In a commentary this week on Morning Edition, Frank Deford said the "proof is in the pudding." A listener wrote in to say that keeping proof in a pudding would be messy. The original proverb is: The proof of the pudding is in the eating. And what it meant was that you had to try out food to know whether it was good.
The Origin Of 'Proof Is In The Pudding'
By editor • Aug 24, 2012
Originally published on August 24, 2012 10:56 am