February 6, 2020
Our friends at This Old House have a new podcast called Clearstory.
January 2, 2020
In Rwanda, is a better tomorrow just a mushroom farm away?
December 26, 2019
How hard could it possibly be to procure a Pakistani mango?
December 19, 2019
To find the best Pakistani mangoes around, turn to WhatsApp.
December 12, 2019
Pigs + pasture + nuts: Is Iberico ham more than the sum of its parts?
December 5, 2019
Tracing jambalaya’s roots takes us on a journey through the African Diaspora.
November 21, 2019
The next big dairy alternative is made of… bugs—that is, if we can get over the ick-factor.
November 14, 2019
Storing food for doomsday might not be as crazy as we think.
November 7, 2019
The mezcal business is booming. But will the magic of mezcal be lost in order to keep up with demand?
October 17, 2019
Tune in for Season 3 of Proof beginning November 7.
October 3, 2019
Does eating ice cream slower prevent a brain freeze?
September 26, 2019
Do pistachios spontaneously combust?
September 19, 2019
If I was stranded on a deserted island, what's the best food to wish for?
September 12, 2019
What are the weirdest things US presidents ate?
September 5, 2019
If you flung a cookie dough ball into space, how long until it bakes into a cookie?
August 29, 2019
Why is ranch so addictive?
August 22, 2019
In a world fraught with food fraud, how do you know what you're buying?
August 15, 2019
How much kombucha would it take to get you drunk?
August 8, 2019
In these bonus episodes, we try to answer your weird food questions. This week: Is cereal soup?
August 1, 2019
Why are some flavor pairings divine (chocolate + coffee) and others horrible (orange juice after toothpaste)?
July 18, 2019
Chinese restaurants are an essential part of the American landscape. But a century ago, they were almost extinguished by an organized effort to wipe out Chinese eateries altogether.
July 11, 2019
“Ugly Food” subscription boxes propose to solve a very big problem: nearly half of all the food produced in the United States is being wasted. But will delivering a box of three-legged carrots and misshapen squash really address the root causes of food waste?
June 27, 2019
Makgeolli is a traditional and complex brew that’s little known outside of Korea and widely misunderstood within the country. Can a new generation of brewers revive the lost art of the “true” Makgeolli?
June 20, 2019
Every California navel orange you've ever eaten can be traced back to two trees in the front yard of Eliza Tibbet's Riverside, California home. This is the little known story of how an amateur farmer with utopian dreams launched an entire industry.
June 13, 2019
Great wine begins with high quality grapes, careful fermentation, deft blending techniques, and, in Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe, a group of puritanical Russian immigrants called the “molokans.”
June 6, 2019
The snakehead fish is an invasive species that’s been plaguing the Potomac river system for nearly two decades. Can turning this monster into a local delicacy save the Potomac?
May 30, 2019
Probiotics are everywhere, and heralded as the miracle cure to everything from indigestion to mood disorders. But do they really do anything?
May 23, 2019
In the 1970s, the Miracle Berry was poised to become the sugar replacement of choice. So why haven't you heard of it?
May 2, 2019
Season 2 of Proof starts May 23rd.
April 11, 2019
A conversation with culinary historian Michael Twitty about the history of American Barbecue.
March 21, 2019
Jack Bishop discusses the history and unique flavor of celery tonic.
March 7, 2019
Reporter Sara Joyner explains the difference between natural and artificial flavors.
February 21, 2019
How do the test cooks at America's Test Kitchen manage their cravings?
February 7, 2019
We get into the physics of ketchup.
January 24, 2019
Zeppoles are a staple of the San Gennaro street fair in New York city.
December 20, 2018
Do burgers need ketchup? We infiltrate Louis’ Lunch, a notorious no-ketchup joint, to get answers.
December 13, 2018
When did adding the word bowl to everything from grain to breakfast become a thing? In this episode, we do a deep dive into bowl culture.
December 6, 2018
How and why did deep fried foods become a sport at state fairs?
November 29, 2018
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.
November 22, 2018
How in the world did Jelly Belly create a stinky sock-flavored jelly bean? We take a deep dive into the weird science of flavor in part 1 of this 2 part journey.
November 15, 2018
We follow the popular cocktail on a historical journey through the rise and fall of tiki culture in America.
November 8, 2018
Where do food cravings come from? Are they cultural, genetic, gender-specific? We find out if science has the answer.
October 31, 2018
Celery was the "it" vegetable of the Victorian era. We trace celery's fall from grace and ask the important question: is it poised for a comeback?
October 9, 2018
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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