50 People Try To Clean Mushrooms | Basic Skills Challenge | Epicurious

  • We brought 50 people together and challenged each of them to clean some fresh mushrooms for us. It appears these little fellas have mixed reputation! Yes, it's dirt. The trick is getting it off without pulverizing the goodness underneath. Whom among us has mastered the fungus? Find out on this episode of Basic Skills Challenge.
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Comments • 80

  • Przemysław Przemo
    Przemysław Przemo 2 days ago

    You Just need to peel the skin off 🤦‍♂️

  • ezcattlefeeding
    ezcattlefeeding 3 days ago

    I think you guys should really be more appropriate with your language I was watching this with my little sister and she herd them say a lot of bad words so I had to stop watching

  • Kybersketcher
    Kybersketcher 3 days ago

    OMG all the noobs put the mushrooms in THE WATER GOD AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

  • Some One
    Some One 4 days ago +1

    "When I came back from vacation there was a mushroom growing from my roof"
    I think you might be on some kind of mushrooms🤣

  • Some One
    Some One 4 days ago

    This is amazing so freeeekin funny

  • Braj
    Braj 4 days ago

    When u are old and still recall ur old one u know he had a great life

  • Quike **NH
    Quike **NH 6 days ago

    This makes me feel good...I thought I was the only dumb one...but when I saw that dude reach for the baby wipes my ego grew

  • Francesca Gier
    Francesca Gier 6 days ago

    Ramsey is he a cousin of gordon ramsay??.nah jk

  • Austin Cox
    Austin Cox 6 days ago

    Painful to watch

  • Teodor
    Teodor 6 days ago

    Wtf this trigger me insane

  • Tamira xoxo
    Tamira xoxo 6 days ago

    2:14 he's eyes are😍

  • mechadoggy
    mechadoggy 7 days ago

    2:43 demonetized

  • Isaac
    Isaac 8 days ago

    Ehhh, you can brush it for like 10-15 seconds each or you can rinse it for 5 seconds each. Yes, it'll get wet but mushroom release water regardless.

  • Smile Or We'll Die
    Smile Or We'll Die 10 days ago

    I haven’t seen this kind of video in a while... are they out of ideas or limiting videos due to corona?

  • Caitlin Freeman
    Caitlin Freeman 10 days ago

    I am literally 13 and know how to clean these mushrooms lol 😂 I am not a professional chef or anything

  • Light.m Michael
    Light.m Michael 12 days ago

    Can you fire that chef please? ☠

  • McMatthew99
    McMatthew99 12 days ago

    Mushrooms make a great meat substitute

  • Confused SpongeBob
    Confused SpongeBob 12 days ago

    I thought they were gonna peel the skin lol

  • Natalia Andrade
    Natalia Andrade 13 days ago +1

    Why does no one talk about this chef???
    I stan

  • renato2354
    renato2354 13 days ago

    [Emily shows up for 0.04637 seconds]

  • TheCurlyHairedOne
    TheCurlyHairedOne 14 days ago

    Me, a European, fastly realizing Americans really don’t like mushrooms.......

  • Andreas karlsson
    Andreas karlsson 15 days ago

    clean mushrooms? I just cut em up xD

  • Danielle
    Danielle 16 days ago

    Yeah I’m still gonna wash my mushrooms

  • Sheryl Nome
    Sheryl Nome 17 days ago +2

    Everyone was a gangsta until one guy shout
    Do we have any bleach?

  • Apollo Mars
    Apollo Mars 17 days ago

    take McDonals and fast food from USA and they will starve to death or eat dirt...

  • the gamer
    the gamer 17 days ago

    This hurts to watch

  • gwisin
    gwisin 17 days ago

    I just... Peel the skin... Wtf are y'all doing?

  • MethHeadRedNeck
    MethHeadRedNeck 17 days ago

    Plz Do ”50 People Try To Boil Water” next

  • na tty
    na tty 17 days ago

    the amount of ppl that dont like mushrooms in this video....

  • Grace Blackthorn
    Grace Blackthorn 17 days ago

    I'm allergic to mushrooms, why am I here?

  • LedHead 99
    LedHead 99 18 days ago

    you can actually peel mushrooms by taking the stem off and pulling from the detached skin under the cap :)

  • Arkhadi Pustaka
    Arkhadi Pustaka 19 days ago

    Yayyy Clark!!!

  • Jason Smith
    Jason Smith 19 days ago

    Some mushrooms are grown in urine soaked horse manure. This is kind of oldschoo, but still used.That processing stuff is sterile after you cook. So brush off if eating raw or don't worry if you cook. That's what your immune system is for. Hell red candy shells used to be made for dead, dried beetle shells.

  • Red Bean
    Red Bean 19 days ago

    I take off the foot and the skin. It's that simple

  • Yoda
    Yoda 20 days ago

    It still amazes me that people don’t know how to simply prepare simple food like mushrooms.

  • Panzer_Z
    Panzer_Z 20 days ago

    Another cooking myth that needs to die... Washing mushrooms makes them soggy. They absorb so little water you won't even notice it

  • mimi dash
    mimi dash 20 days ago

    1:12 hello santa

  • Leonarda Kujundzic
    Leonarda Kujundzic 21 day ago

    You can peel the skin off...

  • k*don*
    k*don* 21 day ago

    their grown in horse... ya kno..lol wrong kind of shrooms lady

    IDK IDK 22 days ago +2

    0:38 such a cutie 😍

  • Viajera82
    Viajera82 22 days ago

    Yeah! I do it right. I was worried about this one.

  • Thomas Braun
    Thomas Braun 23 days ago

    How do you mince lemongrass? I’m confused as to what is edible and what is not

  • Tyler Lustspiel
    Tyler Lustspiel 23 days ago

    You think your a fungi Lorenzo is the fungi around these parts please retract your statement about yourself and give your certificate to Lorenzo immediately because God knows you will never live up to your title

  • Neylexis R.A
    Neylexis R.A 23 days ago

    Dislikes: mushrooms all!!!🙂🙂

  • Sammy5736
    Sammy5736 23 days ago +1

    I’ve never cleaned my mushrooms and I still don’t plan to

  • Ana Agapitova
    Ana Agapitova 23 days ago

    3:43 I thought he was going to say fungus is amungus (among us)

  • Sherry Flavour
    Sherry Flavour 23 days ago

    Rub the mushroom tip.

  • May
    May 23 days ago

    Please tell me the first people are paid to act like that...

  • Brent Ross
    Brent Ross 23 days ago

    Actually, not being able to soak or wash mushrooms is an urban myth. The science doesn't bear it out. As proven by the #1 chef in the world, Heston Blumenthal. He soaked them for a full day and once dried, they gained no weight from when before they were soaked. Therefore, no water was absorbed. And they cooked as per normal.

  • Adam Schoedel
    Adam Schoedel 23 days ago +1

    Just rinse them well in a strainer under running water. It's a bit of a myth that they will soak up water. Just let them drain dry for a bit. They'll be just fine.

  • Danae Goliath
    Danae Goliath 23 days ago +3

    Alton Brown disagrees with you chef, he tested the idea that mushrooms absorb water and found even after soaking for 5 minutes only 1/16th of a teaspoon absorbed.

  • b0x1n9f4n
    b0x1n9f4n 24 days ago

    Mushrooms are fungus that grow out of dung and people are worried about cleaning dung off of them.

  • Kasey
    Kasey 24 days ago

    Seriously, people, just dry brush them.

  • TheEpere15
    TheEpere15 24 days ago

    This is the first video that's wrong.
    How to actually wash mushrooms:
    Run it under water and pretend that works

  • Tracy A
    Tracy A 24 days ago +1

    4:05 'You better look at my mushrooms!'

  • Wine Story Cartoonist
    Wine Story Cartoonist 24 days ago

    I read that mushroom nutrition can be washed out too with water.

  • ilovedogs 2
    ilovedogs 2 24 days ago

    We need somebody to count how many times they said dirt.

  • OkusDraws
    OkusDraws 24 days ago +1

    Thumbnail makes me wanna float, too.

  • stay hydrated kiddies
    stay hydrated kiddies 24 days ago

    you can see how proud he was of that pun haha :)

  • Lara Hawraz
    Lara Hawraz 24 days ago

    Ok I’m 12 and I know how to clean mushrooms these are grown adults struggling to clean mushrooms

  • 岚Lan
    岚Lan 24 days ago

    Throw it into the water and stir like a washing machine

  • Susana Quiroz
    Susana Quiroz 24 days ago

    Bro you just need to take the peel off

  • ravensshade
    ravensshade 24 days ago +1

    "if they absorb water and you cook them they become mushy" I mean mush is already in the name

  • SubparPanda
    SubparPanda 24 days ago

    honestly i barely even wash my mushrooms its 2020 and were all hurdling to our demise anyway might as well eat dirt

  • Natalie Fletcher
    Natalie Fletcher 24 days ago

    I just peel them....

  • Robin Nightfall
    Robin Nightfall 25 days ago

    Mushrooms are never really clean xD

  • HeyIff
    HeyIff 25 days ago +1

    I'm a little disappointed that no one said "God made dirt and dirt don't hurt."
    I love that phrase😅

  • Marlow Morbid
    Marlow Morbid 25 days ago

    I just rinse it under running water and use my thumbs to wipe away the soil. donezo. the water that comes off the mushrooms when you cook them evaporates, who cares????

  • Mehrdad Emrani
    Mehrdad Emrani 25 days ago

    Check this out if you like oriental color, form, and taste!

  • Jojo
    Jojo 25 days ago


  • Jenny L
    Jenny L 25 days ago

    2:42 and 3:12 Brad Leone is that you?

  • Madeline Loyd
    Madeline Loyd 25 days ago

    I’m surprised nobody used the hammer

  • RooLuna
    RooLuna 25 days ago

    50 people try to make ranch

  • nisa202
    nisa202 25 days ago

    Good to know I'm actually doing it right

  • Milliene Xu
    Milliene Xu 25 days ago

    I find it funny that these comments are usually making fun of how dumb the people in the video are for not being able to do simple tasks. You’d this this is the simplest, and yet people are discussing methods instead LMAO (ps I rinse)

  • Michelle K.D
    Michelle K.D 25 days ago +63

    we’re just not gonna talk about the mushroom ceiling guy?
    “Do we have any bleach here?” 😂😂😂😂😂

    • Uritur Infelix
      Uritur Infelix Day ago

      @Monika Based on his facial expression, I don't think he was.

    • Monika
      Monika 3 days ago

      I sincerely hope this one was a joke. :D

  • Isamel Rj
    Isamel Rj 25 days ago

    Who is 1:43 boy 🤤
    And 2:26 boy 🤤

  • P. A.
    P. A. 25 days ago +9

    Oh dear. The professional chef repeats the claim that mushrooms absorb water like a "sponge". This is a myth. Mushrooms are already 90% water; they absorb very little extra water even if you *soak* them; and the little water that they do absorb cooks out easily. Harold McGee laid it out in The Curious Cook decades ago, and anybody can repeat the experiment for themselves.

  • Radu B.
    Radu B. 25 days ago

    I simply peel them carefully. You don't get cleaner than that.

  • Karlijn Levering
    Karlijn Levering 25 days ago

    Put it in the trashcan with dirt and all. Et voila, as clean as they can get