Pasta Expert Guesses Cheap vs Expensive Pasta | Price Points | Epicurious

  • In this episode of 'Price Points,' Epicurious challenges pasta expert Matt Abdoo to guess which one of two pasta options is more expensive. While comparing fresh pastas, stuffed pastas, gluten free options and more, Matt shares a world of noodle knowledge and explains all of the biggest quality indicators when it comes to bang for your buck.
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Comments • 80

  • William Switzer
    William Switzer 4 days ago

    I'm overwhelmingly surprised that he was not invaded and immediately killed by a horde of gluten intolerent vegans zombies for not considering testing only gluten free pastas.

  • LuLu56
    LuLu56 4 days ago

    Completely random, but can we appreciate the drawing of the egg on the chalkboard?

  • orsettomorbido
    orsettomorbido 7 days ago

    I love that the lesson we learned is "Look for expensive pasta, then buy less expensive pasta because all pasta is good" HAHAHAHA

  • Sankofa NYC
    Sankofa NYC 10 days ago

    So buying expensive pasta is a waste of money... Got it 📝

  • Kakeru / DevilSide Official

    He deadass sounds like Moe (Yassuo)

  • Connor Schmitt
    Connor Schmitt 12 days ago

    this guy is the man

  • Mazin Abram
    Mazin Abram 17 days ago

    Literally all of these videos show overpriced food.

  • Gabrielle Filippini
    Gabrielle Filippini 20 days ago

    If this man says "indication" or "indicative" one more time...

  • jimmy hintz
    jimmy hintz 21 day ago

    You should do sushi expert

  • Emily Lavën
    Emily Lavën 23 days ago

    I don't have a problem with gluten but I really like gluten-free pasta, it's very light like eating a strawberry instead of a banana

  • Ben Finnegan
    Ben Finnegan 26 days ago

    Nobody gonna mention that in the captions he's called Mad Abdul?

  • I’m at the wrong party

    Why is he so surprises to be getting them right? Someone’s pretending to be an expert

  • ナギさNagisa
    ナギさNagisa Month ago


  • Emina Alihodzic
    Emina Alihodzic Month ago

    I would never spend 14 dollars on pasta. That’s over 100 Swedish kronor 😱😨Here in Sweden you can buy a T shirt with that money.

  • Ravi Putcha
    Ravi Putcha Month ago

    That background illustration looks like a mind map for pasta. wow!

  • Aall Pprr
    Aall Pprr Month ago

    He has the knowledge of the average italian

  • nyak63RUS
    nyak63RUS Month ago

    Many people have "intolerance to gluten" in the same way that many people find "guidance" from horoscopes.

  • disst
    disst Month ago

    "A little bit more yellower". Ok, we´re done here

  • Francesco Monti
    Francesco Monti Month ago

    Here in Italy 500 grams of pasta cost about 0,76 USD or a little more.

  • Felix Fong
    Felix Fong Month ago

    No one going to talk about that god like reaction to the saffron? No?
    Imma just put this here then...

  • Julius Caesar
    Julius Caesar Month ago

    I want to shoot myself every time he says "artijinal" it's ARTISINAL

  • Julius Caesar
    Julius Caesar Month ago

    Whyyy does he keep saying artijinal

  • Julius Caesar
    Julius Caesar Month ago +1

    Is my man really saying artijinal??

  • Barney Simon
    Barney Simon Month ago

    i think this is the first expert that I have seen in series that is upfront about the higher price often NOT being the better tasting product.

  • Oliver Heaviside
    Oliver Heaviside Month ago

    GFTO 10/pound... give me that sweet sweet teflon excursion

  • Alejandro Berrios
    Alejandro Berrios 2 months ago

    15:15 me the first time I stuck it in

  • tardaboveall491a
    tardaboveall491a 2 months ago


  • Mpower
    Mpower 2 months ago

    For once a real expert.

  • Olly Newport
    Olly Newport 2 months ago

    What's a parsta?

  • big gay retard man
    big gay retard man 2 months ago

    i never thought id hear someone say "gorgeous chew"

  • 13Krentebol
    13Krentebol 2 months ago

    Any1 seen the amazing chalk drawing behind him?!

  • Kelly Lage
    Kelly Lage 2 months ago

    “Gluten free pasta is a pasta without gluten.” I guess I’m an expert too

  • David Lopez
    David Lopez 2 months ago

    I feel so bad for him having to try gluten free pasta

  • David Lopez
    David Lopez 2 months ago

    You know this guy is from the industry cause he keeps tripping about the price he never has to pay lol

  • Nava
    Nava 2 months ago

    Why does he know so much about pasta

  • Jose Morales
    Jose Morales 2 months ago +1

    The plate sliding animation is .. that they just pull the white cloth on bottom of the plates 🤣😂☺️.. cool

  • alessandro martino
    alessandro martino 2 months ago

    "Pasta expert". Pasta's water is not boiling

    • Pálma Kertész
      Pálma Kertész 2 months ago

      There are special cooking pots made for pasta which doesn't aggressively boil but they reach the boiling point.I have one at home too :)

  • Charlotte Brackenbury
    Charlotte Brackenbury 2 months ago

    You eat raw pasta as well lol

  • ákos Kiss
    ákos Kiss 2 months ago

    drink every time he says "sort of"

  • a sumner
    a sumner 2 months ago

    Why to do I watch these videos so I don’t feel lonely eating 😔

  • ssenkrad btw
    ssenkrad btw 2 months ago

    Ahhhhhhh WOW THAT'S $9 a lb?????

  • ProtocolSe7en
    ProtocolSe7en 2 months ago

    0:48 If it looks... artificial it probably is... artificial. Never thought of that

  • Guy Fawkes
    Guy Fawkes 2 months ago

    If you're suffer from celiac disease or are a hypochondriac I'd advise against pasta substitutes. There are plenty of noodle-like traditional foods that have no gluten in them, such as dried tofu strands. And eating something that was only made to taste good is almost always going to be better than eating something that was made to substitute something else. Just like you'd rather eat a great indian Dal then a supermarket meat ersatz.

  • Bubbl3Bubbl3gum
    Bubbl3Bubbl3gum 2 months ago

    9:32 he says there will always be egg in stuffed pasta. He calls himself a pasta expert, yet there is plenty of stuffed pasta without egg. So he is not an expert, because he does not know obvious things about pasta.

  • mo Mo
    mo Mo 2 months ago

    So the expert is not even italian or chinese?

  • Julia
    Julia 2 months ago


  • Esla 188
    Esla 188 2 months ago +1

    Him being nervous to pick A for the third time is a test taking MOOD

  • book__wyrm
    book__wyrm 2 months ago

    this poor guy having a heart attack with each price revealed

  • Pod
    Pod 2 months ago

    i think he likes pasta a little too much

  • rayselM
    rayselM 3 months ago

    This series has led me to purchase more expensive things bc I can appreciate the features more now

  • Captain Ed Mercer
    Captain Ed Mercer 3 months ago

    Can I just say, this guy gives me good vibes. He's freaking cool and amazing. He explains the different pastas very well and he is really nice.

  • N. J.
    N. J. 3 months ago

    These prices are outrageous, where did you buy your pasta??

  • DuncanPlays
    DuncanPlays 3 months ago


    This guy: Indicative

  • Liche Christ
    Liche Christ 3 months ago

    What about Ramen?

  • Xevlon Perç
    Xevlon Perç 3 months ago +1

    I want a water expert now.

  • Autumn Mastin
    Autumn Mastin 3 months ago

    Sure you are.

  • A.J. Soleil
    A.J. Soleil 3 months ago

    Ummm, the artist who drew the backround????👍👍👍👍👍

  • Semper Ludens
    Semper Ludens 3 months ago

    This guy is great. immediately honest about high price points.

  • Stella_means_star
    Stella_means_star 3 months ago +1

    Why is he the only one that doesn't "look like his food" but he acts just like a pasta expert/little kid. 😂

  • Caelum Natura
    Caelum Natura 3 months ago

    Just brilliant series. And kindness is top level. You never bash the cheaper version. I loved that fact in all price videos.

  • Justin Ashman
    Justin Ashman 3 months ago

    Where did he get his pasta certification?

  • GeneralCane
    GeneralCane 3 months ago

    4:31 - "OHHH LOOK AT-- wow, that's 9 dollars a pound? o.o"

  • undzwar
    undzwar 3 months ago

    I would have wished for some explanation on whole grain pasta

  • Ben Barker
    Ben Barker 3 months ago

    Have you tried gluten free pasta????? It needs GLUTEN! --John Pinette

  • Charley Varipapa
    Charley Varipapa 3 months ago

    I think it is a matter of taste not price. I don't know where he's getting his pasta but the pasta I get is from Gragnano, Italy, is delicious and only costs $6 a bag which is more than a pound, 1.2 pounds I believe. I like. Setaro and Gerardo di Nola

  • Steven Nodlehs
    Steven Nodlehs 3 months ago

    I've bought both of these dry pastas for less than 30p (50c) for 500g. Thanks EU

  • Aaron Avery
    Aaron Avery 3 months ago


  • Kavafy
    Kavafy 3 months ago

    Surely "the proof of the pudding is in the eating". As in, you have to eat the pudding to know whether it's good or not. "The proof is in the pudding" makes no sense.

  • deer
    deer 3 months ago +1

    I don't know why, but this guy definitely looks like a pasta expert.

  • Michele Brown
    Michele Brown 3 months ago

    How can we find out the brand of the winning dried pasta?

  • RedboRF
    RedboRF 3 months ago

    Pasta Expert with non Italian second name? Thats a fraud!

  • Emma Pemberley
    Emma Pemberley 3 months ago

    You can tell he’s getting hungry because he is so excited to eat the filled pasta. Who else got hungry watching this?

  • sirdzl710
    sirdzl710 3 months ago

    Great video, very entertaining

  • Eggland Government
    Eggland Government 3 months ago +3

    “Child guesses which is grandmas spaghetti or fast food spaghetti”

  • TheIdiotChallenge
    TheIdiotChallenge 3 months ago

    it doesnt take an expert to know which one is expensive or not

  • Sexy Chickpea
    Sexy Chickpea 3 months ago

    My ex’s grandmother would cook the “fancy” mac-n-cheese elbow noodles for *20* *minutes* and they would eat it up. Worst thanksgiving side ever

  • Bruno Santos
    Bruno Santos 3 months ago +1

    I love how he gets more aggravated at the prices as he progresses.
    I feel you, pasta expert. I feel you.

  • Nospam Spamisham
    Nospam Spamisham 3 months ago

    More ridiculous than usual. Pasta is garbage food. Cheap ingredients used to extend food. Worse, it tends to be a staple which humans absolutely cannot have in a healthy diet.

    Pasta is beyond cheap. If you want to spend money on it, consider getting "Miracle Pasta". Carb/calorie free it's 100% fiber. At least then, your pasta dish won't cut 25+ years of your life off with diabetes.

    I have serious doubts that the people at Epicurious eat food, let alone are experts at acquiring and cooking it. It's like every single episode you get it just wrong. Lacking in understanding fundamentals. Hell, common sense.

    Food cooked incorrectly with inferior ingredients you paid a premium for......that's Epicurious. a cookbook or something.

  • Pachyderm3
    Pachyderm3 3 months ago

    This guy really loves pasta, every pasta is good to him.

  • Brody
    Brody 3 months ago

    If you close your eyes he sounds like Sean Evans on helium