Seducing truckers with 'nanner pudding

Deciphering the siren song of Southern highways

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This is the third in a new set of columns. Interviews are central to all of The Food Section’s reporting, but certain conversations deserve to be heard in full, which is why the newsletter every few weeks runs a Q&A with someone who has a Southern food story to tell.

In 2020, Paul Marhoefer hosted Over the Road, an eight-part podcast series produced by PRX’s Radiotopia in collaboration with Overdrive magazine. The show explored rig customization, trucker protests led by immigrant drivers, and the meaning of “’nanner, ‘nanner pudding” at three truck stops in eastern Kentucky. I asked “Long Haul Paul” to share the latter topic with The Food Section.


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