a good post on the topic "What is Arkansas Barbecue?" over on his Southern Fried blog. He includes in it a nice excerpt from my contribution toThe Slaw and the Slow Cooked: Culture and Barbecue in the Mid-South, a collection of essays from Vanderbilt University Press edited by Ted Maclin and Jim Veteto. If you want to dig into the history of Arkansas BBQ, check it out.
Nelson also just wrote the preface for the Arkansas section of the Southern Foodways Alliance's Southern BBQ Trail, which is collection of oral histories of great barbecuers and restaurateurs from across the South. For Arkansas barbecue fans, there's now a treasure trove of information out there on the state's unique style.