Proof

20 EpisodesProduced by America's Test Kitchen

We tell the weird and surprising and funny backstories around food and drink. The tales we haven’t all heard yet, the ones that have been lost, the under-told. This is not a recipe show. And this is not a show about celebrity chefs or what they like to eat. Proof goes beyond recipes and cooking to i… read more

20 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Hidden Valley Wine

June 13th, 2019

41:11

Great wine begins with high quality grapes, careful fermentation, deft blending techniques, and, in Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe, a group of …

Frankenfish

June 6th, 2019

40:05

The snakehead has been described as one of the ugliest fish in the world. It has a thick neck and razor-sharp teeth. It's been rumored to bite little kids and walk on land. It’s also an invasive species that’s been …

Welcome to the Microbiome

May 30th, 2019

26:44

Probiotics are everywhere, but the science that explains the mechanism of the gut-brain connection still isn't there. Harvard PhD candidate Cary Allen-Blevins is researching everything from breast milk to kombucha to …

Who Killed the Miracle Berry?

May 23rd, 2019

42:48

In the 1970s, the Miracle Berry was poised to become the sugar replacement of choice. It was hailed as the solution to the diabetes epidemic, and was …

Season 2 Starts May 23rd

May 2nd, 2019

3:21

An FDA conspiracy, an invasive species threatening our waterways, and an emerging wine region that shouldn't work. If you thought Season 1 changed …

AMERICAN BARBECUE

April 11th, 2019

22:27

A conversation with culinary historian Michael Twitty about the history of American Barbecue.

CELERY TONIC

March 21st, 2019

8:40

Jack Bishop discusses the history and unique flavor of celery tonic.

NATURAL VS. ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS

March 7th, 2019

9:22

You've seen them on labels, but what are natural and artificial flavors anyway? Reporter Sara Joyner explains.

TEST COOK CRAVINGS

February 21st, 2019

6:52

How do the test cooks at America's Test Kitchen manage their cravings? Jack Bishop heads into the kitchen to find out.

NON-NEWTONIAN FLUIDS

February 7th, 2019

6:53

Ketchup isn't just a popular condiment, it's also scientifically fascinating. Bridget sits down with Jack Bishop to talk about the physics of ketchup.

ZEPPOLES

January 24th, 2019

6:59

Zeppoles are a staple of the San Gennaro street fair in New York city. Jack Bishop has a special connection to the Italian fritters.

KETCHUP

December 20th, 2018

34:14

Do burgers need ketchup? The birthplace of the burger, Louis’ Lunch, doesn’t think so. The family-run business has maintained a strict no-ketchup …

BOWLS

December 13th, 2018

35:56

We are living through a fascinating moment in culinary history: the swift and relentless takeover of the [blank] bowl. These days, you can go an …

FAIR FOODS

December 6th, 2018

26:14

State fairs have become the site of a novelty fried foods arms race, with vendors clamoring to outdo themselves (and each other) every year. We set out to learn why the adrenaline-seeking foodie in each of us wants to …

BEANBOOZLED, Part 2

November 29th, 2018

37:11

In part 2 of our Beanboozled story, we go inside Givaudan, one of the largest flavor houses in the world, to uncover how stinky sock flavored jelly beans are made.

BEANBOOZLED, Part 1

November 22nd, 2018

42:32

Jelly Belly's popular "Beanboozled" game is an edible version of Russian roulette. You might score a tutti frutti bean, or you might get stuck with a …

TIKI

November 15th, 2018

29:09

Wait... the mai tai was invented in Oakland?! We follow the popular cocktail on a historical journey through the rise and fall of tiki culture in …

CRAVINGS

November 8th, 2018

28:28

We've all been there - the moment when an overpowering food craving descends upon you and takes possession of your body, mind, and wallet. But where …

CELERY

October 31st, 2018

34:48

Celery was the "it" vegetable of the Victorian era - celery tonics claimed to cure everything from overstrained nerves to a sluggish liver, and upper-class Victorians had special dishes for serving and displaying their …

Introducing Proof from America's Test Kitchen

October 9th, 2018

2:41

Proof is a new podcast from America’s Test Kitchen that goes beyond recipes and cooking to solve food mysteries big and small.

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