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Food & Cooking Podcasts

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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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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English

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Episodes
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The River That Feeds Us

4/18/2024
We're headed to the riverbanks of the Magdalena River to experience a Colombian tradition of eating stew, called the paseo de olla. Journalist Camilo Garzón shares how the mighty river and the stew have been at the center of Colombia's past and present. Hear more of Camilo's work at Cuentero Productions. Invite some friends over to enjoy Colombia's signature three-meat stew, Sancocho at home with our tested recipe. Get a 14-day free trial for an America’s Test Kitchen digital subscription here. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:38:21

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Boycotting Your Favorite Food

4/11/2024
What happens when you have to boycott your favorite food? Reporter Makepeace Sitlhou travels to her home to North East India to confront this reality with her favorite dish: The Manipuri Thali. Heads up: This episode includes descriptions of violence. Get a 14-day free trial for an America’s Test Kitchen digital subscription here. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:33:47

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It’s All Greek Salad to Me

4/4/2024
We kick off Season 16 with a new episode that traces Horiatiki, or the Greek salad's journey from Athens to American tables. Our reporter digs into how tax evasion shaped the humble Horiatiki, and how a star ingredient wasn't incorporated until much later than you might think. Check our top picks for Feta Cheese to make your own Horiatiki at home. Get a 14-day free trial for an America’s Test Kitchen digital subscription here. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:42:33

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Conan O'Brien on Your Mama’s Kitchen Podcast

3/27/2024
Before we return next week with new episodes of Proof, we're sharing an episode of Your Mama’s Kitchen, a podcast about cuisine and culture, ingredients and identities, and the meals and memories that make us who we are. In this episode, host Michele Norris interviews TV’s funniest redhead, Conan O’Brien. The comedian talks about how he first learned to be funny at the kitchen table. We also learn about why Halloween is his favorite holiday, and he reveals his favorite childhood meal: fried ham. Learn more about Your Mama’s Kitchen here. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:41:05

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From The Sporkful: ANYTHING'S PASTABLE

3/21/2024
This week, we're bringing you the first episode from a new, four-part series from our friends at The Sporkful. Host Dan Pashman shares the inside story of creating his first cookbook, Anything’s Pastable — from the highs and lows of recipe testing, to a research trip across Italy, to the agonizing decisions over the design of the cover. By the end, you'll never look at a cookbook the same way again. Episode 2 is available in The Sporkful feed right now! See if Dan is visiting a city near you on his tour of book signings and live podcast tapings with special guests. And follow Dan on Instagram to see photos and videos from the Anything’s Pastable journey! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:45:03

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Award Winners: Should I Get My Lobster High?

3/14/2024
We wrap up awards season with our Signal Award-Winning episode that asks: Will hot-boxing a lobster before it's cooked alleviate its pain? Science reporter Sarah Vitak takes us to a lobster shack in Maine to find out. Bring a taste of Maine home and make your own New England Lobster Rolls. Get a 14-day free trial for an America’s Test Kitchen digital subscription at atkpodcast.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:37:23

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Award Winners: Sakura and the Wild Boars

3/7/2024
Author Hannah Kirshner takes us on a captivating journey into the woods of rural Japan alongside boar hunter, Sakura Yoshida. In our IACP Award-winning episode, Hannah shares her experience and the history of meat eating in Japan. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:52:04

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Award Winners: Navigating Blindness at the Supermarket

2/29/2024
Reporter Jason Strother shows us what it’s like to navigate the supermarket while visually impaired. Listen to our Signal award-winning episode to learn what a more navigable world might be like. Get a 14-day free trial for an America’s Test Kitchen digital subscription at atkpodcast.com. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:45:32

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Award Winners: The Drink that Wouldn't Die

2/22/2024
Chartreuse, a beloved liqueur among bartenders, defies the test of time. We recount the history of this drink that wouldn't die in our 2022 IACP Award-Winning episode on this potent elixir created by Carthusian Monks. Ready to shake or stir? Read our Review Team's recommendations for best cocktail shakers. Get a 14-day free trial for an America’s Test Kitchen digital subscription at atkpodcast.com. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:38:28

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Award Winners: Raiders of the Lost Yeast

2/15/2024
The plan: To extract dormant yeast from the nooks and crannies of ancient Egyptian pots stored in the vaults of the world’s most prestigious museums and bake bread with it. Can it be done? Find out on this week’s episode from our archives. (New episodes will be back in April!) Make your own sourdough loaf at home (without the need for ancient yeast!) with our fail-proof recipe. Get a 14-day free trial for an America’s Test Kitchen digital subscription at atkpodcast.com. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:49:09

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Award Winners: You're a Good Man, Brady Keys

2/8/2024
Pulitzer-prize winning author Dr. Marcia Chatelain returns to share the story of Brady Keys, a former NFL star and Black entrepreneur whose franchise, All-Pro Chicken, was hailed as the gold standard for Black capitalism in the 1960s. Try making Batter-Fried Chicken at home with our fail-proof recipe. Get a 14-day free trial for an America’s Test Kitchen digital subscription at atkpodcast.com. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:42:01

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Award Winners: The Case of the Disappearing Franchise

2/1/2024
Pulitzer-prize winning historian and fast food detective Dr. Marcia Chatelain explores the cases of three American franchises that disappeared from the American landscape without a trace. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:39:19

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Award Winners: World's Greatest Italian Beef

1/25/2024
This week, we replay our award-winning episode inspired by the food in FX's "The Bear". We get to the meat of the matter on how family can be the secret ingredient to creating (what we think) is the world’s greatest Italian beef sandwich. Get a 14-day free trial for an America’s Test Kitchen digital subscription at atkpodcast.com Try making an Italian beef sandwich at home with our foolproof recipe. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:52:53

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Cheesesteaks Go to Pakistan

1/11/2024
How did the Philly Cheesesteak make its way to Lahore, Pakistan? Journalist Kunwar Khuldune Shahid traces the transcontinental journey. Try Ayesha Sarwar’s recipe for Desi Philly Cheesesteak or America's Test Kitchen's version of the classic Philly style. Get a 14-day free trial for an America’s Test Kitchen digital subscription at atkpodcast.com. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:37:28

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Behind Boba Tea's Big Boom

12/14/2023
We're spilling the tea on the origins of boba, or bubble tea. Cookbook author Clarissa Wei reports. Did this episode make you thirsty? Try making our Matcha Fauxba Tea Smoothie, inspired by boba tea! Get a 14-day free trial for an America’s Test Kitchen digital subscription at atkpodcast.com. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:31:52

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The Lost Crops of Sapelo Island

12/7/2023
The Gullah Geechee community on Sapelo Island, Georgia, is in a battle against time. Every year, storms, salt water, and construction threaten the land. But Sapelo resident Maurice Bailey is fighting to protect the island by reviving Geechee agriculture. Will he succeed? Claire Reynolds reports. To learn more about Maurice Bailey’s efforts on Sapelo Island, go to saveourlegacyourself.org. Try our recipe for Hoppin' John. Get a 14-day free trial for an America’s Test Kitchen digital subscription at atkpodcast.com. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:39:28

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How Almond Boneless Chicken Took Over Detroit

11/30/2023
ABC, or almond boneless chicken, is a popular Chinese-American dish from Detroit. But it's not as well known outside the Motor City. In this episode, author Curtis Chin investigates whether or not his grandmother's claim of having invented the dish, is true. Try making Almond Boneless Chicken at home with our tested recipe. Get a 14-day free trial for an America’s Test Kitchen digital subscription at atkpodcast.com. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:29:35

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Chasing the Freshest Beer

11/16/2023
How far would you go to ensure the hops in your fresh hop IPAs are as fresh as humanly possible? The answer for one Denver-based brewery? Take advantage of the brewers’ pilot licenses. It’s a race against time in this week’s episode of Proof. Kate Bernot reports. Have an extra can of beer at home? Use it for dinner tonight to make a Grill-Roasted Beer Can Chicken. Get a 14-day free trial for an America’s Test Kitchen digital subscription at atkpodcast.com. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:35:54

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World's First Italian Coffee Bean

11/9/2023
Despite its rich coffee and cafe culture, Italy doesn't produce its own coffee beans. One man is trying to change that, against all odds. Producer John Last reports. Thirsty for some coffee? Check out ATK's recommended Espresso Machines. Get a 14-day free trial for an America’s Test Kitchen digital subscription at atkpodcast.com. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:35:17

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Proof returns November 9!

11/2/2023
Why aren't Italians drinking Italian coffee? What's the story behind ABC--a.k.a. almond boneless chicken? How did Philly Cheesesteaks become a popular sandwich in Pakistan? Find out the answers to these questions and so much more on Thursday, November 9 when the new season of Proof from America's Test Kitchen drops! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:01:40