Proof-logo

Proof

Food & Cooking Podcasts

Proof, the new podcast from America's Test Kitchen, goes beyond recipes and cooking to investigate the foods we love (such as deep-fried twinkies and tiki drinks) and don't love (like once-in-vogue celery and the meteoric rise of the grain bowl); ask the big questions (where do food cravings come from?); and uncover the hidden backstories that feed your food-obsessed brain. Proof, solving food mysteries one story at a time.

Proof, the new podcast from America's Test Kitchen, goes beyond recipes and cooking to investigate the foods we love (such as deep-fried twinkies and tiki drinks) and don't love (like once-in-vogue celery and the meteoric rise of the grain bowl); ask the big questions (where do food cravings come from?); and uncover the hidden backstories that feed your food-obsessed brain. Proof, solving food mysteries one story at a time.

Location:

United States

Description:

Proof, the new podcast from America's Test Kitchen, goes beyond recipes and cooking to investigate the foods we love (such as deep-fried twinkies and tiki drinks) and don't love (like once-in-vogue celery and the meteoric rise of the grain bowl); ask the big questions (where do food cravings come from?); and uncover the hidden backstories that feed your food-obsessed brain. Proof, solving food mysteries one story at a time.

Language:

English

Contact:

6172321000


Episodes

[Bonus] The Bitter Southerner: Waffle House

3/20/2020
We want to share with you a podcast from our friends at The Bitter Southerner called "The Ways of Waffle House" that attempts to answer a large question: How could a 2,000-store restaurant chain become, to Southerners, something more than just another place to eat?

Duration:00:47:51

Introducing Mystery Recipe, a New Podcast from America's Test Kitchen Kids

3/16/2020
Mystery Recipe is a new podcast from America's Test Kitchen Kids! With new episodes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, this short-form podcast will help kids AND their grown-ups uncover the fun, fantastical, and fascinating sides of food. Each week will have a different ingredient theme, which builds to the grand finale: a mystery recipe cook-along. Get excited about cooking (and eating) by digging into the deliciously silly and unexpectedly educational.

Duration:00:18:40

[Bonus] Introducing Clearstory from This Old House

2/6/2020
Our friends at This Old House have a new podcast called Clearstory. Hosted by Kevin O'Connor, Clearstory is a podcast that sheds light on the surprising stories behind our homes. The episode we bring you today, "Wood: Dead in the Water?", is all about old-growth wood found at the bottom of riverbeds that's used for beautiful furniture and flooring.

Duration:00:31:38

Oyster Mushroom Revolution

1/2/2020
In Rwanda 26-year-old Christian has turned his mom’s backyard into an oyster mushroom cultivation lab, with mushrooms sprouting here and there. And he’s not alone. For a country still known internationally for its 1994 genocide, Rwanda’s booming mushroom industry reflects hope for a brighter future. In Rwanda, is a better tomorrow just a mushroom farm away?

Duration:00:42:36

Underground Aams Trade, Part 2

12/26/2019
In part two of this investigation, reporter Ahmed Ali Akbar explores the underbelly of the secretive mango distribution industry. He uncovers the historical and economic reasons that importing mangoes from Pakistan has been so difficult — from regulation to irradiation. And he finally traces product to supplier.

Duration:00:37:05

Underground Aams Trade, Part 1

12/19/2019
Pakistani-American communities in the U.S. rely on dealers on WhatsApp to gain access to their most coveted treasure: Pakistani mangoes. And they pay a premium for it. In part one of this two-part investigation, reporter Ahmed Ali Akbar searches for answers. Why are Pakistani mangoes so hard to find? And why is the Pakistani community resorting to deals on WhatsApp to procure them?

Duration:00:41:06

Jamon, Y'all

12/12/2019
In 2015, Will Harris, a farmer in southwest Georgia, partnered with Spanish entrepreneur father and son to bring Iberian pigs to the United States. The climate would be different (from hot, dry Spain to wet, humid Georgia) and so would the pigs' diet (they would eat Georgia pecans instead of acorns), but Harris figured this expensive gamble could pay off. Can jamón ibérico can be reduced to a simple formula (pigs + pasture + acorns), or is there more to the story?

Duration:00:45:02

Tracing Jambalaya

12/5/2019
Reporter Kayla Stewart attempts to trace Gulf Coast dish Jambalaya back to its rumored roots in West Africa’s Jollof Rice. Kayla’s journey to find a connection between the two dishes takes her from her mother’s Houston kitchen to the streets of Accra. But instead of a link, she finds that the history of African American food ways cannot be separated from the influences of slavery and colonialism.

Duration:00:51:56

Why Not Eat Bugs?

11/21/2019
A South African Entrepreneur, Leah Bessa, discovers that processing Black Soldier Fly larvae produces a milk-like substance, dubbed Entomilk. Can Leah’s entomilk ice cream succeed as a dairy-alternative? Although South African populations have a traditional history of bug-eating, can modern society overcome its ick-factor to take advantage of all bugs have to offer?

Duration:00:47:41

Prepping for the Worst

11/14/2019
In a deep dive into “prepper” culture, we learn what makes up the ultimate survival cuisine. We investigate the motivation of this subculture that stocks up on non-perishables for the end-of-times. Should the desire to survive be reduced to a quirky paranoia, or is the quest to prepare for survival in dire circumstances more noble than we give it credit for?

Duration:00:45:08

The True Cost of Mezcal

11/7/2019
Mezcal has recently enjoyed a spike in popularity, which brought a welcome surge to the Oaxacan economy, the southern Mexican state where Mezcal is produced. But is the demand for Mezcal outgrowing the supply? What can be done to ensure it survives for years to come without sacrificing the agave plants and land that sustain it? Can mezcal avoid becoming the next tequila?

Duration:00:48:09

Season 3 Starts November 7th

10/17/2019
An underground mango industry, the hidden costs of your favorite Mezcal, and ice cream made from bugs. Season 3 goes deep to challenge our ideas about what we eat and uncover where it comes from. Tune in for Season 3 of Proof beginning November 7.

Duration:00:03:03

Can You Prevent Brain Freezes?

10/3/2019
In these bonus episodes, we try to answer your weird food questions. This week: does eating ice cream slower prevent a brain freeze?

Duration:00:08:31

Can Pistachios Spontaneously Combust?

9/26/2019
In these bonus episodes, we try to answer your weird food questions. This week: do pistachios spontaneously combust?

Duration:00:10:41

What Food Should I Wish For On A Deserted Island?

9/19/2019
In these bonus episodes, we try to answer your weird food questions. This week: If I was stranded on a deserted island, what's the best food to wish for?

Duration:00:11:03

What Weird Things Did Presidents Eat?

9/12/2019
In these bonus episodes, we try to answer your weird food questions. This week: What are the weirdest things US presidents ate?

Duration:00:16:13

Can You Bake A Cookie In Space?

9/5/2019
In these bonus episodes, we try to answer your weird food questions. This week: If you flung a cookie dough ball into space, how long until it bakes into a cookie?

Duration:00:16:14

Why Is Ranch So Addictive?

8/29/2019
In these bonus episodes, we try to answer your weird food questions. This week: why is ranch so addictive?

Duration:00:14:54

Are We All Victims of Food Fraud?

8/22/2019
In these bonus episodes, we try to answer your weird food questions. This week: In a world fraught with food fraud, how do you know what you're buying?

Duration:00:10:52

Can You Get Drunk Off Kombucha?

8/15/2019
In these bonus episodes, we try to answer your weird food questions. This week: How much kombucha would it take to get you drunk?

Duration:00:16:57