Mystery Recipe

By America's Test Kitchen Kids

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 Jul 5, 2020

 Apr 11, 2020
An amazing cooking podcast for all ages😊! It is #1!


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.

Episode Date
Mystery Recipe Presents: 'The Walk-In'

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 Martínez steps into the Walk-In. We hope you enjoy! 

Grown ups: you can find more episodes of The Walk-In wherever you listen to podcasts.

Sep 21, 2020
Coming Soon: Mystery Recipe, Season Two!

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. 

Sep 14, 2020
Mystery Recipe Presents: 'Tumble'

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 drops in September, with episodes about trees, whale snot, and the science of poop. Search for “Tumble Science Podcast for Kids” in your favorite podcast app, or visit to subscribe. 

Sep 07, 2020
What's Cooking?

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

Sep 04, 2020
Mystery Recipe Presents: 'Circle Round'

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, persistence and generosity. It's been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post and has won the Parents' Choice Gold Award. Whether you’re four… or 94… subscribe to Circle Round on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

May 04, 2020
[Bonus] Podapalooza Announcement!

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

Apr 24, 2020
Season One Finale: Mystery Recipe Cook Along!

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!

Apr 22, 2020
Week Eight, Episode Three: Starch of the Penguins

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.

Apr 17, 2020
Week Eight, Episode Two: Bent Outta Shape

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!

Apr 15, 2020
Bonus Episode: Recipe Reveal and Shopping List!

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!

Apr 14, 2020
Week Eight, Episode One: Carb Your Enthusiasm

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.

Apr 13, 2020
Week Seven, Episode Three: Act Your Age

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!

Apr 10, 2020
Week Seven, Episode Two: Wheely Good Ideas

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

Apr 08, 2020
Week Seven, Episode One: Rind Your Own Business

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!

Apr 06, 2020
Week Six, Episode Three: Stem Education

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!

Apr 03, 2020
Week Six, Episode Two: Life in the SubHerbs

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.

Apr 01, 2020
Week Six, Episode One: Be-Leaf in Yourself

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.

Mar 30, 2020
Week Five, Episode Three: Glu-close to Call

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 to find our sugar cookie recipe if you want to try the experiment yourself!

Mar 27, 2020
Week Five, Episode Two: Congranulations!

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.

Mar 25, 2020
Week Five, Episode One: Crystal Clear

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!

Mar 23, 2020
Week Four, Episode Three: Be Vine

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.

Mar 20, 2020
Week Four, Episode Two: The Need for Seeds

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 Global Seed Trust about crop diversity and why seeds are so important.

Mar 18, 2020
Week Four, Episode One: Heir to the Farm

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.

Mar 16, 2020
Week Three, Episode Three: The Purr-fect Drizzle

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.

Mar 13, 2020
Week Three, Episode Two: Greenie in a Bottle

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.

Mar 11, 2020
Week Three, Episode One: Pressed for Time

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.

Mar 09, 2020
Week Two, Episode Three: 'Tis the Seasoning

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.

Mar 06, 2020
Week Two, Episode Two: Preservation for Two

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.

Mar 04, 2020
Week Two, Episode One: Shaking Things Up

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.

Mar 02, 2020
Week One, Episode Three: For Crying Out Loud

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!

Feb 28, 2020
Week One, Episode Two: All Layered Up

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.

Feb 26, 2020
Week One, Episode One: A Brilliant Bulb

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. 

Feb 24, 2020
Coming soon: Mystery Recipe!

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.

Feb 09, 2020