David Ramsey recently turned me on to Gravy, the weekly podcast produced by the Southern Foodways Alliance. The SFA, led by the great Southern food writer John T. Edge, also puts out a quarterly with the same name that looks pretty great. (Ramsey has a piece in an upcoming issue.)
I’ve only listened to a couple of episodes so far, but both were smartly put together and great fun. You’ll especially want to check out Episode 30, “The Pull of Pollo,” about chicken culture in Springdale and how that’s made the area incredibly culturally diverse. I’m eager to check out a grocery store mentioned in the show, Asian Amigo, which, like it sounds like, is half Asian grocery, half Latino.