A disappearing food franchise. The story behind how a Vietnamese spring roll ended up on the menu of Senegalese restaurants. 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 not a recipe show. And this is not a show about celebrity chefs or what they like to eat. Proof plunges into history, culture, science, and the psyche to uncover the hidden backstories that feed your food-obsessed brain. Hosted by Kevin Pang. A production of America's Test Kitchen.
Dungeons and Dragons and Deviled Eggs
From the Legend of Zelda to Dungeons and Dragons, reporter Sarah Vitak talks to the fan cookbook authors who are transforming pixelated foods into irl dishes you can serve on your plate.
The Vanishing Ants
Leafcutter ants have been a traditional Colombian food for millennia, but they're now vanishing. Reporter Camilo Garzón reports on the future of this ancient food source.
Strawberry Fields, Forever?
Japanese Americans are integral to the California Strawberry origin story. Through three generations of Japanese strawberry farmers, reporter Hannah Kirshner brings us a story of ingenuity and resilience.
Season 11 Starts on July 28th!
Why is a key ingredient behind a beloved Colombian snack disappearing? What's mild sauce got to do with one of Chicago's most famous culinary exports? And why does a Dungeons and Dragons recipe book have almost as many positive reviews as America’s Test Kitchen’s best-selling title? Find out on Season 11 of Proof from America's Test Kitchen. Episode 1 drops on Thursday, July 28.
[Bonus] Best of Proof Harklist
Let your ears wander on this bonus episode where we bring you some of the best moments from Proof, brought to you by our friends at Hark Audio. Hark editors curate compelling podcast moments and transform them into one-of-a-kind playlists--kind of like creating a special mixtape of all of your interests in podcast form. Stay tuned to hear the wild origin story of Chartreuse, travel to the 1950’s when Jello-O was a salad, and learn the secrets of Old Bay seasoning in this Best of Proof Harklist.
[Bonus] New Orleans: Anybody’s Gumbo from the Not Lost podcast
Here’s a special preview of Not Lost, a new podcast about finding yourself in places you’ve never been from our friends at Pushkin Industries.
Ants! Con Camilo Garzón
I absolutely loved the recent episode with Camilo Garzón on the ants as a traditional indigenous treat eaten by the Guanes of Colombia. I really appreciate the parallels he draws between sustaining Indigenous food sources and sustaining the ecosystems for the ants to thrive. My favorite is hearing the voices of his family and the accents. I couldn’t stop laughing though every time he said hormigas culonas! Great episode!
This is a super educational and fun podcast.
Food is secondary
This used to be a podcast about food. Now it is a show about racial identity, with food as an underlying theme. In recent seasons, a few episodes are heartwarming tributes to family and tradition, but more often they feature sad stories with a seasoning of moral outrage. These stories have their place, but when I’m in the mind space for something heavy I would rather listen to Code Switch. Additionally, the current reporting style frequently brings to mind a high school student reading their term paper aloud.