America’s Test Kitchen’s Proof digs into the weird, surprising, and funny backstories around food and drink—the tales we haven't heard yet, the ones that have been lost, the under-told. In its first season, Proof investigated the fascinating worlds of food cravings, celery, Jelly Belly jelly beans, and much more.
With season two, host Bridget Lancaster is back with a fascinating cast of reporters and experts, bringing more of the stories that go above and beyond. They’re questioning probiotics and rethinking ugly food. They’ll look at how Chinese restaurants became ingrained in American culture and why a Korean beverage may be the next kombucha. They travel to the paradise of the Mexican wine industry and uncover what’s possibly the best sugar substitute—and learn why it’s not on every supermarket shelf. Oh, and they go fishing for snakeheads.
Below, we’ve previewed a few things you’ll learn in the first four episodes of the new season, which premieres on May 23rd and releases new episodes every Thursday. Subscribe today so you don’t miss a single episode.
Do you have a crazy food questions you’d like us to investigate? Send us your questions—the weird, the obscure, the seemingly unanswerable—and we might feature it in a bonus episode this summer! No question is too ridiculous.