Price Points1 season, 3 episodes
Some people (likely experts) try cheap and expensive versions of foods and see if they can tell the difference.
How-ToEpicurious challenges cheese expert and noted author Liz Thorpe to guess which one of two cheeses is more expensive. Liz breaks down parmesan cheese, goat cheese, gruyère cheese, feta cheese, and blue cheese. For each round of cheeses, Liz visually scans, smells, and taste tests before guessing which cheese costs more. Once the prices are revealed, Thorpe explains why a specific cheese making process costs more and dives into the specifics of how to make the different cheeses.
How-ToEpicurious challenged meat expert Elias Cairo of Olympia Provisions to guess which one of two deli meats was more expensive. Cairo breaks down cuts of salami, ham, bologna, mortadella, hot dogs, sausages, and prosciutto. For each round of deli meats, Cairo visually scans, smells, and taste tests each meat before guessing which deli meat costs more. Once the prices were revealed, Cairo explains why a specific deli meat costs more and dives into specifics on how each deli meat is prepared.
How-ToEpicurious challenges chocolate expert Amy Guittard of Guittard Chocolate Company to guess which chocolate is more expensive. Guittard breaks down baking chips (aka chocolate chips), white chocolate, dark chocolate, and cocoa powder. For each type, the connoisseur looks at and taste tests each chocolate before guessing which chocolate costs more. Once the prices are revealed, Guittard explains why a specific chocolate costs more and dives into specifics on how each chocolate is prepared.