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
Chartreuse is a centuries-old elixir crafted by Carthusian monks, and is increasingly in short supply. Learn about the spiritual significance... more
The plan: To extract dormant yeast from the nooks and crannies of ancient Egyptian pots stored in the vaults of... more
In the 1960s, Brady Keys’ All-Pro Chicken was hailed as the gold standard of Black capitalism. Pulitzer-Prize winning author Dr.... more
Pulitzer-prize winning historian and fast food detective Dr. Marcia Chatelain explores the cases of three American franchises that disappeared from... more
We replay an episode that gets to the meat of the matter on how family can be the secret ingredient... more
Discover how the Philly Cheesesteak has travelled from America to the streets of Lahore, Pakistan.
We're spilling the tea on the origins of boba, or bubble tea. Cookbook author Clarissa Wei reports.
Every year, storms, salt water, and construction threaten the Gullah Geechee community on Sapelo Island, Georgia. But Sapelo resident Maurice... 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
Japanese Americans are integral to the California Strawberry origin story. Through three generations of Japanese strawberry farmers, reporter Hannah Kirshner brings us... more