A disappearing food franchise. The story behind how a Vietnamese spring roll ended up on the menu of Senegalese restaurants. We take... more
For hundreds of years, Japanese soy sauce was made in wooden barrels, but now, most are made in steel tanks.... more
In Pakistan, alcohol is banned for Muslims, who make up around 97% of the population. But, people drink, and there’s... more
The Proof team presents five bite-size stories on snacks and snacking.
Proof contributor Eliza Rothstein heads to Broadway to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the pies from Sweeney Todd are... more
The Butter Cow draws enormous crowds every year at the Iowa State Fair. But who came up with the... more
Reporter Sarah Baik explores the history of Koryo Saram cuisine (Korean Soviet cuisine) and learns about the importance of morkovcha--a... more
Former Comedian Nick Lavallee is on a mission to make Manchester, New Hampshire the chicken tender capital of the world.... more
How did the U.S. military create a pizza that warfighters could eat in the battlefield? The Proof team follows the... more
How does beer thrive in a country that bans it? Who's behind the worst pies in London? What does a... more
For the Season 13 closer, we bring you two stories on the theme of fusion food. We look at a... more
In 2017, an iconic brand of Argentina's de facto national dessert, the alfajor, was on the brink of disappearing. ... more
What did dining out look like in 1906? In his search through the New York Public Library’s “What’s on the... more
Fumiaki Matsuura had just started his job as the toji, or brew master of his family's sake brewery in Ishikawa,... more
ESPN's Baxter Holmes was always told: If it weren't for his family's apple pie, he wouldn't be here. The adage... more
Beef noodle soup is Taiwan's national dish, but its existence is surprising, given that eating beef was taboo on the... more
What if you knew you were quickly losing your sight? That’s something reporter Jason Strother has thought a lot about.... more
How do you navigate fasting and nourishment as a sleep-deprived parent during the month of Ramadan? James Beard Award–winning writer... more
How do you navigate the grocery shop while blind? Did an apple pie really seal the fate of one man’s... more
Kevin chats with City Cast Chicago host Jacoby Cochran about the making of our episode on Italian Beef.
Inspired by the TV show The Bear, host Kevin Pang attempts to engineer the World’s Greatest Italian Beef sandwich.
In Proof's holiday episode: An adventure-filled story about family, war, escape, and a very special bread called vanocka.
America's Test Kitchen PR Director Brian Franklin's job? Spread the good word about the delicious food the company creates. There's... more
A breakfast cereal created by religious leaders. Chicken wings, infidelity, and revenge. In this episode, two foods we know and... more
In this episode, travel writer Doug Mack takes us on a trip into the colorful world of old-timey candies.
Not satisfied with standard dog food, reporter Varud Gupta wants to know: Should I cook for my dog Luna? He... more
On the new season of Proof: Meet eccentric dog owners and pet personalities as we investigate whether or not we... more
This week, we bring you a story of a major scandal in 2003 at a Texas chili cook-off where a... more
This week, we tell the story of an unsuspecting fungi and its critical role in Rwanda's growing economy.
This week, we bring back a crowd favorite that dives into the story of an organized effort to wipe out... more
This week, we're spotlighting Proof's very first episode, which takes a deep dive into the former “it” vegetable of the... more
What's actually going on in our bodies when we experience a hangover? In this last episode of the season, host... more
Bigma's Blackberry Pie. A warming bowl of chicken pho. Diner coffee, and a nostalgic meal at a Chinese restaurant in... more
Cake cones vs. waffle cones. New York vs. San Francisco for bagels. Why do we have fights about food? Reporter... more
Author M Shelly Conner explores what it means to be a dapperqueer homesteader, as she recounts her move from the... more
Host Kevin Pang takes a trip to the Southside of Chicago to tell the story of Chicago's most famous culinary... more
From the Legend of Zelda to Dungeons and Dragons, reporter Sarah Vitak talks to the fan cookbook authors who are... more
Leafcutter ants have been a traditional Colombian food for millennia, but they're now vanishing. Reporter Camilo Garzón reports on the... more
Japanese Americans are integral to the California Strawberry origin story. Through three generations of Japanese strawberry farmers, reporter Hannah Kirshner... more
Why is a key ingredient behind a beloved Colombian snack disappearing? What's mild sauce got to do with one of... more
Let your ears wander on this bonus episode where we bring you some of the best moments from Proof, brought... more
Here’s a special preview of Not Lost, a new podcast about finding yourself in places you’ve never been from our... more
For the season finale, we bring you three short stories on the theme: One person's trash is another person's treasure.... more
Reporter Jean Trinh chronicles the lives of three farmers who have made it their mission to plant seeds that sow... more
Reporter John Ringer goes behind the scenes at The Kerry Group, a food factory and lab, and traces the history... more
Black Americans have deep historical connections and ownership over vegan and plant-based cuisines. In this episode of Proof, writer Gabrielle... more
What happens when we need to amend family recipes that have been past down for generations? Is something lost when... more
Before there was sake, there might have been wine in ancient Japan. Reporter Hannah Kirshner investigates.
Chicken mull is a comfort dish that's a staple of Bear Grass, North Carolina's close-knit community identity. What happens when... more
Black walnuts are probably nature's toughest nut to crack. But one man--television producer and newbie farmer Mike Trinklein--is determined to... more
A lucrative nut scheme. Ancient wine made in Japan. And a team of distillers who make vodka out of...sheet cake?!... more