138 episodes

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.

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    • Arts
    • 4.3 • 1.7K Ratings

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.

    Food Accidents

    Food Accidents

    A breakfast cereal created by religious leaders. Chicken wings, infidelity, and revenge. In this episode, two foods we know and love born from accidents.

    • 49 min
    When Old-Fashioned Candy Was New

    When Old-Fashioned Candy Was New

    In this episode, travel writer Doug Mack takes us on a trip into the colorful world of old-timey candies.

    • 43 min
    Should I Cook For My Dog?

    Should I Cook For My Dog?

    Not satisfied with standard dog food, reporter Varud Gupta wants to know: Should I cook for my dog Luna? He talks to eccentric dog parents, dog chefs, vets, and pet influencers to navigate the dizzying world and history of pet food.

    • 44 min
    Season 12 Starts November 10!

    Season 12 Starts November 10!

    On the new season of Proof: Meet eccentric dog owners and pet personalities as we investigate whether or not we should cook for our dogs. We search for connection down a rabbit hole of old-fashioned candies. We reveal how an iconic chicken dish was born from an act of revenge. And the Proof staff stage an intervention to expand an America's Test Kitchen's colleague's food repertoire. All that, and so much more on the new season of Proof from America's Test Kitchen. Episode 1 drops on Thursday, November 10.

    • 1 min
    Best of Proof: Cheater Cheater Chili Eater

    Best of Proof: Cheater Cheater Chili Eater

    This week, we bring you a story of a major scandal in 2003 at a Texas chili cook-off where a newcomer won first place.

    • 42 min
    Best of Proof: Oyster Mushroom Revolution

    Best of Proof: Oyster Mushroom Revolution

    This week, we tell the story of an unsuspecting fungi and its critical role in Rwanda's growing economy.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Food admirer ,

Love the new hoist, Kevin Pang

I love his voice and the storytelling. But why do the credits still say Bridget is the host when she’s been replaced by Kevin?

rabbitAG ,

Looking for more from the test kitchen

Was hoping for more food and cooking science here. The podcast really lost me when it turned to a history of food feuds, and while the stories were somewhat interesting, I just wasn’t wanting to hear about more feuds during the pandemic. I hope this podcast gets back to its test kitchen roots. There’s not a lot of good food science podcasts out there.

stef.incognito ,

A once great podcast

Since the new host has taken over, sorry Kevin, but it’s terrible. The stories about food history used to be fascinating and informative; and I always looked forward to a new proof episode. Now, it’s a podcast where simply the mention of food (see the episode on the Beetles toast) is good enough for a poorly executed narrative about something completely inane. There are a few good episodes released anymore, and it’s now finding a diamond in the rough rather than a five star well-curated show where each episode is a gem. It’s sad to see Bridget’s work squandered so frivolously. I hope they’ll find a way to turn it around, but until then ATK’s brand is being tarnished.

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