This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studieshttps://online.ucpress.edu/gastronomica. This episode offers new understandings of the food desert. In the case of Mexican Chicago, the imageries of food desert is inadequate. Drawing on unique ethnographic work — interviews with ordinary Chicago residents of Mexican origin — residents highlight access stores that cater to a wide variety of eaters. Guest host and Gastronomica editorial collective member Dan Bender discusses with Coline Ferrant new ways of studying food access and acquisition among Mexican first- and second-generation immigrants in Chicago. For 30% off a single-print issue, use promo code GASTROAUG2020 at checkout.