We take America's Test Kitchen's inquisitive and relentless approach to telling unexpected, funny, and thought-provoking narratives about food and drink. This is... more
Author Curtis Chin investigates whether or not his grandmother's claim of having invented the dish, is true.
How far would you go to ensure the hops in your fresh hop IPAs are as fresh as humanly possible?... more
Despite its rich coffee and cafe culture, Italy does not produce its own coffee beans. One man is trying to... more
Why aren't Italians drinking Italian coffee? What's the story behind ABC--a.k.a. almond boneless chicken? How did Philly Cheesesteaks become a... more
In the last 'Best of Proof' episode of the year, we bring you a story from 2021 that gives new... more
Preparing for doomsday might not be as crazy as we think. This week, we bring you an episode from 2019... more
It’s apple-picking season, and one man, Tom Brown, is on a mission to find an elusive variety called the Junaluska... more
What is nixtamalization, and why is it so important when preparing corn-based dishes like tortillas and pupusas? Navajo reporter Andi... more
This week, we’re starting autumn off right with one of our all-time favorite episodes: Fair Foods. Chris Siege reports.
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 on 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
What does it mean to set up a farm--for and by a minority community--in a predominantly white region? Reporter Ashia... more
What does it look like when you uproot yourself from a familiar culinary place to an unknown city? The Moth... more
This week's episode is a story about family, what happens when immigrants move to a new country, and how Proof... more
Around the world and throughout history, we’ve celebrated the departed with rituals that involve food. But Zoroastrian priest Marziban Hathiram... more
Would hotboxing a lobster make it feel less pain before it’s cooked to eat? Science reporter Sarah Vitak considers the... more
Jewish delis are a staple of many American cities and neighborhoods. But even before the COVID-19, Jewish delis were already... more
Jewish delis. Lobsters on cannabis. How host Kevin Pang's dad became an unlikely YouTube cooking star. All of that on... more
Today we have a special episode from our friends over at Mystery Recipe, a podcast from America's Test Kitchen Kids for... more
Old Bay Seasoning is sprinkled on seafood, fries, and even used in ice cream. But despite its renowned fame and... more
In this episode, reporter Sheila V Kumar interrogates her own vegetarianism and asks what consequences our food choices have in... more
Mudslides. Persecution during the French Revolution. Few drinks have gone through the ringer the way Chartreuse has. Proof's managing producer... more
Two Palestinian women instantly share a bond over social media for their love of a scent that reminds them of... more
Reporter Stephen Calabria digs into the history of the Olive Tree Cafe and its role in feeding some of America's... more
One man’s quest to find a lost apple variety.
How did the pineapple end up as a symbol for Taiwanese national identity? Reporter Kai McNamee investigates.
Wherefore the Jello Salad? It's a story that begins in the Middle Ages, features handsome door-to-door gelatin salesmen on horseback,... more
We're back with a new season of Proof--with a new host--with stories that delight, surprise, and spark your curiosity. (Hopefully... more
In this episode of Proof, author Hannah Kirshner takes us along for a ride with Sakura and recounts the history... more
In this episode of Proof, Editor-In-Chief of ATK Kids Molly Birnbaum, walks us through her journey, and talks to others... more
In this episode of Proof, reporter Jean Trinh talks to two undocumented individuals who have been helped by the nonprofit... more
Reporter Rebecca Rosman travels to Bologna, Italy to trace the origins and reason why the city's namesake meat has such... more
In this episode of Proof, Navajo reporter Andi Murphy walks us through her journey of nixtamalizing blue corn, and embarks... more
In this episode of Proof, writer Ahmed Ali Akbar, a picky eater, confronts his relationship with Pakistani food.
We go back in Internet history to witness the Food Timeline's birth and learn about the amazing woman behind it.
The lost story of the chef who outsmarted the seasons through food preservation.
Listen to Season 7 of Proof beginning April 22.
Listen to The Sporkful's miniseries about inventing a new pasta shape.
Listen to Rebel Eaters Club, a body- and food-positive podcast.
One family takes on the biggest controversy in the ice cream truck industry.
Minute Maid and Tropicana’s decades-long tête-à-tête for orange juice dominance.
How we got blue raspberry and the psychology of food color.
Our friends at This Old House have a new podcast "Ask This Old House".
How food shaped an immigrant family's pursuit of the American Dream.
A French winemaker using hybrid Franco-American grapes battles the government to legalize production.
A Scottish woman changes personal injury law forever after she finds a snail in her ginger beer.
Listen to Season 6 of Proof beginning December 3.
Antiques Roadshow has a new podcast called Detours.
The Trader Joe's subreddit get infiltrated by a villain.
Becky Krystal of The Washington Post joins Bridget to talk about Thanksgiving during national crises.
Our friends at Food52 have a new podcast called "The Genius Recipe Tapes".
Bridget speaks with Dr. Danielle Reed from the Monell Chemical Senses Center about the genetics of taste perception.
Ashley Lecker, Author of the Serial Killer Cookbook, joins Bridget to talk about Famous Death Row Meals.
Bridget Lancaster talks with Elle Simone Scott about Elle’s new podcast, The Walk-In, featuring an episode with Dr. Jessica B.... more
Under the cover of almond groves, a new branch of crime has an unusual target: bees.
In the 1960s, the path to Civil Rights was paved with profits — and Brady Keys’ All-Pro Chicken was the... more
Historian and fast food detective Marcia Chatelain explores the cases of franchises that disappeared without a trace.
Dr. Kin had charisma, a medical degree, and support from the USDA — but she still couldn't convince Americans to... more
Biscuit wars, rebellion-by-Oreo, and the "Real" Mr. Oreo: In this collaboration with Business Insider’s Brought To You By, we take... more
Reporter Chad Chenail seeks to answer the question: What is the Queerest food?
Tune in for Season 5 of Proof beginning August 20.
According to cocktail expert Dan Zucarello, the basic Daiquiri might be the queen of all cocktails. Learn these cocktail fundamentals,... more