Editor’s note: The San Antonio Report is pleased to feature the weekly bigcitysmalltown podcast hosted by Robert Rivard, co-founder of the Report. We’ll be publishing a brief synopsis of the podcast each Tuesday.

When it comes to creating new cuisines or implementing food security solutions for its citizens, San Antonio has historically been a leading city of culinary innovation — a trend local food experts hope will continue as the city booms.

In this week’s episode of the “bigcitysmalltown” podcast hosted by Bob Rivard, Mitch Hagney, the San Antonio Food Bank’s director of food sustainability, and Chef Elizabeth Johnson, founder and owner of Pharm Table, chew over San Antonio’s flavorful history while considering what could lie ahead for the city’s unique cuisine.