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Mystery Recipe

Mystery Recipe helps kids AND their grown-ups uncover the fun, fantastical, and fascinating sides of food. Each ingredient-themed episode builds to a grand finale: a mystery recipe cook-along. Get excited about cooking (and eating) by digging into the deliciously silly and unexpectedly educational. Hosted by Molly Birnbaum. A production of America's Test Kitchen Kids.

Episodes

  • [Bonus] Name That Recipe, Week Three

    Jan 20 2021

    Get ready for another round of Name That Recipe! Using sound clues and trivia facts, see if you can guess this week's Mystery Recipe!

  • [Bonus] Name That Recipe, Week Two

    Jan 13 2021

    We're back with another round of Name That Recipe! Can you guess our Mystery Recipe for today, with the help from our special guest?

  • [Bonus] Name That Recipe, Week One

    Jan 06 2021

    Mystery Recipe is back with some bonus episodes, and we're playing a new game called Name That Recipe!

  • Season Two Finale: Mystery Recipe Cook Along!

    Dec 09 2020

    Today's episode is an interactive cook along for the whole family. Gather your ingredients and equipment, put on your aprons and press play, and we'll walk you through each step of season two's delicious Mystery Recipe! If you love Mystery Recipe and want to help us out, fill out our survey at https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/5975938/Mystery-Recipe-Season-2.

  • Week Eight, Episode Three: Muffin to See Here

    Dec 04 2020

    Come hear what Mitsy's got in store with today's surprise. And we're doing some more salty science while she's at it! Plus, we're finishing off THIS week with a song.

  • Week Eight, Episode Two: Split Decision

    Dec 02 2020

    Today Parker is back for some ripe true or false in Tricky Trivia. Then we’re talking with an ice cream fan who's got a very cool job in Ask a Grown Up. And finally Andrea is here to talk ripe and unripe in How To Time!

  • Bonus Episode: Recipe Reveal and Shopping List!

    Dec 01 2020

    Today we have a special BONUS for you! Now that we know our final ingredient, it's time to guess what the Mystery Recipe will be for season two! After we know WHAT we're cooking, we'll talk through our list of ingredients and supplies you'll need if you want to make this recipe with us during next week's Cook Along Finale!If you love Mystery Recipe and want to help us out, fill out our survey at https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/5975938/Mystery-Recipe-Season-2.

  • Week Eight, Episode One: Peel Your Peelings

    Nov 30 2020

    Get ready for our final round of Guess the Ingredient! After that we’re traveling across the globe for a heartfelt Scoop with Adelina, and we’ll hear all about what you have cooking up at home with What’s Cooking.

  • Mystery Recipe Presents: Time For Lunch

    Nov 26 2020

    Mystery Recipe is proud to share an episode from our friends over at the new kids' podcast Time For Lunch with all of our young chefs today!It’s the season three premiere of Time For Lunch, Hannah and Harry are back to celebrate the tastiest and most historically complex fall holiday: Thanksgiving!We learn about the history of the Wampanoag and Narragansett people, who lived and thrived in coastal New England before European settlers arrived in what is now the US. Lorén M. Spears, Executive Dire...more

  • Week Seven, Episode Three: Steely Can

    Nov 20 2020

    We've got some more timely science for you in today's Pressing Questions segment. After that it's time for some lyrical storytelling in our Wildcard!

  • Week Seven, Episode Two: Quaking in your boots

    Nov 18 2020

    We've got some nutritious true and false questions for you on today's episode. Then we're talking to a very fancy chef about what it means to elevate a dish in Ask a Grown Up! And finally, Andrea is here to let some new knowledge simmer in How To Time.

  • Week Seven, Episode One: Rolling With My Homies

    Nov 16 2020

    Welcome to Week 7 of Mystery Recipe! We're back in the Recipe Lab with our Official Ingredient Guesser Zoe to find out what ingredient we're talking about this week. Then our field reporter Champ will be out in a literal field with The Scoop. And as always we'll finish up the episode with some at home recipes from young chefs like you in What's Cooking!

  • Week Six, Episode Three: Gee Fizz

    Nov 13 2020

    Today's science is sure to make you bubble over with excitement! Then we'll have a story of adventure and bravery in our Wildcard.

  • Week Six, Episode Two: Need a Lift?

    Nov 11 2020

    Parker is back for an uplifting round of facts in today's Tricky Trivia! Then we're talking to baker Paola Velez from Bakers Against Racism in our Ask a Grown Up segment. And finally we have Andrea here to tell us all about kitchen tools in How To Time!

  • Week Six, Episode One: Bakers Gains

    Nov 09 2020

    It's time for another week of Mystery Recipe! Join us for Guess the Ingredient to find out this weeks theme. Then we're talking to a couple of bros on the Scoop, before we hear from young chef's like you in What's Cooking.

  • Week Five, Episode Three: Whisk it Real Good

    Nov 06 2020

    Today on Mystery Recipe, it's time for some SCIENCE! We'll be doing an experiment that's sure to give you a work out. Then we're going back to the Cheese Cellar for some more Stand Up Comedy in our Wildcard!

  • Week Five, Episode Two: Level Up, Measuring Cup

    Nov 04 2020

    Today we've got a creamy round of true or false with Tricky Trivia! Then we'll hear from someone who is keeping it old school on Ask a Grown Up. Finally, Andrea is here with Parker to whip up some kitchen skills in How To Time!

  • Week Five, Episode One: I Mustache You a Question

    Nov 02 2020

    We are back with a brand new week of Mystery Recipe! We start things off with Guess the Ingredient, then Champ is back with an optimistic guest in the Scoop, and finally we check in with young chefs like you about What's Cooking!

  • Week Four, Episode Three: The Knead for Speed

    Oct 30 2020

    It's time for more science on today's Mystery Recipe! We're calling up some Kid Recipe Testers to talk about dough. Then, it's time to rock out in today's Wildcard segment.

  • Week Four, Episode Two: Highfalutin Gluten

    Oct 28 2020

    Welcome back to Mystery Recipe! Today, we are back to the grind with our Tricky Trivia segment. Then, we talk to bread makers Jonathan and Cheryl from the Hungry Ghost Bread about baking and what it means to grow local. Finally, we have Andrea back to show Parker some new kitchen techniques in How To Time.

  • Week Four, Episode One: Starch of the Penguins Returns

    Oct 26 2020

    Get ready for another week of food-filled fun on Mystery Recipe! We are starting things off with Guess the Ingredient, and then breaking out our micro-microscopes for a very tiny Scoop with Adelina! After that, we hear from young chefs like you in our What's Cooking segment.

  • Week Three, Episode Three: Granulation Nation

    Oct 23 2020

    It's time for some hygroscopic science in today's Pressing Questions segment! Then we visit our old friends the pet pals of Pleasantville in our Wildcard segment.

  • Week Three, Episode Two: The Cure

    Oct 21 2020

    On today's Mystery Recipe, we've got the special world premiere of the Kitchen Icons! Then, it's a sweet and savory round of Tricky Trivia. And finally, we have Jordan Ramsey here from the Old Skool Cafe for our Ask a Grown Up Segment. And then Parker learns all about how to season in How To Time.

  • Week Three, Episode One: Do Me A Flavor

    Oct 19 2020

    Welcome to a brand new week of Mystery Recipe! Our Official Ingredient Guesser Zoe is back for another round of Guess the Ingredient! Then, the Scoop with Champ is going to be a throw back you're sure to love. Finally, we hear what young chefs like you are cooking up at home in What's Cooking.

  • Week Two, Episode Three: Slick Moves

    Oct 16 2020

    Today we are wrapping up our week with some more science in our Pressing Questions segment. Then, we have something sort of boring in this week's Wildcard.

  • Week Two, Episode Two: Time Fries

    Oct 14 2020

    Welcome back to Mystery Recipe! First, we'll fry your brain with this week's Tricky Trivia segment. Then, we've got a fairground interview with Ms. Ruth Hauntz in Ask a Grown Up. Afterwards, Parker and Andrea are back with more skills in How To Time.

  • Week Two, Episode One: Opposites Don't Attract

    Oct 12 2020

    It's time for a brand new week of Mystery Recipe! Today we'll find out this week's theme with a round of Guess the Ingredient. Then, we have an interview with a new pop duo on The Scoop, and we'll be topping off today's flavors by hearing what you young chefs are cooking up at home with What's Cooking!

  • Week One, Episode Three: Scrambled, Not Stirred

    Oct 09 2020

    Today on Mystery Recipe, we are doing some timely science in Pressing Questions. Then, we're ending the week with our Wildcard segment!

  • Week One, Episode Two: Cracking Up

    Oct 07 2020

    We are cracking this week's ingredient wide open in Tricky Trivia. Then, our friend Chad is joined by scientist and zero gravity expert John Vellinger for Ask a Grown Up. And finally, Parker learns a new kitchen technique from Test Cook Andrea in How To Time!For photos and instructions on How to Crack an Egg, visit atkkids.com/eggs!

  • Week One, Episode One: Feather Weather

    Oct 05 2020

    Welcome to Mystery Recipe! Join our host Molly and Mitsy to guess our first week's ingredient in season two! Then we'll have a special interview in The Scoop with our Junior Field Reporters Adelina and Champ, and we'll hear what young chefs (like you!) are cooking up at home in our What's Cooking segment.

  • Mystery Recipe Presents: 'The Walk-In'

    Sep 21 2020

    Mystery Recipe grown ups: this episode is for you! Though we think your young chefs will enjoy it too. Today Molly is here to talk to America's Test Kitchen Executive Editor Elle Simone Scott about her new podcast, The Walk-In! The Walk-In considers the realities of "making it" in the culinary industry, with the unheard stories of the food world's difference makers. On this episode, 16-year-old Rahanna Bisseret MartĂ­nez steps into the Walk-In. We hope you enjoy! Grown ups: yo...more

  • Coming Soon: Mystery Recipe, Season Two!

    Sep 14 2020

    Season Two of Mystery Recipe drops October 5th, and we can't wait to tell you all about the new and exciting things we have lined up! New segments, new friends, and of course, a brand new MYSTERY RECIPE are all coming your way, so stay tuned! And until then, keep on cooking. 

  • Mystery Recipe Presents: 'Tumble'

    Sep 07 2020

    Today we are back with a very special episode from our friends over at Tumble! Tumble is a science podcast for kids that explores stories of science discovery. Co-hosts Lindsay and Marshall take listeners behind the scenes of how science actually works. Our host Molly was a guest on their show, and we wanted to share that episode with you today! It is all about our amazing and still sometimes mysterious sense of smell. Tumble has over 80 episodes on every kind of science, and their new season dr...more

  • What's Cooking?

    Sep 04 2020

    We will be back with Season Two of Mystery Recipe on October 5th. But, before we do, we need your help! We're excited to tell you all about our new segment, "What's Cooking?". Grown ups, you can send your submissions to mysteryrecipe@americastestkitchen.com.

  • Mystery Recipe Presents: 'Circle Round'

    May 04 2020

    Molly and Mitsy are hard at work in the Recipe Lab getting ready for our second season. But in the meantime we thought we'd give everyone a different kind of treat! Today we are excited to share an episode of 'Circle Round', a kids' storytelling podcast from WBUR. This episode is called 'A Dozen Loaves of Bread'.Circle Round adapts folktales from around the world into sound and music rich audio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, pe...more

  • [Bonus] Podapalooza Announcement!

    Apr 24 2020

    Today, we have an exciting announcement: Mystery Recipe will be featured on the lineup of Podapalooza, a virtual podcast festival to raise money for COVID relief. The festival goes live on April 25, and the money raised all goes to GiveDirectly, a nonprofit providing economic relief to the families that have been hit hardest by the pandemic. To get access to this episode, and to hear special episodes from other contributing podcasts, go to podapalooza.org.

  • Season One Finale: Mystery Recipe Cook Along!

    Apr 22 2020

    Today's episode is an interactive cook along for the whole family. Gather your ingredients and equipment, put on your aprons and press play, and we'll walk you through each step of Season One's delicious Mystery Recipe!If you love Mystery Recipe and want to help us out, fill out our survey at atkkids.com/mysterysurvey!

  • Week Eight, Episode Three: Starch of the Penguins

    Apr 17 2020

    Come hear what Mitsy's got in store with today's surprise. And we're doing some more salty science while she's at it! Plus we're finishing off THIS week, with a song.

  • Week Eight, Episode Two: Bent Outta Shape

    Apr 15 2020

    Today Mitsy is back for some starchy true or false in Tricky Trivia. Then we're talking food with a scientist who is all about shape!

  • Bonus Episode: Recipe Reveal and Shopping List!

    Apr 14 2020

    Today we have a special BONUS for you! Now that we know our final ingredient, it's time to guess what the Mystery Recipe will be for season one! After we know WHAT we're cooking, we'll talk through our list of ingredients and supplies you'll need if you want to make this recipe with us during next week's Cook Along Finale!If you love Mystery Recipe and want to help us out, fill out our survey at atkkids.com/mysterysurvey!

  • Week Eight, Episode One: Carb Your Enthusiasm

    Apr 13 2020

    Get ready for our final round of Guess the Ingredient! After that we're thinking out of the box for a heart felt Scoop with Adelina, and we'll hear all about how you use these ingredients at home with Make it Your Way.

  • Week Seven, Episode Three: Act Your Age

    Apr 10 2020

    It's back to the lab to melt some stretchy science. After we answer this age old question it's time for the cheesiest stand up set in town!If you want to try this experiment at home, visit atkkids.com/stretchycheese!

  • Week Seven, Episode Two: Wheely Good Ideas

    Apr 08 2020

    We're BLOCK full of trivia on today's episode. Then we're talking about what it means to be a monger in Ask a Grown Up!

  • Week Seven, Episode One: Rind Your Own Business

    Apr 06 2020

    Welcome to Week 7 of Mystery Recipe! We're back in the Recipe Lab with our Official Ingredient Guesser Zoe to find put what ingredient we're talking about this week. Then it's off to a dairy to meet our toughest guest yet. And as always we'll finish up the episode with some at home recipes from young chefs like you in Make it Your Way!

  • Week Six, Episode Three: Stem Education

    Apr 03 2020

    Don't worry about being GREEN to today's science! We'll have a taste test that's sure to have your taste buds tingling. And after a quick dance break, we'll be ending off the week with some super human help.If you want to learn more about using herbs in the kitchen, visit atkkids.com/herbs!

  • Week Six, Episode Two: Life in the SubHerbs

    Apr 01 2020

    Mitsy is back for a fresh sprig of facts in today's Tricky Trivia! Then we're talking to two gardening experts in our Ask a Grown Up segment.

  • Week Six, Episode One: Be-Leaf in Yourself

    Mar 30 2020

    It's time for another week of Mystery Recipe! Join us for Guess the Ingredient to find out this weeks theme. Then we'll head to an Italian restaurant to interview a very famous dish before we hear from young chef's like you in Make it Your Way.

  • Week Five, Episode Three: Glu-close to Call

    Mar 27 2020

    Join us back in the Recipe Lab for some SCIENCE! We'll be doing a taste test all about cookies. Then we're going to meet the Pet Pals of Pleasantville on today's Wildcard Adventure!Visit atkids.com/brownsugarcookies to find our sugar cookie recipe if you want to try the experiment yourself! atkids.com/brownsugarcookies

  • Week Five, Episode Two: Congranulations!

    Mar 25 2020

    Today we've got a sweet round of true or false with Tricky Trivia! Then we'll hear from someone who is using cupcakes to give back to their community on Ask a Grown Up.

  • Week Five, Episode One: Crystal Clear

    Mar 23 2020

    We are back with a brand new week of Mystery Recipe! We're going to start things off with Guess the Ingredient, see what all the BUZZ is about in this week's Scoop with Adelina, then will check in with young chef's like you about how you use this ingredient at home!

  • Week Four, Episode Three: Be Vine

    Mar 20 2020

    It's time for more science on today's Mystery Recipe! We're meeting some Kid Recipe Testers in the Recipe lab to talk taste. Then, watch out for a fruitful felony in today's Wildcard segment.

  • Week Four, Episode Two: The Need for Seeds

    Mar 18 2020

    Welcome back to Mystery Recipe! Today, we travel back in time with our Tricky Trivia segment. Then, we talk to seed expert Cierra Martin from the Crop Trust about crop diversity and why seeds are so important.

  • Week Four, Episode One: Heir to the Farm

    Mar 16 2020

    Get ready for another week of food-filled fun on Mystery Recipe! We are starting things off with Guess the Ingredient, and then heading to a farmers market for The Scoop with Adelina! Then we hear from young chefs like you in our Make it Your Way segment.

  • Week Three, Episode Three: The Purr-fect Drizzle

    Mar 13 2020

    It's time for a taste test in the Recipe Lab for today's Pressing Questions segment! Then we learn more about our new friend Oliver in our Wildcard segment.Visit atkkids.com/broccoli to find our roasted broccoli recipe if you want to try the experiment yourself!

  • Week Three, Episode Two: Greenie in a Bottle

    Mar 11 2020

    On today's Mystery Recipe we've got a slippery round of Tricky Trivia. And then we have a true expert, Joanne Lacina, for our Ask a Grown Up Segment. Plus, Mitsy makes a friend.

  • Week Three, Episode One: Pressed for Time

    Mar 09 2020

    Welcome to a brand new week of Mystery Recipe! Our Official Ingredient Guesser Zoe is back for another round of Guess the Ingredient! Then, the Scoop with Adelina is sure to hit close to home. Finally, we hear how young chefs like you use this ingredient at home in Make It Your Way.

  • Week Two, Episode Three: 'Tis the Seasoning

    Mar 06 2020

    Today we are wrapping up our week in the Recipe Lab with some more science—we've got Mitsy and some Kid Recipe Testers here for our Pressing Questions segment. Then, we have some rather frank advice in this week's Wildcard.Visit atkids.com/brownsugarcookies to find our sugar cookie recipe if you want to try the experiment yourself!

  • Week Two, Episode Two: Preservation for Two

    Mar 04 2020

    Welcome back to Mystery Recipe! First, we'll see how seasoned you are in this week's ingredient with our Tricky Trivia segment. Then, we've got a sea-side interview with Ask a Grown Up.

  • Week Two, Episode One: Shaking Things Up

    Mar 02 2020

    It's time for a brand new week of Mystery Recipe! Today we'll find out this week's theme with a round of Guess the Ingredient. Then, it's time for an interview thats going to rock on The Scoop with Adelina! And we'll be topping off today's flavors by hearing how you young chefs use this ingredient at home with Make it Your Way.

  • Week One, Episode Three: For Crying Out Loud

    Feb 28 2020

    Today on Mystery Recipe, we head into the Recipe Lab for some emotional science in Pressing Questions. Then, we're ending the week with our Wildcard segment!Visit atkkids.com/onions to find onion chopping techniques if you want to try the experiment yourself!

  • Week One, Episode Two: All Layered Up

    Feb 26 2020

    We're peeling back the layers of this special ingredient with some Tricky Trivia. Then, our friend Chad is joined by farmer Aries Haygood for Ask a Grown Up.

  • Week One, Episode One: A Brilliant Bulb

    Feb 24 2020

    Welcome to Mystery Recipe! Join our host Molly in the Recipe Lab to guess our first week's ingredient theme. Then we'll have a special interview in The Scoop with Adelina, and we'll hear how young chefs (like you!) use this week's ingredient in our Make it Your Way segment. 

  • Coming soon: Mystery Recipe!

    Feb 09 2020

    Welcome to Mystery Recipe, a new podcast from America's Test Kitchen Kids! With new episodes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, this short-form podcast will help kids AND their grown-ups uncover the fun, fantastical, and fascinating sides of food. Each week will have a different ingredient theme, which builds to the grand finale: a mystery recipe cook-along. Get excited about cooking (and eating) by digging into the deliciously silly and unexpectedly educational.