Proof

Proof

Proof

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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.
  1. July 14, 2022
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    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…
  2. June 23, 2022
    42 min
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    [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…
  3. June 16, 2022
    47 min
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    [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.
  4. June 09, 2022
    1 hr 13 min
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    Your Trash? My Treasure
    For the season finale, we bring you three short stories on the theme: One person's trash is another person's treasure. Proof will be back for Season 11 late July, and in the meantime, we'll post other exciting…
  5. June 02, 2022
    46 min
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    The Seeds Worth Saving
    Reporter Jean Trinh chronicles the lives of three farmers who have made it their mission to plant seeds that sow a sense of home, cultural preservation, and belonging.
  6. May 26, 2022
    29 min
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    They Know What You'll Eat Next Summer
    Reporter John Ringer goes behind the scenes at The Kerry Group, a food factory and lab, and traces the history of this group's humble roots as an Irish dairy cooperative to a worldwide ingredients company.
  7. May 19, 2022
    40 min
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    How to Water a Food Desert
    Black Americans have deep historical connections and ownership over vegan and plant-based cuisines. In this episode of Proof, writer Gabrielle Lawrence-Cormier reconnects with their family's pre-Great Migration…
  8. May 12, 2022
    41 min
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    The Pho Must Go On
    What happens when we need to amend family recipes that have been past down for generations? Is something lost when we make substitutions, or can we iterate and build upon that which is sacred? Reporter Anh Gray…
  9. May 05, 2022
    44 min
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    You're Invited: A Wine Tasting in Ancient Japan
    Before there was sake, there might have been wine in ancient Japan. Reporter Hannah Kirshner investigates.
  10. April 28, 2022
    32 min
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    The Stew that Stirred Things Up
    Chicken mull is a comfort dish that's a staple of Bear Grass, North Carolina's close-knit community identity. What happens when this humble dish almost tears the community apart? Reporter Allison Salerno report…
  11. April 21, 2022
    41 min
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    Get Rich or Die Cracking
    Black walnuts are probably nature's toughest nut to crack. But one man--television producer and newbie farmer Mike Trinklein--is determined to prove that it's a crop worth farming for.
  12. April 07, 2022
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    Season 10 Starts on April 21st!
    A lucrative nut scheme. Ancient wine made in Japan. And a team of distillers who make vodka out of...sheet cake?! Proof from America's Test Kitchen returns Thursday, April 21st!
  13. January 06, 2022
    30 min
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    The Somali Farmer Rises
    What does it mean to set up a farm--for and by a minority community--in a predominantly white region? Reporter Ashia Aubourg digs in.
  14. December 16, 2021
    44 min
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    Dumplings in Iowa
    What does it look like when you uproot yourself from a familiar culinary place to an unknown city? The Moth performer and writer Aaron Pang reports.
  15. December 09, 2021
    35 min
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    My Father, The YouTube Star
    This week's episode is a story about family, what happens when immigrants move to a new country, and how Proof host Kevin Pang's father became an unlikely YouTube star.
  16. December 02, 2021
    30 min
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    So What Do You Feed the Dead?
    Around the world and throughout history, we’ve celebrated the departed with rituals that involve food. But Zoroastrian priest Marziban Hathiram takes that practice into a whole new level. Author Varud Gupta rep…
  17. November 18, 2021
    37 min
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    Should I get my Lobster High?
    Would hotboxing a lobster make it feel less pain before it’s cooked to eat? Science reporter Sarah Vitak considers the lobster and digs deep.
  18. November 11, 2021
    39 min
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    Will Jewish Delis Survive?
    Jewish delis are a staple of many American cities and neighborhoods. But even before the COVID-19, Jewish delis were already on the decline. Will they survive? Reporter Rebecca Rosman investigates.
  19. October 28, 2021
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    Season 9 Starts November 11!
    Jewish delis. Lobsters on cannabis. How host Kevin Pang's dad became an unlikely YouTube cooking star. All of that on Season 9 of Proof from America's Test Kitchen.
  20. October 21, 2021
    29 min
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    [Bonus] Mystery Recipe Season Four
    Today we have a special episode from our friends over at Mystery Recipe, a podcast from America's Test Kitchen Kids for young chefs ages 4-10. This episode features Proof host Kevin Pang! If you like Mystery Re…

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