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.
Best of Proof: The Plan to Kill the Chinese Restaurant
This week, we bring back a crowd favorite that dives into the story of an organized effort to wipe out Chinese eateries and how these restaurants survived in spite of it.
Best of Proof: Celery
This week, we're spotlighting Proof's very first episode, which takes a deep dive into the former “it” vegetable of the Victorian era: Celery.
Proof's Guide to Hangovers
What's actually going on in our bodies when we experience a hangover? In this last episode of the season, host Kevin Pang takes you through a Bill Nye The Science Guy-esque journey.
These Are a Few of Our Favorite Meals
Bigma's Blackberry Pie. A warming bowl of chicken pho. Diner coffee, and a nostalgic meal at a Chinese restaurant in Japan. On this episode of Proof, the staff bring you stories of their ultimate favorite foods and meals.
The Food Court is Now in Session
Cake cones vs. waffle cones. New York vs. San Francisco for bagels. Why do we have fights about food? Reporter Eliza Rothstein talks to the judges, plaintiffs, and experts that settled some of these food fight scores at the Court of Historical Review.
15 Dapper Acres
Author M Shelly Conner explores what it means to be a dapperqueer homesteader, as she recounts her move from the city life in Chicago, Illinois to Conway, Arkansas.
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 But why do the credits still say Bridget is the host when she’s been replaced by Kevin?
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.
Not for me
I want a food podcast with information about food. Stories about food if the forefront, not the background.