate when she comes on. Her recipes seem okay, but that vocal undulation she does is absolutely horrible and grating on the ears! PLEASE find someone else! Thank you!

  • Level 1 making her own dough reminds me of the time we made our own pizza at home. Felt like my helper is gonna be level 2 chef soon yay

  • The white girl is funny 😂😂

  • The expert woman is making lahmacun not flatbread

  • "I'm gonna put it in the oven at HOT and I'm gonna leave it 'till cooked" nicely generalized oven usage

  • When I saw lahmacun, I lost it. I love that stuff. I don't dare leave it for under 10 minutes in the oven... always comes out crunchy. Though when I buy it in shops, you can even roll them. Any tips for that? I'm worried about meat not cooking enough in 8 minutes.

  • only flat bread I tried to make is over a fire.

  • Pro cheff = more ingredients and machines and more expensive usally . 👁️👄👁️

  • Rinuku's voice makes me incredibly happy. I'm not sure why.

  • I really want to see the day Emily reaches level 3.

  • I want Emily's flat bread! That looks awesome!

  • I just got some...I guess they are better headphones. I have particularly noticed the musical soundtrack on this episode over any other episode I've watched from this series. Do you all recognize a more prominent music soundtrack, or is it just my better headphones?

  • when will emily make move up to level 2?

  • You should upload the recipes!

  • #TeamEmily.

  • Where is the recipe measurements? I was going to try and make the "lahmacun" flatbread, but I don't see a link or anything for a full recipe. Maybe this channel doesn't do that? or I just can't find it?

  • I clicked for paratha.

  • I am sorry but that was not a lahmacun at all :/

  • I want the 2nd level chef to read me stories 😂😂😂 , i will fall asleep easily

  • Lahmacun is Turkısh food not armenian

  • "Have I ever injured someone? Only myself and only a litte," says Emily *as she looks towards the camera and away from the knife with which she's cutting very close to her hand*

  • I know how to make paratha

  • I am indian

  • Also rinku's bread looks sooooooo good!! I want it..

  • all three of these women speak so differently and i find it incredily soothing

  • Where's my boy Steven? Lad acted like he knew what he was doing, Loved that.

  • 3. level ablayı sevdim doğru yapan tek o

  • :D

  • I love how unsure Emily is about her cooking

  • I am getting 'goodness gracious me' vibes from level 2 chef.

  • Level 3 chef was helpful a lot. She was teaching us how to cook

  • 🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲

  • Indian mom : hold my roti!

  • "There is no technique besides not cutting your finger off"🙂

  • 2/4

  • U know every time I see one of these vids and don’t see Beth I wonder is she dead

  • These made me sooooo hungry.

  • Emily is a GOAt

  • I like how the rookie levels sometimes tells a personal story like: and thats how i caused my 7 year old brother PTSD while making french toast

  • 3:30 I'll be back . (Terminator intensifies)

  • I thought Emily was thin this whole time, must the ketchup? ONE OF US!!!

  • The serious tanker gradually pump because chime cosmetically care outside a horrible animal. greedy, light sweater

  • Emily is so dang funny lmao 🤣 I love her

  • level 1 chefs: you cooking level 2 chefs: your grandmother level 3 chefs: *so first you're gonna put in your hydrogen and mix it with your oxygen*